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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Define the PMO strategy and lead the design and implementation of a common project management methodology,
standards and tools to drive and facilitate the successful delivery of projects.
•Lead the execution of PMO governance, reporting and review framework to provide a holistic view of all projects and
program activities.
•Manage interdependencies and coordination across projects to ensure that information relating to project deliverables,
risks and issues are effectively communicated between stakeholders and that key performance indicators are monitored
and evaluated.
•Identify and define the major strategic issues for the organization and integrate diverse stakeholder interests with the
bank’s broader agenda to manage the development and prioritization of project initiatives and to proactively understand
and mitigate risks.
•Define business strategies and organizational policies to enable strategic coordination of multiple major projects and
initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of projects.
•Foster collaborative relationships and mutually supportive relationships with project team and senior stakeholders
assess cross functional project team capability as well as provide coaching, training and support to enhance delivery
capability of project / program team.
•Continuously acquire and train resources with possibility for exporting such within the business as fully functional
business and operation resources.
•Develop proper schemes for pre- empties risk management of promises to reduce unanticipated project changes in
scope, cost, time or quality. Ensure proper escalation matrices designed to ensure delivery is always according to
predefined schedule, budget and scope.
•Balance and prioritize the use of resources and tools across multiple projects and programs to maintain optimum
utilization of resources at the benefit of successful project delivery

Qualifications & Experience

•University degree in Engineering, technology, and / or business economics.
•A minimum of 15 years in project management preferably in the field of banking and financial services.
•Prior experience of a minimum 15-20 years in people management and senior leadership
•Prior experience in banking operations or information technology of a minimum of 8 years is preferable.
•Certification in project management as project management professional or PRINCE 2
•Fleuency in Arabic and English is a must.
•Understanding of financial budget management and cost – benefit analysis scheme.
•Mastery of office tools is a MUST with demonstrated experience in presentation skills
•Position skills set is divided as follows:-
o Commercial 10%
o Technical 15%
o Project management 20%
o Financial management 5%
o Team leadership 25%
o Team management 20%
o Presentation 5

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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Developing the strategic direction of UB

Define and validate the vision, mission, values and direction of the United Bank

Identification of growth opportunities (mainly opportunities to increase the bank basic earning power)

Assessing strategic risks and opportunities when considering future scenarios

Monitoring macroeconomic outlook

Provide insight regarding peer benchmarking and competitive intelligence efforts

Assist with projecting three to five years financials into the future.

Set short to medium term financial targets at the corporate level.

Follow-up on the execution of UB Transformation Plan as part of UB strategic agenda and ensure the initiatives

completeness within time and the required level of quality

Our transformation plan includes a number of Initiatives and tasks that allow the strategy to be effective and

the goals to be accomplished.

Identify sponsors and key partners and help creating rolls and responsibilities.

Convert the Transformation Plan into a roadmap that details articulation of strategy implementation.

Work with sponsors to create a sequence of tasks and activities leading to attainment of a relevant goal.

Generate clear timeline and target dates for milestones

Create tracking tools and techniques

Develop reports and presentation to senior management

Qualifications & Experience

University degree in Business, Finance, or other quantitative fields

Post graduate education or Professional designation MBA CMA, CFA preferable

10 years of professional experience, with a with at least 5 year experience in finance, accounting and strategic

management with focus on banking business

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