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IT Project Manager (New Delhi, India)

Client: United Nations

Position: Contractor via IdealStaffs Consulting

Duration: 6 months renewable depending on performance

Location: New Delhi, India or within commuting distance.

Teleworking: Yes, able to work on-site when requested

To apply for this position, please send your resume at referencing the job title.

IdealStaffs Consulting is looking for an IT Project Manager with experience and knowledge with Office 365 and Exchange Messaging / Migration Services. The ideal Project Manager will have experience in Agile development life-cycle, with the ability to lead scrum teams.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute and control projects or manage components of a large complex project which typically impact critical operations or multiple user groups

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget

  • Create, maintain and execute the Project Plan

  • Manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs using appropriate techniques

  • Manage project issues and risks

  • Manage project resources and track project costs

  • Track and monitor project progress against plan, requirements, quality measures, standard processes and report performance using appropriate tools and techniques

  • Manage project communications, including schedule, to liaise with project board and respective stakeholders during the entire project lifecycle.

  • Create and maintain project management documents throughout the lifecycle of the project from Start Up to Closure.

  • Execute a proper Project Closure, including transition to operation, financial and lessons learnt. Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

  • Manage a complex project portfolio

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least 8 years of IT work experience

  • More than 5 years of experience in managing IT projects (Agile/Scrum, Prince2/PMI)

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner certification / Program Management (MSP)

  • Knowledge on any of the following areas would be preferred:

- Office 365 and Exchange Messaging / Migration Services.

- Infrastructure, ERP Applications and Cloud Hosting / Migration services

- Application Development, Blockchain, Automation (RPA)

- Data & Analytic, ServiceNow

  • Experience in managing projects in a multi-cultural environment

  • Experience in managing remote teams

  • Expert knowledge of English is required.

  • Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills;

  • A high degree of initiative, being independent and able to work with little supervision;

  • A high level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgement and maturity;

  • Ability to deliver quality results.

  • Experience with Jira or some other Agile development tools

  • Excellent technical documentation skills, and ability to deliver technical trainings

  • Customer-centric approach to delivery

  • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks and comfortable with short deadlines

  • Basic knowledge of other recognized UN languages is desirable

  • Understanding of the UN system is desirable

  • Experience in managing projects in a multi-cultural environment

  • Experience in managing remote teams

  • Expert knowledge of English is required.

  • Creativity/ ability to find innovative solutions

Required Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.

  • Communicating: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Demonstrates the ability to work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.

  • Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.

  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.

  • Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.

Desirable certifications:

  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field

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