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Part-time Office Assistant (Fixed term) (ST02)




Category: Professional Support | Department: London International Development Centre | Closing Date: 18 Jun 2015 | Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table 5.4pt 0cm New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

We are seeking to appoint an Administrator to work closely with Professor Sandy Thomas OBE in her dynamic office at the London International Development Centre for 3 days per week (0.6 FTE).   Launched at the Nutrition for Growth event on 8 June 2013 in London, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is an independent group of influential experts advising decision-makers, particularly governments, on generating nutrition-enhancing agricultural and food policy and investment in low- and middle-income countries.  The 12-member Panel is co-chaired by Professor Sir John Beddington and His Excellency John Kufuor.

The Global Panel is supported by a Secretariat, based at the London International Development Centre (LIDC) and activities are co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development (DfID).   The Global Panel works to ensure that agriculture and food systems support access to nutritious foods at every stage of life.  The Global Panel regard improving nutrition as a global challenge, but one with a particular urgency for low- and middle-income countries where poor diets cause both undernutrition and a growing burden of diet-related Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).  To address this challenge, the aims of the Panel are to catalyse research, consolidate evidence and experience, and promote evidence-based policies for agriculture and food systems that will improve nutrition.   The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a small, busy office environment.  The post holder will support the Secretariat team and Global Panel members, but will provide full administrative support on travel coordination and diary management of the Director.  This post requires excellent communication and organisational skills, as it involves working with a diverse group of senior stakeholders in a highly international environment.  He or she will be proactive and have strong administrative and IT skills and be comfortable with a varied, dynamic job.

The post is funded until 31 December 2016 and is available to start as soon as possible.  Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway salary scale Grade 4 from £27,685 to £31,493 per annum (inclusive of London weighting), pro rata for 3 days per week.  Appointment of salary will normally be at the minimum of the grade. 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.   

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