Programme for African Leadership Officer

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Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa

Programme Officer for the Programme for African Leadership

Salary from £33,558 to £38,541 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £41,404 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years

The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making across LSE. The Institute accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate. The Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) 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 PfAL Programme Officer will support the PfAL Senior Programme Manager in co-ordinating the programme’s wide range of operational and developmental activities, with a focus on programme administration, communications, community engagement and student support. 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.

Candidates should have experience in programme administration, event organisation, community engagement, and social media and communications. Candidates should possess a collaborative mind-set and be an effective team player who can foster a sense of shared purpose. Furthermore, we encourage applications from candidates who have lived and worked in Africa.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, hybrid working, 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.

To apply for this post, please go to 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 Tosin Adebisi, Senior Programme Manager at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 January 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Programme for African Leadership Officer