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Project Coordinator, Economic Growth Practice

Location: London, UK

£25,000 - £27,000 a year, full-time, permanent


Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and USAID. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives. Coffey UK has won over £100m of long term contracts with DFID in the last year and is experiencing significant growth.


Coffey now offers a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Economic Growth practice in the UK. We have recently commenced new long-term contracts with DFID, including the £50m Kenya Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) programme and the multi country £15.5m Africa Clean Energy (ACE) programme and the £67.5m LINKS-Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria Programme. Added to our existing portfolio, and with other opportunities forthcoming, this is an exciting time to join us and be involved in our work to channel the power of the market to benefit the lives of the 1.5 billion people currently living in extreme poverty. We work across a range of issues including market systems development; policy reform and advocacy for better business environments; urban development, energy, and innovation, particularly around mobile technology for development.


The Position

As a Project Coordinator in the Economic Growth practice you will work on donor funded projects around the developing world, across a range of economic growth areas, including market development and business environment reform. You will support various activities relating to the project cycle through business development, project management and technical delivery as well as client relationship management.  


Specifically, you will:

  • Support the management, and successful delivery, of existing project contracts overseas, including: reporting, technical research, sourcing and mobilisation of experts, coordination of events, and general administrative management.
  • Support our bids to secure new project contracts - contributing to bid submissions, and overseeing various compliance aspects of project bids.


It is an exciting opportunity for someone starting out in their career who is looking to thrive within a friendly and dynamic team, with real opportunities for growth. You will be based in the UK, but with some opportunity for in-country travel to various countries.


The Person

  • Degree level educated, preferably with a Masters in a relevant subject (e.g. international development, social sciences, international relations or equivalent).
  • Exposure to the international development sphere, with previous work experience in the development sector strongly desirable.
  • Understanding of economic growth, market development, and business environment reform in developing countries.
  • Outstanding communication skills in English (both oral and written), and ability to work in a multinational, multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel to other permanent offices of the business and to project locations, including fragile and conflict affected states, as required.


No CVs will be accepted from Re-cruitment Agencies. 

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position

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