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Quantitative Consultant

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. Plus, we are right next to the central station with London less than an hour away by train. Join our busy and dedicated Knowledge Hub team and be part of our drive and passion for a better world and be united by a core set of strengths and values. There's more! In our office we create a collaborative work environment which includes open plan informal workspaces, meeting rooms, social spaces AND we are a dog friendly office too! Are you a Quantitative Consultant who can help make sense of data and turn it into actionable insights? Do you have a passion for data analysis, problem-solving, and client service? Do you have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our team! Come and be part of a consultancy that work to make international development more effective and ultimately improve more lives. Come and join Itad's award winning consultancy and work across a wide range of topical and geographical projects. Sound interesting? Apply now! 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 is expected for weekly team meetings and key company events) Contract: Permanent Hours: Full time 37.5 per week Salary: Circa £40,000 - £45,000 pa depending on experience Closing date: Sunday 3rd December The Team The Knowledge Hub leads on knowledge management, learning, communications and branding, both within Itad and externally, and plays a key role in maintaining the technical quality of our work. Our growing, multi-disciplinary team includes monitoring and evaluation consultants and learning facilitators, as well as experts on information technology, communications, branding and design. The Knowledge Hub supports staff across Itad to effectively capture and share knowledge, as well as helping staff deliver high quality work through technical support, training and quality assurance. Externally, the Knowledge Hub leads on communications and sharing high quality, innovative MEL assignments, contributing to building the field around the use of evidence in international development. Purpose of the role As a MEL provider, quantitative skills (sampling, survey design, enumeration, data quality checks, statistical analysis, etc) are a core part of our service offer. This is delivered through a combination of our partnerships with specialist external providers and internal staff. The purpose of this role is to help institutionalise our knowledge in this area, including building internal staff capacity and networks on quantitative methods, providing specialist support to projects, and helping develop our service offer. Main duties, responsibilities and expected outputs The main duties and responsibilities of this role are threefold: 1.Learning and continuous improvement. Objective: To further embed learning and continuous improvement on quantitative methods by curating, producing and sharing knowledge that builds the capacity of colleagues and the quality of our delivery. For example, on impact evaluation design, sampling and survey design, data collection and analysis. This will require co-developing a realistic programme of activities that will likely include a series of internal talks, How to Notes, Learning & Development (L&D) modules, internal wikis, videos, and other guides or toolkits (i.e., all drawing on lessons from Itad assignments). 2. Building our service offer. Objective: To contribute to the on-going evolution of our ‘quantitative’ service offer through thought leadership, pre-positioning and bidding. This requires sharing our learning externally (e.g. blogs, conferences, knowledge products, etc), advising on quantitative designs for bids and inception periods, plus developing our capacity to deliver (such as having an internal peer-support group, network of trusted partners, etc.). We also expect there to be opportunities to innovate by working closely with our Digital-Tech initiative (machine-learning, geo-spatial impact evaluation, data visualisation, etc.). 3. Delivering a balanced, cross-practice portfolio. Objective: To deliver a balanced portfolio of Itad projects that maximises the learning potential for the organisation in relation to quantitative methods, while also fulfilling an individual’s professional ambitions. This requires: (i) meeting benchmark / career expectations by selecting assignments and roles that provide the opportunity for ‘learning by doing’ (e.g. projects that involve in-depth or innovative quantitative workstreams); and, (ii) using this as the basis to share lessons both internally (amongst colleagues) and externally (to build our reputation). The candidate You will have a strong background in quantitative methods, including survey design, sampling, data collection and supervision processes, data management and statistical analysis. This is likely to include household surveys conducted in the global south, such as part of an experimental or quasi-experimental designs. Candidates should have familiarity with statistical software (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R) and ideally visualisation packages (e.g., Tableau, Power BI). The role particularly suits someone who has an interest in strengthening their colleagues’ capacity and supporting organisational learning – whether through formal training or less formal exchanges. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills demonstrated in a similar client-facing environment. Your ability to manage your time and, more importantly flag issues and queries to the wider team is essential. You can pragmatically manage a highly variable workload with competing priorities and maintain an attention to detail throughout. You enjoy building and maintaining relationships across all levels of the organisation. You are especially pro-active in supporting colleagues, including capturing lessons and developing learning materials that improve ways of working and the quality of delivery. 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 3rd December 2023. 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.