Key Accountabilities: 


Role Purpose: The Head of PPM supports the development of QM’s project portfolio management (PPM) function to be able to identify, report, and deliver on a range of non-capital projects and programmes across its operations and strategic roadmap. They provide PPM oversight and analysis to support effective, evidence-based decision making across the organisation.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Develop a costed business case for the development of a PPM oversight function and system, enabled by an effective stakeholder engagement framework. This will initially focus on ensuring effective delivery of QM’s programmes and projects in 2022 and for the World Cup Tournament.
  • Lead the implementation of the PPM oversight function.
  • Identify and enable the necessary training and development systems for staff in relation to the PPM.
  • Create a benchmarked framework for the PPM, linked to customer relations, management information, risk management and compliance systems.
  • Develop and implement a PPM reporting framework that provides feedback, advice and update to senior management and internal stakeholders on project rollout, including the identification of risks and definition of risk mitigation measures.
  • Define and monitor the necessary controls and governance structure for the PPM, ensuring that it is aligned with the organizational and entity strategies to provide the basis of evidence-based and risk informed decision-making.
  • Manage the project framework and calendar of QM as it relates to non-capital projects and/or special projects mandated by Management.
  • Develop and monitor the successful implementation of project plans, schedules, and budgets where applicable.
  • Define and Assess project risks and issues and recommend mitigating strategies and solutions where applicable.
  • Manage communication with internal and external stakeholders be able to carefully manage change with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Create analytical tools and reports for project analysis and a regular reporting system to the Senior Leadership and internal stakeholders. 
  • The Head of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is responsible for planning and implementing the work of the section and is accountable for the delivery of its objectives to the Director of Strategy & Quality Assurance. 
  • Motivate the team and ensures that employees are provided with sufficient supervision, instruction, training and equipment to enable them to perform their duties optimally.
  • Establish clear direction, prioritize tasks, assign and responsibility; monitor individual performance, and take prompt action where necessary.
  • Manage the overall budgetary requirements of the section.   
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PPM and EPM frameworks, project management and strategic execution, and business performance improvement techniques. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedure development, and understanding of accounting principles, practices and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of Government of Qatar standards and regulations is also desirable.
  • Excellent language skills in English and preferably Arabic.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office – in particular PowerPoint, Project and Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of Business Administration or Finance. Additional Master’s degree preferred.
  • PMP or PPM certification is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years relevant experience