Associate Project Manager

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Full time Staff

DAI is looking for an Associate Project Manager, to work as part of their busy Programme Management Unit  The position will be based at DAI Europe’s head office, located in spacious, bespoke offices in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, adjacent to fast road and rail links to London and southeast England.

DAI is widely recognised for its commitment to international development, supported by extensive in-house technical and programme delivery expertise.

Our portfolio of 200 projects in 100 countries crosses multiple disciplines. Our clients include the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the European Commission, EBRD, the World Bank, other donors and international lending institutions, and private corporations and philanthropies.

Responding to the needs of our growing business, we are seeking a graduate or candidate with equivalent experience.  We are recruiting an Associate Project Manager at entry level for our busy Programme Management Unit.  The role will involve working closely with colleagues to administer and deliver international consultancy projects.

We would like to hear from you if you have an interest in international development as well as strong administrative and good team-working skills along with an ability to meet tight deadlines and excellent written English.

For the role the successful candidate will have:

  • as a minimum, an undergraduate degree or equivalent in international development or relevant subject, for e.g., economics, politics, management etc;
  • strong organisational skills;
  • excellent interpersonal skills – able to establish and maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally;
  • good numeracy skills with high level of attention to detail;
  • an understanding of project management;
  • a proven ability to multi-task under pressure

Experience supporting consulting services or international development projects, especially with DFID or other UK government departments, or experience of working overseas, ideally in a development environment, would be an advantage.

We would offer a salary in the region of £21,000, commensurate with relevant experience. A generous benefits package includes company pension, private health scheme, cycle to work scheme and contribution to gym membership (after a qualifying period).

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th March 2018, however Interviews for selected candidates will take place progressively.

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If you believe you have the above skills and experience, and you have the right to work within the EEA, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 
26th March 2018