Careers

DPI seeks to recruit talented individuals to join our team. Check back frequently for any new opportunities that arise. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted due to the high volume of applications received. 

 

Current Opportunities: 

Project Officer

Contract Position: 2 Years with the possibility of extension/ becoming permanent post

Salary: £27-28,000

Reporting to: Deputy Director

Years of experience required: 2 years minimum

 

To role includes DPI event coordination and execution, maintenance of accurate records and development of internal and external publications such as activity reports, conference proceedings, briefings and research papers, as required. Impeccable written and oral English grammar required.

Specific Tasks include but are not limited to:

Event management:

  • Draft, edit and ensure timely development, delivery and tracking of all necessary correspondence for DPI events (e.g prepare agenda, contact speakers etc)
  • Responsible for the write up of the event proceedings (Event publication) which requires taking detailed minutes during events, editing and finalisation to a high standard of the event discussions under Chatham House rules.
  • Carry out research related to projects and maintain adequate records.
  • Ensure adequate tracking of participants’ feedback in support of the programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Explore and assess new initiatives to inform DPI programme development and fundraising.

 

Research and Publications:

  • Co-ordinate all Communications and visibility activities carried out in the frame of a project funded by the Instrument for Stability and Peace (European Commission);
  • Co-ordinate the writing, editing, layout and design of DPI Publications, including the quarterly newsletter, research papers, briefings and assessments.
  • Prepare visibility and briefing materials for key stakeholders
  • When necessary, carry out research related to project, including analysing and synthesising key findings.

 

Social Media:

  • Coordinate all website and social media updates
  • Produce regular press releases as required
  • Field media enquiries and other requests for information
  • Monitor other media coverage of relevant material and keep abreast of current events relevant to DPI’s work
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as necessary, depending on skills and qualifications

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:

 

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Political Science, English etc)
  • Strong editing skills including spelling, grammar and fluency in English;
  • Experience in designing print publications, and relevant software such as Publisher, InDesign or similar.
  • Knowledge of new technologies for communications
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks, excellent time-management, problem-prevention, and problem solving skills;
  • Highly organised;
  • Excellent/proven research skills;
  • Capacity to work in a highly pressured environment while remaining calm;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information;
  • Willingness to travel if necessary for short periods of time;

 

Desirable:

  • Interest in human rights, conflict resolution or democracy building

 

Please send a CV and cover letter specifying how you meet the essential criteria of the post to info@democraticprogress.org

 

Application deadline: Until filled.

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Finance Manager

Contract Position: 1 Year maternity cover with the possibility of extension / becoming permanent post

Salary:  £30,000- £33,000

Reporting to: Deputy Director

Years of experience required: 3 years minimum

 

DESCRIPTION:                              

The Finance Manager works closely with the Deputy Director and Auditors to implement policies and procedures related to finance, financial planning and analysis and to recommend improvements to financial systems. This position requires experience of EU funding management.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of the following financial management processes:

 

  • Financial and Management Accounting
    • Purchase invoice and expense claim processing
    • Grants and donations receivable processing
    • Allocation of expenses between nominal codes
    • Allocation of expenses between funds
    • Petty cash control
    • Monthly reconciliation of nominal ledger control accounts
    • Preparation and filing of VAT returns
    • Prepayments, accruals and depreciation
    • Maintenance of Fixed Asset register
    • Monthly management accounts for review by the Deputy Director
    • Statutory accounts preparation and liaison with the auditors as required
    • Audit preparation and liaison with external accountants and advisers for the company and grant audits

 

  • Financial Systems & Information
    • Follow, and update where required, the financial procedures manual
    • Provide financial information to the Board of Directors as required

 

  • Cash Management
    • Monitoring bank balances with the Deputy Director to ensure sufficient funds are available
    • Process supplier and staff payments
    • Monthly bank reconciliations of all bank and petty cash accounts

 

  • Payroll Management
    • Processing monthly payroll in QuickBooks
    • Monthly reconciliation of all payroll related control accounts
    • Maintenance of all payroll records and supporting documentation

 

  • Budgeting and Project Planning
    • Assisting Grants and Development Officer and Deputy Director in preparing budgets for funding applications and project proposals
    • Assisting with the preparation of the company budget
    • Preparing grant claims and financial reports in conjunction with Grants and Development Officer and Deputy Director
    • Submitting timely funder’s claims and reports
    • Maintaining the grants ledger including reconciliation to the nominal ledger and application of grant instalments
    • Preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports to donors as required
    • Preparing new and revised budgets according to grant agreements and guidelines
    • Ensuring funding disbursement requests are done and grant procedures are followed in a timely manner
  • Audit
    • Ensure all the necessary financial information for organisational and project audits is prepared
    • Liaise with auditors as needed to ensure full transparency and accountability

 

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

  • Professional accounting qualifications AAT and/or part qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA (or qualified by experience)
  • 3 years’ experience in a financial / management accounting role, ideally with an NGO
  • Experience with EU funding management
  • Good track record of providing strong financial management and accurate information
  • Strong practical experience of QuickBooks, Excel and other computerised accounting systems

 

SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES

  • A good understanding of managing accounts and information needed to support forecasting and budgeting is essential.
  • Advanced user of Excel for reporting and forecasting
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks for financial and management accounting as well as payroll and PAYE matters
  • Ability to work independently, but as part of a small team, on different projects.
  • Computer literate in MS Office, with a particular focus on Excel, and email.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to be administratively and secretarially self-sufficient
  • Confident, creative and self-assured.

 

 

To apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this post to: dnguyen@democraticprogress.org

 

Application deadline: Until filled