PMO Analyst at Save the Children,
PMO Analyst at Save the Children
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
The PMO Analyst is a key member of the Portfolio Management Office team. This team is responsible for defining and maintaining the standards for portfolio management within the organisation, across 60 Country and Regional offices and 29 Member organisations.
The PMO Analyst will be the PMO business partner for a sub-set of the projects within the Transformation Portfolio and is responsible for:
- Driving development and adoption of good practice
- Coaching Project Managers and Project Leads in the application Transformation Delivery Lifecycle and PMO controls to their projects, including stage gate preparation
- Oversight of projects’ delivery status, risks and issues and plans, ensuring effective management of interdependencies, and escalation and intervention to senior leadership as required.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Knowledge of project, programme, and portfolio management practices, standards, and methodologies.
- Significant prior experience in a PMO role, ideally in a programme or portfolio management office.
- Experience in the use of project and portfolio management tools such as Project Online.
- Experience of supporting tools and good practice adoption.
- A proactive and solutions-orientated approach; excellent problem solving skills, and the ability to identify and implement solutions.
- Able to build strong relationships within the organisation and influence others.
- Flexible and pragmatic attitude to work, happy to support others to achieve team goals.
- Ability to work at pace while maintaining high quality standards.
- Excellent communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English.
- Confident user of standard Microsoft applications, including MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
- A commitment to Save the Children values.
- INGO experience.
- A second language. Preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.