IT Project Manager in London at WaterAid

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Type:
    Permanent
  • Location:
    London
  • Date Posted:
    9/16/2020

Job Description

Want to use your project management skills to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as IT Project Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

The IT directorate is responsible for the development of IT infrastructure and application services running in the UK as well as supporting staff across 20 WaterAid countries.

As an experienced project manager, the post holder will provide guidance, support and leadership to ensure the delivery of an ambitious and exciting portfolio of IT change across the organisation.

You will have day-to-day responsibility for the smooth and effective running of projects with a focus on results, outcomes and high-quality delivery. Effective project leadership along with a passion for agile and flexible delivery, partnership working and strategic thinking will be key to delivery in this role. The post holder will work with internal and external stakeholders internationally and in the UK to understand their needs, guide them through change and ensure delivery.

This is a permanent full-time post (flexible working will be considered). We are open to the postholder being based in any country where WaterAid has a presence - subject to cost and communication with the majority of WaterAid countries being practical.

About you:

To be successful, you'll need:

  • A proven track record of successful project management within complex environments
  • Solid knowledge and experience of leading projects within an agile project management environment
  • Ability to work independently under your own initiative
  • Sound problem solving and analytical skills, with excellent attention for detail combined with the ability to see the bigger picture

Knowledge of the key principles associated with business improvement and Lean Six Sigma methodologies would be an advantage

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'.

Salary (UK) up to £45k subject to experience, with excellent benefits. Salary and benefits for other countries will vary in line with that WaterAid country's salary scale.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Applications will close 23:59 UK time on Sunday 4th October. Availability for interview is required w/c 12th October. 2nd interviews are expected to be completed before the 31st October. Interviews to be conducted remotely via video call.

Our UK offices are at 20 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London and this role could also be based in a country where WaterAid has a presence, subject to cost and time zones allowing effective communication with the majority of WaterAid countries.

Additional Information

WaterAid UK benefits include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

WaterAid UK is based in Canary Wharf, London. The office currently has limited capacity due to covid-19 - therefore the onboarding process is anticipated to be delivered remotely and the post holder may initially spend significant periods working from home. This will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship or relocation for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in one of WaterAid's countries.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at careers@wateraid.org