Head of Programme Management Office

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Finance and Economic Management

Salary: $0- $0

Grade: R0 - R0

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Friday September 29, 2017

Days Left: 5

About the Job

Head of Programme Management Office (PMO)  

Government of Montserrat (GoM), Caribbean
3 Years FTC

The Government of Montserrat (GoM) is seeking to recruit a Head of PMO, within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. The post of Head of PMO is a new important position with responsibility for establishing the PMO, delivering a portfolio of strategically important activities and developing a culture of continuous improvement. To achieve this, the successful candidate will need to lead others to introduce changes across Government.



They should have the leadership skills and confidence to be able to act as an expert adviser to Government, with a strong background in programme and project management (preferably a mix of public and private sector experience) and experience of setting up or working in a PMO.


They should have a recognised project or programme management qualification, such as PRINCE2 or Managing Successful Programmes.


As a leader, the Head’s ability to understand and interpret complex and sometimes politically sensitive situations to secure the best interests of the PMO is vital. In conjunction with their knowledge and experience, they will be a corporate and strategic thinker; adept in building relationships and influencing others.


In their external leadership role, the Head will build positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders to ensure continued support for the PMO business.


The Candidate must be able to demonstrate the qualifications, skills and experience summarised below:


Essential Requirements: 

  • A recognised practitioner level certification in programme and or project management, preferably MoP and/or MSP and/or PRINCE2

  • A Masters degree in Business Administration, Project Management or Leadership and Change Management or other relevant academic qualification;

  • Five years’ experience in managing a PMO or managing programmes or projects in a complex and politically sensitive environment; and

  • The ability to work closely and collaboratively with others.

  • Strong leadership and management skills, able to create a strong and motivated team; 

  • Experience of leading significant change, in particular around changes in business processes, with the ability to deliver complex programmes on time and to budget; and

  • A strong commitment to change and continuous improvement.


    Desirable Qualifications:  

  • Experience of living and working in a small island state




    Appointments will be made on a contractual basis for a period of three (3) years.





    The salary for this post is competitive and commensurate with experience.




    Detailed Terms of Reference for the Head of Project Management Office can be obtained from the following link at http://psru.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Head-of-PMO-Terms-of-Reference.pdf



Application forms can be obtained from our website at www.gov.ms - (click on ‘Forms’) or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail jobs.hrmu@gov.ms, by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444 or by fax (+664) 491 6234. 


Applicants must provide all of the following information:


·         A completed Application Form with a covering letter;

·         A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications; 

·         A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position;

·         Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees; and

(NOTE: Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview).


Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.


The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday September 29, 2017.  

NB:  Separate terms and conditions apply to those posts recruited under the Technical Co-operation fund protocol.


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