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EBOVAC Operations Manager (Sierra Leone)

£38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced manager to be based in Kambia District, Sierra Leone, to play an important role as EBOVAC Operations Manager for LSHTM activities in-country.

The post holder will be an integral part of the management team supporting the implementation of the EBOVAC vaccine study, being conducted in West Africa.

The post-holder will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), the trial manager, the EBOVAC Operations Manager, EBOVAC finance manager and the EBOVAC Management team in London to operationalise the Phase III study with in-country partners, GOAL Sierra Leone and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone. 

The successful applicant will:

The post holder will report to the EBOVAC manager and will line manage a team of staff, who have day-to-day responsibility for administrative management at the field site.

The successful candidate will have Higher degree or equivalent professional experience; managerial experience in a senior role, in a position of responsibility with little day-to-day direct supervision; experience of providing effective leadership in a multi-disciplinary team incorporating, administration, HR, procurement, facilities management and ICT; excellent written and oral communication skills in English; strong organisational skills with proven ability to work effectively within a team, assess priorities and manage workload with minimum supervision. Further particulars are included in the job description. 

The post is full-time, available immediately until September 2019. Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway Grade 6 scale with a starting salary in the range of £38,533 to £43,759 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. 

Applications should be made on-line 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 ITD-CRD-2018-19.

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