Comms manageer

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We are looking for a Communications / Project Manager to work in The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) was officially launched in October 2019 to combat global disease threats. J-IDEA is an institute within Imperial's world-class School of Public Health in the College's renowned Faculty of Medicine. Bringing together global health researchers in the School and drawing on Imperial’s expertise in data analytics, epidemiology and economics, J-IDEA will improve our understanding of diseases and health emergencies in the most vulnerable populations across the globe. The institute will partner with governments, research institutions and communities to develop practical and effective long-term solutions, shape health policy and deliver better quality of life for all. J-IDEA was co-founded by Imperial College London and Community Jameel, a social enterprise organisation that operates a wide range of initiatives which promote and contribute towards positive societal change and economic sustainability.

Duties and responsibilities

You will support capacity building in epidemiology and analytics both globally and nationally and be responsible for enhancing and extending partnerships with major global actors such as the World Health Organization, GAVI the Vaccine Alliance, and the Global Fund, and partnerships with governments and NGOs in LMICs. You will also organize meetings, workshops, manage external and international collaborations, and undertake managerial and administrative tasks related to these activities.

You will be responsible for managing the Institute’s Communications Strategy, directing its programme of public engagement, communications and outreach activities. You will ensure that the communication and engagement strategy is coordinated with those of the other Institutes and Centres at the School of Public Health and may support communication and engagement activities of other Institutes and Centres at the School. You will keep the Institute’s website up to date and manage its social media presence.

You will also be expected to have an operational understanding of the Institute’s research goals, and the corresponding work streams. You will work closely with the Institute Director, Deputy Director, other communication managers at the School and Imperial College more widely, and the Departmental Manager to be responsible for managing and coordinating activities, ensuring that they are carried out smoothly with milestones achieved and reported on.

Essential requirements

The role requires you to handle a varied workload. You will have excellent attention to detail, an understanding of international research collaborations, and the needs of academics engaged in global health programmes.

To be successful you will have a background in global health, a relevant masters level qualification and significant experience working in a communications role.

Further information

The post is full time and fixed term for 2 years. 

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Neil Ferguson ( or Dr Katharina Hauck (

For technical issues when applying online please email

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


Closing date for applications is 18 February 2020.
Interviews date to be confirmed.


Communications or Project Manager JD.PS.pdf

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.