International Project Manager

Protection Group International
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Job Description

International Project Manager

PGI is a global consultancy that helps organisations build digital resilience. We deploy our people to implement solutions on behalf of clients or to support them in developing their own capabilities. Our vision is a world resilient to digital threats and online harm. To achieve this, we need to grow our team of talented and passionate people. Our clients include some of the most well-known global brands, national governments, and innovative growing businesses. We operate in an exciting, fast-growing sector that bears increasing relevance and importance to nation-states, corporates, universities, and NGOs.

What you’ll be doing:

You’ll be successfully driving the delivery of projects from concept to completion, , developing effective and collaborative client relationships, managing financial and resourcing requirements along with effective risk management. The responsibilities of the post are as follows:

  • Manage FCDO-funded projects; experience is essential.
  • Manage USAID, EU, and other donor-funded projects; experience is desirable.
  • Meet donor reporting requirements for international projects; experience is highly desirable.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, risk management and financial management requirements for donor-funded projects experience is essential
  • Manage budgets for international projects, ideally for FCDO-funded projects; experience is highly desirable.
  • Manage projects in diverse international environments, including challenging, conflict-affected countries, within a blended stakeholder group made up of international and national team members, partner organisations and clients; experience is essential.
  • Utilising experiences of managing projects both as a sub-contractor as well as a prime contractor; experience is highly desirable.
  • Collaborate effectively utilising excellent relationship and time management skills with stakeholders to ensure agility and eliminate unnecessary delays.
  • Full engagement in life cycle ownership: a successful project delivery will include proposal development, contract commencement, inception and implementation of several major or minor initiatives simultaneously.
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related components to ensure the overall project is both aligned to and directly supporting the achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Report on success criteria results, metrics, test, and deployment management activities.
  • Prepare estimates and detailed engagement plans for all phases and types of engagements.
  • Manage and control budgets and resources used, controlling deliverables, and supporting expectation management.
  • Provide status reporting regarding milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and issues, communicating issues, or escalations to leadership.
  • Manage scopes of work, request for change, and present possible project impacts of proposed changes.
  • Develop and deliver agile/rapid progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including Project Teams, Management Teams, and key stakeholders.
  • Capture, interpret and present accurate data to support on project, resourcing, or capacity planning modelling.

On day one you will bring:

  • Experience: 2-5 years minimum senior/autonomous project or programme management and demonstrable stakeholder management experience in an international development context.
  • Methods: Strong organisation and communication skills, with good attention to detail. Ability to confidently plan, prioritise, resolve and/or escalate issues. Build, maintain and work to budgets. Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing situations quickly. Meet targets and deadlines and able to work under reasonable pressure.
  • People: Work collaboratively in a team and independently with minimal supervision. Interpersonal skills to influence and manage all stakeholders.
  • Pace: Work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Environment: Considers wider business reputation and impact. Organise other people's work and motivate them. Show initiative and thrive on providing a high-quality experience to colleagues, delegations, or learners. Work with international stakeholders, including awareness and knowledge of cultural, geographical, or hierarchical factors.
  • Systems: Experience using business platforms (Salesforce, Wrike, etc). Highly proficient IT user (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).


We're a British company that gets to work on a global scale. What makes us stand out? The amazing diversity of our team! In our line of work, the problems we tackle are anything but ordinary and so require fresh perspectives and unique solutions from every corner of our team. By making sure our workforce is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, we're able to hold true to our values that enable every member of the team to thrive, while delivering novel solutions to novel problems.


We understand that everyone has unique needs, so we're all about making things easier for you. Whether it's overcoming physical or non-physical obstacles at work, we're here to help and are committed to implementing reasonable and relevant mitigations.

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