VACANCY: We are seeking a Global Operations Manager to join our team!

Are you an experienced and strategic Operations Manager, with a keen interest in the links between climate change and health?


The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is seeking to appoint an Operations Manager to join our team. The Lancet Countdown is an independent and multidisciplinary collaboration based out of the UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH).

As our team establishes new academic and engagement partnerships and initiatives, we are looking for a Global Operations Manager to help maximise the impact of the Lancet Countdown.

The post holder will oversee the management of key staff members within the Lancet Countdown and will work closely with the Executive Director to develop a project strategy. They will also be responsible for the collaboration’s regional expansion, governance and administration, and for supporting a wide variety of new communications and policy engagement initiatives.

There has never been a more urgent and important time to work in climate change and health. If you think you are the right person for this role, please read on!

The closing date for applications is the 1st of June 2022.

See the full job description here, and apply following this link.


The person in post will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Lancet Countdown and its staff. As part of their role, they will liaise with high-level stakeholders, including collaborators within intergovernmental organisations, policy makers and key partner institutions, as well as the Lancet Countdown’s Advisory Boards. They will support the Lancet Countdown’s governance processes, and provide support for events, workshops and meetings. The appointee will oversee the strategic planning and delivery of the Lancet Countdown’s research, communications, and policy engagement. They will also oversee the work of the regional centres of the Lancet Countdown – in Asia, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Western Africa –  including developing a long-term strategic direction for the initiative and ensuring alignment of the regional centres’ activities and outputs.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have MSc in a relevant field of management, science, science communications or public policy. They will need extensive experience leading, managing, and working within multi-disciplinary teams, especially developing strategic programmes of work remotely and in an international and academic context. They will need experience handling large budgets and overseeing administrative and governance processes. They will also need demonstrable staff, stakeholder, and project management skills, excellent written English skills, and an ability to grasp and adapt scientific content for different audiences. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and dynamic, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Joining a broad, international collaboration, they will need to be willing to work flexibly and occasionally join meetings outside of normal working hours.

Further Details

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Marina Romanello by email at .

The closing date for applications is the 1st of June 2022.

See the full job description here, and apply following this link.