International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Australia Ltd


Project Manager / Business Analyst

Our Mission: Every Child deserves a safe childhood. 

We envision a world where children can grow up safe from exploitation, sexual abuse or risk of going missing.

Our Purpose 

  • The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is a global not for profit organisation working to protect children from exploitation and abduction. 
  • In Australia, ICMEC has been working for several years with the financial industry, regulators and law enforcement to increase awareness and improve approaches to end Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC). 
  • Based on ICMEC’s success in building stakeholders’ interest in data collaboration, ICMEC Australia is now looking to develop data-sharing tools and best practices that enhance the detection and investigation of crimes against children online within the bounds of current laws.

Position Summary

As Project Manager for ICMEC Australia, you will be accountable for the end-to-end delivery of projects and initiatives aiming at improving industry responses to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and have a direct impact on the detection, investigation and reporting of suspected CSE offences.

You will be heavily involved with external stakeholders such as financial institutions, law enforcement and non-governmental organisation, and therefore your ability to work in a collaborative manner with our partners will be critical to your success.


What You Will Do 

As a Project Manager you will:

  • Act as a thought leader to deliver data projects from inception through to implementation, ensuring the desired outcomes of each project are achieved.
  • Draft Project Specification Document and develop project plans in preparation for project kick off and to assist our members in  obtaining internal approval to move forward.  Data projects typically require data preparation and data descriptions for each data owner, followed by secure and governed transmission.
  • Build positive relationships with stakeholders to strengthen trust, establish commitment, increase engagement and thus ensure the best outcomes are achieved.
  • Lead multiple projects and initiatives concurrently using Agile project methodology and collaborate with the team using project management software as appropriate.
  • Monitor progress of each project and keep stakeholders informed of steps that have been completed by delivering timely, effective and pertinent updates. Take action on project steps which are running behind schedule, liaising with our stakeholders to push toward project outcomes.
  • Troubleshooting issues or blockers that arise and provide recommendations for workarounds.
  • Promote continuous learning for the team by capturing lessons learned and encouraging improvement in best practices for future projects. Leverage relationships with external stakeholders to extend influence into project impact, project value assessments and to secure Case Studies.
  • Provide input to ensure ICMEC project management framework and processes are fit for purpose and provide efficiency whilst keeping the team and Working Group members focused on our cause of creating a safer world for children.
  • Facilitate project management activities including sprint planning, sprint review, retrospectives, and daily scrums as required.
  • Engage relevant third party expertise should it be needed within the project processes (e.g. analytical skills including data engineering or predictive modelling).

As a Business Analyst you will:

  • Work with other ICMEC staff to clearly articulate the project hypothesis for a data-driven project, and design the logic of project steps to be taken in order to achieve our objectives.
  • Draft, manage, communicate project requirements at all stages of the project life cycle from initiation to implementation, including any clarification required or change of scope.
  • Elicit and document current data flows or processes as required.
  • Translate business requirements to functional specifications and provide a vision for future state.
  • You may be required to review business documents or IT designs to ensure they meet project requirements.
  • Draft recommendations for the Collaboration Working Group members to consider. 
  • Maintain focus on the project hypothesis and the resulting value for the cause (a safer world for children).

What do you bring? 

  • An understanding of financial crime in financial services (for example AML or fraud) will be highly regarded
  • Relevant Project Management experience successfully delivering industry collaboration projects or working in collaboration with a wide range of external stakeholders will be an advantage
  • Track record in successfully delivering projects in an Agile environment
  • Understanding on how to help an organisation thrive by promoting an Agile mindset and ways of working (such as encouraging transparent communication, fostering innovation and creativity, ensuring continuous learning…)
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Google Docs, SharePoint and  Project Management Software (e.g. Jira, Confluence)
  • Data and analytics literate
  • Highly organised and determined with an outcome focus
  • Relationship builder
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with stakeholders from multiple backgrounds.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Positive outlook and exceptional work ethic.
  • Ideally, you have industry experience that is relevant to our project work, that experience may have been gained in a financial crime, policing or regulatory authority role

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