Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have a 35-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 Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS), Human Development, Inclusive Growth, Social Protection, Climate Change and Livelihoods, and Governance and Institutional Strengthening.
The Inclusive Growth and Climate Change practice oversee a dynamic and evolving portfolio of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) advice and services to a diverse range of clients. These include a variety of evaluations, including a number of large complex multi-year evaluations as well as learning partnerships and embedded monitoring support. Our support encompasses a range of economic development projects including impact investing and innovative finance, markets systems development, private sector development, social business and supply chains, financial inclusion, infrastructure/ cities and women’s economic empowerment.
We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and organised Senior Consultant to join the Inclusive Growth team and take the lead on MEL projects and business development activities with new and existing clients.
In delivering the role, you will combine your thematic expertise with technical evaluation and research skills. You will be adept at working collaboratively, with both internal team members and external project teams.
You will contribute to project delivery, develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, lead business development activities, and build our reputational capital and market presence. You will play an active role in bidding work and have a clear understanding of commercial drivers.
The core technical strengths of all our consultants are focused around four key dimensions:
You will have a proven track record in Inclusive Growth and will have already delivered complex monitoring and evaluation assignments. This is a technical role and you will be adept at applying a range of evaluation and research designs and methods (qualitative and quantitative), as well as MEL thinking and practice. You will have consultancy or evaluative experience and be able to quickly establish credible and strong working relationships with team members, clients, partners and stakeholders, leveraging existing networks where appropriate. In addition, you will have the ability to lead, manage and influence others.
We are looking for demonstrable achievements across the four key dimensions of the core technical strengths. As an evidence advocate you will have led the design and implementation of complex M&E projects and workstreams, actively seeking new data tools and techniques to apply in a structured and systematic way to produce evidence based findings. As a change agent you will have a proven track record in conveying ideas and thinking in a clear, focused style, flexing your technique to suit the environment. As a project manager you will have demonstrated your ability to actively manage clients whilst building trust, ensuring a quality focus supported by clear commercial project management skills. As a trusted advisor you will have led proposals, leveraging your own network to research and define issues and generate solutions, and built positive relationships with high profile clients.
The salary for this role is up to £43k depending on your skills and experience.
We also offer a comprehensive learning and development programme, 24 days holiday plus additional time off over Christmas and a matched company pension up to 5%.
The role is based in our offices in Brighton & Hove (East Sussex) and as lockdown eases we would expect you to be able to travel to the office up to two days a week. 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.
The deadline for applications is September 30 but please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis.
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