Senior IT Project Manager (8)

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Job Title : Senior IT Project Manager (Grade 8)

Department : IT Administration, Security, & Project Management, OIMT

Reports to : Director of IT Project Management

Date: October 15, 2021

Function of the Position:

The role of the Senior IT Project Manager is to support high visibility data management and application development initiatives to ensure the design, development, implementation and rollout of new platforms and systems are carried out in an efficient manner. Projects will include system integration, data architecture modernization efforts, as well as custom built application development, modernization and automation. The candidate will be a member of the Portfolio, Project and Resource Management team, within the Office of Information Management and Technology. Through the application of best practices, this team ensures that IT projects are managed to deliver results and that resources are used effectively to meet the strategic priorities of the business while maintaining high-quality operational performance. The Senior IT Project Manager provides assistance in coordination of resources across the organization in meeting IT project objectives and reports to Director of IT Project Management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

IT Project Management Support for Enterprise Data Initiatives

Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business initiatives in collaboration with senior management and business stakeholders. Direct and manage project development from beginning to end with project plans, including communication, change management, testing, and associated documentation and activities. Ensure project management documentation is kept up to date and stakeholders are informed of progress. Build multi-disciplinary teams required to meet business demands, including surge capacities when needed on critical projects. Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team. Assist technical leads in managing relationships with external resources and service providers (system integrators and consultants on IT projects). Co-ordinate with other IT project managers to establish sound project management practices for managing projects of varying size, applying appropriate project management principles based on the complexity, size and business priority of each project. Assist project teams and technical leads in resource allocation and prioritization of IT projects. Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work. Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of any project.

Support Development of IT Standards and Documentation for Use Across the Organization

Collaborate with the IT managers to ensure that a standard set of tools, documents and procedures are developed, maintained and routinely executed by the development teams. Work with team members to establish and report on metrics used to gauge project and portfolio health.

Support Management of Off-site Resources

Coordinate the inputs of IT professionals based in various DAI office locations. Ensure the integration of these resources into IT project teams and, working closely with the Service Delivery Managers, ensure the efficient use of off-site resources across various corporate initiatives. Travel to various DAI office locations is anticipated when global conditions allow for it.

Minimum Qualifications:

Grade 8: 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree, or 3 years of relevant experience and a Master's degree.

  • Significant experience in Project / Program Management using Agile and/or other leading methodologies and practices.
  • Proven ability to implement high-level program initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to indirectly manage teams across multiple locations and create a sense of community among the members of a project team.
  • Experience in indirectly managing staff of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated organizational abilities and leadership qualities
  • Skilled in the use of MS Project DevOps, Github or similar tools for project planning
  • Good understanding of budgetary control and resource allocation procedures
  • Experience with system integration and data migration efforts
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel, post COVID-19

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Credentials - PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience with agile project management methodologies, including Scrum

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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