College / Department Profile :
The College of the North Atlantic - Qatar is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Project Management Specialist in the Institutional Excellence Department.
Reporting to the Manager, of Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance, the Project Management Specialist must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Institutional Excellence Department in fully implementing the College’s mission and vision.
College of the North Atlantic - Qatar Profile :
The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic-
Qatar (CNA-Q). Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-
centered education. This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry.
With more than 600 staff and 3,000 students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions offering over 30 diploma programs through student-
centred learning. By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies and Information Technology, CNA-
Q brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Duties & Responsibilities :
The Project Management Specialist is a key position enabling the successful delivery of transformation projects and the realization of benefits and transformational change throughout CNA-
Q’s operations, including the comprehensive College Transformation Project initiated by the Board of Trustees intended to transform CNA-
Q into an aspired world class national technical and vocational institution.
This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic leader, who will provide collaborative leadership and guidance in direct support of the CNA-
Q Transformation Project, ensuring that a portfolio of projects throughout the institution are appropriately managed, aligned with the overall strategic objectives, and delivered on time and on budget.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of Project Management experience or a related field, and possess the qualifications necessary to be successful in the role of Project Management Specialist.
The successful candidate is responsible to work collaboratively with leaders to establish and manage a distributed project management structure and will develop and implement project governance tools, templates, and guidelines.
The candidate will also coordinate the submission of project proposals, prioritization and selection.
The successful candidate will develop relationships with departmental Project Owners and key stakeholders in order to determine capacity and required resources.
The candidate will also lead the selection, implementation, and management of an institutional Portfolio Project Management methodology and supporting technology platforms.
The Project Management Specialist will provide training to Project Owners and functional unit members related to project and portfolio management and will provide regular management reporting on the status of projects.
The successful candidate will Identify risks and recommend mitigation strategies to inform executive decision-making and will ensure effective communication with departmental Project Owners, functional unit members, and other stakeholders.
The successful candidate will engage with departments to evaluate proposed and ongoing projects based on value, risk, effort, cost and strategic alignment and will work with key stakeholders to assess and track financial impact of all project work.
The candidate will lead the effective and efficient delivery of large-scale strategic projects, including scope, schedule, cost, risk, resources, and quality.
The Project Management Specialist will also leverage business and technical knowledge to ensure appropriate review and quality validation occurs for deliverables.
Education and Certifications :
A related Bachelors degree and recent project and project portfolio management experience, preferably with transformation projects of varying scope and scale in higher education or public sector.
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in Project Management role or related field.
Fluency in written and spoken English language.
Other Required Skills :
Ambitious and self-motivated team player with a high standard of professional integrity. Significant experience with Project Management Software (e.
g. MS Project, Clarizen, Planview, Primavera, WorkFront, etc.) Strong facilitation skills, with experience conducting workshops.
Demonstrated leadership, communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential, ability to work under tight timelines in a fast paced environment.
Analytical thinking and problem solving skills are essential, as is intercultural diversity proficiency. A Master degree or higher and PMI or similar designation are assets.
Policy analysis, organizational design and process improvement experience are assets. Familiarity with CNA-Q programs and operations is a distinct asset.
How to Apply :
Applications should be submitted via our online application portal by clicking the Apply now button below.