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SENIOR PROJECT ANALYST

Job Purpose:  

Under the supervision of the Department Head – Enterprise Portfolio Management, the Senior Project Analyst has the responsibility for ensuring that only well-prepared, sound projects are referred for selection to the Programme Portfolio Management Committee (PPMC) by undertaking detailed assessment of project proposals submitted for inclusion in the GOJ’s budget to ensure technical, financial and economic viability.  The Senior Project Analyst is responsible for understanding the business of the GOJ, assisting in the prioritization of ICT projects, ensuring that projects align with the technology that provides maximum return on investment, and directing the GOJ ICT strategy in support of the overall government strategy. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Participates and supports the development of the Department’s strategic and operational Plan.
  • Assists with the operation of the unit.
  • Collaborates with the Lead Project Analyst, MDA Project Managers and sponsors to interpret and present specific project objectives, while maintaining an independent perspective in order to perform an unbiased assessment of the project.
  • Scrutinizes projects to ensure alignment with national priorities and/or strategic policy objectives outlined in Vision 2030 National Development Plan/Medium Term Framework, CIO Blueprint Report and other policy frameworks.
  • Determines the viability and efficacy of projects by utilizing appropriate project assessment techniques.
  • Conducts independent financial and economic appraisal and analysis of projects.
  • Makes recommendations that will ensure coordinated and coherent approach to the acquisition and deployment of ICT assets across GOJ.
  • Monitors overall project portfolio, individual’s project progress, stakeholder’s commitment, results achieved and leading indicators of failure.
  • Analyzes cost-benefit analyses for projects and provides feedback on project prioritization.
  • Researches, reviews and analyzes effectiveness and efficiency of existing portfolio management processes; develops strategies for enhancing / leveraging these processes.
  • Ensures government’s business units technology solution and overall solution delivery comply with governance processes, architecture standards, etc.  

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution.
  • Training in ICT project management, policy analysis and/or related modern statistical techniques and approaches.
  • At least five (5) years’ of related work experience.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in project management.
  • Strong knowledge of the various concepts and operating principles within ICT (data communications, information systems, infrastructure, software, etc.).
  • Knowledge of ICT industry best practices (ITIL, PMI, COBIT, CMMI).

Desirable:

  • Training in Programme Management particularly in the areas of programme design and programme performance management.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in programme design and programme performance management.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in a similar role preferably but not exclusively within the public sector.
  • Knowledge of agile project management principles and practices.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical/logical skills
  • Planning & organizing skills
  • Goal and result oriented
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a target driven environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Able to work collaboratively with others to provide a high quality service
  • Ability to manage complex issues

Applications should be sent no later than March 30, 2018 to:                     

Director – Human Resource Management & Administration 
eGov Jamaica Limited 
P.O. Box 407 
Kingston 6 
or email: recruitment@egovja.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in this career opportunity.  Please note, however, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.