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Vacancy announcement

published 25 March 2022

We are seeking to appoint a Project Manager to manage a portfolio of projects based in the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The post holder will have overall management responsibility for a number of large maternal, newborn and child health projects, IDEAS, Dagu, ORCA, Lihiket and MMS, and provide administrative support for smaller grants within the team as required.  She/he will be a member of the projects’ management teams, working with the principal investigators, co-principal investigators and senior scientists to develop and execute strategies to achieve the projects’ outcomes.  The major responsibilities of the post are in the areas of project management and leadership, financial management, relationship management, contracts and reporting, communications and human resource management. The project manager will report to the IDEAS Principal Investigator (PI) and line manage a Project Co-ordinator and Communications Officer. Overseas travel to Ethiopia annually for one week is likely.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or have equivalent or extensive relevant experience, significant proven experience of management in an academic institution or similar environment, significant experience of managing large complex multi-million-dollar projects with multiple partners and multiple workstreams, significant financial management experience including preparing, monitoring and negotiating budgets, monitoring expenditure and variance, and producing projections and reports in a clear and logical format. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is full-time and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation until 31 December 2023. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 6 scale in the range £40,611 to £46,119 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition, there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in Keppel Street, London.

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.

Job Description: ITD-DCD-2022-05 Project Manager – Jobs at LSHTM

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