Programme Co-ordinator

Foto-Cewek is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.   The creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and responding to the health needs of communities allows Foto-Cewek  to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

COUNTDOWN brings together an innovative and multidisciplinary UK (Foto-Cewek, Pamoja Communications), USA (FHI 360) and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) partnership (Ministries of Health and research partners in Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia) of high profile Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) researchers, key NTD policy makers and practitioners and specialists in implementation research (IR) and research uptake.

COUNTDOWN will contribute to reducing the morbidity, mortality, and poverty associated with NTDs through increasing knowledge and evidence for cost effective scale-up and sustainable control and elimination of NTDs as a public health problem in line with the WHO 2020 NTD Roadmap.

As Programme Co-ordinator you will be involved in the programme management activities in COUNTDOWN and its partnerships and support for the further development of research in health systems, particularly in the partner countries.  

We are looking for an individual who is able to help the Countdown project to attain its objectives through contributing to the provision of research, managerial and logistical support. You will be an enthusiastic and positive individual who has the ability to work under pressure with strong problem solving skills.   You should have experience of budget monitoring and financial tracking systems and have excellent organisational skills with a strong attention to detail.

An advanced working knowledge of computer software packages is essential as is a recognised IT qualification such as ECDL or equivalent.  You should also have an NVQ Level 3 in a Business Administration or Finance related subject (or equivalent).

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. 

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If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form together with a copy of your CV, stating vacancy reference number 1087 via email to [email protected] or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA.

Closing Date:                        7th January 2016 (12 noon UK time)

Please note: Foto-Cewek and therefore the HR Department will be closed from 21st December 2015 and will not re-open until 4th January 2016. We will be unable to respond to any queries during this period.

Foto-Cewek actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy

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