Global Operations Project Manager (Fixed term maternity cover)

This post would be based at the London office, with some travel to country/ies under programme management. ‘RCPCH Global’ is a unit within RCPCH which designs and manages a range of international projects and programmes to improve neonatal, child and adolescent health.

Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed term contract (6 month maternity cover)
Salary: £38,251 - £46,537
Location: 5 – 11 Theobalds Road, Holborn, WC1X 8SH

In this role, you will:

  • Manage a portfolio of existing international child health programmes, including in East Africa.
  • Oversee implementation of programme(s), including delivery of programme activities within agreed timeframe
  • Oversee programme budget expenditures, monitoring all spending in compliance with agreed budget(s) as well as monitoring variance in spending lines.
  • Manage financial and budgetary aspects of relevant programmes within RCPCH financial systems and in compliance with donor requirements
  • Liaising with RCPCH Finance and Governance departments to ensure compliance of programme activities and expenditure with RCPCH policies
  • Liaising with RCPCH Finance and with key overseas partners to ensure timely invoicing and financial transfers within budget stipulations
  • Ensure effective working relationships with key stakeholders to manage programmatic developments
  • Contribute to development of overall RCPCH Global strategy
  • Liaise with College members on new project opportunities.
  • Promote RCPCH international activities including presentations to external stakeholders
  • Lead on the contribution of material to the international section of the RCPCH website, e-bulletins and publications



  • Excellent project/programme management skills and experience and successful track record in a relevant project management or implementation role.
  • Experience of budget management and of prioritising competing demands and giving attention to meeting deadlines
  • Experience managing donor-funded projects and donor reporting, including e.g. DFID, Unicef.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


  • Previous experience of successfully managing projects, including supporting project teams both remotely and in the field, within the international development and/or health sectors.
  • Experience of dealing with a variety of international project/programme stakeholders, including international government counterparts, NGOs, UN partners etc.

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To apply, please fill out an application form (MS Word, 71 KB) and equal opportunities form (voluntary) (MS Word, 94 KB). Send this to

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 5 February 2018

Shortlisting date: Friday 9 February 2018

Interviews will be held: 15 or 16 February 2018

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is a Disability Confident Employer and Stonewall Champion

No agencies please.