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Project Manager (Project Management Unit)
Job SummaryApplications are invited from suitably qualified nationals of Trinidad and Tobago for the post of Project Manager (Project Management Unit) on contract, for a period of three (3) years, in the Ministry of Health.
The incumbent is required to independently manage the activities of small to medium-sized projects or manage, under the supervision of a Programme Manager/Designated Officer, large and complex projects under a Ministry/Department programme or portfolio, ensuring that all the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed timelines and budget. Duties include developing project plans, budget and schedules; implementing project plans; managing and leading project team; monitoring and managing project scope, risks and issues; and reporting on project activities to management and other stakeholders. Dependent on assignment the incumbent may be required to perform some or the full range of duties of the position.
- Programme Manager/Designated Officer
Supervision Given to:
- Project Team
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops and implements project plans/proposals. This includes:
- Holding meetings with stakeholders to obtain information on business requirements;
- Determining the scope and deliverables of the project;
- Identifying the work activities required for successful project completion;
- Establishing schedules;
- Preparing budgetary and staffing plans;
- Identifying and assessing risks and issues.
- Monitors and manages project expenditure to ensure project is completed within budget; applies for release of funds as required; authorises project expenditure in line with budget plan.
- Manages project schedule to ensure timely completion of the project and milestones; establishes workplan and staffing for the project and arranges for recruitment and equipment of project personnel.
- Supervises engaged project team.
- Manage project resource allocations.
- Manages changes to project scope, cost, schedule, and quality; ensures that all changes are documented and approved.
- Monitors and manages project quality to ensure the deliverables comply with agreed standards.
- Monitors, manages and responds to project risks and issues; recommends and implements solutions.
- Develop monitoring and evaluation reports and studies which will identify very early, slippages and reasons for same.
- Provides oversight of contractors/consultants and outsourcing services to ensure compliance with contract; also evaluates their performance.
- Performs project post implementation activities such as soliciting feedback from stakeholders, preparing reports and archiving information.
- Prepares Cabinet Notes, reports, presentation and other documentation for management on project
matters; reviews status and other reports prepared by project personnel.
- Convenes meeting on project matters with management, project staff, contractors/consultants and other
- Performs related work as may be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques and procedures.
- Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of Strategic Management, Project Cycle Management.
- Knowledge of the relevant procedures, rules, regulations and policies of the Central Tenders Board Ordinance.
- Knowledge of the government financial rules, regulations and procedures pertinent to programme/project management especially the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP).
Skills and Abilities
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Skill in the use of project management software.
- Skill in programme/project planning and implementation.
- Ability to use the internet for research purposes.
- Ability to use e-Government technology platforms.
- Ability to analyse and evaluate projects and to devise effective methods of evaluation.
- Ability to lead and manage small to medium sized projects, including project team.
- Ability to lead the project implementation process and devise creative solutions to address problems encountered and resolve conflicts.
- Ability to conduct research into programme/project related issues.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with project stakeholders, associates, other public service employees and the public.
Minimum Experience and Training
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in project management, including a minimum of two (2) years in leading projects.
- Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognised University degree in Project Management; Engineering, Information Technology, Management or the Social Sciences, with courses in Project Management, Financial Management, Project Quality or a related area.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however unsuitable/late applications will not be acknowledged.