OPMO Program Project Manager

Summary Description

The OPMO Program Project Manager oversees the fulfillment of larger organizational goals by coordinating activities between multiple projects without directly managing those projects. They manage the main program, giving detailed attention to program strategy, project delegation, and program implementation. This position has a large responsibility to ensure that all the team members understand how to work together and coordinate their efforts on the way to a larger goal without having the team members reporting directly to them.

Key to this role is implementing solutions which account for and embrace the diversity of the Mercy Ships faith based multi-national community of paid and volunteer staff spread around the world, and the varied national cultures we serve through ships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Planning and monitoring program execution
  • Manage overall program execution plan
  • Cross project coordination and managing project interdependencies
  • Creating and managing a program level budget
  • Cross-project resource management
  • Identifying and addressing problems and risks
  • Program documentation
  • Stakeholder communications, negotiations, and problem-solving
  • Aligning or realigning deliverables with program outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

 The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability
  • Able to contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of formal waterfall project management best practice, such as Prince2 or PMBOK from PMI.
  • An ability to interact with both technical and non-technical individuals at levels including senior management, which may include educating, persuading and negotiating
  • Be process oriented, have an attention to detail and a strong analytical problem solving ability
  • An ability to adjust quickly in response to re-organization, strategy or priority changes and shifting customer needs
  • An ability to use servant leadership, strong human resource management and inter-personal skills to attract, motivate and develop an effective, creative and collegial team
  • Must be able to work effectively in a matrix environment, particularly influencing without final decision authority and leading while not owning desired outcomes.
  • Proven experience in program management.
  • Ability to travel including international travel for up to a month at a time for onsite management of project.

Education and Experience