Project Coordinator, UK


This role could be done Full Time (5 days a week) or Part Time (4 days a week)


Reporting to the Associate Regional Director for Eastern Europe & Africa, the successful applicant is expected to support IWPR’s teams at headquarters and field offices. This primarily includes support to deliver IWPR’s diverse array of programming across Eurasia and sub-Saharan Africa, but will also include proposal and business development.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Plan and coordinate programme operations and administration in conjunction with the Associate Regional Director and other programmes staff  
  • Work closely with the Associate Regional Director and programme teams on activity planning and budgets
  • Represent IWPR and the Associate Regional Director in meetings on occasion, as required
  • Train programme staff how to conduct and administer activities and ensure compliance with funders’ requirements as well as with organisational policy and objectives
  • Manage monitoring of programme deliverables and outputs to ensure compliance with grant obligations.
  • Edit and contribute to programmatic reporting and M&E development. Gather information and prepare reports for program M&E procedures
  • Oversee the direct delivery of small grants and contracts, as directed
  • Oversight of project start-up, including the assessment and development of operational budgets
  • Work with programme and financial staff to ensure that activities meet approved accounting and management standards
  • Support development activities, including identifying opportunities, preparing concept notes / proposals, and liaising with IWPR’s dedicated development team
  • Analyse and monitor budget-vs-actual monthly reports for programmes
  • Support strategic planning for relevant regions, including donor / programme scoping, identifying needs, and formalising strategic plans
  • Carrying out training and capacity needs analysis for supported organisations, both locally and internationally
  • Assist with programme adherence to all IWPR and donor policies and procedures and all local labour laws
  • Represent IWPR at meetings, workshops, and other events. Coordinate activities with government officials, other implementers, stakeholders, and institutions
  • Travel within the region to carry out oversight and management visits to partners and supported projects, as required
  • Compile materials for monthly newsletters and IWPR’s global website when required
  • Ensure a work environment that is non-discriminatory and promotes open dialogue on gender-related and culturally sensitive issues
  • Report to Associate Regional Director based in UK

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum three years of project coordination experience in the field of international development, civil society, and/or media
  • Experience managing budgets and preparing financial reports.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures
  • Experience building and maintaining effective working relationships with donors, stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner
  • Experience with a range of donor funded projects, including European and international donors (UK, USA, and EU-funded experience particularly welcome)
  • Experience overseeing grant and service contract delivery with a range of partners
  • Strong written communication skills in English, including the ability to write in a clear, concise, well-organised manner.  Proficiency in other languages relative to the region is desirable
  • Advanced computer skills in a Windows based environment including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to travel (security permitting)
London, UK office; hybrid or remote
Until filled

IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.

Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

London, UK office; hybrid or remote
Until filled
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