Project Manager Job Description

Date reviewed: February 2018
Purpose: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join Transaid’s Programmes Team. We are looking for someone to support our rural transport programmes as part of our Access to Health work.
This person will also be expected to provide wider support to Transaid’s Programmes Team.
Responsible to: Head of Programmes
Responsible for: This role has the potential to have technical line management responsibility for in-country programme support, consultants and or short term secondees in a variety of different countries.
Location: London (NW1), with frequent travel to programmes in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly other locations as per project requirements
Post: Full time
Period: Permanent
Salary: The salary band will be £31,000 – 32,500, dependent on experience.

About Transaid:

Transaid transforms lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport. Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, the international development organisation shares 20 years’ worth of expertise from multiple countries with partners and governments – empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their own lives.

Transaid has a history of over 25 years and is strongly supported by the UK & European transport and logistics industry. Through combining this expertise with our longstanding experience of working in the economically developing world, 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. Across the world, transport and logistics are responsible for delivering and moving commodities and services essential to the lives and livelihoods of families and communities. Therefore quality of life is dependent on the efficiency and safety of such activity.

To find out more about Transaid visit our website

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

 Project Management:
o Project planning
o Budgeting and programmes forecasts
o Stakeholder engagement
o Resource planning
o Project implementation
o Training
o Monitoring and evaluation
o High quality report writing
o Dissemination activities and knowledge management
o Managing risk
o Donor relations and compliance
 Provide technical expertise and general support to Transaid’s wider programmes when required
 Support relevant research and production of programme related literature
 Create materials to facilitate programme development and to share Transaid ‘knowledge’ and implementation 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 appropriate development agency and transport and logistics industry partners
 Other duties as required

Skills and Competencies

Essential proven experience:
 Working overseas and successfully managing international development projects
 Managing multiple projects simultaneously
 Direct and distance management
 Working in transport, rural access or community development programmes
 Producing quality reports and managing budgets to a high standard
 Energy, drive and resilience
 Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask
 Excellent written and oral communication
 French language skills
 Working effectively with people at all levels and within a team
 University degree (undergraduate) in a relevant field
 A high level of computer literacy
 An ability to travel sometimes at short notice for extended periods of time

Desirable experience:
 Working on emergency transport systems and rural access programmes
 Development contracting particularly familiarity with large donor (USAID, DFID etc.) regulations
 Cross sector experience, for example in transport and logistics/health /livelihoods
 Masters’ degree in a relevant field

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) to Please mark the subject heading ‘Application for Project Manager Role at Transaid’.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd April 2018.

Interviews are likely to take place mid to late April 2018.

Expected start date:
The ideal expected start date is May/June 201