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Global Panel Project Finance and Administration Manager

London International Development Centre

Salary:  £38,533 to £40,380 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 20 July 2018
Reference:  LIDC-LIDC-2018-05

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is seeking a Project Manager (Admin and Finance) to be part of a Secretariat team supporting the Global Panel, which comprises a small group of influential, independent experts who have a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security. The Panel is co-chaired by Prof Sir John Beddington, former UK Chief Scientific Adviser, and H.E. John Kufuor, former President of Ghana. It is hosted by the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

The Project Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for the effective day-to-day running of the programme including human resources, financial administration and line management of the Office Assistant. He or she will have experience in running a small but broadly-linked office and organising high-level meetings and events within an international and academic or government/NGO environment; advanced working knowledge of the MS Office Suite, Management Information Systems and software relevant to grant management; strong relationship management skills and ability to get on as part of a team and with a diverse range of colleagues and stakeholders. This post will require excellent communication, administration and organisational skills, as it will involve working with a diverse group of senior stakeholders in a highly international environment. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This role will be line managed by the Global Panel Deputy Director.

This is a full time post and starting salary will be for a grade 6 position, £38,533 - £40,380 inclusive per annum, with an expectation that the successful candidate would start at the lower spine point. Access to a pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan, sports and social facilities are available.

The Global Panel, and this position, will run until the end of March 2021, and candidates must be available for an immediate start. Any queries can be directed to Ivan Kent, Global Panel Deputy Director, on 020 7612 7955.  Applications should be made online at our website at  The reference for this post is LIDC-LIDC-2018-05.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10 p.m. GMT.  Applications should include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to  Only applications in the format outlined in the recruitment pack will be considered. For more information about the school visit

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 giving one or two brief examples of how each criterion is met.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.  

Please note: 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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