Location: King’s Cross, London
Unpaid role, 2 days per week
All expenses reimbursed
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and committed Project Officer to join our small dynamic team in North London. This is a varied role and an excellent opportunity for somebody wishing to gain experience in project management at an international NGO. Working mostly from our London office, the successful candidate will manage the implementation of a small, short-term pilot project in Tbilisi, Georgia.
HealthProm is a UK-based charity which works to ensure that vulnerable children have the best start in life. We focus on supporting the most vulnerable children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Afghanistan. We support them through strengthening families and communities, increasing access to health and social services, promoting education for all, and strengthening policy. We work together with partners to learn and innovate. Our current projects are in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. We have recently secured funding to start a new pilot project strengthening the capacity of professionals working with severely disabled children in Georgia. You can read more about the project here.
Key purpose of role: To support the HealthProm team and Project Steering Group in the planning and successful delivery of our new pilot project in Georgia. The successful candidate will be required to travel to Tbilisi, Georgia for approximately 4 days in May 2019 to oversee the delivery of this project.
Time Period: March to June 2019
Reporting to: Director of Operations
- To deliver the project (a two-day training for 15-20 local participants) according to the plans set out by the Project Steering Group.
- To liaise closely with HealthProm’s in-country partner NGO (First Step Georgia) to plan and deliver the project.
- To engage the trainer(s) for the project who will deliver the training in Tbilisi.
- To coordinate travel arrangements for the trainer and themselves to attend the training in Tbilisi.
- To develop and implement a post-training questionnaire.
- To contribute to the strategic development of the project by identifying additional needs and opportunities for further work.
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- IT skills (Microsoft packages)
- Good inter-personal skills, able to work well within a small team
- Ability to work with colleagues from different cultures sensitively and collaboratively
- Goal orientated, able to meet deadlines
- Understanding of and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals
- International development experience in low and middle-income countries
- Knowledge of the disability sector and issues facing the social protection of individuals with disabilities, particularly children
How to apply: To apply for this role, please e-mail your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining why you are interested in this role and how you meet the requirements to Lauren Foster Mustardé: [email protected]
The closing date for applications is 10 March 2019.