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Reference: 77490

Date Added: 23 February 2021
Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Job Title: Projects Assistant

Working For: Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Location: London

Salary: £23,000 to £25,000, depending on experience

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Key Objectives
We are seeking an individual with excellent administrative and organisational skills to join our Project Development Team which handles multiple research projects in economics, including two large projects funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Working closely with the Projects Lead and Senior Projects Officer, the Projects Assistant will work on varied tasks, including:
• The administration of research projects managed by CEPR, including financial management, monitoring the progress of projects, submitting deliverables; and reporting to funding agencies.
• The negotiation of the contracts for successful research proposals. This involves collecting administrative information and providing guidance to researchers on the technical, financial, and legal aspects of contracts.

Key Tasks
• Drafting of documents such as research contracts and contract addendums
• Processing payments and raising invoices
• Communication with grantees: sending report reminders, chasing for project outputs and deliverables (such as reports, research notes, etc.)
• Assisting with project events, including hosting online meetings
• Updating various project websites
• Formatting various documents including research notes and newsletters
• Updating contacts on CEPR’s various databases
• Supporting the day-to-day work of the Projects Lead and the Senior Projects Officer.

Person Specification
Essential
• Undergraduate degree or two years of relevant working experience
• Ability to work effectively in a fast‐paced, hectic and rapidly changing environment
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a team
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Excellent analytical and problem‐solving skills
• High degree of familiarity with the MS Office suite and, particularly with MS Excel
• Budgetary management skills
• Right to work in the UK
Desirable
• Relevant experience in project management or research administration
• A relevant degree (economics preferred but not essential)
• Other European languages

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on the day of the deadline, however, they will be reviewed on a rolling basis priorly, with a view to commence scheduling interviews in advance of the closing date.

Application Details

Applications should be made on submission of a cover letter and CV to jobs@cepr.org , quoting “PA21-W4MP” in the subject line.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Website: http://www.cepr.org

Additional Notes