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  • Project Manager II San José Province
  • WVI - Not yet known in San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
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  • 1 month ago

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories! Employee Contract Type: Empleado de Plazo Determinado (duración determinada) Job Description: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Manager II role is responsible for the end-to-end management of one or more large to medium sized strategic initiatives, with moderate to high levels of complexities as well as multi-year high value budgets. Individuals within the Project Management job family are responsible for the planning, development and implementation of project efforts. They develop, establish and maintain all project management collaterals and ensure adherence to agreed delivery framework and guidelines. They bring... together key stakeholders to determine the scope, refine requirements, obtain necessary approvals from sponsors as well as mobilize the required resources to implement the project successfully. They are charged with overall project coordination, development of plans and schedules, resource planning and estimation and project maintenance. They act as the single point of contact and effectively communicate key Issues, risks, dependencies in a timely manner and where necessary escalate appropriately through the established governance structure. They lead the various project delivery review meetings and maintain an updated status of each project through regular reporting. They are also responsible for enforcing the change management process and ensuring the project efforts meet customer expectations for contracted time, cost and performance. Individuals serving in this role require proven skills in managing within a matrix organization. They have excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly communicate vision, mission, and goals to both business and IT audiences. They have a sound understanding of technology and its application to achieve business objectives. Lastly, they are expected to provide the highest level of expertise in the application of the tools and techniques of the project management discipline as well as Agile delivery practices. Relationship Management Develops and maintains productive working relationships with business owners, project sponsors, vendors and key clients. As per the overall stakeholder management plan, effectively communicates and interacts with key stakeholders to ensure their commitment to project outcomes and decision roles. Project Planning and Integration management Develops, and continually updates, project plans and schedules. Develops Work Breakdown structures. Identifies project dependencies prior to the start of the project. Works with the Business Analysts, Product Owners/Business leads and other stakeholders to define/refine the project scope. Facilitates the gathering of information required to estimate project cost, resources, time and deliverables. Prepares all project management planning artefacts. Coordinates and integrates all elements of a project, including tasks, resources, stakeholders, and deliverables to ensure that processes run efficiently and meet predefined goal. Conflicts/Problem Management Manages competing demands from stakeholders and negotiates conflicts to find workable solutions throughout the project life cyclee. Acts as a mediator between stakeholders and team members. Resource Management Determines staffing requirements and forms project teams. Develops budget requests for resources. Works with functional managers to effectively optimize resource allocation across their respective projects. Provides work direction and leadership to assigned projects, including scheduling, assignment of work and review of project efforts. Procurement Planning & Vendor Performance Supports the identification of resources/components that need to be procured outside the organization. Describes technical or other issues that need to be considered and assists in the development of Statement of Work (SOWs). Contributes to the vendor management process involving RFI, RFQ, RFP, Bid Evaluation, Awarding, contracting and onboarding. Contributes to the service provider performance evaluation. Verifies invoiced work against the payment milestones and completed work. Provides an escalation path for resolving vendor performance disputes. Risk and Issue Management Undertakes continuous identification, assessment and monitoring of all project risks/opportunities/issues to determine their relevance and impact on the project. Develops and maintains risk plans, processes and systems in order to mitigate risk. Creates action plan for risks that occur and follows through on plan. Maintains issue list, proactively escalating issues to project and departmental leadership to mitigate risk. Recommends and takes action to direct analysis and solution of problems. Budget Estimates costs associated with a project including physical, financial and human capital costs. Develops a detailed cost baseline from cost estimations. Refines project cost estimates and confirms funding sources. Monitors and controls the actual cost of a project versus the budget. Reviews bills and evaluates factors that may potentially cause cost changes. Conducts in-depth root cause analysis of project budget discrepancies. Standards, Policies, and Procedures Utilizes established project standards, procedures. Contributes to the development of new quality metrics as well as new ways of working. Compliance to established policies, procedures and standards. Identification of quality metrics. Communications Develops a communication plan to convey project scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests and critical issues to the client and project team. Assesses the effectiveness of the interaction and communication with the client and project team. Coaching/Mentoring Coaches or mentors other Team Members. Develops, positively influences and Transfers of knowledge to team members. KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE: Required Professional Experience Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, IT or any other related field. Requires 5-7 years experience in the IT environment, including 3 or more years in managing Global/Enterprise Technology and Digital Solutions. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications Accredited Project Management Certifications: PMP, Prince2, Agile Certified Practitioner, Professional Scrum Master, Disciplined Agile, Scaled Agile Framework amongst others. Project Manager of Global or Regional Technology and Digital Solution projects. Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only Nuestra visión para cada niño y niña, la vida en toda su plenitud. Nuestra oración por cada corazón y la voluntad de hacerlo posible. Como organización cristiana global de ayuda, desarrollo y defensoría, nuestro enfoque es ayudar a los niños y niñas más vulnerables a salir de la pobreza y llevar una vida plena. Ayudamos a niños y niñas de todos los orígenes, incluso en los lugares más peligrosos, inspirados por nuestra fe cristiana. Obtenga más información sobre nuestro trabajo en wvi.org Our organisational culture reflects a "Partnership" of World Vision offices in 100 countries and 33,000+ staff working towards one vision: life in its fullness for every child. A career with World Vision is a God-given calling, and we believe that every staff member has been brought to World Vision for God’s purposes. Whether working from home, in an office, or with children and community members, we celebrate and embrace each staff member’s diverse background and talents – knowing that together, we can make a difference. Together, #WeAreWorldVision. Learn more about our culture. Our people are our greatest asset. Each staff member brings their unique experience and God-given talents to the organisation – and in return World Vision provides employees a competitive "Total Rewards" package tailored to the context in which they work. Learn more about benefits. Have questions about applying to a job with World Vision? 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