Project Coordinator

£34,238 to £39,304

The Department of Global Health and Development (GHD) is seeking a highly motivated Project Coordinator as a key member of their Professional Support Team.  

GHD is structured around
a number of research groups across two research units.  Academic Staff come from a wide range
of disciplines including economics, epidemiology, mathematics, law, politics, social
policy and policy analysis, sociology and anthropology.  Our research covers an equally diverse portfolio of global health issues and our research funding reflects this coming from a range of funders including research councils,
UK and numerous overseas charities, the European Union, Department for
International Development and others.  We have a wide range of overseas partners and
collaborators, for whom the Project Coordinator acts as a key contact.  

The post holder will support a group of academic staff and their research projects and activities and is expected to lead, manage and be responsible for all aspects of the administrative coordination and financial management of research projects and related staff contracts within their portfolio.  They will support funding applications and
provide guidance on project management and administration, project and subcontract
set up, management and closure (the complete life cycle).  They will liaise with the Principal
Investigators (PIs) and partner institutions for projects in their group and
with the Department Operating Officer.

Applicants must possess substantial experience of providing
proactive administrative support to academic research, including proven ability
to monitor large budgets and prepare accurate costings, projections and reports.
The appointee must be educated to degree level or possess equivalent or
substantial relevant experience, prove their ability to use initiative to solve
problems, be able to manage a busy workload and work to a high level of
accuracy. Experience managing complex grants is advantageous. Further
particulars are included in the job description.

This post, based in London, is available on a part-time or full-time basis (0.8 FTE to 1.0 FTE) for two years initially, commencing immediately. Appointment is on the Professional salary scale Grade 5 in the range £34,238 to £39,304 (inclusive
of London Weighting).  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


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