£35,000 per year
Contract, 12-month maternity cover, Full-time
Job description
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Lifebox is looking for maternity cover for one of our Programme Managers who manages the implementation of our safer surgery and anaesthesia work globally with a particular focus on Asia. Working as part of a programme team, and closely with clinical advisors and partners, the role provides operational and strategic leadership for programme development, design and implementation within defined areas of responsibility.

The Programme Manager oversees the design and delivery of programme and strategic plans within their areas of responsibility, and develops and manages key relationships with partners and funders. They will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of Lifebox programmes are managed on-budget, on time and with optimal impact. This position is likely to require regular travel overseas once conditions allow.



  • Postgraduate degree in public health or related medical field

  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of global surgery

  • Experience of designing and implementing projects in the context of global health, and proven ability to manage projects to a high standard

  • Understanding of project management principles and tools

  • Ability to build relationships and networks globally, and work collaboratively with partners  

  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritise multiple work streams, and to work independently and proactively

  • Ability to solve problems and address challenges constructively

  • Experience of designing budgets and managing and monitoring expenditure

  • Excellent written and spoken English


  • Clinical experience

  • Project management qualification 

  • Understanding of research methodologies

  • Additional language skills (particularly Hindi)

  • Experience of developing and delivering coaching/training 


Please submit your CV and covering letter stating your motivation for the position and how you meet the selection criteria. We will be interviewing on a rolling basis for this position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held via Zoom.

Lifebox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.



More about Lifebox Foundation
Lifebox Foundation

Registered as a nonprofit/charity in Ethiopia, the U.K. and USA, Lifebox works to make safe surgery a reality for patients throughout low- and ... Read more

Refreshed on: 14 June 2021
Closed date: 26 June 2021
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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