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We have four exciting vacancies coming up in our company!
 
  • Office and Administrative Assistant
  • Communications and Digital Engagement Officer
  • Programme Officer
  • Business Development Officer

Founded in November 2010, Development Pathways has grown rapidly into an internationally respected consultancy business, providing expert advice to clients in areas including: social protection, social development, gender, livelihoods, financial inclusion and management information systems.

In the past seven years, we have worked in a range of countries across East and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific; and for a range of international donors and NGOs. Although we are a small team, our in-house capacity and network of external consultants is growing at a fast pace. In 2016, we established a subsidiary in Nairobi, Kenya to increase visibility, generate work and strengthen our presence in the region.Currently, we work in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia, in addition to Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

 

Position 1: Office and Administrative Assistant

Location: Orpington, London

Duration: Permanent and Full-Time

Salary: £19,000 to £22,000 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to help support the day-to-day running of our office in Orpington. You will join a friendly team that is committed to tackling poverty through social policy transformation.

 The position will pay a basic salary, alongside other benefits such as pension contributions and health insurance. Depending on performance, targets and the overall profitability of the company, you may also be rewarded with annual bonuses. Finally, we offer flexible working practices and encourage our staff to participate in professional learning and development.

 

Purpose

This position will be responsible for providing administrative and office support across Finance and Programme Management, as well as additional support throughout the office. Some international travel may be required. The position will report to the Programmes Manager.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Office and Administrative Assistant will cover the following areas, with responsibilities growing as capacity develops:

1. Office Administration Support

  • Support the day-to-day running of the office, including raising invoices, ordering office supplies;
  • Schedule external meetings with clients and consultants;
  • Provide logistical support for meetings, conferences and workshops held by Development Pathways;
  • Answer calls and respond to general enquiries;
  • Maintain the premises to ensure a healthy working environment;
  • Undertake other office and administrative activities and tasks as and when they arise.

2. Finance Administration Support

  • Provide administrative support to the Finance Officer, especially with preparing, processing and filing diverse documentation;
  • Support in preparing/collecting invoicing documentation from staff and consultants in a timely manner as well as reviewing it against compliance requirements;
  • Prepare and raise client invoices;
  • Input into SAGE (training will be provided);
  • Other tasks as and when required.

3. Project Administration Support

  • Support the administration of projects and the implementation of project management procedures including;
  • Carrying out logistical support for field missions, including, but not limited to booking flights and accommodation, as well as researching visa requirements and preparing visa applications; o Drafting sub-contracts for consultants;
  • Filling in and filing project documentation;
  • Completing project reference sheets;
  • Contributing to the development of new operational policies and procedures;
  • Providing orientation to staff and consultants about company’s policies, procedures and compliance requirements;
  •  Assist with any other project-related tasks as required, e.g. formatting final reports, coordinating research support activities etc.;
  • Ensure project documentation is kept up to date and appropriately filed, both electronically and in hard-copy;
  • Other tasks as and when required.

Person Specification

The Office and Administrative Assistant should have the following qualifications:

• An undergraduate degree and/or a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in providing office and administrative support;

• Excellent attention to detail with the ability to spot any errors and mistakes in calculations and texts;

• Excellent organisational skills with the capacity to work with little or no supervision;

• Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, manage own workload and prioritise tasks;

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate appropriately and professionally with people at all levels;

• Fluency in written and spoken English;

• Excellent numeracy skills;

• Excellent IT skills; proficient in the use of MS Office (particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint), with excellent typing skills;

• Be proactive and a strong Team Player

 

How to Apply

We invite interested candidates who meet the requirements to email their applications to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk

Applications should include:

• A 1-page cover letter explaining why you are applying for this position, and how your experience and skills meet the requirements for this position;

• A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience;

• Names, addresses and day time contact numbers of two referees.

Please note that this position is open to those with the right to reside and work in the UK.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday, 30th of June 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date.

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately only successful candidates will be notified.  

 

 

Position 2: Communications and Digital Engagement Officer

Location: Orpington, London

Duration: Permanent and Full-Time

Salary: £22,000 to £28,000 per annum

Do you believe in social justice? We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to help create and implement our communications and social media strategy. You will join a friendly team that is committed to tackling poverty through social policy transformation.

The position will pay a basic salary, alongside other benefits such as pension contributions and health insurance. Depending on performance, targets and the overall profitability of the company, you may also be rewarded with annual bonuses. Finally, we offer flexible working practices and encourage our staff to participate in professional learning and development.

 

 Main Tasks of Job: 

1. The creation and implementation of an on-going communications plan and development of a new social media plan. 

2. Co-ordinate the Development Pathways website re-design. 

3. Manage the company’s website including updates and new content creation when necessary (new stories, staff profiles) 

4. Produce clear and effective digital content across appropriate channels. 

5. Develop print materials such as company profile leaflets and other such publications 

6. Co-ordinate blogs and other publications for both internal and external writers and manage a calendar of publications 

7. Monitor digital trends to report back into quarterly company meetings. You will be expected to produce and analyse regular reports to give an evidence based .understanding of how our audiences engage and adapt strategy and campaigns based on these. 

8. Grow and develop the audience base and levels of engagement using the channels used by Development Pathways. 

9. Work with colleagues throughout the organisation to ensure clear and consistent use and style is used across all communication channels. 

10. Work with external organisations in negotiating communication practices when working in collaboration. 

11. Advise colleagues on the use of social media and best-practice where localised content is being produced. 

12. Undertake any other appropriate duties as required by the Business.

 

Person Specification

Essential

1. Education and Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level, OR
  • Extensive related experience supported by relevant industry specific qualifications.

2. Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Operating System from Windows 7 onwards.
  • Knowledge of Apple OSX.
  • In depth knowledge of desktop level IT hardware, for both Apple and PC.
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint software and its configuration.
  • Knowledge of a variety of social media platforms, e.g. Twitter.
  • Wordpress.

3. Work Experience

  • Experience of Microsoft server operating systems and supporting applications based on these.
  • Experience of creating digital campaigns adn content plans.
  • Experience in using the current digital trends and developments.
  • Use of software and analytics for scheduling and monitoring digital content.
  • Experience in maintaining a website.
  • Experience in successfully producing digital content designed to drive engagement.
  • Experience in producing and promoting content in a short turnaround time to summarize publications.

4. Communications Skills

  • Communicate in a variety of styles, in a way that appeals to a range of different audiences.
  • Ability to communication successfully with the relevant external companies and individuals as appropriate.
  • Good team player and is capable of working on his/her initiative.

Desirable

  • Experience in marketing in the International Development Sector.
  • Some experience in website marketing and design.
  • Knowledge in Unicity.
  • Experience in video and other interactive digital content.
  • Some experience in graphic design.
  • An interest in Social Policy.

How to apply

We invite interested candidates, who meet the requirements for the position of Communications and Digital Media Officer, to email their applications to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk

Applications should include:

• A 1-page cover letter explaining why you are applying for this position, and how your experience and skills meet the requirements for this position;

• A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience;

• Names, addresses and day time contact numbers of two referees.

Please note that this position is open to those with the right to reside and work in the UK.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday, 30th of June 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date.

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately only successful candidates will be notified.  

 

 

Position 3: Programme Officer

Location: Orpington, London

Duration: Permanent and Full-Time

Salary: £22,000 to £25,000 per annum

Do you want to make a difference? Have you got an interest in International Development? Development Pathways is committed to transforming social policies to ensure that the world's most vulnerable people are not forgotten. Join our friendly team in our UK head office and help strengthen our Project Management Team.

You will be joining us at a very exciting time as we look to expand our thematic scope of work and strengthen our regional hubs in Kenya and Uganda. 

The position will pay a basic salary, alongside other benefits such as pension contributions. Depending on performance, targets and the overall profitability of the company, you may also be rewarded with annual bonuses. Finally, we offer flexible working practices and encourage our staff to participation in professional learning and development. 

 

Purpose 

The Programme Officer will be responsible for providing project management and administrative support to the Project Management Team, as well as additional support to the other teams (Business Development, Finance and Technical Teams). Some international travel may be required. The position will report directly to the Programme Manager. 

 

Responsibilities 

The responsibilities of the Programme Officer will cover all aspects of project management, including contracting, financial and logistical processes, as specified below, with responsibilities growing as capacity develops: 

 1. Project Management

  • Provision of support to the transition of a new project management IT solution;
  •  Setting up, filling and updating of project management documents, IT systems and templates;
  • Tracking and inputing data about contract and sub-contract dates, project team’s availability, upcoming missions, inputs and deliverables deadlines, invoicing schedule, etc.; 
  • Filing of project management documentation, both electronically and in hard copy;
  • Maintainance of project folders, spread sheets and databases, ensuring that all relevant information is saved in a clear and accessible manner;
  • Drafting of new project management templates and support to the setting up of new project management processes, policies and procedures; 
  • Support with the training of staff and consultants on the project management processes, policies and procedures; 
  • Review of client contracts; 
  • Drafting of consultant sub-contracts and distribution of various types of contracting documentation;
  • Communicating and building strong relationships with consultants and clients; 
  • Support to the coordination of project research activities, such as formatting of reports, supporting workshops, etc.; 
  • Other support as and where appropriate. 

2. Finance

  • Monitoring and compliance with the client invoicing schedule; 
  • Review of consultant and staff invoices and expense claims;
  • Preparation and raising of client invoices in a timely manner;
  • Support with keeping project related financial documentation accurate, up to date and filed as appropriate, electronically and in hard copy;
  • Other support as and where appropriate. 

3. Logistics

  • Support with the planning and coordination of project field missions;
  • Identification of services needed for field missions and their budgets;
  • Support with travel arrangements for staff and consultants, such as researching flights or requesting flight quotes, verifying flight itineraries and prices, researching accommodation and making taxi or hotel bookings;
  • Research of visa requirements for each particular country;
  • Drafting of visa support letters;
  • Assistance with staff visa applications;
  • Drafting and distribution of approved expenses to the team before field missions;
  • Development of new templates and policies;
  • Support with the setting up and management of company travel accounts;
  • Exploring of options to reduce costs associated with travel bookings; 
  • Undertaking of research and drafting of country briefing manuals;  
  • Liaising with the team to collect and distribute logistical documentation, such as Emergency Information Sheets, country manuals and other documents as appropriate;
  • Other support as and where appropriate. 

4. General Support

  • Provision of support across the company, as required, in areas of general office administration and logistics etc.;
  • Working in compliance with Development Pathways’ policies and procedures;
  • Undertaking of other office activities as and when they arise.

Person Specifications 

  •  A university degree in a relevant area, e.g. international development, international relations or project management; and/or a minimum of two years of relevant experience in a project management environment; 
  • Excellent organisational skills with the capacity to work with little supervision; 
  • Outstanding time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, manage own workload and prioritise tasks;
  •  Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate appropriately and professionally with people at all levels;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; 
  • Excellent numeracy skills;
  • Excellent IT skills; proficient in the use of MS Office (particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint), with excellent typing skills;
  • Be proactive, with a positive can-do attitude and a strong Team Player;
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Development Pathways.

 

How to Apply 

Please send your CV along with a one-page covering letter, explaining why you are applying for this position of Programme Officer, how your skills and experiences are relevant to the job and why you would be a good fit for the position of Programme Officer. 

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. 

Applications should be sent to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk 

The closing date is 5pm on Friday, 30th of June 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date. 

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately, only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Position 4 : Business Development Officer - consultant network engagement

Location: Orpington, London

Duration: Permanent and Full-Time

Salary: £22,000 to £25,000 per annum

Are you in Business Development? Do believe in social justice? Here is an exciting opportunity to help strengthen our Business Development team in our UK head office. Our friendly team is committed to transforming social policies to ensure that the world's most vulnerable people are not forgotten.

This position will pay a basic salary, alongside other benefits, such as pension contributions and health insurance.  Depending on performance, targets and the overall profitability of the company, you may also be rewarded with annual bonuses.  Finally, we offer flexible working practices and encourage our staff to participate in professional learning and development.

Purpose 

The Business Development Officer will support the Business Development team in securing new business and, developing and nurturing ongoing relationships with existing and new consultants within our network and prospective clients of strategic importance to the organisation. He/she will conduct weekly searches and support identification and resourcing of candidates for tender opportunities and to build our consultant network. The Business Development Officer will also further develop and maintain the consultants’ database. 

 

Responsibilities 

The responsibilities of the Business Development Officer will cover the following areas, with responsibilities growing as capacity develops: 

Relationship Building 

  • Developing a pipeline of consultants for existing and upcoming opportunities 
  • Build strong relationships with existing consultant network 
  • Supporting/advising Consultants/Associates during the bidding process 
  • Manage and update the consultant list, CV library and bidding list 
  • Develop an Associate Tracker, in order to remain engaged with Associates’ current work, availability, level of involvement in Development Pathways’ projects, etc. 
  • Maintain and develop a consultant database 
  • Liaise with the Project Management team in the development of budgets for projects. 

Marketing and Communications 

  • Assist with social media management (e.g. updating twitter, retweeting etc.) 
  • Support in the coordination of Communications support on the company website, including coordination of newsletters, news stories, blogs and Pathways' Perspectives (Development Pathways' publications) as required 
  • Developing corporate materials for business promotion and portfolio building 
  • Providing support across the company, as required, in areas of logistics, communications, event management, etc. 

Opportunity & Bid Management 

  • Undertaking background research to contextualise upcoming opportunities and projects
  • Undertaking research on competitors/partners
  • Support weekly procurement searches, and record and circulate opportunities list 
  • •Support analyses on prospective opportunities, in order to scope out relevant information to share with Business Development Manager as required; 
  • Support on EOI/Proposal writing (with assistance from Business Development Manager and Technical team), including development of bid plans, consolidating inputs into a proposal shell, and final submission
  • Lead an assembly of a prospective team by liaising with consultants, sharing relevant information, and acquiring details on actual fee rates, availability and CV/technical profile
  • CV formatting and updating
  • Updating the consultant database and library, and upkeeping the bidding opportunity list.

Where needed, provide administrative support, including CV formatting and tracking budgets. The BDO will also be expected to provide support across the company, as required, in areas of logistics, communications, event management, etc. 

 

Skills and Experience 

Essential 

  • A relevant university degree 
  • 2 years experience in bid development 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of people whilst maintaining professionalism 
  • Strong administrative skills 
  • Experience in operating MS Excel and Word and an ability to operate project management software and CRM databases 
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, including ability to work effectively to deadlines 
  • Strong writing and numerical skills 
  • A commitment to continuing improvement and learning.

Desirable 

  • Knowledge of SharePoint 
  • Experience of establishing close working relationships with donors and consortia 
  • Knowledge of donor requirements (e.g. DFID, DFAT, EU) 

 

How to Apply

We invite interested candidates who meet the above equirements to email their applications to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk

Applications should include:

• A one-page cover letter explaining why you are applying for this position, and how your experience and skills meet the requirements for this position of Business Development Officer;

• A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience;

• Names, addresses and day time contact numbers of two referees.

 

Please note that this position is open to those with the right to reside and work in the UK.

The closing date is 5pm on Saturday, 1st July 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date.

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately only successful candidates will be notified.