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London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Job description

Position Summary

The Senior Project Manager plays a crucial role in efficiently planning, executing, and closing projects. This dynamic role requires strong communication, financial and organisational skills. The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the entire project lifecycle, ensuring that goals are achieved on time, within scope, and within budget.

Key areas of responsibility

Project Management

·        Developing, with the forest team, comprehensive project plans, outlining scope, objectives, timelines, and resource requirements.

·        Establish internal monitoring and tracking systems.

·        Ensure adherence to project timelines and milestones. 

·        Produce narrative and progress reports with team members for donors as required.

·        Monitor and manage project budgets, ensuring financial goals are met.

·        Communicate with donors as required.

·        Provide support for the campaign lead and other senior members of the organisation as directed.

·        Adhere to donor monitoring and evaluation as required by the donor.

·        Line Management of forests campaign staff as required.


·        Monitor and manage project budgets, ensuring financial goals are met.

·        Maintain running funder budgets of team expenditure and responding promptly to all internal and external queries.  

·        Prepare and assist Campaign & Budget Leads with Forests EIA UK Yearly Budgets

·        Prepare and assist Campaign & Budget Leads with new Applications / Operational Report, Budgets

·        Assist EIA finance team with Project External Audits

·        This role does not require travelling.

Partner Management

·        Cultivate strong relationships with overseas partners.

·        Work with partners to collaborate to ensure goals, deliverables and reporting

·        are on time.

·        Ensure budgets and financial reporting are in line with EIA internal and donor requirements.

·        Working for financial capacity building of partners around the full reporting cycles specified by funder grant agreements and conducting periodic sample financial due diligence testing on all partner expenditures.

·        Ensure adherence to project timelines and milestones.          

Strategic Planning 

·        Contribute towards EIA’s Long Term strategic planning process.

·        Ensure the alignment of the campaign's strategy and the overall strategy of EIA UK

·        Participate in the implementation of EIA’s Theory of Change

·        Assist in the production and delivery of campaign strategies through an integrated planning process involving all departments.

·        Assist the Campaign Leader in identifying opportunities for cross-collaboration across programmes as well as facilitating and encouraging effective collaboration across all functions.

Risk Management

·        Identify potential risks and develop contingency plans.

·        Proactively address issues and challenges to prevent project delays.

·        Escalate critical issues to senior management when necessary.


·        Assist the Fundraising department with campaign fundraising, producing proposals for donors and participating in fundraising activities as necessary.

·        Identify grants and funds to develop fundraising proposals.


·        Communicate project status, issues, and risks to team members and stakeholders.

·        Facilitate regular status meetings and reporting.

Monitoring and Evaluation

·        Ensure that project deliverables adhere to project requirements.

·        Implement and monitor quality assurance processes throughout the project lifecycle.

·        Create and implement an M & E system for the forests campaign.

·        Ensure the use of tracking project outputs and results.

Person Specification

Essential Experience, Skills and Competencies

·        Proven senior experience in delivering projects within the not-for-profit sector.

·        Educated to degree level or equivalent or proven relevant experience.

·        Completion of the PRINCE2 programme or equivalent.

·        Experience working across multiple grants and projects.

·        Financial management knowledge, including budgeting and forecasting in nonprofit organisations.

·        Experience working with statutory funding from international donors (EG: FCDO- DEFRA- USAID-)

·        Strong computer literacy in all standard applications including Microsoft 365, Teams and SharePoint.

·        Experience working with remote and overseas staff.

·        Broad international experience with multiple partnerships

·        Strong inter-personal skills

·        Able to demonstrate initiative, adaptive management, and collaborative decision making.

·        Experience in fundraising proposals and reports

·        Strong organisational skills including information and data management.

·        Able to work flexibly and under pressure, juggling multiple activities and effectively prioritise workload. 

·        Able to communicate persuasively and informatively to a range of audiences


·        Experience in Forest and Land use sectors.

·        Additional languages: European and or Asian Languages.


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Posted on: 05 December 2023
Closed date: 02 January 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: EIA23-SPMF
Tags: Campaigning, Finance, Project Management, Advocacy

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