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Programme Manager - Trade & Investment


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Business Line Program Management

Position Title Programme Manager - Trade & Investment

United Kingdom - London

London

Job Summary

The Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund 2 (TAF2+) is a UK Government-funded demand-driven facility providing trade and investment negotiations support to developing countries. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the facility. This includes serving as the main point of contact for the client, raising awareness of the facility, overseeing functional programme sub-teams, and managing contractual and financial obligations.

The purpose of the role is to manage the TAF2+ facility, ensuring consistently high-quality delivery. The secondary purpose of the role is to contribute to the further development of AECOM’s trade portfolio.

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Core job responsibilities will include:

Management of TAF2+ Manage day-to-day operations of the facility, including providing oversight and management for functional sub-teams, including grants and procurement officers, marketing and finance

*

Maintain a strong relationship with the client; serve as main point of contact

*

Work closely with the Strategy and Results Director to encourage innovative and effective deployment of programme resources

*

Raise awareness of the facility with potential beneficiaries and service providers

*

Work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation Lead to ensure the facility has a strong focus on internal and external learning

*

Take part in sub-project evaluation and approval process

*

Work closely with AECOM’s finance team to oversee programme financial performance

*

Oversee programme reporting, including monthly financial reports, quarterly progress reports, and contribute to Annual Reviews as well as client or AECOM audits

*

Ensure contractual compliance with client and AECOM requirements

Secondary job responsibilities will include:

*

Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental, sectoral and client strategies

*

Build relationships with clients, partner organisations and individuals in line with agreed strategies

*

Establish and maintain effective partnerships with internal stakeholders, with a particular focus on relevant geographical and technical teams, and also with business support functions

*

Contribute to the identification and prioritisation of new business opportunities

*

Lead/contribute to multi-functional bid teams to create innovative and comprehensive services in response to international development challenges

*

Contribute to continuous learning and innovation through facilitation of or participation in technical innovation and lesson learning initiatives

*

Thought leadership

*

Play a key role in building AECOM’s profile in trade and positioning AECOM as a thought leader, which may include conducting research, writing opinion pieces or blog posts, hosting or contributing to discussions or debates, preparing case studies or speaking at conferences

*

Keep up to date on developments in trade and investment

*

Provide guidance and training to other team members, within and beyond the international development team, in trade and investment

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will be customer oriented with strong written and oral communications skills. Particular responsibilities will include:

Minimum requirements:

*

At least eight years of experience in trade, investment or other relevant field

*

Bachelors degree in a relevant field

*

Proven track record of delivering consulting and/or management services focused on trade and/or investment

*

Demonstrated ability to negotiate, influence and manage risk

*

Experience working with teams with diverse backgrounds and across geographical locations

*

Experience in the application of common project management and monitoring tools and methodologies in the international development field, such as the use of logical frameworks

*

Strong numeracy skills with past experience developing and managing complex budgets and pricing strategies

*

Outstanding written and oral communications skills, including very strong report writing skills

*

Ability and willingness to travel internationally

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree

Prior experience working on international development projects for the UK Government

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 173591BR
Business Line Program Management

Position Title Programme Manager - Trade & Investment

United Kingdom - London

London

Job Summary

The Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund 2 (TAF2+) is a UK Government-funded demand-driven facility providing trade and investment negotiations support to developing countries. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the facility. This includes serving as the main point of contact for the client, raising awareness of the facility, overseeing functional programme sub-teams, and managing contractual and financial obligations.

The purpose of the role is to manage the TAF2+ facility, ensuring consistently high-quality delivery. The secondary purpose of the role is to contribute to the further development of AECOM’s trade portfolio.

#LI-RM1

Core job responsibilities will include:

Management of TAF2+ Manage day-to-day operations of the facility, including providing oversight and management for functional sub-teams, including grants and procurement officers, marketing and finance

*

Maintain a strong relationship with the client; serve as main point of contact

*

Work closely with the Strategy and Results Director to encourage innovative and effective deployment of programme resources

*

Raise awareness of the facility with potential beneficiaries and service providers

*

Work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation Lead to ensure the facility has a strong focus on internal and external learning

*

Take part in sub-project evaluation and approval process

*

Work closely with AECOM’s finance team to oversee programme financial performance

*

Oversee programme reporting, including monthly financial reports, quarterly progress reports, and contribute to Annual Reviews as well as client or AECOM audits

*

Ensure contractual compliance with client and AECOM requirements

Secondary job responsibilities will include:

*

Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental, sectoral and client strategies

*

Build relationships with clients, partner organisations and individuals in line with agreed strategies

*

Establish and maintain effective partnerships with internal stakeholders, with a particular focus on relevant geographical and technical teams, and also with business support functions

*

Contribute to the identification and prioritisation of new business opportunities

*

Lead/contribute to multi-functional bid teams to create innovative and comprehensive services in response to international development challenges

*

Contribute to continuous learning and innovation through facilitation of or participation in technical innovation and lesson learning initiatives

*

Thought leadership

*

Play a key role in building AECOM’s profile in trade and positioning AECOM as a thought leader, which may include conducting research, writing opinion pieces or blog posts, hosting or contributing to discussions or debates, preparing case studies or speaking at conferences

*

Keep up to date on developments in trade and investment

*

Provide guidance and training to other team members, within and beyond the international development team, in trade and investment

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will be customer oriented with strong written and oral communications skills. Particular responsibilities will include:

Minimum requirements:

*

At least eight years of experience in trade, investment or other relevant field

*

Bachelors degree in a relevant field

*

Proven track record of delivering consulting and/or management services focused on trade and/or investment

*

Demonstrated ability to negotiate, influence and manage risk

*

Experience working with teams with diverse backgrounds and across geographical locations

*

Experience in the application of common project management and monitoring tools and methodologies in the international development field, such as the use of logical frameworks

*

Strong numeracy skills with past experience developing and managing complex budgets and pricing strategies

*

Outstanding written and oral communications skills, including very strong report writing skills

*

Ability and willingness to travel internationally

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree

Prior experience working on international development projects for the UK Government

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 173591BR
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