MET Research Programmes Assistant (EPH-IDE-43)

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Category: Professional Support | Department: Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health | Closing Date: 16 Feb 2017 | The Maternal Health Group at LSHTM is seeking an enthusiastic Research Programmes Assistant with knowledge and experience of communications and project administration, to support MHG’s research team, as well as the Maternal Healthcare Markets Evaluation Team (MET).   The post-holder will assist with the production of a wide range of communications materials, and can support the MET website and social media accounts.  They will take responsibility for organising meetings and events, and manage travel arrangements for research teams, including booking flights and accommodation, and arranging visas.  They will also support administrative processes, such as invoicing and expense claims.    We are looking for candidates with proven experience of project administration in an international organisation, including arranging international travel.  Experience of communications, including online and social media, is essential, along with excellent written and oral skills and the ability to present information in a clear and logical format. Knowledge of written/spoken French is essential.  An interest in international health and developing countries is highly desirable. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.   The post will be based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This full-time post is available immediately and is funded for six months in the first instance. The appointment will be made on LSHTM’s Professional Support Pathway Grade 3, £24,330 – £27,584 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. 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 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.    
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