-Promote and facilitate the processes that ensure all projects support strategic aims and deliver against agreed KPIs.
-Facilitate and monitor standard operating procedures (SOPs), ensuring all projects meet legislative and regulatory requirements
-Promote and build organisational capacity to assess and manage risk, using the results to inform decision making and lessons learnt.
-Build capacity, promote and support reporting processes across overseas operations.
Promote and develop communication channels between the London office and overseas programmes.
-Undertake ongoing reviews of overseas office practices and procedures. This to include leading on all matters related to facilities, health and safety, staff recruitment, retention and development and human resources procedures generally.
-Support the development of processes to manage staff, facilities and equipment including working with local colleagues to devise and implement systems for effective management.
-Champion global project management processes and systems including; planning, reporting, monitoring, evaluation and learning, working closely with the country and regional offices to embed and refine them over time.
-Oversee and advise on project resource allocation both human and financial
-Develop and deliver management tools which aid objective decision making.
-Devise and deliver quality assurance procedures.
-Provide ongoing support and capacity building to overseas staff in all aspects of project management.
-Support the Impact and Research Manager to implement impact reporting systems for all projects.
-Support the communications and fundraising team by facilitating a regular current flow of audio-visual content and case studies from all projects.
Skills and Experience required:
-Experience of delivering projects or programmes from inception to completion
-Track record of developing and implementing project management systems and processes including planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, lessons learnt.
-Experience of risk assessment, mitigation and management
-Experience of developing and managing project budgets
-Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
-Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
-Ability to influence across status, departmental and geographical boundaries
-Ability to travel regularly
-Ideally experience of working in an international environment and working with colleagues in different time zones and cultures
-Ideally some language skills - French / Arabic / or Swahili