OVID Construction Project Director Jobs in Ethiopia

OVID Construction Project Director Jobs in Ethiopia


The holder of this post is responsible for technical monitoring and evaluation of all construction projects under the management contract of Ovid Construction. This position manages complex, strategic projects that span organizational boundaries, so Project Director should have experience managing multiple high-risk projects, including projects involving external vendors and multiple business areas.

When groups of related projects are organize, this position may manage multiple project managers whose projects provide specific deliverables; all of which must be collectively managed to provide the desired project results.

Company Overview

Ovid is a private limited company that is in the process of upgrading itself to the level of OVID Corporate Group incorporating, OVID Construction, Ovid Real Estate, Ovid Manufacturing, Ovid Trading House, and Ovid Venture Capital.

Ovid is defined to promote modern building systems that will decrease the dependence of the Ethiopian construction industry on conventional methods which are inefficient in terms of project delivery, quality, and cost. Our company is the pioneer in introducing various modern building technologies and project management systems.

As part of our expansion process, we are currently seeking a Manager for the Chairman & CEO’s Office responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures, and resources to facilitate effectiveness and efficiency for the entire organization.

As the executive assistant to the Chairman, this individual will perform a wide range of administrative support activities and assistance to facilitate the efficient operation of the Chairman’s Office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct multiple medium to large-scale projects.

  • Translate generalized customer business goals and objectives into concrete strategy and tactical plans.

  • Work on complex problems where analysis of situation or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors to achieve the best results.

  • Work effectively with internal and external clients, third-party vendors, and senior management in accomplishing project objectives.

  • Evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer.

  • Work closely with the Project Managers and Directors to facilitate decisions necessary for project delivery.

  • Develop and maintain “lessons-learned” inputs to the project repository for utilization on future programs initiated by the company.

  • Resolve resource, budgeting, change, and issues affecting the program.

  • Serves as a mentor/advisor/decision-maker to project managers for the project for issues related to internal Corporate and external environment, client relations, governmental regulation, project quality, project risk, and safety.

  • Oversee development of proposals and requests for proposals associated with the project.

  • Oversee vendor relations and procurement related to the program.

  • Oversee execution and delivery of projects related to successful project execution.

  • Daily projects management throughout the project life cycle;

  • Defining the project governance (controls);

  • Planning
    the overall project and monitoring the progress;

  • Managing the project’s budget;

  • Managing risks and issues and taking corrective measurements;

  • Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies;

  • Managing and utilizing resources across projects;

  • Managing stakeholders’ communication;

    Required Number: 4

    Job Requirements

    Education and Training:

  • Minimum BSc Degree in Civil Engineering/Construction Management and equivalent. A post-graduate qualification in project management /related field will be an advantage. Proficiency in relevant computer applications. Project management certification is a plus.

    Work Experience:

  • Must have held Project Director or Project Management and leadership positions (reflecting increasing levels of responsibility) in an organization of comparable size; above 10 years of project management experience with experience in large, complex projects and management of distributed project resource teams; 3-5 years of experience in the construction industry with previous supervisory or coaching experience.

    Skill Requirements:

  • Understanding of the strategic and operational issues of the project or business unit.

  • Ability to train, mentor, and develop project managers in project management methodologies and their applications.

  • Liaison and consultative skills; negotiating skills within a context of high political sensitivity and conflicting interests.

  • Presentation and written communication skills, including proposal writing.

  • Ability to advise on complex matters to non-specialists.

  • Demonstrated ability in managing internal and external client expectations on program requirements and deliverables.

  • Strong writing, mentoring, negotiation, communication, and Strong integration skills; ability to coordinate all aspects of a projects.

  • Strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to manage in a matrix environment.

  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures; and commitment to carrying out the mission and values of Ovid

    Personal Characteristics:

  • Flexible, proactive, innovative, willing to learn and willingness to face new challenges, enthusiastic about joining a diverse and inclusive work environment, ethical in maintaining confidentiality and anonymity when required

  • Reporting Lines: Reports Directly to the Managing Director

    Key Performance Indicators:

  • Feedback from a supervisor, co-workers/customers

  • Compliance with Company Policies and Protocols

  • Work performance measures against planned performance targets

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants can submit their CV and credentials hr@ovid-group.com or contact Ms. Meklit Lemma @+251922680373. For various reasons we do not accept hard copy CVs and credentials unless during interviews when we may need to verify the original credentials of the candidate.

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