Sovereign Strategy, London Office/Remote – Full Time

Annual Salary: £65,000 – £75,000 

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

Start Day:  Immediate

A Cover Letter stating your interest and a CV should be submitted via email to by 12pm on 13 May 2024.

Job Summary

The Project Manager will be responsible for providing project management support in the day-to-day operation of the client account. The Project Manager will coordinate between the Senior Team at Sovereign Strategy and the client. The Project Manager will assist the client account by liaising between the project teams and by keeping short- and long-term milestones and deadlines on track aligned with the project pipeline. Moreover, the Project Manager will be expected to support in developing presentations and briefings and support the management of relevant campaigns and events within this project. The incumbent will work with Sovereign Strategy’s senior leadership and administrative colleagues to ensure the effective execution of the logistical, administrative and strategic policy, campaigning and communications aspects of client accounts. The position is full-time and will be based in London. Flexibility for travel to Saudi Arabia will be expected as part of the role.

About the position 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the strategic planning and execution of detailed work plans of the ministerial conference, ensuring activities are completed on time and to a high quality.
  • Help project manage the strategy and deployment of project tasks with the senior leadership team at Sovereign Strategy and manage the implementation process. 
  • Provide administrative, organisational and technical support.
  • Have an interest in global health themes and experience in conducting high-level political engagements.
  • Provide policy briefs for high-level meetings with clients and relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare executive-level presentations and materials working with the senior leadership.
  • Support the client in producing content for the project’s website, blog, and social media accounts.
  • Maintain project and stakeholder databases.
  • Support in organising high-level roundtables and events as part of the project pipeline.
  • Support in preparing delegation visits for the client of strategic importance that are aligned with the overall project and strategy.
  • Over-seeing the workload and management of the Project Assistant.

Client campaign management

  • Schedule, organise and manage calls and meetings with clients, including the preparation and distribution of the agenda, and track action items.
  • Support in the policy-background and discussions for meetings with help from policy research teams.
  • Manage senior stakeholders from across the health sector and align their vision and mission.
  • Prepare briefings, notes, reports and presentations which are sent on a regular basis.

The successful applicants should

  • Have excellent project management, planning and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task in communication with various stakeholders 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, and a proficiency in building and maintaining stakeholder networks.
  • Ability to manage sensitive information and showcase political and cultural sensibilities. 
  • Have an excellent understanding of political advocacy and public affairs.
  • Have a good understanding of the global health industry and strong commitment towards global health, development issues, gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in general.
  • Ability to deliver strategic and proactive advice on client positioning based on policy developments and identify engagement opportunities that contribute to the clients short- and long-term objectives. 
  • Experience of organising, assisting, or managing relevant events and meetings for clients. 
  • Be a team player with the ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural and professional backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience, preferably in global/public health, international affairs, public policy and political sciences, international law.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic. 
  • Proven experience in project management and client management and ability to use latest project management tools. 
  • Experience having conducted/ or having been part of high-level ministerial events in the UK or abroad. 
  • Exceptional research, writing and analytics skills, including the ability to synthesise information from different sources.
  • Exceptional level of computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, virtual conferencing systems and social media tools.

A Cover Letter stating your interest and a CV should be submitted via email to by 12pm on 13 May 2024. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candidate be found. 

Sovereign Strategy is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all qualified candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of our Organisation. 

Additional info

Sovereign Strategy was established in 2000 in response to a growing need by public and private corporations, international organisations and civil society to meet the growing complexities in strategic public policy & communications in a regional, national and global political environment. 

Sovereign Strategy is a political strategy agency with a global footprint operating in 4 continents with operations in Newcastle, London, Brussels, the GCC and Germany. Sovereign provides unparalleled and tailored political advisory, PR & Communications, strategic B2B and B2G partnership services to FTSE 500 companies, global NGOs and SMEs in 8 sectors, including financial services, health, tech, automotive, the environment and renewable energy.  

Sovereign’s global footprint, extensive network of decision-makers in international finance, commerce, government and public life and our unique breadth of experience in global business diplomacy, enables us to offer bespoke advice to our clients and partners and help them to build sustainable public private partnerships that are fit for the future.  

By putting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of our operations within our company and with clients, Sovereign prides itself as an ethical consultancy. We believe we are best in class in harnessing our wealth of experience and contacts together with our staff and senior consultants who are operating from the UK, Europe, the US, the Middle East & North Africa. Our knowledge partnerships with institutions, academia, NGOs’ and International Organisations allows us to be uniquely placed to achieve the very best for our clients. 

Our extensive network and expertise allows us to offer clients tailored political risk assessments and advisory services to better navigate the environment they operate in and to effectively engage with key decision-makers by shaping client’s institutional messages and maximise their long-term business engagement and impact.