Solicitations Close: January 22, 2014
QAT Global, a long term partner with the State of Nebraska, is seeking a highly skilled Project Manager to implement a new management system for WIC (Women Infant and Children).
The primary role of the Project Manager will be to provide project coordination for the WIC Program’s implementation of a NEW management information system (MIS) and electronic benefit technology (EBT) system, including the coordination and facilitation of contractors, NDHHS staff and the Project Steering Committee. Major responsibilities include: working with the WIC Program Manager on project oversight; accountability and reporting; coordinating project activities such as communicating with NDHHS staff, contractors’ staff, local WIC program staff, project stakeholders and USDA; coordinating and facilitating meetings and workshops held at DHHS; supporting and ensuring participation and input from the members of the project Advisory Committee; reviewing project planning materials; tracking and consolidating materials from review of project products and deliverables; ensuring the dissemination of project materials and communications; maintaining knowledge of the WIC program, project requirements and resources; and working with the project contractors for Project Management, Transfer and Implementation, and Quality Assurance.
The Project Manager will work cooperatively with NDHHS WIC and IS&T (Information Systems & Technology) staff, project contractors, USDA staff and local WIC program staff and others involved in the transfer of a new WIC automated data system and the implementation of EBT
Project Manager will:
- Manage coordination of the partners and working groups involved in the project.
- Work in multiple roles including project coordinator, facilitator, process change analyst and liaison.
- Prioritize an individual work load that involves multiple project assignments and deadlines.
- Work with contractors, program staff, technical staff and key users to identify, track and manage project issues as they arise.
- Assure completion of work plans and schedules, project estimates, priorities, resource plans and status reports;
- In Coordination with the Program Manager, provide project oversight, accountability and reporting;
- Review and analyze project plans and make recommendations regarding project feasibility, direction and prioritization;
- Oversee the completion of project deliverables;
- Identify and manage project issues and escalate issues where necessary;
- Identify and report project risks and develop mitigation strategies for management;
- Identify resource needs, monitor project staff; and manage coordination of the partners and working groups engaged in the project (e.g., State staff, vendor staff, and project contributors).
- Must have a minimum of six (6) years of experience managing large, complex, enterprise-scale system development and implementation projects.
- Must have experience managing all aspects of the large-scale software development lifecycle (SDLC) including: requirements definition, design, development, testing, training, quality control and assurance, development methods/techniques, testing methods/techniques and implementation planning and execution.
- Must have experience managing large-scale project using industry standard project management (PM) methods and tools.
- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to gather and provide information effectively, regardless of audience
- Must have a deep understanding of project management tools and approaches to manage complex projects.
- Must be proficient in a project management tool, (e.g. Microsoft Project); Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint; knowledge of Visio.
- PMI Certification, prior state gov’t project experience beneficial.
QAT Global offers a competitive benefits package to include, Medical, Dental, 401k with Match, Short/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance.
Interested candidates please send your resume to email@example.com (there is an underscore between brent and hodgen)