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 Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), 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 to join our team. We are recruiting an Associate Project Manager for our busy Know How Lab team. The role will involve working closely with colleagues to manage and deliver high quality technical assistance and knowledge services to both external clients and colleagues within DAI. You will be part of a unit managing rapid response projects, developing and piloting innovative services, and actively promoting communication and learning across our global organisation.
We would particularly like to hear from you if your interest and focus is in humanitarian response and/or climate change. We are also looking for a strong administrative and good team-working skills along with an ability to meet tight deadlines.
Excellent written and spoken English is a core requirement, while communication fluency and ability to write in French and/or Spanish and/or Arabic will be a significant advantage.
For the role the successful candidate will have:
- Relevant academic qualification (or equivalent) in international development or relevant subject; preferably with a focus on humanitarian action and crisis response, and/or climate change;
- Demonstrable ability to write technical text;
- Strong organisational skills and initiative;
- 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 FCDO or other UK government departments, or experience of working overseas, ideally in a development environment would be an advantage.
The salary offered will be commensurate with relevant experience. DAI offers a generous benefits package and there are several day-to-day perks of working at DAI that help keep us happy and motivated! Closing date for applications is 16th November 2020 and interviews will be held progressively.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. This job description details the key elements of the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties. Job roles evolve over time and job-holders may be required to complete additional tasks in line with business needs.
You will be pleased to know that we strive to uphold the highest ethical standards and that we are working with our clients to reduce the opportunity for people who are known to have breached ethical standards to work in our field.â€¯ Any staff and/or consultant contract with DAI, therefore, will be subject to satisfactory reference checking and vetting.
If this role sounds interesting and you would like to be part of DAI’s growing business, bidding for and managing donor-funded projects round the world, we look forward to hearing from you.