Vacancy for Project Manager

About Transaid:

Transaid was founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and our Patron is HRH the Princess Royal.

We are a UK based international development organisation that aims to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods across Africa and the economically developing world through improving transport services. We do this by building local skills and knowledge to make transport safer and more effective, ensuring better access to the essentials for everyday life such as healthcare.

Transaid has a history of over 25 years and is strongly supported by the UK & European transport and logistics industry. We partner with organisations in the public and private sector including local community organisations, governments, institutions and donors to build capability and achieve our aims. This collaborative approach enables Transaid to provide innovative solutions to some of the key challenges facing transport and development today.

Transaid’s Road Safety Programmes focus on the importance of quality professional driver training and the development of mandatory national or regional standards. To achieve this Transaid builds the capacity of driver training providers in several different countries and advocates for the adoption of appropriate minimum standards. This is a growing area of work for Transaid, currently involving projects in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

To find out more visit our website www.transaid.org

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

  • Project Management:
    • Project planning
    • Budgeting and programmes forecasts
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Resource planning
    • Project implementation
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • High quality report writing, sometimes to tight deadlines
    • Dissemination activities and knowledge management
    • Managing risk
    • Donor relations and compliance
  • Provide technical expertise and general support to Transaid’s wider programmes when required
  • Coordinate, oversee and quality assure programme delivery
  • Support relevant research and production of programme related literature
  • Create materials to facilitate programme development and to share Transaid ‘knowledge’ and tools
  • Disseminate programmes information and experience internally and externally
  • Develop concept notes and project proposals as and when appropriate
  • Represent and promote Transaid externally at a senior level (conferences, workshops etc.)
  • Network with partners from ministries, development agencies and the transport and logistics industry
  • Other duties as required.

Skills and Competencies

ESSENTIAL PROVEN EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • An understanding of transport and road safety
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Successfully working and managing impactful development projects overseas
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Direct and distance management responsibility
  • Producing quality reports and managing budgets to a high standard
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and an ability to multitask
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Energy, drive and resilience
  • Working effectively with people at all levels and within a team
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • An ability to travel, sometimes at short notice, for extended periods of time
  • A university degree (undergraduate) in a relevant field.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Working in transport related programmes and/or the transport sector
  • Conducting theoretical and practical driver training (particularly HGV and/or PSV)
  • Curriculum and training manual development
  • Coordinating Training of Trainer programmes
  • French language fluency.

Remuneration:

We are offering a salary in the region of £31,000 – £32,500, 25 days leave per annum and a generous pension scheme.

Closing date for applications:

Please send a letter of application and CV (no longer than 3 sides of paper) to info@transaid.org. Please mark the subject heading ‘Application for Project Manager Role at Transaid’.  

The closing date for applications is Monday 21st January 2019.

Interviews are likely to take place late January or early February 2019.

Expected start date:

The ideal expected start date is April 2019.