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IT Project Manager

Job Description

The role holder is responsible for supporting the management and execution of digital projects and initiatives from inception to completion, the goals of which are to position Dubai as a global and industry leader in transforming and enhancing city experiences through emerging technology.


  • Conduct  daily operations ensuring that work processes are optimally delivered
  • Provide management information and insights on all dimensions of work area performance to facilitate discussion and decision making, both on a periodic basis and for ad-hoc management requests.
  • Lead project execution from definition to completion stages; establish and set project targets and performance measures and report on project performance on a periodic basis, providing comprehensive, up to date and prioritized view of all projects on a detailed level and an executive overview
  • Monitor and manage projects change management activities including adjustments that cover scope, resources, timeline etc., and ensure proper projects closure activities are performed
  • Manage strategic initiatives; create related projects to implement strategic initiatives, plan and track their budgets, track status and provide reports for them, playing a consulting and integrating role for strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain and monitor projects documentation to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are accurate and complete based on the project management methodology/framework
  • Liaise with all stakeholders to drive program execution so that potential problems can be identified in a timely manner and corrective action can be taken, when necessary
  • Suggest mitigation plans / risk management framework for the identified risks and threats
  • Conduct post project evaluations and implement changes to ensure continuous improvement process of project management activities
  • Coordinate the design of technical developments with the technical teams and ensure implementation of software life-cycle methodology
  • Build and strengthen stakeholder relationships with day-to-day relationship management, acting as a point of contact for the stakeholders and offering support and resolution on any issue that might arise
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies and provide inputs to management to ensure research and insights provide meaningful information on emerging technologies aligned to the strategic viewpoint of Smart Dubai
  • Support the implementation of initiatives to develop and promote skills in emerging technologies, gathering and drafting inputs on content to/from internal and external stakeholders to ensure the education of Dubai’s public and private sector community on the current and future potential of technology
  • Take ownership of his/her own learning agenda by identifying development needs and address these gaps with an individual development plan, detailing the appropriate actions to be taken, in consultation with the reporting manager
  • Strive to achieve the highest levels of proficiency on all the competencies and skills required to perform the role
  • Keep abreast of relevant professional/industry developments, new techniques and current topics through continued education and professional networks


Qualification & Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Project Management, Business Administration or equivalent
  • PMP, Prince 2, or Agile Project Management
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience in Project Management
  • Prior experience in the execution of large scale IT related projects
  • UAE experience with government / semi-government organizations and/or multinational technology companies is preferred
  • Understanding of the emerging technology landscape locally and globally is preferred
  • Strong relationship building and  stakeholder engagement skills
  • Project management
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills




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