Reall have been at the forefront of affordable housing for over 30 years. Originally operating as Homeless International, they started way back in 1989 as an NGO dedicated to the alleviation of housing poverty in the developing world. A pioneering approach to aid finance saw it devise ground-breaking projects, like the CLIFF (Community-Led Infrastructure Finance Facility) programme.
These initiatives led to deeper market participation and in 2014 the organisation became Reall, a social enterprise and limited company committed to leveraging capital finance to invest in affordable housing. As of 2019, their 30th year of operation, they have widened their remit. Now their goal is to put a roof over humanity by building the affordable homes movement.
As a member of the technical project managers’ cluster, you will work with Reall’s Partners across Asia to assess, approve, and monitor the delivery of a portfolio of ‘build’ and ‘broker’ projects. You will play a key role in demonstrating the investable proposition of the affordable housing market through market-transforming projects and a commercially viable and sustainable affordable homes model.
- Work closely with Partners to assess project pipelines, proposals and feasibility.
- Maintain regular dialogue with partners and monitor projects from inception to completion.
- Assess Partners’ skills, resourcing and capacity issues, and make recommendations to Head of Region on how these can be addressed.
- Produce reports and information for internal approval, in line with internal and external procedures, processes and requirements.
- Work closely with Reall Colleagues, including the Investment Manager, to ensure alignment of capital expenditure and investment.
- Contribute to, and carry out technical due diligence on prospective partners to confirm alignment to Reall’s mission and objectives.
- Track partners’ organisational, technical progress through partner development plans (PDPs).
Cost Analysis & Feasibility
- Carry out a cost analysis of individual projects to verify value for money, comparing with other projects which have been approved/delivered.
- Suggest potential cost reductions through value engineering whilst retaining quality.
- Work with Partners to improve project feasibility by optimising the cash flow and ensuring quantifiable deliverables.
- Share your skills, knowledge and expertise with others.
- Research, develop and maintain a comprehensive pipeline of potential projects to ensure best in practice investments.
- Identify local markets trends and proactively execute action plans.
- Uphold Reall’s responsibilities for vigilance over safeguarding, modern slavery and fraud in all dealings with stakeholders both inside and outside of the organisation. When travelling on behalf of Reall, to act as our eyes and ears in reporting any potential problems and helping affected individuals to understand their rights to protection.
- Work with colleagues in other departments to implement Reall’s strategy on brokering in priority countries.
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of Reall’s services, products, tools, methods, systems and standards.
- Support Reall global and in-country fundraising initiatives.
- Serve cross-functionally in the execution of programmes and projects.
- Carry out such other reasonable duties as may be required by the Chief Executive. The Chief Executive reserves the right to change the key activities from time-to-time to meet the strategic objectives in accordance with the job role.
- Comply with the policies and procedures as set out in Reall’s Staff Handbook and all relevant procedures and processes.
- Adhere to all relevant Data Protection legislation.
- At all times to work in a manner that ensures the health and safety of the postholder, other staff, colleagues and visitors to Reall’s premises.
- Experience of designing a project and/or programme objectives and overseeing implementation (with skills in pipeline planning, critical path analysis, programme delivery and problem-solving).
- Experience of managing relationships with partner organisations; evaluating partner capacity, developing partnerships and building working relationships with a wide range of people from various cultural backgrounds.
- Experience in monitoring project execution against agreed targets and confidence to advise partner organisations on alternative solutions.
- Experience in maintaining and disseminating accurate progress reports on delivery risks, quality standards and partners performance.
- Basic financial skills, including budgeting, cost analysis and forecasting.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- MS Office, project management software and general computer skills with the interest and ability to learn new software.
- Experience or knowledge of social entrepreneurship.
- Understanding of, and a strong commitment to, international development and social enterprise.
- Understanding of construction and the built environment.
- Workable understanding of contract law.
- Experience within commercial finance or the commercial development sector.
- Systematic and thorough
- Presentable and confident
- Enthusiastic learner
- Able to work effectively in a team
- Flexible and helpful
- Culturally sensitive
- Conscientious and responsible
- Innovative and entrepreneurial
- Able to work with minimal supervision and use initiative
- Works well under pressure
- Able to prioritise own workload and to see a task through from start to finish
- A relevant degree or a professional qualification.
- A minimum of four year’s project management experience, ideally within any of the following sectors: international development, built environment, affordable housing, sustainable development, impact investing, microfinance.
- Work experience in a developing country would be highly advantageous.