LUMS is a university committed to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Pakistan. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Program Manager to lead our 18-month project focused on capacity building for business incubation Centers. (BIC's) in Punjab.
As the Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the successful execution of our capacity-building project with the BIC’s in Punjab. Your primary responsibilities will include project execution, timeline management, team leadership, curriculum design, and networking within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are looking for a candidate with strong communication skills, leadership qualities, and technical knowledge of project management and learning and development.
- Develop and execute a detailed project plan, ensuring that project objectives are met within the defined timeline.
- Monitor project progress, identify risks and issues, and implement mitigation strategies.Collaborate with project stakeholders to ensure alignment and effective project delivery.
- Create and maintain project schedules, milestones, and deliverables.Ensure that project activities are completed on time and within budget.
- Proactively manage project delays and bottlenecks.Lead a team of dedicated professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and motivation.
- Foster a collaborative and results-oriented team environment.Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback.
- Work closely with subject matter experts to design and develop curriculum and training materials.
- Ensure that the curriculum aligns with the project's goals and objectives.
- Continuously improve and update the curriculum based on feedback and evolving needs.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including funding agencies, government agencies, industry associations, and other incubation centers.
- Identify partnership opportunities and collaboration possibilities.
- Represent the organization at relevant industry events and conferences.
Knowledge and Skills
Microsoft Office (Particularly Microsoft Excel)
- Team player
- Master's degree in a leadership, project management, business administration.
- Proven experience in project management, particularly in the context of capacity building and learning and development projects.
- Strong leadership and team management skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Familiarity with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pakistan is a plus.
- Technical knowledge of project management tools and methodologies.
- Ability to work independently and make data-driven decisions.
- Strong problem-solving skills and adaptability
Travel may be required depending on departmental needs. Flexibility & commitment is necessary
.9AM - 5 PM, Monday – Friday