Who we are looking for
The Government Services Delivery Centre (GSDC) is currently looking for a Manager to join the team. We manage funds on behalf of a number of government departments and donors to help improve the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We bring integrity, insight and innovation to deliver distinctive programmes and shape the future of grant funding both nationally and internationally.
GSDC is located in our Belfast office and is designed to provide technical support to major projects delivering transformational change both nationally and in a number of developing countries across the globe. The practice is growing rapidly and is projected to more than triple in size over the next three years, creating great opportunities to develop current and new skills.
As a Manager in an expanding team, you will be part of a team delivering a number of services to large scale consulting assignments for the National Government Services sector.
You will have professional qualifications (either in part or full) in accountancy (Accounting Technician/Chartered Accountant), you will ideally also have project management experience and /or qualifications.
You will have the capability and enthusiasm for supporting the growth of GSDC and see value in managing enduring business relationships. You will be determined and demonstrate drive and focus in supporting a range of life changing projects across both the UK and the developing world.
You will be based in Belfast, but on occasions may be required to travel. Therefore the role may involve some travelling and overnight stays away from home.
About the role
If you have a passion for client service, are driven by high quality, and have an appetite for taking a role in an expanding team, this opportunity is for you.
As part of a plan to grow GSDC over the next 3 years, we are currently appointing a balanced mix of experienced staff members that will form the core of our business going forward.
As a Manager in our team will need to:
Share and celebrate team successes;
Seek opportunities to add value to client account planning;
Seek new learning opportunities to stay technical and relevant;
Show cultural dexterity my modifying behaviour to the environment
Maintain a fresh perspective on global and cross-cultural issues; and
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Occasionally)
The specific technical skills we are looking for include:
Essential skills needed for the role:
Recognised accountancy qualification (either fully or part qualified);
Good project management skills;
Good written and oral communication skills;
Proven ability to produce quality work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
People management skills and experience; and
Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
Desirable skills sought for the role:
Recent experience of fund management and administration either in a funding organisation or in a recipient organisation (eg NGO);
Recent experience of working as part of a large team on multiple large scale, high profile assignments for key public sector clients;
Recent experience of complex transformational programmes with a range of commercial models;
Hold a current project management qualification (eg Prince 2);
Sector experience in central government/education/ international development/ international aid; and