This role will work across RUSI’s rapidly expanding counter-proliferation portfolio. The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating work across several grants and will work closely with researchers to deliver a world-leading programme of research, outreach and training.

About the role

The proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their delivery vehicles is a persistent threat to global peace and security. Financial institutions have a role to play in preventing proliferators from accessing the formal financial system and in denying financial services to proliferation-sensitive trade.

This role is an opportunity for an experienced project manager to help RUSI’s work in this area to be as effective as possible. Since 2015, RUSI has worked with governments, intergovernmental bodies and financial institutions to improve international awareness of the proliferation finance challenge and of best practice responses to it. Building on this successful work, the Coordinator will join the team at an exciting moment as we deliver research and implementation activities in new regions, particularly Africa and Southeast Asia.

The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating workstreams across several large grants, and will be given primary responsibility for grant management, organising training visits and workshops and liaising with specialist consultants and local stakeholders.

Job Description

The Coordinator will report to the Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy.

  • Responsible for grant management and administrative support to ensure implementation and delivery of project activities on schedule;
  • Work closely with researchers in the planning, development, production and delivery of events, including small-scale workshops as well as large conferences, both in the UK and abroad;
  • Maintain oversight of work across several projects, and delegating work where necessary;
  • Responsible for pre-event/on the day/post-event administration and logistical arrangements;
  • Working closely with RUSI’s Accounts team to ensure all grant management and reporting requirements are met on time, and keeping track of budget and expenditures;
  • Develop relationships with external sponsors, associates and collaborators across RUSI’s portfolio of counter proliferation finance work;
  • Acting as the main point of contact for external stakeholders, including local contacts and vendors in countries targeted for outreach, sub-contractors and Associate Fellows; and
  • Travel, when necessary, in the organisation of RUSI’s events outside of London and in support of overseas projects and events.

Person Specification

  • You have experience working on project and grant management in an academic or think tank context, with previous responsibility for managing budgets and reporting. A project management qualification would be an advantage;
  • You will have proven experience in organising events, conferences;
  • You have an organised and calm approach to your work, with the ability multi-task;
  • You are comfortable working in teams and have well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • You will be comfortable communicating with stakeholders from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds and with broad variations in seniority, and you will have excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • You should have the right to work in the United Kingdom.
  • You should be willing to travel internationally, should your work demand it. Previous experience working in Africa or Southeast Asia, or with government and private sector stakeholders in those regions, is highly desirable.

This position is a full-time position based in London, for an initial period of 16 months with the option to extend if funding becomes available.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is between £26,000 and £36,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.

RUSI offers several additional benefits, including a pension scheme (6% employer contribution) and a travel season ticket loan, as well as free access to RUSI’s world-leading programme of events and conferences, research materials and library.

RUSI is based in Whitehall in the heart of London, close to government and the amenities of central London. Charing Cross station (underground and national rail) and other underground stations are a short walk away.

Application Process

  • Application deadline for this position is August 15. RUSI will review applications on a rolling basis and may interview and appoint candidates before this deadline.
  • To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter stating why you consider that you are suitable for the role to Michael Codner, Director of Personnel Services, at and Emil Dall, Research Fellow, at  Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.
  • Reference: CPCRUSI
  • Location: RUSI Whitehall
  • Salary: £26,000 – £36,000
  • Apply By: August 15 or earlier.
RUSI Whitehall
£26,000 – £36,000
Apply By:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 – 5:30pm