Careers in Banking – Project Management Officer at Barclays

Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a British
multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London.
It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment
banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It
has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million
customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42
trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Governance
and Reporting (40%):
 The incumbent will be responsible for tracking of progress
on projects, co-coordinating delivery dates, and maintaining financial controls
and systems including budgeting for all project expenditure.
  • Keenly track and monitor progress on all projects to
    ensure on time delivery
  • Technically support all projects administration
  • Actively facilitate closure of project and complete
    benefit analysis at the end of the project
  • Responsible for tracking performance against new
    SLA’s, to ensure there are no delays of orders of infrastructure for
    critical work-streams
  • Maintain and update Project Office policies and
  • Continue to update and suggest improvements to
    project methodologies
  • Send a weekly performance report and monthly Project
    Status report
  • Regularly review, collate, maintain and highlight
    changes to project plans
  • Maintain financial controls and systems for
    recording, monitoring, forecasting and budgeting of all project
  • Monitor and track performance on CBB and CSI Budgets
    with a view to managing cost for COO and the business at large
  • Deputizes the Change Governance Manager (NPA
    Champion) on the  Country NPA forum
    as Secretary
2. Benefits
Realisation (40%):
The role’s early objective is to work with the Change
Governance Manager and the Head of Projects and Change to establish supporting
policies, processes, structures, environment and reporting arrangements that
will facilitate tracking of benefits realization on all projects. They will
proactively contribute to the business change process within Barclays by
identifying, planning, measuring, costing, tracking and subsequently achieving
the realisation of business benefits within each project.
  • Ensuring benefits included within business cases are
    comprehensive, robust and measurable
  • Establishing the Benefits tracking, reporting and
    realization process
  • Reporting to Project Managers and stakeholders on
    business changes and benefits.
  • Works closely with the Change Governance Manager to
    develop a Benefits Model, Plan and Register which includes attributes,
    measurement, ownership, risks, dependencies and links to stakeholders that
    supports benefits tracking Ensure that benefits associated with various
    change initiatives have not been overlooked or double counted and that
    responsibilities and authorities are correctly assigned.
  • Ensure that any assumptions associated with benefits
    are managed and reported to the Change Governance Manager
  • Assist the Change Governance Manager to critically
    review the benefits element of various Business Cases and supporting
    documentation to ensure alignment to overall business objective
3. Communication
  • Responsible for managing the demanding governance
    requirements of all projects in the Projects and Change portfolio
  • Keeping the Project Managers regularly informed of
    their governance position for their initiatives and remediation areas if
  • Reviewing the governance exceptions with the Change
    and Governance Manager to ensure remediation of the same and closing off
    gaps to avoid repeat exceptions
4. Strategic
Initiatives Financial Monitoring:
S/he will also work with the
respective Project Managers to ensure that budgets for all projects are managed
and monitored in line with financial regulations and established procedures and
to provide Project Financial MI and drive the COO cost management agenda for
new initiatives.
  • The jobholder will have key influence with Project
    Managers and other Business project stakeholders (including Procurement
    and Finance) to affect the timely delivery and appropriate quality of the
    portfolio which will represent local as well as Barclays change
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Barclays Project Management Officer should hold a degree or equivalent in
    Financial Management or related discipline
  • Experience
    and exposure to structured programme and project management techniques
    e.g. PMP or Prince II
  • Significant
    previous experience in a role encompassing service improvement/re-design,
    programme or project management or other organizational change.
  • Past
    experience in a governance environment is highly preferred
    Planning Tools with ability to train/coach others is an added advantage
  • Possession
    of Project Management Practitioner (PMP) preferred
  • Working
    knowledge of the bank products, services and policies is highly desired
  • Quantitative and qualitative data to identify and
    understand underlying patterns/messages from information, drawing out
    conclusions as the basis for decision making by self and others;
  • Possess excellent numerical and verbal critical reasoning
    ability where the ability to think strategically, logically and clearly
    and to take rational decisions and decisive action
  • Possess the ability to demonstrate the following
  • Expert knowledge of the Barclays Africa change
    governance and policy framework is essential
  • Working knowledge project management practices
  • Financial Management knowledge
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the NPA Policy
    and Processes
How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any
of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as
outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and
photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on
0417122453 or email:
Deadline:  25th February, 2015
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