Program Manager for Qatar - Abu Dhabi

VAM Systems is a Business Consulting, IT Solutions and Services company with operations in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, USA, Australia, Singapore & India.

VAM Systems is currently looking for Program Manager for our Qatar operations with the following skill set and terms and conditions:

Skill set required:

University graduate with a Degree in business management, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study. MBA or equivalent is a plus.
8-10 years of extensive BFSI experience in managing complex IT program/projects in global financial institutions.
Experience and proven track record in stakeholder management, partnership and complex project governance.
Strong grounding and proven ability to leverage current technology architectures, design and development best practices.
Proven history of delivering solutions to meet aggressive and ambitious business agendas with the appropriate quality, timeliness, stability, cost effectiveness and sustainability.
Excellent problem solving skills, ability to quickly broker solutions and resolve conflict situations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels, including ability to communicate effectively with Senior Management to CXO level

Technical Competencies:

PMP or PRINCE2 certified
Working knowledge of popular EPM tool, with extensive knowledge in MPP
Knowledge of ISO Standards and Best practice frameworks ITIL, etc.
Banking and Finance applications
Retail and Wholesale banking operations
FX Products & Operations
Money Markets Operations
Treasury & Investment Products Operations
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic (preferred)

Behavioral Competencies:

Communication skills
Fostering Team work
Managing Change
Customer Orientation
Building collaborative relationship
Analytical thinking
Fostering Innovation
Strategic Thinking
Customer Orientation
Talent Focus
Adherence to process, system and schedule
Feedback, motivating, mentoring and coaching

Role Objective

The Program Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing the Bank's IT projects and tasks under the direction of Senior Management; assists in performing various activities related to administrative, compliance, and internal affairs. The position ensures that the targeted goals & objectives are handled & carried-out efficiently and accomplished within the scheduled time frame and is responsible for managing project budgets to ensure their cost-effectiveness.
Supports the executive management and other senior members of Bank management by analyzing and coordinating for budget preparation and control, records control, and banking and financial management studies for project identification and execution.

Roles and Responsibilities:


Accountable for the successful delivery of a significant number of complex technology-owned programs (Core Banking, CRM, GTB, Enterprise Data Warehouse to name few) and projects running across multiple lines of business, delivering the agreed scope on time and to budget
Anticipates problems and establishes & implements appropriate methods to resolve (thinking of strategic solutions)
Ensure programs are completed in accordance with all Risk, Architecture and other relevant firm-wide & Technology guidelines and strategy. Manage Audit coordination for assessments on in-scope programs.
Responsible for engagement with regulators and executive leadership. The candidate will be expected to drive appropriate push back on stakeholders as needed to ensure delivery
Define and build a service to initiate new strategic programs from concept, working with key partners across business units to drive effective prioritization & sponsorship. Initiate and structure program management with an appropriate level of governance & rigor


Management of the processes & tools and demand/ capacity planning - providing best in class program management office services to initiatives being implemented across the organization
Thorough understanding of Project management – Waterfall, Agile, Devops and Resource management – Turnkey, T&M, Hybrid model
Performance management & development of a team of project managers and PMO resources.
Coordination & recruitment of key resources will be required to ensure team have the capability and capacity to deliver the projects
Take joint responsibility for setting direction and priorities of the wider team and building a strong team that is engaged, inspired and continually developed
Proficient in multiple business disciplines, functions and knowledgeable about the business’ strategic direction
Responsible and accountable for the overall management of all staff working in various project team assigned to Program Manager.
Responsible for the effective management of project budgets and accountable to projects sponsors for the control of project expenditure.
Responsible and accountable for the successful delivery of projects.
Responsible and accountable for the timely and relevant reporting of project progress, accountable to the IT Management and other Department Heads, as appropriate.
Responsible for identifying cross project dependencies, risks and activities and negotiating resolution to conflict.


As a people manager lead and motivate the project team to achieve project objectives. Provide guidance and coaching to the project team
Ability to lead teams across multiple regions and countries, enabling a ‘one team’ culture and a positive working environment, respecting the cultures and capabilities across locations
Allocate work to project team, nominate for training as per Banks’s guidelines, conduct performance reviews and manage leave and overtime to ensure efficiency.
Establish relationships with stakeholders/vendors to clarify project deliverables, outputs, timescale, quality and cost criteria

Terms and conditions:

Joining time frame:   2 weeks (maximum 4 weeks)

The selected candidates shall join VAM Systems – Qatar and shall be deputed to one of the leading banks in Qatar

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please send your latest resume in MS Word format at the earliest at or call us + 91 4762681150.

Posted on : 22/03/2017, # , Edit

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