Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant – Senior Agile Project Manager,(Local)
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Gaza
Posting Period: 26 March 2023 - 08 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-UNRWA - Information Management - Headquarters Gaza-204898-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

Work Location

Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, or West Bank

Expected duration

6 to 11 months

Duties and Responsibilities

¿ Provide high-level technical consultation and advice to Project Management Office (PMO) Team.
¿ Participate in establishing best practices, templates, policies, and tools to expand and mature the capabilities for the PMO
¿ Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
¿ Provide leadership for projects team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
¿ Handle various responsibilities such as planning, scheduling, coordinating, managing all the aspects of the project.
¿ concurrently work on multiple projects and manage timelines, scope, budget.
¿ Use the tools for Agile project management such as Agile Modelling, Essential unified Process (EssUP), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Agile Unified Process (AUP) Open Unified Process (OpenUP), Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Velocity tracking, Feature Driven Development (FDD).
¿ Interact with the clients and understand their requirements.
¿ Communicate, facilitate, and liaison between Business Relationship Managers, technical teams, and the client/partner to manage the project's delivery and communicate accordingly.
¿ Maintain the project status report and record the previous reports.
¿ Compile historical data available with the team and present it to the senior officials and the team members working on the project.
¿ Present the status report of the project to the senior officials of the organization.
¿ Perform other duties as may be required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

Advanced university degree, or equivalency from an accredited educational institution in information technology, information management, computer science, Computer Engineering, or other related disciplines;


¿ Minimum of 10 years of experience in Project management.
¿ Solid understanding of software development life-cycle models and expert knowledge of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices, and the ability to blend them in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
¿ A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies, including managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams.
¿ Solid Experience in ServiceNow.
¿ Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.
¿ Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members, including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel.
¿ PMP certification and SCRUM MASTER certifications.


¿ Demonstrated experience presenting work to both technical and non-technical audiences.
¿ A robust troubleshooting methodology and the ability to work under fast-paced timelines with creative solutions.


¿ Certification in Agile project management.
¿ Certified Scrum Master, DSDM Foundation, DSDM Practitioner, and Certified Scrum Practitioner.
¿ PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred.


¿ Applying technical expertise.
¿ Strong ability to drive for results, manage, and deliver against multiple priorities on time.
¿ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
¿ Strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written.
¿ Excellent planning and organizing skills.
¿ Ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly.
¿ Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.
¿ Flexibility and adaptability.


¿ Fluent in spoken and written English.

Conditions of Service:

¿ The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds.
¿ Remuneration for this consultancy will be 2,500 USD depending on fund availability and qualifications and relevant experience.
¿ The incumbent can be in any UNRWA field of operations (Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, or West Bank).
¿ Minimum of 10 years of experience in Project management.

Additional Information

UNRWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) that aims to enhance livelihood and human development opportunities to Palestine refugees in all UNRWA areas of operations (Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria). By this new collaboration, UNRWA becomes a provider of Information Management, Technology services, and capacity augmentation to the UNICC technical team on a cost recovery basis through IMTD/IT Service Center (ITSC), HQ Gaza.

United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) is a UN agency that provides IT services to other UN agencies on a cost-recovery basis.

UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking a Senior Agile Project Manager who will play an expert project manager vital role in mentoring, planning, analyzing, and implementation the projects. S/he is the one who sets deadlines for the project and chooses an appropriate method for the
development. Therefore, S/he should have extensive knowledge of the development life cycles.

A Senior Agile Project Manager should excel in Professional Project Management, with special attention to Agile Software Development Models.

The consultant will report administratively to the Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarters Gaza and report technically to United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC).

¿ Please indicate if you are a Palestinian Refugee and provide your registration card number if applicable.

No Fee


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