Vacancy Details

1340 - Project Manager - IT

Location: UAE - Dubai
Business Unit: SCHOOL SUPPORT CENTRE
Closing Date 30-Apr-2018
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the Role

The incumbent is primarily responsible for coordinating and monitoring ongoing projects within the IT Division and ensuring that these projects are on schedule as per the project plan. The incumbent will also prioritize and reschedule the projects given the available resources and criticality of user requirements in coordination with stakeholders.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop and review full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. Monitor and schedule projects as per the resource availability and business requirements.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Prepare the project lifecycle standards and assign to each project the phases required depending on the size of each project.
  • Prepare the project initiation reports, project closure reports and all other requisite reports on a timely basis.
  • Understand system architecture and limitations in deciding on methods of problem solving which may impact project as a whole and time to deliver.
  • Identify areas for professional development of self and act to enhance professional development.
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Minimize risk exposure by managing the scope and mitigating risk across projects.
  • Maintain relations with the project recipient, all other related departments and units and effectively and efficiently communicate progress reporting and project evaluation so as to achieve the management goals/ objectives.
  • Manage vendors by contractual obligations on both ends.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Coordinate between various departments within IT to ensure the progress of the ongoing projects.
  • Implement engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with the Bank’s methodology to ensure profitable and successful execution of the project as measured by set goals and customer satisfaction.
  • Stay abreast of advances in information technology.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the IT related service offerings, technical preferences, and technical direction.
  • Serve as key participant in team and client meetings.
  • Provide staff contingency policies and guidelines to ensure lowest impact as a result of staff absence or departure.
  • Handle difficult project employees situations directly, using appropriate discretion, and in coordination with the Human Resources function.
  • Ensure protection and security of project information from any unauthorized access within the overall security policy.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and vendors and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Ensure high standards of confidentiality to safeguard commercially sensitive information.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the external and internal auditors and the Compliance function as and when required.

 

  • QUALIFICATIONS
    University degree in Computer Science from a recognized university. Professional Certification such as PMP is preferable.
  • 7-10 years of related experience of which a minimum of 2-3 years should be in a similar position / responsibility, preferably in a similar Industry.
  • Behavioral Competencies: Analytical Ability Business Acumen, Coaching & Mentoring, Communication, Creativity & Innovation, Customer Orientation, Decision Making, Managing Interpersonal Conflict and Resolving Problems, Managing People, Planning & Organizing, Process Excellence
  • Technical Competencies: Client Solution Building, Customer Relationship Management, Project Management, Systems Analysis, Applying
  • Technology, Computer Operations, Hardware/Software Installation, Programming, Software Creation, System Design, System Integration, System Testing, User Support
     

 

About Your Benefits
We offer an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, visa, tuition fee concession, medical insurance, annual airfare allowance, 30 days annual leave and end of service gratuity.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.
1. Resume/CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.