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IT Project Manager

Date: 28-Apr-2021

Location: Remote, Flexible

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Opportunity


Global IT Applications and Services are core to providing the business applications and support services required to meet our strategic goals.


In this role you will be responsible for implementing approved and assigned projects covering key applications (Child Data, SharePoint, and SAP) and infrastructure services.


You will be required to deliver small to medium projects assuring timely delivery and appropriate quality of new systems and upgrades to critical global IT services covering the full portfolio of applications and services offered by Global IT.


You will be a key member of the IT Project Delivery team and will help shape and revise project management processes that will enhance project delivery and system adoption. Dealing with Project Budgets of between £50K and £500K.



The Individual


We are seeking an experienced IT Project Manager with demonstrable experience successfully delivering systems, liaising and translating between technology and business needs. Preferably with a PRINCE2, PMP, APM certification or equivalent.


Demonstrable experience in full project lifecycle for application development including requirement gathering and analysis, solution design and realisation, testing and implementation.


With effective internal and external relationship management, excellent analytical skills and the ability to coordinate initiatives across multiple teams and countries are essential.


Strong influencing, negotiating and communication skills will be imperative as will the capacity to manage demanding workloads, independently and to deadlines.




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Location: Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work.

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: IT Strategic Programme Lead

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here

Closing Date: Sunday 16 May 2021


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.