Consultant – Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings
Do you want to join a want to work in the sunny (some of the time) city of Brighton? A city which is a thriving centre for the arts, festivals and concerts. We are right next to the central station with London less than an hour away by train, plus, we also work on a hybrid basis where travel to the office is expected for weekly team meetings and key company events. Are you keen to learn and develop your skills? Learning is a fundamental part of our work, we embrace learning on an everyday basis to generate knowledge and share skills, enabling innovation, positive change and personal growth. You will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including our extensive virtual learning platform, regular skills development sessions and seminars, and our all-staff knowledge and learning days In this role you will join a highly skilled group of people united in their purpose to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world. Sound interesting? Come and join us! Location: Brighton, hybrid (you don’t need to be in the office every day, we work on a hybrid basis where travel to the office would be expected for key company and team events which are typically once a month) Hours: Full time 37.5 per week Salary: Circa £38,000 pa depending on experience Closing date: Wednesday 6th December 2023 The Team By joining our Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings team, you will be working alongside a dynamic group of 15 people who are driven by a commitment to improve the lives of people living in some of the harshest conditions in the world. The challenges of working in FCAS contexts means that we need to be innovative and creative, and our FCAS Team is recognised as a global leader in providing monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) advice and services to a diverse range of clients working in conflict and crisis contexts across the world. Our expertise encompasses a broad range of thematic areas including conflict prevention; peacebuilding; security and justice; stabilisation; serious and organised crime; women, peace and security; preventing violent extremism; migration; and humanitarian assistance. We work globally with a particular focus on East and West Africa, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South Asia and the Indo-Pacific. Our portfolio continues to grow and we are currently providing MEL support to the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) across Africa, MENA, South Asia and the Indo-Pacific, and UK Overseas Territories; to the UK FCDO on its global support to mine action; to the UK Home Office on its global support to tackling serious and organised crime; and to USAID on its regional preventing violent extremism programming across West Africa. We are also conducting a number of evaluations of humanitarian assistance and support to refugees and internally displaced people for UNHCR, UNICEF, ICRC and Hilton Foundation. The Role We are recruiting for a Consultant to join the team to work on projects across the whole portfolio. As a Consultant, you will contribute to the successful delivery and management of MEL projects across the portfolio through providing technical and project management inputs. You will also contribute to business development activities and bid writing; and, where possible, share learning through knowledge products and external conferences and events, being 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 We are looking for a candidate with experience in providing technical inputs into evaluation and/or MEL projects in FCAS contexts. You will have experience in at least one of the following: conflict prevention; peacebuilding; security and justice; stabilisation; serious and organised crime; women, peace and security; and preventing violent extremism, humanitarian assistance and migration. You will also, preferably, have experience in project management as well as experience in business development and contributing to writing and winning proposals. As an evidence advocate, you will have experience in applying a range of tools and techniques in a structured and systematic way to produce evidence-based findings As a project manager, you will have experience in managing projects and teams and to deliver to high-quality standards; you will also have strong commercial project management skills. As a trusted advisor, you will be skilled in building trust-based relationships with clients, as well as contributing to the development of winning proposals. The role is based in our offices in Brighton & Hove (East Sussex), but we are open to you working anywhere in the UK. Travel to the office would be expected for key company and team events which are typically once a month. You will already have the right to live and work in the UK and be able to undertake national and international travel when conditions allow. 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. 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. Please send your application as soon as possible as we will hold interviews on a rolling basis with a closing date of Wednesday 6th December. About us Itad is a global organisation. Our strategy, monitoring, evaluation and learning services work to make international development more effective. We generate evidence on important issues – from malnutrition to migration – to support our partners to make informed decisions and improve lives. We work with our partners and a global network of consultants to deliver a complete interdisciplinary service of the very highest standard, anywhere in the world. Our partners include foundations, public and private sector organisations, governments, corporate clients and non-governmental organisations. We know that no two organisations are alike, and every project brings new challenges, so we take an agile approach, tailoring our services to each context and for every partner. We specialise in providing high-quality evidence and insights to help our partners make better decisions based on an understanding of what works, how and for whom, anywhere in the world. Our cutting-edge work in monitoring, evaluation and learning – combined with consultancy services in strategy and design – spans topics, countries and regions.