Senior Consultant – Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings
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. Would you like to join a modern collaborative work environment whose office includes open plan informal workspaces, meeting rooms and social spaces in a vibrant scheme? A company whose values influence our work and the way we run our organisation? Plus, we are located in the centre of the vibrant city of Brighton and we are dog friendly too! Come and be part of a consultancy that work to make international development more effective and ultimately improve more lives. We are an award winning consultancy and work across a wide range of topical and geographical projects. We want to make a difference, come and be part of our long term goal of striving for technical excellence that meets the highest professional and ethical standards. Sound interesting? Apply now! Location: Brighton, hybrid (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) Contract: Permanent Hours: Full time 37.5 per week Salary: Circa £46,000 pa depending on experience Closing date: Sunday 25th February 2024 The Team By joining our FCAS 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 Senior Consultant to join the team to work on projects across the whole portfolio. As a Senior Consultant, you will be responsible for providing substantive technical inputs on a number of MEL projects in the portfolio; managing complex FCAS MEL contracts for a variety of clients; contributing to business development activities and bid writing; sharing learning through knowledge products and external conferences and events; and 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 You will have a proven track record in conducting evaluations and managing and technically delivering MEL projects in FCAS contexts. You will have experience in at least one of the following: humanitarian assistance; migration; conflict prevention; peacebuilding; security and justice; stabilisation; serious and organised crime; women, peace and security; and preventing violent extremism.. You will also, preferably, have experience in business development and contributing to writing and winning proposals. As an evidence advocate you will have experience in designing and delivering MEL projects, applying a range of tools and techniques in a structured and systematic way to produce evidence-based findings. As a change agent you will have a proven track record in conveying insights and ideas in a clear and succinct style, adapting your technique to suit the environment. As a project manager you will have demonstrated your ability and confidence to successfully manage complex 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 Friday 25th February 2024.