HEAD OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICE - LONDON
- Job posted by Amnesty International, International Secretariat
Details: £59,011 per annum + benefits
As a global organization, operating in dozens of countries around the world, Amnesty International runs an exciting and intensive portfolio of projects, all focused on supporting urgent human rights change. The Portfolio Management Office (PMO) was established 18 months ago, sitting at the centre of the organization and ensuring our Strategic Goals are delivered as effectively as possible, communicating results, managing risks and seizing new opportunities where they appear. Leading this effort, you will work with colleagues around the world to maintain oversight of Amnesty’s portfolio, enhance ways of working and drive improvements across the organization.
ABOUT THE ROLE
An expert in portfolio and project management, you will recognise the many opportunities that come with managing a PMO in a complex organization, and lead us in embedding this function across a diverse set of teams and locations. You will guide all levels of the organization to effectively develop, manage and report on projects, and ensure that management information is captured, analysed and shared in the best possible way, informing decisions on priorities and resources. Managing a team of two you will maintain oversight of an expansive portfolio, ensuring balance across regional and thematic areas, and you will embed intelligent and accessible approaches for strategic and operational planning and for change control. Experienced in driving organisational improvements, you will know how to motivate, how to navigate challenges and how to ensure new ways of working bring value. Amnesty International has the opportunity, and the responsibility, to address human rights violations all over the world - through improving our management capabilities and our ways of working, you will help us harness that potential.
An experienced strategic advisor and manager, you will not only have extensive knowledge in portfolio management and strategic planning, you will be passionate about it too. You’ll understand the challenges of priority setting and resource allocation in complex global organizations, and will rely on excellent analytical and communication skills to capture and present the business intelligence senior leaders will rely on to make tough decisions. Your unparalleled attention to detail will be matched by a capability to always see the bigger picture and to navigate between project detail and portfolio oversight as the situation demands. You will know that achieving impact depends on planning for it, and will develop and embed standards for project delivery, and train a diverse set of teams to employ them. This will be complemented by your creativity and ability to motivate and bring people with you, using your sound political judgement, emotional intelligence and perseverance. Naturally, you’ll be a clear and convincing communicator – able to manage and support colleagues, present influential arguments and negotiate across levels.
Please note, we may contact you before the closing date of this role to progress you to the next stage of our recruitment process.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:
- more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
- more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the wonderful work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.
Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.
For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/
WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT
If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.
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Minimum Education Required