Organization: Social Development Direct
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 22 Dec 2016
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Portfolio Officer to join the Girls’ Education challenge; a £300 million DFID programme with the aim of enabling up to a million marginalised girls to re-enrol, or remain in school and increase their learning. PwC is the Fund Manager for the project and works with an Alliance of organisations to deliver against the 37 key projects which operate in 18 countries across Africa and Asia. The role will be based in the PwC offices in Central London, close to London Bridge.
The Portfolio Officer will report directly into the Portfolio Manager, providing effective support with a focus on coordination of project activities, administration and reporting. This will include preparing for monitoring briefings and visits, working with in-country teams to arrange visits and travel, receiving reports from projects, sharing and coordinating input. Using the document management system (Huddle) key tasks will include updating the workbook, timeline/calendar, project status and risk trackers.
We are looking for a very special, degree educated individual who has previous experience of working in project management, international development or a similar consulting field in a support capacity and can demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the Girls’ Education Challenge.
There will be project deadlines to adhere to, so the ability to work to tight timescales, multi task and respond to requests for information at short notice is essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to disseminate information briefly and succinctly, are key attributes we will need to see demonstrated by the successful candidate.
Intermediate IT skills in Microsoft Office are required and the ability to work effectively in a large team within a fast paced environment is essential.
How to apply:
Please email your CV to Lisa Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 22nd December 2016
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