What we do
Working in partnership with Governments, the SCI Foundation supports and facilitates public health programmes that reduce the impact of preventable diseases like schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.
We provide technical and financial support to Ministries of Health, in line with their own strategies and plans, to enhance sustainability and strengthen health systems within countries affected by these diseases. We work to scale up their government-implemented deworming programs by providing advisory support and conducting research and analysis on the outcomes.
To date, our team has supported up to 60% of all global schistosomiasis treatments being delivered annually and we are broadening our reach to coordinate with health programmes for other preventable diseases, as well as supporting disease prevention measures such as water, sanitation and hygiene and the management of the impacts of these diseases on individuals.
Who we are
Our vision is a world free of preventable disease, in which everyone everywhere can reach their full potential. We were founded in 2002 with a £20m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and started life at Imperial College London as the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. Consistently ranked globally as one of the most cost-effective non-profit initiatives, we have received significant funding since our inception including from the UK Department of International Development, USAID and philanthropic investors.
In 2019 we became an independent organisation, and the SCI Foundation continues to work across multiple sectors in numerous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver effective and robust health programmes that have a lasting impact.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an exceptional Team Co-ordinator to join our friendly and dynamic team to support the Operations function of the SCI Foundation. As Team Co-ordinator, you will work closely with the Operational Excellence Manager in the creation, management and on-going development of tools and processes to ensure the efficient operation of all SCI-supported country programmes. You will also support the Chief Executive and Director of Finance & Operations with administrative duties.
Reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations, the Team Co-ordinator will liaise with the Finance and Operations team and facilitate the work of the Operations team on a day-to-day basis ensuring accuracy in the completion of all document management processes.
In addition, the Team Co-ordinator will be responsible for the management of office facilities, systems management, general and HR administration duties in addition to meeting and greeting guests.
You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in a similar role and be highly competent in the use of IT systems such as Microsoft Office and databases. Additionally, you will have excellent administrative skills with the ability to identify inefficiencies in administrative processes and suggest and implement improvements. You must possess an undergraduate degree or relevant vocational qualification and have excellent English language skills. An enthusiastic approach to the role is essential coupled with a dynamic and proactive attitude to work with the ability to champion change.
What it’s like to work at the SCI Foundation
We’re a team of people passionate about creating a world free of preventable disease. Everyone that works at the SCI Foundation, as well as our partners and supporters, shares these same values and beliefs:
- Equality: We are a small and dynamic team in which every staff member’s contribution is crucial and equally valued
- Inclusion: We are working towards a fairer world where no-one is left behind.
- Transparency: We believe that openness and transparency create trust and a culture of continuous improvement.
Day-to-day life at the SCI Foundation is fast paced but fun. We place great importance and value on working respectfully within the team and in partnership with our partners globally. Whilst many of us travel abroad frequently, we regularly get together, whether to socialise in support of healthy working relationships, or more formally to benefit from one another’s skills, knowledge and experience.
To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role according to the job description and person specification.