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Project Manager

Employer: Australian Business Volunteers
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Project Management, International Aid & Development, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 07 June, 2019.
Applications close: 24 June, 2019.

  • Do you have sound modern project management skills?
  • Do you have experience in international development and you’re passionate about making positive changes in the community through economic development?
  • Do you have great planning skills and attention to detail and can monitor and evaluate each step of a project to ensure that it is meeting budgetary and deadline goals?

ABV is recruiting a Project Manager who will work closely with the Operations Manager and the Program Team to manage the implementation of a portfolio of international projects. The Project Manager will ensure projects meet their KPIs and are implemented on time and on budget.

Key duties

  • Together with the Operations Manager, manage the planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of the projects to ensure quality program performance
  • Maintain the project risk register and ensure the effective implementation of the risk matrix (e.g. financial, reputational, personal safety and security risks) for project success
  • Continually monitor and evaluate each step of a project to ensure that it is meeting budgetary and deadline goals.
  • Regularly conduct project health checks to inform staffing needs, schedule changes, budget modification and project scope adjustments.
  • Create and maintain reports addressing all aspects of project development and completion on a regular basis.

Skills and qualifications

Bachelor or Master’s qualifications in International Development, project management (or other relevant qualifications).

  • At least 4 – 5 years relevant field experience in managing international development projects. Development experience abroad will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in developing and managing project scheduling, budgeting and progress reports.
  • Outstanding organisational skills.
  • An excellent communicator and team player.
  • Sound computer literacy skills in MS applications and experience in using Project Management tools/software. Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications to create reports and present information in Excel and PowerPoint will be highly regarded.
  • Sound project budget management and analysis.
  • Proven experience and success working in a multi-cultural environment

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How to apply for this job

To apply, please ensure you:

  • Include a cover letter and resume with your application.
  • Address the Selection Criteria indicated in the Position Description. Only applications which address the Selection Criteria will be considered for our vacancies.
  • Provide details of two professional referees.

Please send your applications by emailing us at using the subject line: Project Manager application via EthicalJobs, by 9am, the 24th of June, 2019 (AEST).

Applicants must meet working in Australia requirements and be available to discuss their application, in person or by phone, in the week of the 24th of June, 2019.

ABV is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. ABV welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Supporting materials  Position Description_Project Manager_June 2019.pdf