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Senior Project Manager - HR

We're looking for an experienced Senior HR Project Manager to manage one or more workstreams within the context of a 2.5 year comprehensive change programme in a non-profit organisation.

  • 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 standard

Skills and attributes

  • Deep understanding of project management disciplines

  • Deep experience of major HR transformation in a global, preferably merger-related context (e.g. staff contract transfer, other sensitive and major HR-driven changes across the workforce)

  • 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

Qualifications and experience

  • Demonstrable, significant track record of project delivery experience (preferably in an international and/or integration context) drawn from formal methodology certification (APM/PMI/PRINCE2 and Agile methods)

  • Strong planning & scheduling skills, with proven ability to synthesise and analyse data from multiple inputs and PowerPoint & Excel skills

  • Comfortable with SharePoint & O365

  • Change management qualification and experience desirable

  • Prior experience of working in a not-for-profit context desirable