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Manager, Project Management Office At Phillips Consulting Limited

Date Posted: 01/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

We focus on creating and managing change in organisations by helping them formulate and implement customer focused strategies, align their management systems to support service delivery, and develop the competence and capabilities of their people to deliver on their promises. 

Phillips Consulting Limited is a wholly owned Nigerian firm with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Johannesburg. Established in 1992, we offer an array of business and management consulting services to government and corporate organisations.

Our focus is on creating and managing change in organisations by formulating and implementing customer focused strategies. This assists in aligning their management systems to support service delivery and developing the competence and capabilities of their people to deliver on their promises.

We draw our competitive strength from collaborations with global partnership firms in Europe, North America and Africa. Our delivery skills reflect our highly competitive recruitment of bright, vibrant and experienced consultants whose competence we continuously enhance through intensive training in the use of our proprietary management tools and techniques.

Clients benefit from our consultants’ varied skills through our cross-functional approach to assignment execution. We also ensure we empower clients with the knowledge and skills to continuously improve, long after we are gone.

We believe in Africa and its future and dedicate ourselves to achieving the African dream by actively seeking out alliances, partnerships and friendships throughout the continent.

We are a proud African consulting firm.


Manager, Project Management Office


The head of the Project Management Office (PMO) will be responsible for managing a team of experienced Project Managers dedicated to the successful delivery of projects across the organisation. Strive to standardise and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects. Act as the source of documentation, guidance and metrics on the practice of project management and execution. Support the successful delivery of programs undertaken by the company through effective facilitation, tracking and reporting.


  1. PMO Coordination
  • Assist and advise leaders, managers, and teams to the best use of project management disciplines and approaches within a fast-paced, high tech environment.
  • Responsible and accountable for the overall management of all staff working in the Project Management Office.
  • Provide project management resource to directly manage projects across the organisation, delivering within the agreed scope and timescale.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, supervision, appraisal, induction, development and performance management of staff working in the Project Management Office (“PMO”).
  • To provide support, advice and assistance to people and/or departments across the organisation managing their own projects.
  • To have a good understanding of organisation-wide issues and be able to suggest solutions for resolution.
  • Act as a reference point for Project Management Office queries and information and an advocate for best practices in project management.
  • Maintain processes to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are relevant, accurate and complete.
  • Track and report on project portfolio performance, providing a real-time, comprehensive, and prioritised view of all projects.
  • Provide assistance to maintain and update the project management framework and disciplines necessary to support a PMO.
  • Develop positive relationships with managers and staff to enable the PMO to provide support including facilitation, tracking and reporting on projects, and training.
  • Assist with establishing PMO stakeholder management plan and implementation of the communication framework.
  • Understand the deliverables of internal and external PMO customers and contribute to success through cooperative and collegial processes.
  • Develop and maintain a basic understanding of customer policies and procedures as relevant to processes.


  • Processes and Procedure Development and Implementation
  • Quality control policies & practices, ensure that latest quality standards are followed and enforced within the organisation.
  • Quality processes engineering.
  • Quality training planning and strategy.
  • Monitoring project documentation and processes align with organization policies.


  • Successful administration of project management framework, processes, and tools.
  • Collation of status reporting across multiple programs and business functions.
  • Effective tracking and communication of project status and metrics.
  • Support the creation and improvement of processes, procedures, and tools.

Education/ Professional Qualification:

  • B.Sc. degree in Engineering.
  • Project Management certification e.g. PMP, CAPM, PRINCE 2 preferred.


  • Minimum of 8 years’ project engineering, management experience or equivalent combination of training and experience are necessary.

Functional/ Technical:

  • Demonstrated commitment to safe working practices.
  • Effective communicator at all levels.
  • Team player, and able to work on own initiative.
  • Assertive, adaptable, and creative.
  • Analytic ability.


  • Results orientation
  • Team work
  • Personal mastery
  • Analytical thinking
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Conflict management
  • Cultural awareness

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