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Programme Officer, Programme for African Leadership

Contract Type
Fixed Term
£28,721 to £33,244 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (FLCA) seeks to appoint a committed and highly motivated Programme Officer to contribute to the successful delivery of the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) based within the Centre.

Job Description

Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (IGA)

Programme Officer, Programme for African Leadership

Salary from £28,721 to £33,244 pa inclusive, with potential to progress to £35,768 pa inclusive. Appointments are usually made at the bottom of the salary scale.

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years


The Programme for African Leadership aims to bring together bright and ambitious young African 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 on African communities. 


The PfAL Programme Officer will work closely with the PfAL Programme Manager to co-ordinate all of the programme’s wide range of operational and developmental activities, but with a particular focus on communications and alumni engagement.  The postholder will also be part of the core staff of FLCA, and as such will be expected to contribute to new and ongoing initiatives as they develop. 


The Centre promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making across LSE. FLCA accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate.


You will have significant experience and expertise in communications, and the technical ability to employ these skills across a wide range of online and offline channels.  You will have previous experience of working to deliver events or a linked programme of activities and can manage a varied workload.  You will possess excellent administrative and organisational skills, a responsive and flexible attitude, and strong attention to detail.  A self-starter, you have the ability to work on your own initiative but also enjoy working as part of a team.  You must have strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to build rapport with stakeholders at different levels.  Previous experience of working in a Higher Education environment is desirable but not essential. An interest in or knowledge of the African continent will be beneficial in this role. 


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised professional to join a busy and friendly team, to interact with our motivated and dedicated students and alumni, and a chance to make a genuine contribution to the ongoing development and success of the Programme.


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.


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


The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will take place week commencing 9 October 2017