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Itad Ltd

Principal Consultant – Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings

Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings – Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Department Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation Up to 65K

Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing technical advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have a 30-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.   We continue to grow in size, commercial performance and professional reputation and we are increasingly recognised as a global leader with a diverse client base including international development agencies and philanthropic foundations.   

Practice Overview

Our Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS) Practice provides monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) support to our clients to help them make evidence-informed decisions about how to deliver the greatest impact in conflict and crisis settings. We pride ourselves on the consistently high quality of our technical services to clients, and our ability to support decisions through strategic advice and accessible products.

Our rapidly growing team is delivering a range of exciting projects for UK Government and UN agencies. We are providing MEL support to the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) across more than 20 countries in East Africa, Middle East and North Africa. Our work covers a range of policy priorities including preventing violent extremism, migration, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and security sector reform. We also carry out global evaluations of donor and aid agency support to tackling humanitarian crises and improving protection for refugees and internally displaced people.

The Role

We are recruiting for an experienced consultant to join the team to lead projects and programmes across the whole portfolio.   They will lead and contribute to project delivery, develop and own stakeholder relationships, contribute to business development activities and build our reputational capital and market presence.  The core technical strengths of all our consultants are focused around four key areas:


  • Evidence Advocate:  using robust evidence to support clients and shape global debates;
  • Change Agent:  guiding clients in reflecting, learning and managing change;
  • Project Manager: building high performing project teams that deliver quality and commercial targets;
  • Trusted Advisor: building and shaping long term relationships with clients and partners that add value and deliver commercial success.

The Candidate

You will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline and a proven track record in one or more of the following: conflict prevention, peacebuilding, security and justice sector reform, preventing violent extremism, migration and humanitarian assistance. 

As an evidence advocate you will be utilising your knowledge and experience of MEL to lead and advise others in the design and implementation of complex MEL projects and workstreams. You will have demonstrated technical expertise in designing MEL systems, tools and processes for a range of clients, and designing and delivering evaluations using a range of approaches and methodologies. You have used these methods to present evidence and analysis to clients – both written and verbally – in a clear, distilled and accessible way, facilitating engagement and use.

As a change agent you will have demonstrated facilitation and communication skills and experience, conveying ideas to clients and teams in a clear and focused style, flexing your technique to suit the environment, and in a way that generates buy-in and supports learning.

As a project manager you will have a track record in managing and leading the delivery of complex projects, setting clear direction, managing risk and ensuring delivery of high quality outputs that meet commercial targets and provide value for money.

As a trusted advisor you will have a strong understanding of how our clients work, and demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with clients that generate repeat work. You will also have experience in successfully leading complex bid processes, including building and managing large teams and consortia.

The salary for this role is up to £65K depending on your skills and experience. 

In addition, we also offer a comprehensive learning and development programme, 24 days holiday plus additional time off over Christmas, matched company pension up to 5%, and a discretionary bonus.  Other benefits include Cycle to Work scheme, eyecare vouchers, weekly fruit and subsidised yoga classes in our offices.


For non-EU applicants: If you are a non-EU National then please refer to the UK Border Agency website for information regarding your eligibility to work in the UK.

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  • Location
    Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
  • Department
    Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    Up to 65K
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