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Project Officer

Location: VAUXHALL, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 26,000.00-28,000.00 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 4
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-238671

My client, an international development agency based near Vauxhall, are looking to recruit for an Project Officer, to join their expanding team.

Salary is £26-28k per annum, depending on experience.

The role reports to the Project Coordinator. Reporting requirements include:

Attendance at all regular management team meetings,
Provision of regular updates to the line manager, including updates on project risks and any
other material matters and/or areas of concern,
Monthly submission of financials and forecasts, and contributions to reporting;

There are 4 main elements to the role:

Project Management:
Support project start-up and closeout;
Participate in the development, review, and tracking of progress against project work plans;
Support the development and presentation of internal and external reporting, project risk assessments, project reviews;
Ensure project issues and risks are logged, monitored, and updated and escalate risks to leadership
Learn to review budgets, reports, and other documents to ensure compliance
Support development of project subcontractor and grants management procedures
compliant with both internal policies and procedures;
Lead on internal project meetings
Work towards anticipating project needs
Contribute to technical assistance through reviews,
Aim to build skills with the goal of taking on a more senior role, such as manager, project delivery or a functional area.

Financial Management:
Support monitoring expenditure against budgets and forecasts, including staff costs, operating expenses and procurements; reconciles & reports on all advances monthly;
Assist with project financial and cash-flow planning, processes monthly Funds Transfer Requests (FTRs) and payments for assigned projects;
Help coordinate service providers and processes work orders and invoices;
Assist with internal financial reporting and tasks including accruals and reviewing client invoices.
Support preparation of contract action requests
Support audit processes and ensures retention of project records is compliant

Travel Management
Manage international travel
Maintenance of deployment register
Support on travel logistics

Head Contract and Client Relationship Management
Support the monitoring and maintenance of compliance with head/prime contracts;
Manage and supports contract amendments
Provide inputs and support to colleagues on any client communication or reporting needs.

Person Specification

Internship, customer service, or prior experience in any business setting is helpful.
Basic understanding of management including organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyse financial reports.
Sound problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to travel and work in developing countries for extended periods of time if needed.
Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team when required.

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