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ARCHIVE is an international charity working in Haiti, Cameroon and London. We use architecture, housing design and community development to reduce and prevent illness and support care among the mo...


London, United Kingdom

17 Apr 2013

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Project Officer

ARCHIVE UK is looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to join our outstanding team

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Entry Level
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We are seeking a Projects Officer (intern) to join our team to support the development and delivery of our most recently launched project.

At ARCHIVE UK we are working hard – locally and internationally – to fight diseases through housing/environmental design. We’re already making a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable communities through innovative design projects in the UK, Haiti and Cameroon, and are to expand our focus into East Asia and Latin America. If you are keen to gain experience in a projects-related role, then this could be the ideal position for you!

The position requires a 6 month commitment with flexible hours but successful candidates will be expected to spend a minimum of 21 hrs/wk in the office. This internship offers the chance to develop transferable skills and to gain invaluable knowledge and a better understanding of how projects are developed and managed within the NGO sector.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship however London travel expenses are covered. For an exceptional candidate with relevant experience who can take on further responsibilities, there might be a stipend available for this role.

This role will cover all aspects of project delivery management.

Conduct preliminary research into geographic areas and potential partners.
Build relationships with partner organisations, key stakeholders including local schools, universities, filmmakers and youth professionals.
Manage complicated stakeholder relations.
Focus on ensuring community involvement and employing participatory methodologies.
Monitor and report on the projects status, progress and outcomes.
Arrange and deliver workshops with children and work closely with relevant professionals.
Be responsible for timely delivery of all project aspects.

A degree in any discipline is required, – though candidates with a background in Development, Public Health or related fields are preferred.
Masters Degree desirable

You should have excellent organisational, planning and communications skills and the ability to work on your own initiative within agreed guidelines.

For this role it is essential that you can demonstrate the ability to manage a project and to be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of the projects. This further means that you need to demonstrate enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and the ability to implement!

You will have good problem-solving skills, will be eager to face and overcome challenges and able to work under pressure. You must be independent, motivated, flexible and reliable. Afterall – that’s what our team thrives on!Experience in working with young people or children would be an advantage for this role.

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