Careers

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT
Function Finance Department Finance
Reporting to MDO Group Chief Financial Officer Location Muscat
1. Role Objective
JOB CONTENT
The Corporate Planning, Budgeting and Reporting Manager is responsible for periodical group corporate and business planning, budgeting and reporting, revision of annual budget, monthly MIS and other reporting.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
Corporate and business planning 1. Designing effective budget models for departments and the entire company 2. Plan and develop the corporate long-term strategy in order to materialize the Company’s vision and objectives. 3. Develop the Company’s business plan with proper guideline and information to ensure the alignment of business plans with corporate strategy. 4. Update the corporate and business plans periodically. 5. Understand business direction and needs and develop solutions, roadmaps and assessment of potential business impacts. 6. Support to Group Chief Financial Officer in development and implementation of organizational strategies by analysis of financial and accounting information. 7. Provide useful information to the management for its decision making, including board of directors meeting write-ups and accountability report. 8. Leading the alignment of company’s corporate and business planning with the company’s shareholders. 9. Developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the company in order to increase revenue and profitability. 10. Leading the discussion of the company’s corporate and business planning with other stakeholders. 11. Creating models to help define pricing strategies for products or services offered by the company. 12. Develop the corporate balance scorecards and act as the custodian of the departmental KPIs. Budgeting 1. Designing effective budget models for departments and the entire company 2. Develop and manage the long term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with MDO strategic plan. 3. Manage the budget planning activity and provide assistance in establishing the framework for annual budgeting, timelines, frequency, pre-work from department heads. 4. Prepare overall annual group budgets and periodical forecast based on past performance and strategic direction of the organization. 5. Manage disbursement of budget in accordance with planned budget requirements and approvals. 6. Monitor and manage budget utilization on a periodic basis and develop budget performance indicators to track progress. 7. Manage the company’s budget variations, additions and transfers based on the manual of authority and budgeting procedures. 8. Lead the management discussion on the annual budgeting reports and approvals. 9. Manage the budget function data migration in the company’s system. Reporting 1. Ensure timely generation of MIS reports as per the specified metrics and analysis to support management decision making and forecasting. 2. Prepare monthly and quarterly financial analysis to determine significant budget to actual as well as actual to actual variances over period and/or year. 3. Examine internal departmental and organizational metrics to identify potential risks and take suitable action for risk mitigation. 4. Coordinate with other divisions like Exploration, Projects, Asset Management for all finance related aspects on the master plan; develop and submit required reports to the management/ board. 5. Arrange Periodical departmental meetings on budget utilizations. 6. Control and approve the budget utilization request and insure all requests are approved within the budget. 7. Take the lead in all corporate reporting including Shareholders reports, annual sustainability reports, integrated report and any other reports. 8. Report KPIs performance and status in monthly basis. 9. Ad-hoc reporting based on management. Documentation Management 1. Oversee the preparation of periodic ad-hoc reports including expenditures, variances against budget, etc. in a timely manner and present financial information to executive management and/or Board of Directors for review. 2. Review reports, exhibits and other supporting schedules that detail MDO’s safety and soundness, compliance with laws and regulations, and recommended solutions to questionable financial conditions. Other Core Responsibilities 1. Ensure that the quality, health, safety and environment related requirements as applicable to performing the role are met at all times. 2. Adhere to organizational policies and procedures at all times as applicable to performing the role. 3. Compliance to QHSE procedures and familiarity with HS Risk, Environment Aspect Impact & Legal Registers. People Management 1. Define goals, responsibilities and authorities for team members and ensure objective periodic administration of the performance appraisal process, provide feedback on an on-going basis. 2. Actively coach team members on opportunities for performance improvement and capability. 3. development and take actions to leverage people’s strengths, and develop them through different available means. 4. Identify skill gaps and organize trainings for the team on various aspects to ensure overall learning and development. 5. Follow all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures for all people management activities such as recruitment, induction, training and performance appraisals. 6. Develop a positive work environment and encourage teamwork. 7. Undertake ongoing communication regarding all actions, activities and other aspects to employees within respective team, as required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or Equivalent.
  • MBA or Master in Finance is desired.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years of significant work experience in similar role
Special Skills & Knowledge:
  • Technical Skills:
    • Understanding of complex financial data, reports and financial statements, economic modelling, valuations techniques, acquisitions and merger in a complex environment.
    • Understanding of business processes, related operations, industry trends and market concepts.
    • Ability to forecast future market trends, evaluate and analyse financial information / investment opportunities.
    • Expert in accounting standards (IFRS / IAS), their application and financial reporting.
  • Soft Skills:
    • Excellent strategic planning and business management with a global mind-set
    • Leadership qualities to motivate team and lead by example
    • Excellent problem solving, resource utilization, cost reduction, process improvement, increasing quality and team building skills
    • Ability to do work independently with minimum assistance
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Excellent decision making and negotiating skills
    • Ability to thrive in dynamic and fluid environments
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent Microsoft excel skills
    • Ability to pay attention to details is required
    • Excellent relationship management and people management skills
APPLYING
Interested candidates should send their resumes to requirement@mdo.om by mentioning the Job Title in the Email’s Subject.

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT
Function Communication Department Corporate Support
Reporting to Head of Corporate Support Location Muscat
1. Role Objective
JOB CONTENT
To lead, guide and monitor various activities pertaining to communication such as designing managing and implementing communication strategies and initiatives aligned with MDO strategy and priorities in consultation With Head of Corporate Support.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic 1. Manage the Company brand/ Brands in order to safeguard the Company reputation being the most valuable asset. 2. Develop an effective internal communication and media relations strategy that promotes, protects and builds on MDO reputation and ensures alignment with MDO strategies and priorities. 3. Establish a mechanism to drive engagement, alignment and understanding of MDO strategy and priorities related to communication to all stakeholders. 4. Build strong relationships with external professionals, fostering collaborations and major initiatives aligned with Company’s vision. 5. Identify industry standards for measurement and establish communication performance indicators to align organisation with industry benchmarks. Financial 1. Responsible for preparing organizational budget for implementing MDO communication strategy and related activities in alignment with overall company objectives within desired timelines. 2. Responsible for ensuring all programmes are aligned to corporate communication budget and any deviations are reported on timely basis outlining the reasons and suggested course of action. Operational 1. Responsible for leading and implementing all communication campaigns and ensuring smooth execution within established timeline. 2. Protect the MDO brand and create a positive media profile and positioning by acting as a spokesperson for MDO 3. Reach out to the public via PR and marketing to deliver the message of the Company’s commitment to social responsibility and build reputation. 4. Work closely with retained PR agency and freelancers by continuous and consistent communication and follow up to ensure timely completion of work assigned. 5. Provide guidance to the press office team, ensuring MDO spokespeople have appropriate media training. 6. Build strong working relationships with teams and individuals in various departments and provide expert advice related to communication initiatives to all departments. 7. Ensure efficient and effective use of communications channels, review and update to meet audience requirements. 8. Responsible for leveraging internal communication channels to reinforce Company’s social responsibility policies and influence key stakeholders. 9. Release necessary editorial coverage (press releases, interviews and reports) in relevant media and update internal communication channels on timely basis. 10. Responsible for overseeing all external communications to ensure all messages are clear and consistent with overall MDO strategy. 11. Proactively create and identify opportunities and stories to promote MDO brand and take necessary action in consultation with Head Corporate Support. 12. Ensure alignment and co-ordination on content and timing of communication with any related external communication by conducting thorough reviews and ensuring adherence to company policies. 13. Ensure compliance with internal requirements and maintain appropriate internal control standards, including the timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators and taking corrective action within desired timelines.
KEY INTERACTIONS
Internal:
  • All Business & Support Units
External:
  • Media, Communication, CSR professionals, PR Agency, Freelancers, Vendors, Government officials.
Level of external interaction :
  • This position requires high level of external interaction
MINIMUM EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field is required.
  • A post-graduate degree in PR, Communications, Journalism or Marketing is desired.
Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the same field is required.
Special Skills & Knowledge:
  • Technical Skills:
    • Understanding of complex financial data, reports and financial statements, economic modelling, valuations techniques, acquisitions and merger in a complex environment.
    • Understanding of business processes, related operations, industry trends and market concepts.
    • Ability to forecast future market trends, evaluate and analyse financial information / investment opportunities.
    • Expert in accounting standards (IFRS / IAS), their application and financial reporting.
  • Soft Skills:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Articulate and clear writing style, with proven experience of writing internal communication content
    • Excellent administration and organisational skills
    • Excellent event management ability
APPLYING
Interested candidates should send their resumes to requirement@mdo.om by mentioning the Job Title in the Email’s Subject.

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT
Function Human Resources & Administration Department Corporate Support
Reporting to HR & Admin Manager Location Muscat
1. Role Objective
JOB CONTENT
To execute a range of tasks pertaining to Human Resources such as designing HR strategies, policies and processes; coordinating with external consultants and line managers for recruitment and selection; identifying and addressing employee performance, learning and development needs; administering compensation and benefits; managing employee relations by partnering with business and ensuring compliance as per company’s process and procedure in timely manner.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assist in the development of human resource policies, plans and programs in consultation with key stakeholders which will assist the achievement of MDO’s business plans and strategies and in line with vision and mission of the company. 2. Develop an efficient talent management framework for the company, including succession planning, Omanisation, career development, employee retention and competence development and performance management for the efficient career management plan for all staff. 3. Develop, implement and monitor the HR In -Country Value (ICV) strategy and its related initiatives. 4. Assist in the development of annual departmental budgets and perform periodic cost and productivity analysis to ensure optimal productivity and return on investment.. 5. Review and recommend changes to organizational structure in consultation with respective stakeholders to ensure compliance with company’s overall strategic objectives.. 6. Oversee the manpower planning process and in consultation with manpower team work towards rationalizing the existing manpower to meet present and future human resource and business needs. 7. Oversee the design and development of compensation and benefits program and review the same to ensure regulatory compliance and competitive market positioning and oversee the administration of the same. 8. Oversee the design and development of compensation and benefits program and review the same to ensure regulatory compliance and competitive market positioning and oversee the administration of the same. 9. Provide management consultation on handling key employee issues like high level employee grievances and trade unions to ensure effective problem resolution at all levels. 10. Protect the interests of employees & the company’s HR policies & procedures to ensure it is in accordance with country’s Laws & Regulations. 11. Ensure employee annual performance appraisals are conducted and reviewed as per the policies and procedures. 12. Address performance issues and development needs of employees by working closely with managers of respective departments and providing effective solutions. 13. Prepare reports required by managers while conducting performance appraisal in order to make decisions related to employee performance in their team. 14. Partner with business to identify employee development needs to ensure it enhances the competencies of the employees and addresses the talent gaps present in the company. 15. Creating learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees. 16. Ensure development needs of employees are addressed in timely manner by facilitating training and coaching sessions and discussion with line managers from time to time. 17. Process employee monthly payroll and respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll issues. 18. Act as a focal point for the internal and external HR audit by providing required documents to the auditors and explaining key processes wherever required showcasing compliance.
KEY INTERACTIONS
Internal:
  • All Business & Support Units
External:
  • Vendors, Legal Bodies, Government Entitles, Auditors, Labour Officers, Insurance Companies.
Level of external interaction :
  • This position requires high level of external interaction
MINIMUM EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
  • Bachelors’ degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • MBA in Human Resources/ Personnel Management/ CIPD/ CHRM or similar qualification is desired.
Experience:
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in HR and administration function is required.
Special Skills & Knowledge:
  • Technical Skills:
    • HR Budgeting
    • Manpower planning
    • Succession planning
    • Omanisation plan
    • Job Evaluation
    • HR Analytics
    • Performance Management
    • Compensation and benefits
    • Organisation Design
    • A good knowledge of IT systems, MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Thorough knowledge of Omani labour laws, and other relevant rules and regulations
  • Soft Skills:
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in Arabic and English
    • Pleasing personality, excellent negotiation and people management skills
    • Innovation
    • Team Work
    • Business Acumen
    • Customer Orientation
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of people
    • Commitment to HSE standards and policies
APPLYING
Interested candidates should send their resumes to requirement@mdo.om by mentioning the Job Title in the Email’s Subject.

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