Vacancy for IT Project Manager

Brief description of UFAZ: UFAZ is an ambitious project initiated by the Presidents of the French Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014. It is administered by the historic university of Azerbaijan - the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) from the Azerbaijani side and the prestigious University of Strasbourg (Unistra) from the French side.

UFAZ delivers 2 national diplomas (French and Azerbaijani) at the Bachelor level in the following specialties: Computer Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Geophysics, Oil and Gas engineering. And at the Master level in the following specialties: Data bases and artificial intelligence, Chemical engineering, Physical chemistry/cheminformatics, Geosciences. Tuition language is English.

Position description:

Vacant position: “IT Project Manager”

Type of contract: Full-time

Start date: ASAP

Job Description:

  • Possess a good understanding of ERP systems, including modules such as finance, human resources, student management, and procurement;
  • Collaborate with technical teams to evaluate and select suitable ERP solutions, considering scalability, integration capabilities, and future growth requirements;
  • Provide guidance and support to the project team;
  • Foster a positive team environment, promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional growth;
  • Collaborate with university departments, administrators, and end-users to understand their needs and requirements related to the system;
  • Facilitate regular communication and collaboration between technical teams and business stakeholders to ensure alignment and successful delivery of project objectives;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, ensuring their satisfaction and engagement throughout the project lifecycle;
  • Lead and manage the end-to-end project lifecycle, including planning, monitoring, and delivery of the product
  • Define project functional requirements;
  • Develop the project sprints, create and distribute technical tasks;
  • Coordinate project activities, ensuring adherence to timelines, and quality standards
  • Maintain strong communication with developers;
  • Monitor project progress, identify and resolve arising issues, and effectively communicate project status updates to stakeholders;

Job requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field

- Proven experience in IT project management

- B2 proficiency in English

- Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools

- Knowledge of Agile methodologies

- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills

- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

- Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

Interested candidates are requested to submit in PDF format in English language:

(1) a letter of interest and motivation specifying suitability for the position

(2) an updated resume

Send materials via e-mail to: careers@ufaz.az specifying the Job Title in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The cut-off date for application is August 15, 2023. For more information about UFAZ, please visit www.ufaz.az