PREVAC Operations Manager

Sierra Leone (SL)
£38,533 to £43,759 per annum
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

PREVAC Operations Manager (Sierra Leone)

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

Salary:   £38,533 to £43,759 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Saturday 30 September 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  ITD-CRD-48

We are seeking to appoint an experienced manager to be based in Kambia District, Sierra Leone, to play an important role as PREVAC Operations Manager for LSHTM activities in-country during the set up and implementation phases of the project.

The post holder will be an integral part of the management team supporting the implementation of the PREVAC vaccine study, being conducted in West Africa. PREVAC is a large, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase II clinical trial to assess the safety and ability of three different Ebola vaccine strategies to stimulate an immune response that may protect against Ebola virus disease. The trial is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI, a partnership between the EU and the European pharmaceutical industry).
The post-holder will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), the trial manager, the EBOVAC Operations Manager, EBOVAC Finance Manager and the EBOVAC Management team in London to operationalise the Phase II study with in-country partners, GOAL Sierra Leone and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone. 
The successful applicant will:
•    be responsible for administrative management of all LSHTM PREVAC activities in Sierra Leone, 
•    assist in the overall planning and implementation of PREVAC research activities in Sierra Leone, including strategic and policy development in support of the PI and trial manager. 
The post holder will report to the PREVAC manager and will line manage a team of staff, who have day-to-day responsibility for administrative management at the field site. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.
The post is full-time, available immediately until 30 June 2019. Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway Scale Grade 6 with a starting salary in the range of £38,533 to £43,759 per annum. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 
Applications should be made online via our website at The reference for this post is ITD-CRD-48. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. 
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.
Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date. 

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