Project Manager

Application ends: March 21, 2025

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  • The role is linked to the successful execution of the launch of the CCIB Branch in Egypt. The role will support the Programme in the setting up of SCB branch in Egypt and ensure the successful delivery of the programme ancillary outcomes. The role includes Programme management from initiation to implementation, encompassing schedule, scope, cost, risks, and issues management perspectives for Client Coverage, Risk, CFCC and Surveillance. In addition to owning and monitoring the programme plan, adapting to any evolving risk and issues whilst maximising the quality of the programme deliverables.
  • This role will work closely with the overall Programme Manager and stakeholders from CCIB and Functions to deliver this and other related outcomes.

The role holder will have to ensure all aspects of the Programme are planned, coordinated, and executed in a timely and controlled manner.

  • Tracks realisation of benefits and business value, finances, risks/ issues, and co-ordinates dependencies on resources outside of the programme such as legal, compliance, operational risk, etc.
  • Supports Programme Owner to build a viable business case with an efficient delivery structure in conjunction with Delivery Owner, Delivery Leads and Product Owners.
  • Administers governance and financial reporting on behalf of Agile Teams, including administration of Clarity, preparing, and reporting to PSC.
  • Ensures the Programme and Initiatives comply with Agile ‘components’ in nWOW (new ways of working) Standards and Project Governance Policy. The Programme Manager ensures staff working on the Initiatives are aware and comply.
  • Liaises with Scrum Masters to identify and mitigate Agile Impediments which may impair delivery. Reports major impediments as risks and issues at Programme level.
  • Collaborates with Programme Owner and Product Owners to re-plan and prioritise Initiatives based on business value and assess impact on cost and benefit.
  • Aligns with Delivery Owner, Product Owners and Scrum Masters to ensure Agile Metrics are captured and reported correctly across Programme.
  • Transitions and hands over the Programme to BAU as well as implementing the Programme closure procedure.
  • Coordinate and work with the Project and Technology leads to support the delivery of the CCIB launch plan in a safe and well-controlled manner and on an end-to-end basis – incorporating infrastructure requirements and building a business that is fit-for-growth
  • Support the deployment of technology infrastructure for CCIB and ensures that this satisfies the needs of the business and compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborates with Programme Owner and Product Owners to re-plan and prioritize Initiatives based on business value and assess impact on cost and benefit.
  • Supports the Programme Manager in transitioning the business-related aspects to BAU, especially those processes which are client-impacting.
  • Embed the Group’s values and code of conduct and develop a robust culture to ensure that adherence with the highest standards of ethics, and compliance with relevant policies, processes, and regulations among employees
  • Ensure that Risk Management matters that are brought to the job holder’s attention are subject to direct remedial action and/or ensure adequate escalation to Group/governance committees, as appropriate


  • Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Programme’s arrangements to deliver effective governance, oversight & controls in the business and, if necessary, oversee changes in these areas.
  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which both the Group and the Programme operate, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
  • Responsible for delivering ‘effective governance’; capability to challenge senior Programme stakeholders effectively; and willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner.

Regulatory and Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Lead the [country / business unit / function/ team] to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.]
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key stakeholders

  • Programme Manager for Egypt branch launch
  • Other key members of Project Pyramid project team
  • CCIB team in Egypt and at the Region
  • Middle East x-UAE Cluster Office
  • AME Regional CEO Office
  • Key members of regional functions/Strategy team
  • Key members of business and product teams
  • Project Pyramid – applicable internal technology stakeholders – applicable internal business stakeholders and support functions (e.g., regional and country stakeholders, Audit, Legal & Compliance, etc)

Other Responsibilities

  • Embed Here for good and Group’s brand and values in UAE, Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures; Multiple functions (double hats); [List all responsibilities associated with the role]

Our Ideal Candidate

  • The Programme Manager is a highly organized self-starter and great communicator, able to work together with multiple teams and to demonstrate operational savviness, exceptional issue-solving, people and conduct management skills.

Role Specific Competencies

  • Project Management
  • Risks and Issue Management
  • Stakeholder Management


About Standard Chartered

We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies – everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments – some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you’ve applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.