Assistant Project Manager - ORCA and IDEAS Projects

London (GB)
£33,567 to £38,533 per annum
28 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Project Manager - ORCA and IDEAS Projects
Department of Disease Control
Salary:     £33,567 to £38,533 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Wednesday 18 April 2018
Reference:     ITD-DCD-2018-11

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Assistant Project Manager for two large maternal and newborn health grants funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ORCA and IDEAS.

ORCA (Operational Research and Coaching for Analysts: Improving Ethiopian Federal Government Health Metrics) is a new recently funded grant which aims to improve the quality of key government health metrics through strengthening analytic capacity at Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health. Relating to this, IDEAS (Informed Decisions for Actions to improve Maternal and Newborn Health) project, which has been running since 2010, aims to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies in Ethiopia, Nigeria and India by generating evidence to inform maternal and newborn health policy and practice.

The Assistant Project Manager will be a key contributor to the effective management of the ORCA and IDEAS grants. The major tasks and responsibilities of the post are in the areas of general and financial administration, contracts, human resource management, relationship management, logistics and internal communications.  The post holder will report to the Project Manager and support a team of over 20 staff, including several based overseas.

The successful applicant will be experienced in financial and general administration, adept at developing strong working relationships, highly organised, adaptable, and keen to find ways of continuously improving how ORCA and IDEAS are managed.

Applicants must possess substantial experience of providing proactive administrative support of academic research, including proven ability to monitor large budgets and prepare accurate costings, projections and reports. The successful candidate must be able to prove his/her ability to use initiative and judgement to solve problems, to manage a busy workload, and work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Experience of managing large complex grants would be an advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is available on a full-time basis commencing immediately, until 31st July 2020, with a possibility of extension. The appointment will be made on the Professional Support Grade 5 scale in the range £33,567 - £38,533. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. Membership of the USS Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference ITD-DCD-2018-11.

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.

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