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Commission Manager (0.5 FTE)

Department of Global Health & Development

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, pro rata.
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 August 2020
Reference:  PHP-GHD-2020-15-R

We are seeking to appoint a Commission Manager to support the LSHTM Lancet Global Health Commission on Financing Primary Health Care.

This is a high-profile project that will deliver a Lancet Global Health Commission report, based on the work of 20-25 expert Commissioners from around the world, a London core team of five academic staff and a Communications Manager, and consultants from six countries. This position coordinates the London team, oversees the planning and organisation of high-impact Commission meetings, and has a critical outward-facing role linking with stakeholders including the high-profile Commissioners, the Lancet Global Health journal editors, and the funder (the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

The post-holder will be a member of the Financing PHC Commission team and work closely with the London core team to develop strategic planning and delivery, while ensuring that external opportunities for policy engagement and uptake are maximised and the tight timeline for delivering the report is respected.

The successful candidate will hold a postgraduate degree in a subject relevant to international development and global health, and professional qualification in Management, Project Management, or Public Administration and Governance, or equivalent professional experience. They will have experience of working in international development or global health, in a technical or professional support capacity, and experience of the oversight, management and reporting of large budgets of over £1 million. They will have had responsibility for developing and implementing policies, procedures, processes and systems effectively and suggesting improved working practices and policies within an inter-disciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence, facilitate and negotiate, in order to build and develop effective working relationships people at all levels are essential for the role. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is part-time, 0.5 FTE and available for an immediate start. It is fixed term and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation until October 2021. The salary will be on the Professional Support Grade 6 scale in the range £40,011-£45,437 pro rata per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at  . Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

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.

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