The IT Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, execution and delivery of various IT Projects within Feed the Children. This role involves coordinating with project stakeholders, managing project teams and ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders involved.
Essential Job Functions
- Setting team project goals and coming up with plans to meet them.
- Maintaining project timeframes, budgeting estimates and status reports.
- Managing resources for projects, such as IT Infrastructure and employees (Including Consultants).
- Coordinating project team members and developing schedules and individual responsibilities
- Implementing IT strategies that deliver projects on schedule and within budget
- Using project management tools to track project performance and schedule adherence
- Conducting risk assessments for projects
- Organizing meetings to discuss project goals and progress
- Communicating project status with team members and colleagues from other departments
Behaviours (Values in Practice)
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Feed the Children values.
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- Sets ambitious and challenging personal and team goals, takes responsibility for own personal development, and encourages teams to do the same.
- Widely shares personal vision for Feed the Children, engages and motivates others.
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with team, colleagues, Donors and external partners and supporters.
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related information technology field, or equivalent training and experience related to IT Project Management. An advanced degree in a related field would be an added advantage.
- Post Graduate Training – Project Management Professional (PMP) or PRINCE2.
- 5+ years in a similar role within a busy environment.
- Project management and leadership skills for managing projects and the teams involved with them.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills to coordinate with team members and management and explain technical issues
- Analytical and problem-solving skills to handle any issues that occur during project completion.
- Organization and time management skills to keep projects on track and within budget
- Excellent resource planning and task scheduling skills
- Advanced computer skills and in-depth knowledge of different operating systems, network administration and service desk administration.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands and fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Works in a normal office environment where there are few physical discomforts associated with changes in the weather or noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
- The incumbent’s working conditions are typically moderately quiet
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Computer Skills – Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Advanced MS Excel skills, experience with MAS 90 and SAGE 100 helpful but not required. Experience with QuickBooks preferred.
- English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Oral Communication – Speak clearly, persuasively, and professionally in positive or negative situations; listen and gets clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings.
- Written Communication – Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
- Teamwork – Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support everyone’s efforts to succeed.
- Ethics – Treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.