VACANCY: Project Director in Ghana

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Construction, Logistics / transport, Maritime sector
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Project Management
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Aug 23, 2019
  • Vacancy closing date: Oct 04, 2019

Job Description

The Project Director, is a first member of the project implementation team for the port project and serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the client’s management and Director – Global Investments, and shall be responsible for the successful delivery of the project concession, the transaction and partnership structure, the relevant approval processes and then the successful implementation of the project after taking handover of the concession area including but not limited to construction, financial, operational, administrative and customer creation and service.
The Project Director position will liaise with the Director – Global Investments on matters pertaining to stakeholder management with respect to the concession negotiations, signing and approval processes, partnership structures, concession area handover, construction tender and management, community relations, and political sensitivities that may or will impact the successful delivery of the project concession and its post-handover implementation. Based on the candidate, his experience and his delivery during the early phase of the project implementation process, the position has an opportunity to morph into one of the top roles at the operating organization including possibly CEO, CFO, COO or similar.

THE CANDIDATE:
 A high-caliber Head of Project Delivery with substantial prior accomplishments in successfully leading concession negotiations and securing, approval processes and initiatives leading to the successful achievement of a valid concession agreement leading on to concession area handover, construction implementation and the ultimate operationalization of the project.
 An engaging and focused leader who leverages best practice management skills to maximize team performance.
 An individual that is highly adaptive and can excel in a dynamic environment.
 Exercises a credible and value-creating style of business partnering.
 Driven, grounded and progressive person who is robust and hands-on.
 Commercial acumen coupled with analytical and strategic thinking capacity.
 Understanding of financial concepts, financial models and hands-on with the financial implications of the project implementation processes.
 Stakeholder management experience and dealing with senior authorities, bureaucrats and ministry level individuals.
 Experience with offshore services port industry (or in other words, oil and gas port services industry) is an advantage.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AND BEHAVIORS
 Minimum of fifteen plus (15+) years of relevant and applicable professional experience.
 Extensive experience working as a Project Implementation and/or Business Development Manager and successfully managing high-value projects with “Marine Construction”.
 Experience with managing FIDIC contracts.
 Good understanding of business operations (business acumen) including project management
 skills.
 Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
 Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, public speaking, presentations and managing through influence. Must have exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships, including high degree of tact, diplomacy and ability to influence.
 Strong bias for action and ability to energize others to work toward the achievement of
 organizational goals and objectives.
 Strong relationship management skills including negotiations and conflict resolution capabilities
 Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with key stakeholders and colleagues.
 Ability to identify potential risks and corrective actions. Sound analytical and reasoning skills – focus on “root cause” identification and remediation and/or mitigation.
 Significant experience writing effective reports which clearly and concisely describe risk assessment; reports are easily accessible to the technical and non-technical professional.
 Fluency in English Language (written & spoken) is essential.

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

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