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PPM - Manager in International Development - Kinshasa and London

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Manager/Senior Professional
Consulting - Programme and Project Management
Government and public sector
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Who we are looking for

At PwC we are serious about good governance, sustainable growth, poverty reduction and the fight against climate change in the UK and internationally. In countries across the globe we are helping to drive positive social and economic change by supporting governments, the private and third sectors.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Portfolio and Programme Management (PPM) competency and contribute to our International Development Team and broader Public Sector practice. The role will specifically support our DFID-funded Essor programme in DRC for the next 18 months and then work on other public sector projects across the UK and worldwide. Essor is part of the DFID funded Private Sector Development Programme for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the ultimate aim to reduce the cost of business and remove obstacles to doing business for MSMEs in DRC.

PwC has a global team of PPM professionals who specialise in designing and delivering complex transformational programmes. In the UK we have close to 100 professionals in the Portfolio and Programme Management (PPM) competency who help our clients design, deliver and realise the benefits of complex transformations across a variety of Government department, through 3 main service offerings:

  • Establishing and governing change portfolios

  • Programme leadership and delivery

  • Intelligent programme and portfolio office management

About the role on the Essor programme:

Reporting directly to the Programme Director, responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Overall management of the Operations team in country, ensuring quality service delivery for all workstreams;

  • Overall management of contracting, finance and procurement, ensuring compliance with PwC and supplier risk & quality;

  • Monitor deliverables, performance and value for money across the programme;

  • Utilise knowledge and expertise of PPM to implement innovative ways of working;

  • Make decisions regarding issues of contractual importance;

  • Prepare and review programme reports and deliverables and ensure Essor staff remain compliant with rules and procedures;

  • Prepare and review financial reports, billing and forecasting for director approval and client submission;

  • Responsible for relationship management with key DFID personnel and programme suppliers;

  • Support with internal and external communication for the programme

  • Support the Director and Team Lead to answer to programme needs

  • Attend stakeholder events in country reporting back to Essor Leadership

Skills and attributes required

For this role, we are looking for individuals with the following skills:

  • Substantive experience of working in international development;

  • Fluent in both spoken and written French and English;

  • Demonstrable and proven experience of programme, portfolio or project management and delivery in the challenging and complex environments;

  • Demonstrable and proven experience of project management on complex Government funded programmes both in the UK and abroad;

  • Demonstrable experience of preparing and reviewing programme reports and deliverables;

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team leadership skills;

  • Experience of setting up and managing programme and project governance at executive, strategic and operational levels;

  • Experience of defining programme scope and managing and controlling change;

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and flex style appropriately to achieve the right outcomes;

  • Experience of managing large teams across multiple countries as well as supporting the development of people’s performance;

  • Strong commercial acumen;

  • Experience of living and working in challenging environments.

Individuals with the following areas of expertise are strongly encouraged to apply:

APMP, PRINCE2, P30, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Management of Portfolios (MoP), Management of Risk (MoR), or PMI qualification

Applications are sought from people with strong practical international development experience and demonstrable experience running and managing large, complex international development programmes and know and understand the challenges of working either in DRC or sub-Saharan Africa

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Our people need to demonstrate a defined set of core skills and behaviours. We refer to these as our global core competencies. They’re integral to who we are as a firm and form the basis of our people appraisal process. We will also assess you against them within our recruitment process to benchmark your own skills and behaviours. We recommend you visit the below web page to find out more about our global core competencies and to consider how your own experiences will align against them. This will help you through the recruitment process with us.

Please note: all applications must come through the PwC website using the link provided.



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