IT Project Manager (Individual Deprivation Measure Application)

February 9, 2018

– Project manage development of an integrated IT system that underpins a transformative approach to poverty measurement
– Assist in further developing thinking regarding technology to enable IDM uptake and use
– Part-time (0.8 FTE), flexible hours delivery, fixed-term (six months initially, with potential for extension).

IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. We are international, feminist and independent.

Beyond the impact we have in the world, we are well known for our supportive and inclusive team culture. Working with IWDA sees you working alongside a team of progressive, driven and passionate women who genuinely live our values of Feminism, Accountability, Collaboration and Transformation each and every day.

This role is an exciting opportunity for an established project manager to manage all phases of an integrated data collection application, storage and visualisation project (‘IDM technology project’), a key IWDA deliverable within the Individual Deprivation Measurement (IDM) Program, to time, cost and quality requirements.

The IDM is a new, gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty developed to assess deprivation at the individual level and address limitations of current approaches that measure poverty at the household level. The IDM makes it possible to accurately assess the relationship between gender and poverty.

The IDM is being readied for global use through a four-year program partnership between IWDA, the Australian National University (ANU) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

You will look after coordination and leadership of relevant stakeholder/ advisory groups including the development of charters. You will be responsible for key technical IT liaison, and coordination of elements of the tender process and solution evaluation process. You will ensure vendor performance and contract compliance, undertaking a range of reporting to ensure ongoing tracking and communication with partners about project progress. Your engagement with relevant global initiatives will ensure that the IDM Program’s approach to data collection, storage, sharing and visualisation is informed by wider data for development work.

You are a highly skilled project manager with successful experience in managing the entire software and system development life cycle.

You have experience managing within the context of waterfall methodologies and a working knowledge of Agile approaches.

You are skilled in working within complex, ambiguous environments using your leadership and communication skills to problem solve and manage relationships.

You are experienced in establishing and running governance bodies and processes for IT projects in a government/ not for profit context.

You love projects with a focus on data capture, analytics, storage and access, and you are excited about the potential for data to transform both understanding and action.

The full selection criteria are listed in the Position Description.

If you are looking for an opportunity to lead the project management of a transformative information technology initiative within a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all, then please download the position description and cover letter template (links below) and email your CV and cover letter to by 11.59pm Monday 26 February 2018Please direct queries to this email address.

Position Description – IT Project Manager (Individual Deprivation Measure)

Cover letter template

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an EEO exemption (H139/2015) and requests applications from women only. IWDA encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women with disabilities to apply. Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia.