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Senior IT Project Manager

  • Define and agree relevant project objectives, risks, timescale and costs, working with stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain project plans, identifying key deliverables, timelines and milestones
  • Identify resource requirements and engage teams and vendors as required to fulfil project deliverables, identifying and escalating gaps
  • Drive process to achieve milestones, including convening people as needed (identifying who should participate, developing agendas, getting meetings scheduled, tracking meeting decisions, outcomes and actions, etc.)
  • Manage delivery to agreed quality/time/cost expectations, escalating where required, including with 3rd party vendors where necessary
  • Ensure revisions to project objectives/deliverables/plans are duly reviewed and approved
  • Identify key stakeholders and maintain appropriate levels of engagement / communication
  • Ensure timely reporting in accordance with requirements
  • Ensure that risks, issues and interdependencies are effectively managed and escalated where necessary for support and resolution
  • Support and champion the use of any applicable programme and project management standards

Skills and attributes

  • Deep understanding of project management disciplines
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English language)
  • Strong influencing and relationship building skills, cross-functionally and across different organisations, at different organisational levels
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise time, including across multiple projects
  • Flexibility and pragmatism in approach, remaining composed under pressure
  • Creative and proactive problem-solving approach, finding ways to make progress through complexity and uncertainty
  • Ability to understand and respect established working practices while identifying and championing progressive changes
  • Ability to understand and map processes to identify gaps and opportunities
  • Ability to identify and manage project risks, escalating judiciously when required
  • Ability to relate to the needs and operating environment of an international, not-for-profit body with a strong public service mission
  • Fast learner, ability to navigate the different organisations and get up to speed quickly on key topics
  • Strong team player with an ability to work independently in a collaborative and fast paced environment