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IT Project Manager (Remote)

Client: United Nations via IdealStaffs Consulting

Location: Remote within the CET/GMT time zone

Position: Senior Project Manager

Type: Contractor

State: ASAP

To apply for this position, please send your resume at and mention the job title that you are applying for.


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

  • 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.


  • Good knowledge and sound understanding of IT fundamentals and technologies pertinent to creating business solutions i.e. software development and testing, architecture, applications, databases, integration infrastructure and networks;

  • Must be technologically savvy, demonstrating the ability to easily adapt to new and unfamiliar technologies, software, and systems;

  • Skills in general infrastructure, including system configurations, clustering, performance, and security;

  • Experience working in projects, application performance and tuning;

  • Apply industry standards and best practices in writing and performing basic testing and comply with security standards and policies for the produced artefacts.

  • Agile or SCRUM Project participation experience

  • Experience in producing technical documentation


Strategy & Planning

  • Detail project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

  • Track project milestones and deliverables.

  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project teams, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.

  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.

  • Assess project benefits realization and evaluate after project closure.

  • Conduct project ‘lessons learned’ and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.

  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.

  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.

Operational Management

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.

  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.

  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.

  • Participate in quality management activities.

  • Manage project risks and issues throughout the project duration.

  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.


  • Ten years or more of progressively responsible professional experience in information technology and/or related area, including at least four years (4) working in project management

  • Experience in managing projects in a multi-cultural environment

  • Experience in producing technical documentation including user requirement documents, proposals in response to project requirements

  • Experience in drafting processes and procedures documentation

  • Experience in working with Microsoft office tools and Microsoft Project

  • Knowledge of Project management best practices, AGILE/SCRUM, and/or PRINCE2/PMP

  • Good knowledge of the ITIL framework

  • Knowledge of incident and issue management

  • Knowledge of managing and / or working with teams including virtual and remote teams

  • Excellent customer service skills, good telephone manners, good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision

  • Knowledge of managing budgets

  • Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage


  • Relevant industry certifications

  • ITIL and Prince2 awareness

  • Atlassian Jira and Confluence

  • Microsoft Planner would be a plus

Soft Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills.

  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.

  • High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

  • Ability to deliver quality results.

  • Expert knowledge of English is required (Oral and Written).

  • Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

To apply for this position, please send your resume at and mention the job title that you are applying for.

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