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Programme Manager (Governance in Tech)

Middle East SALARY: 27,000 AED - 30,000 AED PER: Month TERM: Permanent

Programme Manager (Governance in Tech)

Our client is looking for a dynamic Programmes Manager (Governance in Tech) to join its growing team and fast-paced environment. As part of the Governance in Tech programme, the Programme Manager will lead the design and delivery of corporate governance programmes across the Gulf Region’s business ecosystem.

The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in topics around technology and innovation with a particular focus on tech governance. The candidate should have prior experience working with tech companies, tech start-ups in an advisory firm, operational or governance role and should have a solid understanding of the challenges faced. The candidate should understand governance policies and best practice tools to help promote greater accountability and transparency of tech firms/tech start-ups in the Gulf Region.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Programme Development & Application of Technical Knowledge on Governance in Technology:

• Proactively engage in technical practice and subject matter expertise on the specific topics and areas of focus within Governance in Tech, sharing information and best practices learned as part of the company’s impact reporting.

• Build subject matter expertise and contribute to business development and, technical practice, and organisational priorities.

• Build on the programme’s legacy work and continue to inform tech companies on the significance of embedding corporate governance frameworks for successful business growth and long-term resiliency.


Programme Management

• Lead the day-to-day development and delivery of programme plans for the Governance in Tech Programme, in collaboration with the Head of Programmes and with the support of the Programme Associate(s). This includes everything from the design stage, all the way through to the execution of an intervention programme.

• Proactively identify issues or potential risks, including project performance, financial, and legal, and other core business areas. Develops strategies and solutions to address those risks, communicating, when appropriate, with the Head of Programmes and/or the Head of Business Services; strategically assess and consult with colleagues to help make informed decisions.

• Manage relationships with leaders in tech companies and their teams to understand current trends, opportunities and challenges.

• Build networks of participants and companies from the tech sector to take the lead on the conversation around business ethics.

• Engage with actors who manage and retain data as a function of the technology they use around data privacy, cyber-security and data safeguarding and promote general governance on the use of technology.

• Oversee the programme contract and budgets for the Governance in Tech Programme, in collaboration with the Head of Programmes and Head of Business Services.

• May be required to contribute time to other workstreams and functions to achieve organisational goals, including new business, operations, and technical practice contributions and impact measurement.


New Business Development

• Promote the company’s programmes by identifying opportunities and attending external events, networking with clients and counterparts, articulating a solid understanding of PI’s past and present portfolio; effectively represent the organisation’s history, values, and standards; and identify and develop new business leads.

• Take initiative to support new business efforts for the Governance in Tech programme, including growing the company’s network of industry contacts and leading on proposal and concept note development.

• Responsible for developing proposals, concept notes, and communication materials on the impact of the Governance in Tech programme.


Knowledge Creation

• Write articles, thought leadership pieces and progress summaries for publications and other external resources where applicable, in partnership with the Communications Manager.

• Summarise and disseminate the latest thinking and analysis from around the Gulf Region in the areas of transparency, accountability and business practices.

• Generate a wide variety of new online and offline content related to programme topic areas.


Management and Leadership

• Supervise, mentor, train, develop, and evaluate assigned staff; provide regular performance feedback to supervisees and the time and opportunity to grow professionally.

• Mentor and advise staff across the organisation (e.g. associates, program managers, and others) as appropriate on a range of topics, including business development, technical work, and project management;

• Demonstrate inclusive behaviours and leadership consistent with the company’s values and leadership competencies.


Essential Professional Experience/Skills & Qualifications

• A University degree / Master's degree preferred.

• Five or more years’ experience working with tech companies, tech start-ups in an advisory, operational or governance role.

• Excellent writing skills and a proven ability to draft proposals, reports, research results or other organisational documents with minimal supervision.

• Fluent in English, including perfect ability to write content in clear, structured and compelling English.

• Fluent in written and spoken Arabic and preferred experience in managing training programmes in Arabic.

• Outstanding project management skills.

• Strong communications and interpersonal skills.


Personal Attributes

• High energy individual who demonstrates flexibility in work priorities, capable of multi-tasking and operating efficiently and effectively across multiple areas of responsibility.

• Proven ability to set priorities, work independently, be proactive, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and has a "do what it takes" mentality in order to achieve the company’s objectives.

• Demonstrated capacity to exercise independent judgment and sound decision-making in the midst of diverse and complex organisational environments.

• Strong team orientation, relationship-building and negotiation skills, and ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people.

• Highly organised, able to work independently, and thrives under pressure of deadlines.

• Excellent networking, communications, presentation, persuading and community building skills.

• Business-focused research, data collection and analytical skills.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes
27,000 AED – 30,000 AED
Sharjah, UAE


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POSTED: 13 May 2022 JOB ID: PM04TechAH

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