Standard Bank of South Africa: Portfolio Assurance Manager

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18 Mar, 2011

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Banking Jobs in South Africa

Standard Bank is one of the big four banks in South Africa, and is a top ten company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Standard Bank is involved in investment and retail banking, and has a substantial shareholding in Liberty Life. Standard Bank has offices in many countries around the world. Standard Bank of South Africa recruits Portfolio Assurance Manager

Position Description
We provide commercial and investment banking services to large corporates, financial institutions and international counterparties, focused on emerging markets across the world with particular capabilities in debt capital markets and commodities

The CIB PMO is a project-management centre-of-excellence, supporting change initiatives throughout CIB. It also acts as secretariat to the CIB Technology Board and Local Project Oversight Committee (LPOC), which governs change-related investments at an executive level within the organisation.
The PAM represents the ‘public face’ of the PMO and acts as the interface to the global change portfolio by providing independent challenge and assurance to the portfolio of programmes and projects against prescribed governance and quality standards whilst ensuring alignment to business strategies & objectives.
The PAM will collaborate with CTB teams during project initiation, execution and closure phases providing both checks and guidance with the aim of ensuring smooth delivery. The PAM will provide an independent point of escalation for major issues as well as supplying / analysing key data and metrics to the central PMO data and MIS unit ensuring all key stakeholders interests are reflected and maintained.
Projects, Programmes & Portfolio Support:
-Facilitating prioritisation, planning and budgeting processes of business portfolios where required
-Monitoring & reporting of project/ programme/ Portfolio quality and performance
•Milestones & financials tracking
•Portfolio risk management
•Portfolio business change impact
•Resource supply and demand
-Collaborating with Programme & Project Managers in the rescue of projects in jeopardy
-Monitoring that governance is applied throughout the project/ programme delivery process in accordance with agreed PMO standards
•Track Progress against key delivery milestones
•Take active ownership in driving the resolution of cross Portfolio risks, issues and dependencies impacting delivery
-Advising on structure, composition and delivery models of projects
-Continuous refinement of practices and processes within the Global PMO
-Review and provide challenge to project documentation
-Facilitating prioritisation, planning and budgeting processes of business portfolios where required
-Monitoring & reporting of project/ programme/ Portfolio quality and performance
•Milestones & financials tracking
•Portfolio risk management
•Portfolio business change impact
•Resource supply and demand
-Collaborating with Programme & Project Managers in the rescue of projects in jeopardy
-Monitoring that governance is applied throughout the project/ programme delivery process in accordance with agreed PMO standards
•Track Progress against key delivery milestones
•Take active ownership in driving the resolution of cross Portfolio risks, issues and dependencies impacting delivery
-Advising on structure, composition and delivery models of projects
-Continuous refinement of practices and processes within the Global PMO
-Review and provide challenge to project documentation
-During the PID / Business Case, ensure that Benefits have been sufficiently defined.
-Independent validation and measurement of benefits realised.
-Support ongoing communication of project / programme governance
-Own and maintain an on-boarding pack for new BU Change Portfolio team members to promote an efficient introduction
-Change management activities to support process or technology changes
-Relationship & stakeholder management with Portfolio Managers, Programme Managers, ITM’s and Business Managers
-Alignment of projects/programmes/portfolio to prescribed governance & quality standards, business strategy & objectives and financial parameters
-Supply the needed MIS to assist Portfolio Managers to deliver the GCC, BUPP (Business Unit Prioritisation Process) & LPOC requirements around portfolio, programme and project performance
-Effective portfolio planning and budgeting support.
-Ensure Stakeholder satisfaction through meaningful engagement
-Efficient & effective project management practices, processes & Standards monitoring
-Ensure required governance forums are held and all necessary feedback provided to the central MIS area i.e. BUPP’s, project Boards etc.
-CIB cultural fit (delivery through relationships)

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