Sunday, July 24, 2016

Project Coordinator, East Africa

The Company
Aktis Strategy is a specialist consultancy which helps solve complex problems in fragile and conflict-affected countries. With knowledge and expertise across the spectrum of security sector reform, governance and organisational change, justice/rule of law, conflict management and counter extremism, Aktis specialises in devising, managing and evaluating programmes to address challenging political and institutional problems and bring about lasting positive change. Working from our network of offices in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and East Africa, Aktis personnel have demonstrated their excellence at delivering innovative management consultancy support in some of the most challenging situations.
The Position
We are looking to appoint a full time Project Coordinator – East Africa Region. This individual would be based between London and Nairobi, with an initial focus on Somalia projects. The successful candidate will support and deliver work in three primary areas:
  1. Project management and administration: carefully planning, organizing and managing projects and associated resources to deliver client objectives and meet specific success criteria in an efficient and effective manner.
  2. Corporate development / office management and administration: Contributing to the development and effective management of the company.
  3. Business development: positioning for, developing and winning new growth opportunities for the East Africa Team and Aktis.
The successful applicant will have the capability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary, internationally-dispersed team. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing petty cash accounting and consulting deployments, and supporting budget management and project reporting. He or she will also be actively involved in bidding for new work as part of an EAFR region bid team and research upcoming opportunities.
Reporting to a Project Manager, the successful applicant will have proven experience working with administrative systems such as databases and budgets. They will have strong interpersonal skills, spoken and written fluency in English, a high level of self-motivation, and the experience needed to understand the context in which our projects are operating as well as the needs of a multi-disciplinary team working in these environments.
Key Responsibilities
· Work closely with the project team to plan and deliver client objectives in line with the terms of reference. · Ensure project operations are established and managed, including administrative records for projects and staff, and deployment logistics and project delivery. · Manage project budgets with the project manager, logging accounting data and tracking spend against the project budget. · Coordinate project deliverables and establishing templates and guidance, as well as structuring, formatting and contributing to project reports. · Liaising with the client on specific deliverables. · Manage project health, safety and security requirements. · Provide specific inputs on bids, including developing budgets and drafting content. · Input into strategy and approach to East Africa Business Development. · Manage small to medium bids, including bid plans. · Support early market engagement, pipeline and positioning.
Position Location and Travel
Initially working from London and with regular travel to the EAFR region, potentially including conflict-affected locations.
Remuneration and Benefits
A competitive package of remuneration and benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@aktisstrategy.com. The covering letter should detail your suitability for the role, your availability and your current (or if not currently employed, most recent) remuneration details.

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