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Experienced Project Manager, Global Health

Graduate at DAI

Experienced Project Manager, Global Health

Graduate at DAI

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive
Job description

DAI is looking for an experienced Project Manager, to work as part of their busy, vibrant head office team – helping to manage ongoing international consultancy projects around the world. The position will be based at DAI Global Health’s UK headquarters in central London.

DAI is widely recognised for its commitment to international development, supported by extensive in-house technical and programme delivery expertise.

DAI’s global health team and its regional and local partners have the technical skills and local knowledge to deliver comprehensive health solutions while responding to issues ranging from emerging pandemic threats to HIV/AIDS to waterborne diseases. Our approach leverages non-health resources in DAI’s environment, economic growth, governance, and post-conflict stabilisation sectors to save lives and achieve health improvements all over the world.

Responding to the needs of our growing business, we are seeking a dynamic candidate, keen to learn and to join our busy delivery team. You will play a vital role within a highly qualified team delivering head office-based project management for DAI Global’s ongoing long-term overseas projects. The Project Manager role will involve backstopping one or more of DAI Global Health’s assigned projects. This position will support the field-based team(s) and Project Director(s) in meeting programmatic, management, and financial targets for DAI Global Health by providing high quality project management for new and existing programmes in line with contract and client requirements.

Initially the Project Manager will be assigned to DAI Global Health’s DFID-funded Nigeria Women for Health project.

What we are looking for

We are looking for strong administrative and good team-working skills along with an ability to meet tight deadlines, manage multiple priorities, and excellent verbal and written English.

For the role the successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable understanding of and interest in Global Health and working in an international/multi-cultural environment
  • Experience of field-based project management
  • Financial management skills
  • Experience of working with DFID or other donors
  • Excellent communication skills with a demonstrable ability to write technical text
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – able to establish and maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally
  • Good numeracy skills with high level of attention to detail
  • A proven ability to multi-task under pressure

A project management qualification, business development experience and an additional European language would be additional advantages.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom.


As a minimum, an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in international development or relevant subject; with, preferably, a master’s qualification focusing on areas of global health

Accepted degree subjects

  • health sciences
  • economics
  • social sciences
  • philosophy
  • humanities
  • biology and life sciences
  • business and management studies
  • politics
  • environmental science and ecology
  • law and legal studies

How to apply

Interviews will be held progressively.

If you believe you have the above skills and experience, and you have the right to work within the EEA, apply via the Apply button.

Closing date: 26/11/2018

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Job location

72A Pitshanger Ln, London W5 1QX, UK