Project Manager (Education tech) (12-15 mths Fixed term contract)

London (Greater)
08 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager

Fixed term contract 12 ? 15 months


You are a Project Manager able to successfully oversee delivery of a large project and support business development initiatives.

You?ll be working for the lead partner of this significant project which is itself part of the UK Government?s biggest drive to date dedicated to the education of marginalised Girls in developing countries.

The project is based in 205 primary schools in rural Kenya providing digital content, delivered via satellite telecommunications and equipment to improve the educational outcomes of marginalised girls in Kenya.


Based in central London, the enterprise ?the lead partner? is a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with significant international spectrum rights.

They?ve designed and launched high throughput satellites in space. The satellites, ground stations and their proprietary cloud software deliver unmatched levels of performance, service and resilience.

The customer base is growing fast and includes many of the world?s leading telecoms and media companies, together with government users with civil and security requirements.

It is an exciting company and an exciting place to work. They are currently making significant investments in technology both in space and across EMEA.

Main duties and responsibilities

You should have at least 5 years of experience in successfully managing and delivering large scale collaborative projects with international partners. Prior work in Education programmes is desirable as is working on development programmes focussed on the girl child.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Day-to-day project management activities working with partners based in the UK and Kenya;
  • Technical and strategic oversight of the monitoring and reporting cycle;
  • Work with local & international partners, lead inputs to the project Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E);
  • Act as the key point of contact to the Fund Manager,
  • Comply with policies & process, incorporating checks of the monitoring cycle
  • Oversee inputs to project finances, M&E, child protection, gender exclusion and social inclusion;
  • Organise and chair project management meetings and record proceedings;
  • Attend meetings and forums held by the Fund Manager in London and Nairobi;
  • Regular field visits to partner offices in Nairobi as well school visits in all four regions of Kenya;
  • Ensure project adherence to child protection policy with the Child Protection Field Officer.

Support proposals for new projects and travel to Kenya, sometimes at short notice. Depending on new business opportunities travel may also be required to other countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Skills and qualifications required

  • PM experience in a charity, NGO, international relations organisation or private sector;
  • Experience managing projects and teams in different countries and contexts;
  • Ability to plan and manage processes;
  • Interpersonal and relationship management skills with stakeholders across distance and cultures;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to promptly identify risks and issues and escalate as appropriate;
  • Experience of project budget management;
  • Experience of contractual milestones and compliance with contractual process and policy;
  • Delivery of results to tight timelines.

Prior work in Education programmes is desirable.

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