International Development Consultant

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine by visiting our website.

Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA) is a service for procuring goods and equipment to support aid and humanitarian organisations in the delivery of aid programmes worldwide. DPSA sources and delivers goods and equipment, pairing best-value suppliers with customers to minimise costs and transit times. To find our more, visit www.dpsa.org.uk.

We have a number of opportunities in London for graduates with a background in a business, management or international development related fields, to help provide procurement services to our clients around the world. Based in London, Dubai and a number of international locations, the DPSA team is a truly international part of ACEOM.

You will have the chance to be involved in all stages of a project; from initial project definition and brief, cost planning, through to procurement, and delivery. You will have opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients including some very high profile names, working alongside our dedicated, multi-disciplinary teams. We believe that actually doing the work itself gives the best opportunity to learn, so you can expect to be given responsibility, and will need to be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team, all whilst receiving the guidance and support to allow you to develop. 

The DPSA role we offer can be varied and is dependent on the client, sector and project we are working for. The role is split into support for 5 business areas, which can include:

Delivery:

  • Customer relationship building and retention
  • Project management the procurement process
  • Forecasting and reporting – the audit trail
  • Demand management, marketing, promotion and business development

Growth & Partnerships:

  • Business development
  • Client Account Management 
  • Attending client events and gaining new business
  • Bid and proposal coordination and support

Commercial:

  • Supplier due diligence
  • Support for bid preparation
  • Development of training materials
  • Commercial team administration

Marketing and Communications:

  • Event planning
  • Development of branded materials
  • Market research
  • Communications campaigns

Business Operations:

  • Project and financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Audit and reporting
  • Team administration

A DPSA Graduate at AECOM could have the opportunity to assist in all of the above tasks, and see projects from inception to completion on site. We anticipate that all DPSA Graduates will spend time working in each of the 5 business areas on a rotational basis, and that some rotations may include placements in Dubai or another international location.
 

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