To apply for this vacancy, please visit www.imf.org/jobs, Job Number 1700580 (Information Technology Officer (Project Management).
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is looking for a Portfolio Project Manager to provide direct support and guidance to individual project managers as well as assist in overseeing, analyzing, and reporting on the status and health of the total project portfolio on behalf of the CIO and IT governance groups. The position is located in the IMF headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a contractual position for 1 (one) year, renewable annually up to 4 (four) years of consecutive contractual service.
The Portfolio Project Manager assist with budget formulation for the portfolio, providing analysis, reporting, and support for IT governance in their decisions regarding project approval and budget allocation, and work with the team to perform project quality checks and stage gate reviews.
Specific duties and responsibilities for the duration of each project include:
Project Performance - Develop the Project Management Unit (PMU) portfolio management functions with regards to aligning, monitoring and measuring project business outcomes and key performance indicators to the IMF's business priorities. Define performance metrics and conduct assessments for business sponsors and business project managers’ engagement during project execution.
Project Recovery - Setting up the PMU project recovery services by developing criteria to identify derailed projects, perform project reviews and produce reports outlining recommendations to either bring the project back on-track, reformulate the project or to stop the project.
Project Governance - Establish the approach for conducting periodic project health checks for all projects, perform health checks and produce reports for the IT governance committees and IT leadership. Monitor and report project managers’ compliance on project management standards and processes.
Practice Management - Develop, launch and organize periodic Project Managers Community of Practice by setting agendas, scheduling and facilitate the sessions. Provide standardized centralized support and advisory services. Establish new and improve existing project management standards and processes.
IT Governance - Provides support to IT governance committees and support around the annual IT capital budgeting process. Perform complex administrative duties related to project portfolio management requiring oversight, attention to detail, analysis and reporting.
The position requires educational development, typically acquired through the completion of an advanced university degree in Business, Business Technology, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field of study or equivalent, plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience; or a bachelor's degree in a related field of study plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience. Project Management Professional Certification desired.
In addition to these qualifications:
Minimum of two years of experience as a member of a project/portfolio management office;
Minimum of two years of experience in developing/implementing project management standards and methods, managing project resources, portfolio management, project performance measurement, communication planning, and training/mentoring staff in project management skills;
Three or more years’ experience in project managing the deployment of IT projects
Demonstrated knowledge of the full business/IT project lifecycle, and an understanding of business process redesign and technology trends and developments;
Expert with MS project (required);
Experience in using the CA Clarity project/portfolio management tool is a plus;
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Must have experience in practice management aspect of managing complex technical projects and programs including the use of agile project management techniques.
Exposed to portfolio management concepts, methodologies and best practices.
Experience in business process re-engineering and streamlining
Proficient in documenting processes, flow charts and policies related to project, program and portfolio management areas.
Knowledge of performance measurement concepts and application
Experience in enforcing project governance measures in ensuring that project managers are managing their projects/programs according to the set standards.
Experience in developing and executing communication plan
Experience in developing training plan, training materials and conducting training is a plus
Experience in conducting project audits, reviews and recovery that include correcting, re-baselining and/or reformulating troubled projects.
Ability to provide project support and mentoring to Project Managers on project management skills
Facilitation and conflict management skills that enable effective working relationships
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in ways that are compelling, convincing, and re-assuring, and to articulate complex technical ideas to non-technical stakeholders.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership. The... IMF's primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other. The IMF's mandate was updated in 2012 to include all macroeconomic and financial sector issues that bear on global stability.