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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: 9
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-431920

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 simon.lambert@reedglobal.com

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 Salesforce.com 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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