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Programme Officer, Programme for African Leadership

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Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa


Programme Officer, Programme for African Leadership


 Salary from £31,029 to £35,635pa inclusive with potential to progress to £38,283pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for three years



The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa (FLIA) focuses on engagement with Africa through cutting-edge research, teaching and public events, strengthening LSE’s long-term commitment to placing Africa at the heart of understandings and debates on global issues. The Programme for African Leadership (PfAL), delivered within the institute, aims to bring together bright and ambitious African post- graduate students at LSE, to support their development into value-driven and effective leaders through a structured set of activities and events, and to create an alumni network whose members are committed to having a direct and positive impact on the lives in African communities. The FLIA is seeking an exceptional community builder for the role of programme officer to support the Programme for African Leadership.


The PfAL Programme Officer will support the PfAL Programme Manager in co-ordinating all of the programme’s wide range of operational and developmental activities, with a focus on communications, administrative duties and pastoral care. The PfAL Programme Officer will have both strong administrative and community organising experience. A key aspect of this role will involve cultivating positive relationships with stakeholders such as students, alumni, donors and faculty, ensuring a high quality of service at all times.


The successful candidate will have strong community organising and administrative experience with exceptional communication, organisational, and event planning skills. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative mind-set and have an interest in Africa.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email s.d.johnson@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is 14th October 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.