Project Manager Position

The Irish Computer Society wishes to recruit a suitable individual on a contract basis to work on an upcoming European project on women in ICT.  This role might be attractive to a researcher/PhD or Masters student in the fields of education, STEM, gender studies or similar. 

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) is a non-profit membership organisation founded in 1967 to support the ICT and related professions in Ireland. Its social enterprise division, the ICS Foundation, is charged with advocating for digital literacy and the use of technology in education, research and developing policy on all aspects of ICT and supporting the ICT profession in Ireland.

To drive the implementation of its activities, the ICS Foundation is currently recruiting:

A Project Manager (EU projects) in the area of ICT education and careers

* NB: Although both projects stretch over a 3-year period, it is expected that there will be periods of intense and less intense work. Therefore flexibility in time management is requested, as a well as a realistic view on what can be reached within the existing timeframe and with the given resources.

The Project Manager (EU Projects) will be responsible for the correct implementation of European projects that see the involvement of the ICS Foundation and specifically, the direct activities of the ICS Foundation as a partner in the Young ICT Women European Project. (YOUNG-ICT WOMEN: Innovative Solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda”. Project Index No 2017-1-094.) This is a varied and stimulating position for a creative and motivated individual with knowledge of and interest in ICT, STEM, education, training and development.

The Project Manager (EU Projects) will also be required to contribute, where necessary and on the request of senior management, to the development, execution and completion of national and European proposals and consulting projects, thus playing an active role in developing and broadening the knowledge base of the ICS Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Third level qualification in education, training, technology, instructional design or other education considered relevant for this position.
  • Experience with the management of EU funded projects.
  • Relevant documented work in the field of promoting the participation of women in ICT.
  • Excellent academic writing and editing skills in English and attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly understand policy, research and data on digital literacy and ICT careers.
  • Self-motivated, self-confident and sociable – ability to network effectively.
  • Excellent organisational skills to work independently in coordinating initiatives and supporting projects with many moving parts. Flexible and effective under pressure with an ability to juggle different priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in relevant projects and organisations developing, implementing and delivering ICT Women projects is appreciated.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to: Linda Keane (linda@ics.ie) by 27th July, 2018.