Bloomsbury, Greater London
£20,000 - £25,000 per year depending on experience
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Founded in 2011, Lifebox Foundation is a non-profit organization working to make surgery and anaesthesia safer around the world. Lifebox partners with colleagues in over 100 countries to develop and distribute essential medical tools and implement training and quality-improvement programs to increase surgical safety in low and middle-income countries. Lifebox is a registered charity in the UK and USA.



To support the delivery of our three-year strategic plan in the expansion of our projects around safe anaesthesia, surgical infection reduction and teamwork in the operating room. Working closely with the programme team and other colleagues throughout the organization, as well as our trustees, advisors and external partners, the post will support and facilitate the delivery of our plan in Africa, Asia and Latin America.



Programme support (approx 80%)

  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the organisation and delivery of training programmes, and other programmes of work, in collaboration with Lifebox Programme Managers and partners.

  • Liaising with staff, partners, Trustees, advisors and other stakeholders to ensure Lifebox programmes are developed, planned and executed to a high standard and in accordance with plans and budgets

  • Supporting the development and rollout of Monitoring and Evaluation tools, taking responsibility for the timely input of programme data, and acting as a focal point for analysis and reporting

  • Working with the Programme team to ensure programme information is gathered and stored accurately and appropriately, for reporting and collaboration both internally and externally.

  • In collaboration with the Programme team and fundraising staff, supporting the development and submission of funding proposals and donor reports, including logframes and budgets.

  • Organising and minuting meetings of various Working Groups and Committees in support of Lifebox’s programmes.

  • Supporting Lifebox presence at conferences and events.

  • Other tasks in support of Lifebox’s global programmes as appropriate


Logistical support (approx 20%)

  • Liaising with suppliers and partners to ensure orders are placed and essential medical equipment is delivered to the right place and on time

  • Reviewing supplier’s monthly reports and ensuring stock levels are properly managed




  • Experience of working or volunteering in the global health, development or humanitarian sectors

  • Ability to work and communicate with colleagues, partners and contractors across disparate geographical and cultural settings

  • Strong administrative and organisational skills

  • Self-motivated with proven ability to take initiative

  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to competing deadlines

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Good communication skills, able to communicate clearly and appropriately

  • Awareness of international development and global health issues, current trends and priorities

  • Excellent IT skills (particularly in Word, Excel and Powerpoint and/or the Google suite equivalents)

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • Strong commitment to Lifebox’s mission and vision


  • Experience supporting or coordinating the delivery of global health, development or humanitarian programmes

  • Experience working or volunteering in a low-resource setting

  • Fluency in additional languages, particularly French, Spanish or Hindi

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools and practices

  • Qualification in global health, international development or similar



To apply, please provide your CV and a one-page covering letter detailing how you meet the selection criteria.

Interviews will be held in Central London in late April. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Only those with a right to work in the U.K. will be considered - Lifebox is not able to sponsor work permits or visas.

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

Posted on: 10 April 2019
Closed date: 21 April 2019
Tags: Admin, Project Management

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