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SharePoint technical lead


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Nairobi or Kingston upon Thames (UK), Various Countries
Salary:Competitive - local benchmark
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:18 Aug 2019
Interview date:TBC
Start date:As soon as possible

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

We have a fantastic opportunity for a SharePoint Technical Lead, to manage the successful rollout of SharePoint across our international footprint. At VSO we share a passion for leveraging technology to improve lives. Working as part of a global team, you will have the opportunity to experience our programmes overseas first hand and support key stakeholders in streamlining and simplifying our ways of working. You will be able to work with people across the organisation to really understand our processes and help our users to navigate and get the most out of SharePoint and the Office 365 suite of tools. You will have experience in process mapping, capturing requirements and designing appropriate technical solutions, as well as providing training and guidance directly to users. Reporting to the IT Solutions Delivery Manager, you will be familiar with the Office 365 roadmap and be able to guide the organisation in selecting the right tools to promote collaboration and communication. You will have in-depth SharePoint experience and knowledge enabling you to deliver changes within an agile development model. Our team members enjoy being part of a connected global team, supported by our flexible working policy and tools which facilitate remote working.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You will have demonstrable experience in successfully supporting a SharePoint platform of significant scale, as well as an understanding of business re-engineering principles and processes. You are a strategic thinker and possess the ability to actively engage stakeholders to make complex decisions. Your experience of working in global teams enables you to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

The successful candidate will:
• Demonstrate experience in successfully supporting Office 365 and SharePoint projects involving significant scale and business change
• Possess excellent strategic & technical thinking
• Demonstrate an excellent understanding of risks and challenges associated with project delivery
• Be able to work independently and manage competing priorities

Technical Requirements
• Up to date knowledge of the Office 365 ecosystem
• Ability to configure SharePoint views and workflow to meet functional requirements
• Comfortable creating functional specifications, design and architecture documentation
• Proficient in the use of PoweShell and Flow

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK or Kenya before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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