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The CIR is a non-profit organisation that investigates, exposes, and counters influence operations, including disinformation. 

We work closely with some of the leading organisations, journalists and academics in the disinformation space. 

We pride ourselves on an inclusive, open and flexible working environment.  If you're interested in joining us, do check below for open vacancies.

 

Project Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, ambitious, non-profit organisation at a formative time in its development. CIR is advertising two part-time roles – Finance Manager and Project Manager, which could be combined in a joint full-time role for the right candidate.


As Project Manager, you’ll play a key role in taking forward our mission – managing the delivery of programmes and ensuring the right processes and resources are in place to deliver our projects efficiently, on time, within budget and to a high standard.


As a start-up with a small core team, you’ll need to be a flexible and collaborative team player, willing to pitch-in and multi-task across different projects and work at pace to often tight timeframes. In exchange we offer a friendly and relaxed work environment; opportunities to take on new challenges and responsibilities to grow your skills and experience and; the ability to share the way the business operates and grows.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the project management of a number of CIR programmes. Specific tasks will include:


·       Ensuring projects are mobilised and managed to time, cost and quality; project deadlines are met, and that the client is kept up to date and apprised at all times.

·       Developing and overseeing project plans, tracking project progress and, rapidly identifying, escalating and resolving issues impeding delivery.

·       Developing strong relationships with, and overseeing delivery by, sub-contractors and suppliers, ensuring they deliver activities and outputs to time, budget and standard.

·       Developing and maintaining project-level risk registers, ensuring regular risk reviews are held with the project team, and that appropriate mitigations or escalations are put in place as necessary

·       Providing ad-hoc support to project delivery as required,

·       Forging strong working relationships with clients and counterparts


Essential Criteria:

·       Experience in programme management, supporting and leading on the delivery of programme outputs, ideally in the non-profit or public sector

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise and timely reporting.

·       Excellent organisational skills, capable of managing multiple tasks and task holders to deliver with tight timeframes.

·       Ability to build and manage strong relationships with a range of stakeholders. (both)


The role will be 0.5 FTE - initially on a six-month consultancy contract, with potential scope to extend.

To apply, send a covering letter and CV to hello@info-res.org

 

Finance Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, ambitious, non-profit organisation at a formative time in its development. CIR is advertising two part-time roles – Finance Manager and Project Manager, which could be combined in a joint full-time role for the right candidate


As a start-up with a small core team, you’ll need to be a flexible and collaborative team player, willing to pitch-in and multi-task across different projects and work at pace to often tight timeframes. In exchange we offer a friendly and relaxed work environment; opportunities to take on new challenges and responsibilities to grow your skills and experience and; the ability to share the way the business operates and grows.


As Finance Manager, you will deliver financial planning and analysis, budgeting, monitoring and reporting, and work with CIR colleagues to ensure smooth financial delivery of projects across the business. Specific tasks will include:


·       Leading on development and management of CIR financial processes, compliance and reporting.

·       Providing technical advice on compliance and financial management of projects, ensuring it meets with contractual requirements and CIR finance goals.

·       Supporting the Project Director to prepare project and corporate budgets and financial plans in accordance with client requirements and commercial considerations

·       Maintaining up-to-date information on project expenditure, resourcing and risks, including developing financial forecasts based on the project budget and project plan, overseeing expenditure to ensure activities and outputs are delivered within budget; identifying and suggesting mitigations for over/under-expenditure at the earliest opportunity.

·       Overseeing and technical support on procurement, including supporting CIR to develop and strengthen its procurement systems and processes

·       Assisting the CIR team in liaising with clients and forging strong working relationships with counterparts


Essential Criteria:

·       Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and knowledge of Excel

·       Experience in the financial management of programmes - including planning, delivery and reporting - preferably for government clients. Experience in managing grant agreements highly desirable.

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise and timely reporting.

·       Excellent organisational skills, capable of managing multiple tasks and stakeholders to deliver with tight timeframes.


The role will be 0.5 FTE - initially on a six-month consultancy contract, with potential scope to extend.

​To apply, send a covering letter and CV to hello@info-res.org