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Project Officer

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 26,000-28,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 15
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-431914

My client, an international development agency, are looking to recruit a Project Officer to support incoming projects

  • Do you have experience of contract management and administering project finances - invoicing, budgeting?
  • Are you a confident and open communicator?
  • Do you have strong experience with Microsoft Excel?
  • Are you available for a 1 year fixed term contract with the possibility of a permanent opportunity?

If you can answer YES to these questions, please apply or contact me directly at

The Project Officer is part of the programmes management team and will contribute to the smooth running of their projects by: 

  • Processing project timesheets and expense claims from staff and external consultants;
  • Generating timely and accurate invoices to clients;
  • Maintaining accurate financial reporting including actuals and forecasts;
  • Reviewing contracts and amendments from clients;
  • Being a key point of contact to external colleagues (including clients, partner organisations, and external consultants) on logistical, contractual and financial issues relating to projects;
  • Supporting staff and consultants travelling for the organisation, including preparing travel approval paperwork, drafting risk assessments, and logistical support;
  • Preparing project management and financial updates, including the project risk register, for project managers, the Head of Programmes, and Executive Management 

Essential Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of administering project finances.
  • Demonstrable experience of contractual management and manual invoicing processes.
  • Highly IT literate with strong experience of working with Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • A strong team player.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working with project management or professional services automation platforms including applications.
  • Experience in designing and implementing processes and procedures.
  • Fluency in other languages. 

This is a Project Officer/Administrator level role and would not suit someone who is an experienced Project Co-Ordinator or Manager.

If you want to work in a supportive and enjoyable environment for a company that runs weekly social activities, has an approachable senior leadership team and plenty of attractive benefits then this is for you.

Interviews to take place in February 2021 with a start date planned for March 2021.

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