Capacity Building Project Manager

Are you an experienced project manager with a solid background in international NGOs and capacity building?

Role:   Capacity Building Project Manager

Hours:  Full-time

Remuneration:  Up to £38,000 gross annual (dependent on experience)

Duration: Fixed-term contract to March 2024 (starting as soon as possible)

Location:  Remote or UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK (Hybrid working available)

Please note that this role is dependent on funding and this will be reviewed on an on ongoing basis.

UK-Med is a humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters for over thirty years. Our medical teams respond to disasters around the world and we work with local and regional partners to build their resilience to future threats. UK-Med are seeking an experienced project manager to lead the implementation of UK-Med’s responsibilities in the READY Initiative in the coming programme period. The READY Initiative is a consortium of partners working to augment global capacity to respond to major disease outbreaks.

As our new Capacity Building Project Manager, you will play an essential role in ensuring that UK-Med delivers high-quality capacity building activities, manages relationships effectively and contributes actively to the strategic direction of the work of the READY Initiative. You will sit in the Learning & Capacity Building Team and work closely with the Head of Learning & Capacity Building. You will bring solid expertise and experience in working successfully in consortia, managing complex projects and delivering quality training and capacity building programmes. You will also bring experience of developing high-quality e-learning courses.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about both UK-Med’s humanitarian mission and be excited about working closely with various partners to deliver a challenging programme to very high standards. You will be willing to spend significant time delivering in-person training to national partners in humanitarian contexts, be able to adapt your communication and learning style to different contexts and partners and have a sharp eye for quality assurance of capacity building and learning resources and activities.

You will be an efficient project manager who can manage various deadlines and workstreams independently. You will be comfortable working at pace, be flexible and willing to work across various time-zones, and you will thrive on achieving your own as well as our collective objectives and meeting rapidly changing demands.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work. UK-Med is a growing and developing organisation with a committed team of staff, volunteers and members. This role is an exciting opportunity to support UK-Med’s work.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Capacity Building Project Manager – May 2022 before applying.

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) that includes a detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the essential criteria in the person specification.


Applications must be submitted through our online jobs portal no later than Monday 23rd May 2022.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Interviews will be held on Friday 20th May 2022 with a second interview date following Monday 23rd May (date TBC). Therefore, it is advisable to get your application submitted as soon as possible.

Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.

 UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

 UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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