Lead Project Portfolio Manager-Education

Type of role Business
Location Various Countries
Salary Competitive salary and benefits in the country of location
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date November 2022
Start date January 2023

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

You will lead all aspects of project portfolio management and implementation, quality assurance of implementation processes, plans and budgets, project results, donor reporting, performance management and accountability, in line with all compliance requirements, VSO’s volunteering for development (V4D) approach, policies and procedures. The position holder will be responsible for the supervision of Project Implementation Leads/Chiefs of Party in Pakistan, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda and Bangladesh.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The post holder must have a significant programme management systems and/or delivery experience; with proven track record managing large and complex multi-donor funded portfolios.

S/he should have a substantive experience leading high performing geographically dispersed projects teams in challenging multi country and/or multicultural environments.

The person should have relevant graduate degree (eg development studies, business, public administration) or equivalent experience.

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

Successful candidate can be based in any office location where VSO operates.

We offer national terms and conditions in the country you are based. We are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure that you have the right to work in the country you are residing before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

Once you’re ready to apply, click on ‘make an application’ below to complete the online form.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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