Programme Assistant

London, UK
Contract type: 
1 Year Contract
Circa £21,000
Closing date: 
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
We are seeking a competent and focused Programme Assistant to join our Programme Management (PM) team, who is able to work on their own initiative within a busy environment. The Programme Assistant will assist the PM team in the efficient administration and management of all projects and programmes in the team portfolio.

The main objective of the Programme Assistant is to take an active role in supporting the Programme Managers on long-term projects. You will do this by leading on your own short-term assignments within this, including negotiating assignment budgets, sourcing consultants as well as other logistical support. As the Programme Assistant you will be proactive in arranging travel and accommodation logistics for the PM team and Options staff as a whole. You will also be responsible for supporting the PM team in documenting information and supporting knowledge management.

Person specification: 

You will have a background in or desire to develop your knowledge of current international public health issues. You will have exposure to working in an International Development organisation or in a fast-moving and complex environment. You will have the ability to manage multiple tasks confidently and prioritise a demanding workload. Good verbal and written communication skills as well as good numerical skills are essential. The Programme Assistant will be highly proficient in the use of MS Office, especially Excel and have experience organising travel logistics, including flights, visas and accommodation.

Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is: 14 September 2016.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will commence from 21 September 2016.
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

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