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Job Summary: The Projects Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of efficient, comprehensive and proactive administration of research projects run by the Centre. The role involves lead responsibility for managing the Academic Collaboration with Arab Universities Programme and the Centre’s Scholarships Programmes.

Collaboration Programme Project Management

   Proactively work to identify and encourage prospective programme applicants at LSE and at Arab universities.

   Establish connections between academics at LSE and Arab universities.

   Support applicants during the application process.

   Manage the application and award process, including supporting and advising applicants and the  selection committee.

   Liaise effectively with LSE Research Division in the management of the projects

   Act as the key point of contact for PIs and other staff working on the projects.

   Provide administrative support to LSE and Arab Universities academics in running the projects.

   Monitor and manage the budget of each project.

   Manage the projects’ timeline, and monitor project reporting and outcomes.

   Take lead responsibility for updating and developing the webpages of each project to reflect  progress.

   Lead on organisation of all activities within the projects. These may include: fieldwork; workshops; seminars; conferences; publications; visiting academics and student exchanges.

   Prepare and submit financial and narrative reports for the funder.

   Maintain excellent relations with the funder and provide regular updates on the programme’s progress and achievements.

   Provide similar project management for other MEC projects which are not part of the Collaboration Programme.

   Student Scholarships

 Manage the Centre’s programme of annual scholarships for Master’s and PhD students.

   Assess the success of previous rounds of the programme and implement changes if required.

   Manage and monitor the budgets for the programme.

   Prepare and submit financial and narrative reports to the funder.

   Provide regular updates on the programme’s progress and achievements to the funder.

   Advertise and promote the scholarships within the LSE community of PhD students and students in the Arab world.

   Work closely with LSE Student Services and the Financial Support Office in the execution of the programme.

   Monitor the progress of each award winner and keep up-to-date with their reporting.

   Set-up and coordinate selection committees for the awards.

   Engage award winners with the centre’s activities and liaise with the Communications Manager to promote and disseminate their work.

   Support the Centre Director and Manager in seeking new funding for the continuation of the scholarship programme.


Financial Responsibilities

   Set, manage and report on budgets for individual projects, including: drawing up detailed budgets; managing and processing income and expenditure; reconciling figures with the LSE financial system; producing financial reports.

   Liaise with Research Division and Finance Division in the financial management of MEC activities.

   Assist with other financial duties at the Centre where needed.

   Communications, Events, Fundraising

   Manage the webpages for all Centre projects and the scholarships through providing high quality written material, regular updates and improvements.

   Work closely with the Communications Manager in communications strategy and the dissemination of information about projects and scholarships.

   Engage with other LSE research centres and academic departments, in particular to create a broader awareness of the Collaboration Programme and a network of potential applicants.

   Represent the Centre at events and meetings with LSE colleagues, Arab university partners and other relevant external parties.

   Liaise with LSE service and central administration departments, especially Research Division, Finance Division, HR Division, External Relations and IMT.

   Assist Centre staff in the running of Centre events, including the public events programme and research events.

   Support the Centre Director and Manager in seeking funding for new research activities. 


To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.

The role will involve occasional travel to the Middle East. Attendance at some evening events is necessary.

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