Itad is hiring a
Itad is a consultancy that specialises in generating high-quality evidence and insights to improve impact. For nearly 40 years, our strategy, monitoring, evaluation and learning services have supported our clients and partners to make informed decisions to tackle global challenges and improve lives. We work with governments, international organisations and foundations across the globe, including a wide range of UK Government departments.
We bring a deep understanding of what works, how, and for whom across a range of important issues from global health security to climate resilience and serious and organised crime. Our approach to generating evidence and supporting learning is grounded in an understanding of context and the diverse perspectives and needs of decision-makers. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative approaches to measuring impact, whilst ensuring they balance rigour with pragmatism and accessibility.
The Project Management Unit (PMU) is central to Itad’s delivery of the project portfolio. As a team we work closely with Itad consultants, clients and a range of chosen external suppliers for the delivery of our growing project portfolio. We’re a highly supportive team, working across the full Itad business with a strong commercial focus and pride ourselves with efficient operational delivery.
As a Programme Officer you will perform a senior role within the Project Management Unit (PMU), that also includes a senior role within the delivery of our complex projects or programmes throughout the project lifecycle. It’s a key role in the business providing day to day continuity across the portfolio, the PMU and Practices.
The role will support the delivery of projects and programmes within our Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS) practice, with a specific focus on the FCDO’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), covering Africa, MENA, South Asia and the Indo-Pacific, and UK Overseas Territories.
There are three key areas of responsibility:
Project Delivery: Taking on varying project roles, leading processes, and relationships for successful commercial delivery of high-risk and complex projects. Acting as a Programme Officer within the FCAS Practice, supporting Project Managers and project delivery, overseeing Project Officers, and ensuring effective planning of travel and security deployments and budget management
Building PMU: Leading improvements across all three PMU specialisms—Procurement, Commercial, and Operational. Enhancing systems and processes, identifying efficiencies, and standardizing practices for broader benefit.
People and Leadership: Fostering knowledge sharing and business improvements across the PMU and beyond. Mentoring and coaching, conducting performance management, and contributing to PMU management for continuous enhancement.
As a commercially focussed professional you will be able to bring your experience of working in a commercially astute and effective way by delivering workload planning and prioritisation to a high standard in this role. You will have a track record in creating and implementing new and innovative solutions to commercial challenges.
You will be a team player who can demonstrate communication skills and experience to convey and execute instructions with other colleagues to ensure the delivery of key project activities, preferably across simultaneous projects or a programme. As an experienced relationship investor, you will have a proven track record of developing and maintaining successful relationships with internal teams as well as external clients.
As a self-aware professional, you will bring the appropriate influence and credibility to the role whilst working closely with other Itad Business Units to deliver across monthly and quarterly cycles. Active learning with various project roles will be a key skill to develop your own knowledge and that of others. Your demonstrable delivery of improvements to a wider business will be of benefit in this role and ensures an Itad Focused strength.
We know there are great candidates who may not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
The salary range for this role is from £38 - £42K with additional benefits including matched company pension, 26 days holiday and hybrid and flexible working for all team members
At Itad, we are committed to actively promoting diversity, equality and inclusion to empower people both within our organisation and through our work. We know that employees with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences make us a more effective and innovative company and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from interested candidates regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief.
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