How to become a Project Support Officer

Project support officers assist and support project managers, specialists and other workers with the planning and ongoing administration of programs and projects.

Personal requirements of a Project Support Officer

  • Time management skills
  • able to work as part of a team
  • good interpersonal and professional communication skills
  • financial awareness and ability to manage finances
  • good analytical skills
  • able to work under pressure.

Duties & Tasks of a Project Support Officer

Project support officers may perform the following tasks:

  • assist with the coordination of a range of activities within an organisation in order to meet organisational objectives
  • respond to enquiries and help resolve problems arising during projects
  • assist with the preparation of project reports
  • gather and analyse information about the projects undertaken
  • advise management on matters requiring attention and implement management decisions
  • assist with the administration of the work undertaken by contractors
  • assist with the review and development of administrative systems and procedures
  • gather financial information on projects
  • communicate between managers and different project workers
  • assist with monitoring project timelines.

Working conditions for a Project Support Officer

Project support officers are often based in offices located within or close to the project or program they are managing. They may be required to travel to visit different project sites.

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