Alef Education-based in Abu Dhabi, UAE is a K-12 educational technology and digital content company that personalizes learning using continuous assessment, artificial intelligence and scaffolded instruction. Alef designs direct instruction and inquiry-based e-learning that can be used in self-paced, flipped and blended instruction.
Alef seeks an experienced senior project manager to manage and control multiple and large scale projects at the same time in partnership with all key stakeholders. The role will expect to focus primarily on educational content development and will be interfacing with the clients, education team overall and with the Curricular Design Process Manager in particular. The role oversees the overall projects performance, proactively identifying, mitigating and reporting any key risks by coordinating communication and facilitating complex and multi-stakeholders problem-solving.
Job Specific Responsibilities
Manages multiple projects and activities related to projects within given constraints of scope, schedule, budget and quality through the duration of the project.
Allocates work among team members and provides guidance on a regular basis.
Develop end to end projects plans in alignment with all key stakeholders (internal, vendors, client,...etc)
Proactively communicate and work with all key stakeholders to establish and adjust project plans, flagging internal and external dependencies and risks
Coordinate communication between teams and vendors, managing effective relationships and ensuring effective execution of agreed contracts and scope of work across all subjects all grades.
Conducts periodic reviews to ensure the project is on track and conducts post-project reviews.
Ensures all project documentation is kept up to date and communicated to the relevant stakeholders on a timely basis.
Utilizes relevant project management tools, systems, and applications.
Defines supporting and/or driving process improvements.
Develop, maintain and publish projects KPIs, status reports and dashboards that effectively and reliably track project quality, delivery and predictability for various stakeholders and leadership.
Leverages business acumen and subject matter expertise.
o Provides deep subject matter expertise, advice and program delivery.
o Contributes to the development of new techniques and plans within area of expertise.
Cultivates, develops and manages strong, lasting customer relationships at senior management level.
Contribute and maintain standard PMO processes that support PMO best practices in delivering education projects and increase of organization maturity level in projects management.
Manages vendor relationships.
Champion change management initiatives as directed
- Champion change management initiatives as directed
Education, Experience and Required Skills
Bachelor degree in Education, Business, IT or related field of study.
Master Degree is a plus
Prince 2, PMI accreditation is a must
10 years proven experience working in project management related roles and successfully delivered at least 10 projects (at least 2 large scale projects with high complexity) .
Experience facilitating collaboration with cross-functional teams (product, content , Technology, client experience , vendors etc).
Proven experience in managing multiple vendors , KPIs, performance ,..etc
Proven experience in managing multiple projects for multiple clients.
Knowledge of instructional strategies, curriculum standards and assessments
Previous experience working with various educational systems
Exceptional communication and leadership skills (verbal, written and presentation skills) .
Fluent English communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) required
Arabic communication is a large advantage
Solid experience in project management terms, tools, and methodologies
Ability to communicate clearly and present at senior leadership levels.
Ability to manage risk and project decisions.
Proficient in negotiating and conflict management.
Strong writing and record keeping ability for reports
Ability to work flexible hours, managing vendors across multiple time zones
Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively