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Consultant – Human Development

Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies development finance institutes, private sector and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have a 40 year track record of providing our clients with the information and insight they need to make development work smarter, produce better results and improve people’s lives. Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around Practice areas including; Inclusive Growth and Climate Change, Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings, Human Development and Governance and Institutional Strengthening.    Itad understand for some people, hybrid working supports a healthy work life balance so we are open to flexibility in time spent in the office and working hours. You don’t need to be in the office every day, travel to the office would be expected for key company and team events which are typically once a month. Our people are at the centre of everything we do. Join us in our journey to help create positive, lasting change in the world and discover how our unique culture will support you to grow professionally and personally. We actively promote diversity, equality and inclusion to empower people both within our organisation and through our work. This is central to our values. Come and join our highly skilled group of people united in their purpose to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world. We believe in the power of evidence in driving positive social, economic and environmental change. Sound interesting? Apply now! Location: Brighton, hybrid Contract: Permanent Hours: Full time 37.5 per week Salary: Circa £38,000 pa depending on experience Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023 The Human Development Practice By joining our growing Human Development Practice, you will work alongside a dynamic group of people who are driven by a commitment to improve the lives of people around the breadth of human development topics. We oversee a dynamic and rapidly evolving portfolio focused around six core areas of expertise: (1) sexual and reproductive health & rights, (2) global health security, (3) health systems strengthening (HSS), (4) global health architecture and strategy, (5) education and (6) water, sanitation and hygiene. WE also continue to work in other health areas as opportunities arise. Our Human Development team is recognised as a global leader in providing monitoring, evaluation, learning and strategy advice and services to a diverse range of clients, including bilateral governments, multinational agencies and foundations. Examples from our growing portfolio include: we evaluate youth-led design for sexual and reproductive health and rights solutions under our Adolescents 360 project; we are a learning partner under FCDO’s Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme, we have led five global health institutions under the HSS Evaluation Collaborative to explore new ways of measuring health system interventions, we evaluate DHSC’s anti-microbial resistance portfolio of projects under the Fleming Fund, and we just completed the evaluation of the multilateral COVAX mechanism. The Role We are recruiting for a consultant to join the team to work on projects across the human development portfolio. They will contribute to the successful delivery and management of projects, build and own relationships with key client stakeholders, contribute to business development activities, share learning through knowledge products and external conferences and events, and be a part of maintaining our excellent reputation with our clients.    The core technical strengths of all our consultants are focused around four key areas:   Evidence Advocate:  generating robust evidence and using this to support clients and shape global debates; Change Agent:  supporting clients in reflecting,learning and managing change; Project Manager: contributing to and building high performing project teams that deliver quality and commercial targets; Trusted Advisor: building long term relationships with clients and partners that add value and deliver commercial success.   The Candidate You will have a proven track record within monitoring, evaluation and learning assignments and seen at least one significant project through the full lifecycle within the health space; with experience in education desirable.  You may also have a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, but this isn’t essential. We also know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. As an evidence advocate you will use a range of data and analysis tools to apply in a structured and systematic way to produce evidence-based findings.  As a change agent you can effectively analyse and interpret data to support evidence based discussions and use strong client facing skills to deliver this.   As a project manager you will have demonstrated your ability to pro-actively manage clients whilst building trust, ensuring a quality focus throughout, supported by clear commercial project management skills.  As a trusted advisor you will have researched and understood client challenges and offered solutions and alternates. Our Benefits We offer: A matched company pension up to 5%. 26 days holiday per year, plus a further 3 flexible days and public holidays which you can take whenever you want to. Continuous learning: you will have access to our online training, as well as induction programmes and the opportunity to attend company training. Hybrid and flexible working Cycle to work scheme Our office is easily accessible, close to public transport and dog friendly.   At Itad, we are committed to actively promoting diversity, equality and inclusion to empower people both within our organisation and through our work. We know that employees with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences make us a more effective and innovative company and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from interested candidates regardless of age, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief. The role is based in our offices in Brighton & Hove (East Sussex) but you don’t need to be in the office every day, we work on a hybrid basis where travel to the office is expected for key company and team events.  However, you will already have the right to live and work in the UK and as restrictions on travel continue to be lifted there will likely be opportunities to travel internationally to undertake consulting assignments.   The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th December but we will be reviewing successful applications on a rolling basis.