E T Consultant, IT Project Management
|Term Duration:||1 year 0 months|
|Recruitment Type:||Local Recruitment|
|Location:||Washington, DC,United States|
|Closing Date:||12/1/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC|
IFC a member of the World Bank Group is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
Information technology is an integral part of the strategic initiatives for all the Core Business Functions at IFC. Corporate Information Technologies (CIT) Teams provides comprehensive IT applications and support for IFC's operations. There is a rich and diverse landscape of business applications that encompasses a wide variety of In-house and Customized COTS products (such as ACBS, Investran, etc.,), and SaaS solutions (such as Oracle ERP on Cloud) which meets the business needs of IFC departments.
The CIT Finance (CITFN) units mission is to: 1) partner with clients to provide modern and reliable solutions for evolving finance and accounting business needs, compliance, and requirements, and 2) to collaborate with clients and relevant IT units to enable reliable, transparent, and up-to-date data to facilitate improved business decision-making. CITFN is currently implementing several new requirements in the current and new IT systems to incorporate new financial products.
CIT is looking a highly motivated, experienced and versatile ET Consultant, IT Project Management, who will lead the project team and manage end-to-end IT implementation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of highly skilled, diverse, and technical professionals and contribute to the department priorities. The position will be based in Washington DC.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Define project scope and schedule for assigned projects while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value to clients; organize and lead project status meetings; prepare and track project progress; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects
Take full project life cycle ownership, including full implementation from initiation to deployment.
Manage expectations for project deliverables, client communications, and help to implement an effective project oversight and governance.
Implement a well-defined project management process and ensure ongoing process improvement to apply best practices for Agile Project Management
Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution and encourage a sustainable pace with high levels of quality output.
Measure project performance using appropriate tools, and techniques.
Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders.
Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
Provide effort, cost estimation and spend plan
Seek funding approval via IT Governance process
Develop Team Operating Model
Onboard and Mobilize teams (including vendor resources)
Develop performance management plan
Initiate Project Assessment and Implementation
Manage Business Requirements Elaboration process
Track and ensure all functional and non-functional requirements are considered and incorporated in the proposed design
Ensure all requirements are being addressed during implementation
Allocate and track work assignments for each stream
Track detailed Implementation status by Iteration, Phase, and Stream
Manage Overall Quality Assurance (Test planning, Test Execution, Test Reporting, etc.)
Manage and close all issues and defects
Perform checkpoints at major milestones and phase gates
Develop and manage deployment plan and activities
Manage project budget
Manage Risks and Issues
Coordinate between streams (Conduct stand-up and coordination meetings)
Capture, Monitor, and publish performance reports
Track and report on risks and issues
Create and define risks contingencies and plans.
Report and escalate any issues to team lead and management as needed.
Seek feedback from management when and wherever necessary.
Reporting and Stakeholder Management
Review status reports from the team, providing weekly status reports to the PMO/stakeholders and taking appropriate actions accordingly.
Be focal point of contact for all the escalations related to project management
Send crisp and clear status to PMO
Conduct periodic meetings with stakeholders
Prepare and Execute Communication plan
Develop Stabilization and transition to Application Support Team (AST) plan
Submit Project Closure documents
Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience in Project Management or relevant area or Master s degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Role Specific Experience: 5+ years of experience in IT project management. Experience & knowledge in SDLC, SCRUM/Agile methodologies are required.
Experience working on financial, or banking Systems is required
Experience working in a multi-vendor and global environment is a plus
PMP or PRINCE certification is a plus
Experience working with multi-function project teams including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel.
Team player who works well with technical and non-technical resources.
Stays abreast of new technology trends in project management area, and the broader IT industry.
Strong interpersonal skills including, collaborating, and team building
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
Solid understanding of and proven experience in using appropriate tools: Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/ Azure DevOps or equivalent.
Excellent presentation and documentation skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals.
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the big picture view.
Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET appointment of three years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their third-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.