Primary Care International

Project Manager

We are an agile social enterprise looking for a Project Manager to provide effective project management support to our clinical teams. Working flexibly from home, you will play an important role in our small, friendly team helping us to deliver successful projects across a range of settings globally for a number of partners including some very high profile international agencies. Specifically, you will join a small programmes team made up of two Project Managers and a Head of Programmes who sit within a wider management / operational team of six people.

About Primary Care International (PCI)

PCI was launched as a social enterprise in 2014 by Red Whale | GP Update, one of the UK’s leading providers of continuous medical education (CME) in primary care. We are a small ‘virtual’ team comprised of a team of part-time staff supported by a Board of Directors. PCI seeks to find sustainable solutions for delivering quality and cost-effective front-line healthcare worldwide. To date we have worked with clinicians in several countries across Africa and the Middle East, in some of the harshest and poorest conditions that exist. We are also working in high-income settings like New Zealand. PCI seeks specifically to grow the capability of the health workforce to learn and develop, raising clinical care standards, addressing related health systems issues, and ultimately delivering improved health outcomes. This role will include supporting a portfolio of projects across Africa and the Middle East strengthening primary healthcare with a particular focus on improving care for non-communicable diseases. Given the impact of Covid-19, we have moved rapidly from a primarily face to face learning model, to a digital model. This is an exciting time to be joining PCI as we are rapidly scaling up our digital capabilities to deliver existing and new projects. No international travel is foreseen as part of this role.

Job Description

1. Work alongside clinical teams to deliver impactful projects

Act as management team contact point for PCI partners
Ensure a project plan and monitoring indicators in place for each project and support teams to realise agreed deliverables in a timely manner
Work with partners to review and revise project plans as may be needed throughout the project lifecycle
Draft clinical team member contracts (per project) with guidance and support from the Head of Programmes
Liaise with all parties to fix key project milestones and dates including travel dates.
If international travel is feasible, organise flights, insurance, visas for project teams
Follow organisational processes around travel security and risk assessment
Project-related financial management; managing and tracking payment of invoices and expenses, monitoring overall income and expenditure on each project, and supporting quarterly reforecasting process
Ensure timely access to follow-up support as agreed

2. To support PCI to rapidly scale up its digital capabilities

Support the Project Manager (digital responsibilities) to update and manage PCI’s existing e-learning modules and resources
Work with the other Project Manager to provide technical support to users (log-ins, monitoring use and user communications) particularly for projects in your portfolio
Work alongside and support PCI’s Clinical Associates to develop e-learning frameworks and to load / update content for PCI projects in your portfolio.

3. To share learning across PCI from the project portfolio

Attend regular team meetings and co-working sessions to share learning informally
Contribute to internal/external communications e.g. newsletters, blogs
Contribute to cross-organisation initiatives e.g. impact assessment working group

4. To support the growth and development of the PCI clinical team

Lead on the organisation of team expansion / recruitment activities including coordination of processes to recruit and induct new clinical team members in the UK and overseas.
Contribute to any other PCI activity as may become necessary

Person Specification


1. Experience working in the social enterprise/non-profit sector with partner organisations in resource-poor settings

2. Solid project management skills

3. Experience working with international development partners (such as UN organisations) and / or institutional donor funding / grant management (particularly the EU or similar)

4. Experience of project-level financial management (budgeting, monitoring, reporting, reforecasting, invoicing)

5. Experience working with learning management systems / e-learning platforms or other content management systems

6. Ability to manage complex and evolving project-related logistical arrangements

7. Excellent IT skills and aptitude for digital solutions

8. Strong communicator with good relationship building skills

9. Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities

10. Proactive and takes own initiative to support team working

11. Access to broadband internet for home-working

12. Experience communicating with diverse people around the world

13. Efficient, organised, accurate record-keeper


1. Experience of working on health-related projects in resource-poor settings

2. Proficiency in additional languages particularly French or Arabic

3. Familiarity with Dropbox, SamePage, Salesforce and Wordpress (or a quick learner)

4. Ability to work flexibly, including occasional evenings and weekends
Please mention that you come from ManageForThem when applying for this job.

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