Project Portfolio Business Officer
Natural Resources Institute
Location: Medway campus
Salary: £27,025 to £32,236
Part Time Hours: 17.5 hours
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Friday 23 August 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) (www.nri.org) is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support sustainable development, food security, economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. We are a member of AGRINATURA (http://agrinatura-eu.eu/) a grouping of European universities and research organizations with a common interest in supporting agricultural development in a sustainable manner in order to improve people’s lives.
The EEIG is looking for a highly motivated individual on a part-time basis (0.5 FTE) who is capable of undertaking complex administrative tasks in support of its work programmes and those of the AGRINATURA Secretariat. The successful candidate will be hosted at NRI and join a team of dedicated, professional administrators within NRI ensuring successful service delivery of research, consultancy and capacity building projects with a combined annual turnover in excess £12 million. The Project Portfolio Business Officer will provide support during development and acquisition, implementation, and follow-up of Agrinatura EEIG projects.
On a daily basis, you will perform administrative tasks and work closely with the Project Portfolio Finance Officer to ensure effective delivery of projects that are focused primarily overseas. As such the job demands a high level of understanding of procedures and practices involved with overseas work including understanding client and partner relations, subcontracting procedures and administration of donor funded research grants. You will also be familiar with procedures for purchase of goods and services that allow successful project execution. You will work as part of an administration team in addition to working independently across the Institute in a flexible, demand driven service provision role.
You will have proven experience in a broad range of administrative procedures of a busy, deadline-driven, office environment preferably within the development arena.
The post is initially a 12-month fixed term post with possibility of becoming open ended with a review clause based on project funding.
Interview dates to be advised
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.