Type of Vacancy: Community Vacancies / Expired Notices
Details of the Post
The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Project Manager within the Programme Management Office, supporting projects for the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Montserrat, a British Overseas Territory (BOT) is situated in the Leeward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean, some 48 km (30 miles) south west of Antigua. Montserrat has a population of around 5,000 people.
Montserrat is at an exciting juncture in its development journey, as it continues to rebuild key infrastructure and capabilities towards sustained economic growth and greater self-sufficiency. The UK Capital Infrastructure Programme for Resilient Economic Growth (known as CIPREG) is a £30m programme, including projects spanning airport improvement, fibre optic installation, educational infrastructure, road improvements, and a new national hospital.
The Programme Management Office (PMO) within The Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MoFEM) is the Government’s centre of excellence for project, programme and portfolio management, and has responsibility for supporting the successful delivery of a range of change activities, including
those within the CIPREG Programme. The PMO is seeking a dynamic and experienced project manager for the delivery of the Government’s keystone CIPREG Project – the new national hospital – as well as related health sector improvement initiatives. The Project is currently in the final stages of the preliminary design phase. The successful candidate would be required to support detailed design, construction, and commissioning phases, alongside associated health improvement projects.
Given the importance of good project management, GoM is seeking to improve project delivery within the public sector, and ensure good governance is at the heart of the decision making of the organisation. In this key role, the Project Manager will be primarily expected to lead on projects under the portfolio of the Ministry of Health & Social Services, inclusive, but not limited to the successful
delivery of the New National Hospital Project (currently in final stages of the preliminary design phase), as well as other change activities and project tasks as assigned by the Head of the PMO.
Therefore, GoM seeks to recruit an enthusiastic, experienced and dynamic Project Manager to support the delivery of its project activities, contributing to the realisation of key outcomes and benefits for Montserrat’s future healthcare vision.
The officer shall, among other tasks:
- Execute the management of projects to time, cost and quality, to deliver identified benefits for the Government and People of Montserrat. The primary project will be the new national hospital project, as well as supporting other health improvement activities (such as implementation of a new health information management system and advanced telehealth facilities)
- Develop and maintain project plans, scopes, and schedules (in line with programme, portfolio and strategic objectives) taking account of technical feasibility, key dependencies, stakeholders and resources.
- Employ effective and dynamic management of risks (threats and opportunities) assumptions, issues, decisions, and dependencies.
- Identify, monitor and (where delegated) engage stakeholders (including funding agencies, and relevant health organisations (NHS England, PAHO, Public Health England) to ensure effective project delivery and buy-in.
- Manage projects in line with existing governance arrangements for project management, ensuring that relevant roles, responsibilities and accountabilities are defined and aligned to organisational practice.
- Lead contract management of the detailed design contract, and other identified related contracts, and work in collaboration with the Procurement Office to ensure that supplier engagement, procurement and contract management is undertaken effectively to support delivery.
- Track the progress of projects and project finances, and use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and cost, ensuring value for money of expenditures;
- Measure and report on project performance, budgets and forecasts, using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques as agreed with the PMO, and required by the Health Project Delivery Committee.
- Populate and maintain required project documentation and tools, and support the preparation for relevant project, programme, and portfolio committee meetings.
- Be an advocate for change management and transformation – keeping benefits and outcomes at the forefront of project management.
Key Skills Requirements (Qualifications, Experience and Competencies)
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of project management planning and implementation of major health (or similar) infrastructure projects.
- Experience in delivery across all aspects of the project management lifecycle
- Knowledge of Programme and Portfolio Management
- Successful resourcing and leadership of project teams, with the ability to motivate and coach team members and the broader workforce.
- Competence in developing and applying project management toolkits, together with experience in using relevant software to efficiently manage project processes (e.g. MS Project or similar)
- A detailed understanding of current methodologies relating to project, financial, stakeholder, and risk management;
- Demonstrated experience in preparing project reports, recommendations, briefing materials, risk analysis to support decision making through relevant governance forums.
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with relevant internal/external departments and stakeholders;
- Analyse project management processes and identify opportunities for improvement
- Ability to participate in strategic and operational planning in support of the PMO or MoHSS.
- Fluency in English (spoken and written)
- A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience managing projects or programmes of a similar type or scale.
- A proven track record of planning and executing infrastructure projects related to the health sector, including health facility construction. Demonstrable knowledge in clinical building standards, including but not limited to the UK Government’s DH Health Building Notes, NHS requirements, and other regulations and standards related to regional and international health agencies such as CARPHA, PAHO, WHO, etc.;
- Excellent knowledge of project, programme, and portfolio management standards, financial management principles, project management practices and methodologies to plan and co-ordinate a range of projects (construction, management, etc.);
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare project reports and communication with stakeholders.
- Educated to Bachelor’s degree level
- Relevant project, programme or portfolio management certifications (e.g. Prince2, PMI, APM, MSP, MoP, P30, or similar).
- Competence with project management planning and monitoring software or systems.
- A Master’s degree (or equivalent level) in Project/Programme Management (or related field)
- would be an asset
- A professional qualification/certification in an applicable field, such as architecture, engineering, construction, healthcare planning.
- A strong background in working with public service or international development entities, or delivering projects commissioned by government agencies
- Experience in procurement and contract management for major projects
- Project, programme, and portfolio management in the international development arena, in addition to working in a small island state.
The salary for the position is up to EC$250,000 inclusive of Basic Salary, Allowances and Relocation costs.
Terms of Appointment
Appointment will be made on a contractual basis for a period of two (2) years, with the possibility of extension. On satisfactory completion of the deliverables as outlined in the contract, a gratuity at the rate of 12.5% of the basic salary would be payable.
The targeted date for effecting the appointment is September/October 2021.
How to submit an Application
The details of the position may be obtained by accessing the Government of Montserrat’s website at www.jobs.gov.ms
An Application is to be submitted together with:
- Covering Letter of Application clearly outlining your experience and skills suitability to the job requirements and specification;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Certified copies of Qualifications
The Application Pack should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Receipt of Applications
All applications must be submitted on or before Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Notice expires at 11:59pm on Wednesday August 11th, 2021