FCG ANZDEC is seeking a new Project Manager

By 28/03/2019Careers, Employee

Project Manager, International Development Projects

(Based in Manila, Philippines)

We are seeking an experienced project manager to support the management and development of FCG ANZDEC’s project portfolio with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other international financiers. Based in Manila, Philippines, the Project Manager plays a key role in driving international development projects and ensuring that they are delivered to the highest standards. The project management role includes supervision of the project field team and liaising with the client; it entails overseas travel and may involve travel to fragile locations. Project Manager will build and maintain close professional relations with ADB and other clients, ensuring the delivery of services up to and above client expectations and contributing to positive image of FCG ANZDEC and FCG Finnish Consulting Group.


FCG ANZDEC is New Zealand’s largest consulting services contractor for ADB Loan, Grant, and Technical Assistance projects. Established in 1970, we have been managing consulting projects globally in more than 60 countries, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. Our core sectors are agriculture development and natural resources management, including water resources, coastal and marine resources, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk management. FCG ANZDEC has a diverse in-house team and a large pool of international consultants who work together to design and implement projects for ADB, World Bank, Government of New Zealand and other clients. FCG ANZDEC is a member of FCG Finnish Consulting Group, a group of companies working globally on sustainable development.

Role and responsibilities

Project Manager will manage projects of considerable cost and technical complexity, ensuring that the projects are implemented in line with company policies and procedures, within internal targets, and in compliance with the client contract and regulations.

Key project management responsibilities include:

  • Mobilization of human resources and establishment of field operations and logistics, including project office facilities, bank accounts, and local procurement
  • Management of client contracts and subsequent amendments, ensuring that all contract requirements are met and adhere to client policies and procedures
  • Development and management of contracts and amendments with consultants and service providers
  • Activity planning, monitoring and management of work plans and project teams
  • Budget planning, forecasting and financial oversight
  • Quality assurance of deliverables, technical documents and management reports
  • Risk management and finding solutions to complex issues
  • Relationship management with project teams, clients and stakeholders.
  • Identifying new opportunities and contributing to preparation of winning proposals together with the business development team.
  • Enhancing the internal coordination and synergies within FCG by working closely with FCG Asia in Manila.

The Project Manager will supervise and manage contract administration and finance function and staff as well as supervise and mentor junior staff in managing the projects; and will report to the Chief Executive Officer. This role has an opportunity to be involved in consultancy work, depending on the field of expertise, with an agreed additional remuneration and bonus scheme.


Project Manager will possess specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to use independent judgment in the performance of their duties and be capable of carrying out work with little guidance or supervision. This individual is a self-starter: dynamic, motivated and bright. The Project Manager will be willing to travel to the project areas as required.

Ideal candidate will have significant experience in management of international development projects. She/he should have at least 5 years of experience of working with ADB financed projects, ideally in a project management role in a private consulting company. She/he will be able to demonstrate effective planning, management, negotiation, communication and leadership skills, strong proficiency in MS Office software, and broad understanding of technical issues relevant to our core sectors. Knowledge of one or more of FCG ANZDEC’s core sectors will be highly regarded. Fluency in English is essential, with other languages desirable.

Company culture and rewards

Project Manager will be  part of the small FCG team based in Manila, while maintaining close contact with FCG ANZDEC team in New Zealand. FCG ANZDEC is dedicated to offering their employees ongoing professional development. We pride ourselves on having a multicultural team of charitable and environmentally-conscious staff, with high sense of contribution to poverty alleviation and environment protection.

The working environment is open, demanding, and mutually supportive. Personal initiative is encouraged, high standards demanded, and individual contributions recognized. In a strong team culture where we enjoy having a laugh and working hard at the same time, we also offer flexible working arrangements with additional special leave; on the job training and ongoing development; opportunity to engage with and get support from a hands-on and approachable management that recognizes and values team members; regular staff development opportunities with financial reward for excellent performance; possibility to travel to project countries and be emotionally rewarded by seeing the real impacts on the ground; and career development as the company grows.

This position is open for candidates with Philippines nationality or otherwise maintaining a valid work visa to the Philippines. Candidates must be willing to provide at least three references and should be aware that only candidates who have been considered for the position will be contacted.

Please send your CV and cover letter to consult@fcganzdec.co.nz.

The closing date for applications is 20 April 2019.