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Research Programme Manager

Salary: £44,978 to £51,490 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 24th October 2018
Reference: LIDC-LIDC-2018-10


The London International Development Centre (LIDC), a collaborative initiative between seven University of London institutions, is recruiting a Research Programme Manager to help support the new strategic vision of LIDC. The Research Programme Manager will strengthen and expand LIDC’s portfolio of interdisciplinary research programmes in international development.

This will involve:

  • Facilitating the development of interdisciplinary research networks and communities of practice across our institutions.
  • Supporting research projects and programmes from inception to implementation.
  • Creating research budgets and working with budget holders on the financial management of grants.
  • Facilitating external networks of donors, funders and other agencies working across the field of international development.
  • Facilitating the submission of research grant proposals by academic staff across our seven member Colleges and by LIDC’s partners in low and middle income countries.
  • Coordinating projects across our partner institutions.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in development of the research initiatives and funding with a range of sponsors relevant to academic and international development research and training. Duties will include collecting and sharing information on funding opportunities, assistance with design, preparation and budgeting of workshops and grant proposals, supporting cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary research consortia, and establishing and managing productive relationships with sponsor organizations.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a subject relevant to international development, senior istrative experience of working in a multi-partner context and excellent inter-personal and networking skills, as it will involve working with a diverse group of academics from across key LIDC thematic areas bridging both natural and social science disciplines.

The Research Programme Manager will report to the Director of LIDC, and will work with the LIDC Centre Manager, Communications Manager, and Administrator. The post holder will be a member of staff of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and will work as a team with other Centre-based core staff and in partnership with the istrations of LIDC’s seven Colleges. The Research Programme Manager will also work closely with research grant offices of LIDC’s seven Colleges, and with the broader development community of international institutions, donors and philanthropic organizations.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 30 September 2020 in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension. The salary will be on the Professional salary Grade 7 scale in the range £44,978 to £51,490 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, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at 36 Gordon Square.

Applications should be made online via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference LIDC-LIDC-2018-10.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet eachof 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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