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Sovereign Sustainability and Development. London Office, 10 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn WC1A 2SL. 

To apply send a cover letter stating your interest in this role and a CV should be submitted via email to by 12pm on 4 November 2022.

Job Summary 

The Project Manager will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the management of the G20 Health and Development Partnership initiative including developing work plans, monitoring their implementation, managing relations with Partners, reporting to donors, and overseeing the administrative and financial management of the G20 Health and Development Partnership initiative. The incumbent will work with the Partnership’s senior leadership and administrative colleagues to ensure the effective execution of the financial, logistical, administrative policy & communications aspects of the initiative. This role requires 10% of travel on average, with up to 20%.

Additional info

The G20 Health & Development Partnership (G20HDP) is an advocacy organisation that aims to ensure that G20 countries are coordinating their health innovation strategy to tackle the growing burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases globally to promote the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially SDG 3. The Partnership emerged as an informal coalition of like-minded organisations during the G20 Presidency in Germany in 2017 respecting the objectives of SDG 17. Following broad interest to build on the initiative leading up to the Argentinian G20 Presidency in 2018, Sovereign Sustainability and Development (SSD) was created in late 2017 to act as the secretariat of the Partnership. During a working session in the UK Houses of Parliament in December 2017, with the support of the founding organisations, the G20 HDP was formally launched. The Partnership comprises more than 25 cross-sectoral partners including product development partnerships, not-for-profit and international organisations, public-private partnerships, pharmaceuticals, associations, research institutes and academia.

About the Position

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Project management

  • Oversee the planning and operational execution of detailed work plans of the G20HDP activities, ensuring activities are completed on time and with high quality.
  • Provide administrative, organizational, logistical and technical support to the Initiative and realization of approved projects.
  • Track progresses, indicators and targets and keep the senior leadership informed.
  • Conduct research and synthetise information from different sources such as media, conversations with experts and academic papers. 
  • Provide policy briefs for high-level meetings with partners.
  • Prepare executive-level presentations and materials working with the senior leadership.
  • Monitor media on the current developments in the global health and multilateral space.
  • Produce content for the initiative website, blog and social media accounts.
  • Keep project databases up-to-date and organized.
  • Organize events in collaboration with senior leadership and administrative colleagues, and lead the logistical and financial organization of the events.

Financial management

  • Oversee the financial management of the initiative, tracking expenses, and ensure adherence to the available budget.
  • Provide advice to the senior leadership and administrative colleagues on the financial position of the activities of the initiative.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements in collaboration with administrative colleagues.

Partner management

  • Schedule, organize and manage calls and meetings with partners, including the preparation and distribution of the agenda, and track agreements made.
  • Prepare briefings, notes, reports and presentations to be sent on a regular basis to partners.
  • Provide administrative support in day-to-day communications with partners.

The successful applicants should

  • Have excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and accomplish tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong ability to make decisions and solve problems when they arise.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to manage relationships with senior partners.
  • Ability to manage sensitive information.
  • Have a deep understanding of the G20 Health and Development Partnership’s work and strong commitment toward global health, development issues, gender equality, climate change mitigation and the Sustainable Development Goals in general.
  • Knowledge of key concepts in global health and disease control with a good understanding of global health and development terminology.
  • Have an exceptional understanding of working with WordPress and Social Media Tools, i.e. Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Be a team player with the ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.


  • Master’s degree and 2-3 years of professional experience, preferably in international affairs, international law, political sciences, social sciences, and global health.
  • Proven experience in project management and partnership management.
  • Exceptional research, writing and analytics skills, including the ability to synthesise information from different sources.
  • Exceptional media content writing.
  • Exceptional level of computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (other languages are a plus).

Annual Salary: £ 35,000 – £ 40,000 (Gross)

Job Type: 40 hrs a week (5 days a week)

Start Day:  Immediately

To apply send a cover letter stating your interest in this role and a CV should be submitted via email to by 12pm on 4 November 2022. 

Once we have received all applications, it may take up to a week after the closing date to hear whether you have been selected for an interview. Please do not contact us with regards to the application process in the meantime. 

Sovereign Sustainability and Development operates as the Secretariat for the G20 Health and Development Partnership and is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organisation.