Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

Job summary

Target Malaria is seeking to recruit a Stakeholder Engagement (SE) Coordinator to support the engagement activities of Target Malaria’s five African teams. This role is essential to the project and requires both strategic guidance as well as a hands-on approach to planning for milestones. The SE Coordinator will ensure that all SE activities are aligned with the project’s commitment to co-development. In addition, the coordinator will be...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00802
  • Date posted 13 November 2020
  • Closing date 17 December 2020

Job description

Job summary

Target Malaria is seeking to recruit a Stakeholder Engagement (SE) Coordinator to support the engagement activities of Target Malaria’s five African teams. This role is essential to the project and requires both strategic guidance as well as a hands-on approach to planning for milestones. The SE Coordinator will ensure that all SE activities are aligned with the project’s commitment to co-development. In addition, the coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of engagement activities with other project functional teams (regulatory affairs, project management, insectary activities, field entomology).

This position will work directly with the Project Manager – SE and Communications, the SE Development Support Officer, and in-country SE Leads to ensure successful delivery of the associated milestones agreed with the funders as per the agreed timeline and scope. This position will represent the SE Manager during select internal management discussions bringing their expertise and perspectives to inform decision making. 

A deep commitment to the mission of developing and sharing new, cost-effective and sustainable genetic technologies to modify mosquitoes and reduce malaria transmission is required.

Duties and responsibilities

This position will work with large autonomy and requires the ability to self-organise to achieve the project’s milestones. The coordinator will be accountable for the support to African teams in the delivery of their key engagement activities and milestones and will report to the leadership level on any new challenges and opportunities arising in the process of doing so. The coordinator will be responsible for collecting and consolidating inputs from Africa teams to ensure that all strategic decisions made by the function are fit for purpose and aligned with best practice. The coordinator will need to build strong relationships with each of the teams and be fluent in the project’s scientific and technical aspects in order to represent its work, and be proactive in identifying and addressing possible hurdles, challenges and delays. The role will require extensive travel to the African team sites, pending Covid-19 health and safety advice.

Some of the person specification are detailed below – a full job description and person specification be found on Imperial College’s website

Essential requirements


  • Postgraduate qualification in International Development, Social Sciences (or similar), or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, extensive training and/or experience 

  • Extensive experience and expertise in working with global project/institutions around complex interventions in developing countries

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing stakeholder engagement programmes

  • Experience in driving the implementation of development projects and programs within a complex organisation. 

  • Intermediate level of French (with experience working in French)

  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills with a positive and supportive attitude


You must be able to demonstrate:



  • Experience in a multi-disciplinary environment, ability to translate engagement perspective and technical aspects to non-practitioners/non-expert

  • Direct experience of working with teams in Africa. Experience in Target Malaria’s countries (Mali, Uganda, Ghana and Burkina Faso) would be beneficial.

  • Advanced knowledge of stakeholder engagement issues and practices and an understanding of their implications for the development, implementation and evaluation of stakeholder engagement plan 

  • Understanding of engagement challenges related to innovation, particularly in the field of biotechnologies

Further information

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 January 2023.

For further information and informal enquiries please contact Naima Sykes (Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Target Malaria) via email at n.sykes@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

 

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About Imperial College London

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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.

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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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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