The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.
The COUNTDOWN programme brings together an innovative and multidisciplinary partnership of high profile NTD Research in Medecineers, key policy makers and practitioners and specialists in implementation research and research uptake.
This unique opportunity requires a highly skilled Programme Manager to lead the monitoring of finances and research activities across the Partnership. This role will play a central part in ensuring the COUNTDOWN Programme attains its objectives through contributing to and supervising the provision of managerial and logistical support. The successful candidate will lead on all aspects of programme management of the Programme, taking overall responsibility for the monitoring and evaluation components and ensuring the delivery of programmes on budget.
You will be a proven project manager able to demonstrate relevant experience at a senior level including all aspects of people, financial and project management and contract negotiation. Proven experience of dealing with development and/or funding agencies at a senior level and managing large programmes will be essential. Knowledge of international partnerships and donors in the area of Neglected Tropical Diseases would be an advantage.
Ideal candidates will be educated to Degree Level (or equivalent) in a relevant field and hold a Management Qualification. Effective interpersonal and communications skills will be essential, as are problem-solving skills. Excellent financial literacy and strong organisational skills are prerequisites of this role, together with effective leadership and team management. The post holder will have the capability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and external partners in a multicultural environment with confidence, tact and diplomacy.
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. For further information, please visit:
If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application Form accompanied by your CV, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, stating vacancy reference number 1144, via email to [email protected] or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA
Closing Date: Friday 22nd January 2016, 12 noon GMT