London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£46,704 - £52,570 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Senior Project Manager, DRC-EB-001

Department of Clinical Research

Salary: £46,704 to £52,570 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Reference:  ITD-CRD-2019-38

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is currently experiencing the world’s second-largest ever recorded Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces. In response to the urgent public health need raised by the epidemic, a global consortium is supporting the Government of the DRC to introduce a second investigational Ebola vaccine as part of ongoing efforts to contain the outbreak in eastern DRC. The large-scale clinical trial is designed to help prevent the spread of the epidemic beyond the currently affected areas in eastern DRC, and if possible, gather crucial information about the effectiveness of the vaccine to be better prepared to fight Ebola in the future.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a global consortium led by the DRC Ministry of Health and Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, and including the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Study Sponsor); the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations; Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V.; Médecins Sans Frontières; and Epicentre.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Project Manager to be responsible for the overall administration, financial management and co-ordination of the study at LSHTM. They will be based at LSHTM in the UK, and will work with the Sponsor Co-Principal Investigators at the strategic level to ensure the project reaches its objectives and expected impacts. The post will include periodic overseas travel to DRC to liaise with and support study partners, sub-contractors, and the funder.

The successful candidate will have a higher degree or equivalent professional experience, significant proven experience of management in an academic, non-governmental organization or a business with a substantial turnover, significant financial management experience including preparing, reprofiling and monitoring budgets, significant proven experience of grant management and reporting to funders, extensive experience of providing effective leadership in a multi-disciplinary team incorporating finance, administration, human resources and procurement. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

This dynamic post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a study designed to help prevent the spread of the current Ebola epidemic and to be better prepared to fight Ebola in the future. Given the urgent public health need raised by the epidemic, the post will be initially funded until 31 December 2019, which covers the project’s initial funding phase, with a potential extension of the role to cover the project’s full 2-year duration (31 October 2021) if implementation funding agreements are signed. 

This is a full-time post based in London with travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Salary is on the Professional Support Scale Grade 7 in the range of £46,704 - £52,570 per annum (inclusive of London weighting).Appointment of salary will normally be at the minimum of the grade.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year for full-time staff. In addition to this there are fixed-date "Director's Days".  Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website. 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. 

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.


Posted on: 13 November 2019
Closed date: 25 November 2019
Job ref: ITD-CRD-2019-38
Tags: Management, Project Management