117 - Programme Officer, International Entrepreneurship

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Posted: 16/11/2021 12:35
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Up to £27,826 per annum
Location: London
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 01/12/2021 12:00
Hours: 36.25
Benefits: Excellent
Job Type: Fixed Term

We are seeking a Programme Officer in the Sustainable Development team.

Who are we?

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age. 

With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.

The role

As a Programme Officer, you will  support the delivery of the Academy’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, under the guidance of the Programme Manager, International Entrepreneurship; Senior Manager, International Development, the respective Steering Committees and Judging Panels.   

This is a varied role focusing on programme and event organisation, awardee support, and monitoring and evaluation.

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

Since launching in 2014, an active network of 100 plus entrepreneurs and small teams from 16 countries across the continent have received training and mentoring.

The role will involve travel to Africa to host events and training programmes for awardees and alumni, jointly organised with service providers. On rare occasions this might be as the sole representative of the Academy.

Who are we looking for?

An enthusisastic individual who has an interest in international development and entrepreneurship. You are highly organised with excellent time management skills and you are an effective communicator. You are are team player with interpersonal skills and are able to effectively perform under pressure and take initiative. 

Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?

We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.

This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.

We are looking for talented people who want to make a difference, to join our team – is this you?

Company Benefits

The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:

  • BUPA cash plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Regular social activities
  • Independent Financial Advice
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Non-contributory pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Wellbeing days and office wide Christmas leave
  • Significant investment into your personal and professional development.


Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.

Interviews will be held virtually on rolling basis. Please get your applications in soon. 

This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2022, with the possibility of extention. 

If you would like to know more, please download the role profile 

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