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Project Manager

This is a unique opportunity to independently manage and develop Frontier’s overseas projects in the field with supervision from the London Headquarters. The Project Manager will have overall administrative control of the field projects including volunteer communications, financial management, equipment resupply and maintenance, comprehensive reporting procedures, volunteer and staff deployments, management of local relations and networks, fundraising for the project and the supervision of local staff.

Location: Tanzania, Mafia Island
 

Background Established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO), Frontier has been an innovator in creating quality volunteer programmes across the globe. Since then, Frontier has grown to operate over 330 capacity building conservation, community and adventure projects in over 60 countries, spanning 5 continents. Over the past 26 years Frontier has had volunteers of more than 30 nationalities take part in projects all around the world, making Frontier a truly international organisation with a global impact.

More Specifically the Project Manager will be responsible for:
 
- Providing project specific information once the volunteer has paid the initial deposit;
- Advising and preparing volunteers with regards to their project details, insurance, arrival details, equipment requirements and kit lists;
- Organising appropriate visa support letters and travel paperwork;
- Organising the efficient reception and deployment of all volunteers;
- Supervising the arrival, briefing, and deployment of new project staff;
- Administration and control of project budgets and production of accounts and reports to London HQ;
- Management of all project resources and equipment of Frontier projects including sourcing, purchasing, and generally acquiring equipment for field projects;
- Development of new aspects to field projects or extending current programmes through liaison with national authorities, research institutes and international research, teaching, tourism and educational agencies, and preparation of project proposals to secure new contracts and funding;
- Administration and control of project budget, ensuring that expenditure does not exceed allocated funds. Over spending will be recovered from future budgets.
- Collating and reviewing internal reports and equipment inventories from projects;
- Ensure H&S standards are maintained at all times, reviewed regularly and updated when necessary;
- Maintaining and managing communications between field projects, volunteers and London HQ;
 
 
 
Contract Duration:Permanent, after successful completion of probation period.
 
Salary Package: Competitive, dependent on experience 
- Monthly salary
- Basic accommodation at project site
- Food provided at project site
- Capped annual contribution towards a return international airfare
 
Target related bonus packages in addition to salary package.
 
Training:
Pre-departure training provided.
 
Accommodation:Basic accommodation provided at field project.
 
Subsistence:Food provided on project site. Subsistence allowance provided for time spent off project site.
 
 
Requirements:
 
- Experience of developing conservation and development projects
- Experience dealing with funding bodies and government organisations
- Experience of office management & administration
- Experience of working with volunteers
- Experience of budget & financial management
 
- Excellent written/oral communication & presentation skills
- Negotiation & liaison skills
- Proposal writing
- Administrative & time management skills
- Ability to manage staff
- Hold a full, clean driving license
 
To Apply please emailyour CV and Cover Letter detailing your availability and suitability for the role to staff@frontier.ac.uk or click "Apply Now"

View Job Description

country : Tanzania

job category : Overseas Positions

job type (s): Project Manager

job area (s) : Administration

deadline for applications : No deadline

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"Frontier is staffed by an incredible team which is spread around the world. These are dedicated, talented and passionate people and they do what they do for exactly the right reasons." - David Ramsey, Overseas Operations Manager

 

 

"I’ve learned so much about different cultures, countries, environments and the volunteers themselves.  Frontier has been such an amazing place to work with such fun loving people." - Ashley Earnest, Volunteer Adviser

 

 

"Frontier have made me feel truly involved and valued, and demonstrate unflinching dedication to their projects." - Brittany Murphy, Fiji Project Manager

 

 

"I now feel ready for the next stage of developing my career in conservation. I am lucky enough to be going out to the Frontier marine project in Tanzania as an Assistant Research Officer in April which I am incredibly excited for!" - Eleanor Stewart, Events & Outreach Intern

 

 

"From day one, I felt like I was given a level of real responsibility within the marketing team—manning social media accounts, writing blog articles, interviewing volunteers and negotiating with marketing departments in other organisations to help promote Frontier in the wider world." - Ellie Hughes, Online Journalism Intern

 

 

"The experience is completed by working with some of the most talented, welcoming and fun people you will find, I fell this has set me up well for a career in conservation." - Alex Caldwell, Research & Development Intern