Project Coordinator


A New Year, provides a new opportunity for the right candidate … we have two new exciting projects commencing shortly which require a talented and experienced project coordinator

Vacancy information

Fixed term
Interviews to take place
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, as and when potential applications are identified
Start date

About the role

Each year, millions of people around the world feel the effects of natural disaster and conflict. RedR UK is an international charity that improves the effectiveness of disaster relief, helping save and rebuild the lives of people affected by disaster worldwide. We do this by delivering essential training and learning support to relief organisations and their staff, and by supplying skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes. 

This position is within the Europe & Global Initiatives Programme which is the largest of four regional offices within RedR UK and is expanding: in terms of geographical reach so that our work reaches more practitioners across Europe; so that we reach more first responders; so that we deliver a wider range of capacity building services; and so that we deliver more support in DRR and preparedness.

In this role you will be responsible for two projects: Urban Competency Framework and Africa Catalyst Programme. The Urban Competency Framework project will run from January 2018 to February 2019 (13 months).  This project is linked to the Global Alliance for Urban Crises (GAUC) and is funded by the European Union.  RedR UK is a member of a consortia and is responsible for delivering the Urban Competency Framework component.

Africa Catalyst Programme – this project will run from February 2018 to August 2019 (18 months). 

The Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) is based in Abuja, Nigeria and this 18-month project is focused on building its capacity to function and grow and develop engineering organisations across Africa.  This project will involve regular travel to Nigeria and potentially other African countries.

Person Specification

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Project management skills;
  • Technological Expertise
  •  Experience of:  Relationships and Representation; People Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Work planning
  •  be a Team player with good Communication skills and be willing and able to travel regularly to Nigeria. 
  • Ideally, you’ll also be qualified and have field experience in the humanitarian or development sector; have experience of managing funded projects, and be able to speak another language other than English.

To apply

Applications welcome from those who are interested in performing one of the elements at 50%”

  • Closing date for applications: we will interview suitable candidates on a rolling basis from 18/1/18 onwards.

To apply, please mail your CV and a cover letter which states your suitability for the position against the criteria in the person specification to

To download the full job description and person specification, please click here.

N.B.:  The advertised roles are based in London (United Kingdom), and RedR UK will be required to verify that the successful candidate(s) has the right to live and work in the UK.

Please also note that due to limited resources, we will only be able to contact shortlisted applicants.