Project Manager

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

London, UK 🇬🇧

Edinburgh, UK 🇬🇧

Job Ref: NRG-01-23-G5
Location: UK – Hybrid with access to London or Edinburgh offices
FunctionN: atural Resources Group
Salary: £33,869-£42,029 per annum, depending on experience
Status: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week

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Project Manager
Hybrid (mixture of office and home working) – Edinburgh or London

The closing date for this role is 30th January 2023.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 13th February 2023 (Please note as part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will need to complete an excel and written task.).

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. IIED has bases in London and Edinburgh and works closely with IIED Europe based in Amsterdam. Strengthening the voice of vulnerable and marginalised people in the decisions that affect their lives has been a feature of IIED’s work for 50 years. Our research highlights the complex nature of the systems that produce poor outcomes for people, and the way these systems are spread, and can be improved, across scales and geographies.

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join us and our Natural Resource Group (NRG) on a permanent, full-time basis, working 35 hours per week. NRG seeks to promote sustainable governance of natural resources by building capacity and promoting informed decision making in communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This role will support group-wide management and project management in several NRG teams.

The Benefits

-Salary of £33,869 – £42,029 per annum
– 25 days’ annual leave per year, increasing by one day for every completed 2 years’ service up to 30 days for full-time staff with 10 years’ service. We are also closed for 3 days over the festive period at the end of December, and this is additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions to the IIED pension scheme
– A range of flexible working options for all employees after a qualifying period
– Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits such as life insurance, spouse and partner life cover, critical illness and/or income protection cover

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced project management professional to join our organisation and work with colleagues and partners across the world.

If you have a keen interest in international development, particularly community and locally led management of natural resources, this will be a very fulfilling role where your work will contribute towards building equitable outcomes at a grassroots level.

Joining IIED, you’ll be welcomed into a supportive and friendly environment where your learning and development are encouraged, and you’ll be supported to fulfil your professional goals.

So, if you’ve been looking for an engaging new opportunity, in an organisation where you will be able to network with leading experts in international development, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Project Manager, you will support the successful delivery of a range of projects in our Natural Resources Group, support Group-wide management and coordinate the implementation within the group of institution-wide initiatives.

You will ensure our projects are aligned with donor requirements by overseeing project budgeting, financial reporting and co-ordinating monitoring, learning and evaluation reporting.

Supporting our communications, you will manage the dissemination of project outputs through publications, email newsletters, our website and by organising events.

Additionally, you will:

– Organise group meetings
– Maintain electronic project management and filing systems 
– Support funding applications

About You

To be considered as a Project Manager, you will need:

– Experience of the financial administration of projects
– Experience setting up and maintaining project management systems
– Experience working with donor contracts and partner subcontracts,
– Knowledge of budgeting and financial management principles
– An understanding of donor compliance issues
– An understanding of the issues involved in Sustainable Development
– The ability to draft, monitor and report on project budgets to meet donor requirements
– The ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, donors and audiences
– Good analytical skills
– Excellent communication skills
– A degree or equivalent level of education and training or experience

Ideally, you will have experience of working in a non-profit organisation and of engaging with partner organisations including local NGOs.

It would be beneficial to have working knowledge of project management approaches and of using electronic project management tools such as Adobe Suite, Access, FocalPoint, SharePoint and CRM Dynamics 365.

Knowledge of another international language such as French, Portuguese, Spanish or Chinese would be advantageous.

Please note, IIED is a hybrid working organisation and you are likely to be working from home most of the time. As such, you will need a suitable place to work and a reliable, fast internet connection.

The closing date for applications is 30th January 2023.

IIED is an equal opportunities employer, it values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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