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Itad Ltd

Senior Consultant - Fragile and Conflict Affected States

– Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Employment Type Full Time
Compensation upto £48K plus bens


Itad is a leading consultancy providing technical expertise to international development programmes, projects and institutions. We specialise in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and our work ranges from designing MEL systems for multi-million Pound initiatives, to conducting long-term impact evaluations across the world. Our work covers a range of sectors, including Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding, Stabilisation, Humanitarian Assistance, Climate Change, Private Sector Development, Health, Governance and Social Protection and Livelihoods. 

Our FCAS team has expanded rapidly over the last three years and is currently delivering an exciting portfolio of MEL work for a range of clients, including the UK Government, across a range of conflict-affected regions, with a focus on Africa, Middle East and North Africa. Our work is particularly focused on supporting governments to monitor, evaluate and learn from programming across a number of high-priority policy issues, including migration, preventing violent extremism, security sector reform, humanitarian assistance and resilience building, and local-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding. This includes three regional, multi-year MEL contracts that Itad leads for the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund across Eastern Africa, Middle East and North Africa.

Role Purpose

The team is looking for a dynamic and motivated Senior Consultants with a passion for working in fragile and conflict-affected settings.  This is a technical role and proven experience of applying a range of evaluation designs and methods (qualitative and quantitative), as well as MEL thinking and practice in the context of at least one of the following areas is essential: conflict prevention, peacebuilding, migration, preventing violent extremism, security sector reform and humanitarian assistance.   You will also be contributing to the successful delivery and further development of our portfolio of evaluations of humanitarian response and resilience building. As part of this you will be pursuing new opportunities, expanding the portfolio of the FCAS team and being actively involved in developing proposals and bids

You will ideally have consultancy experience although this isn’t essential.  What is more important is the ability to quickly establish credible, strong working relationships with clients, team members, clients, partners and stakeholders with a proven track record of leading and motivating colleagues. A clear understanding of commercial drivers and how they can influence both bidding and delivery is a vital part of delivery, so demonstrable experience of this aspect of the role is key

During your career you will have travelled to high-risk locations and understand how to work with Travel and Security teams, partners and other experts to minimise and manage the associated risks.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage the high-quality delivery of a range of technical MEL assignments by working pro-actively with internal and external teams, including associate consultants and partner organisations
  • Ensure information and learning is captured and shared throughout assignment delivery to enable efficient and effective decision making
  • Ensure that assignments are pro-actively managed on time and to budget and identifying and providing mitigation to risks and challenges
  • Maintain awareness of current and emerging opportunities, trends and ideas within the FCAS space; and contribute to the Theme’s business development strategy by identifying opportunities to promote our interests/expertise
  • Working with the relevant team members, identify and pursue new business opportunities and assess business leads to determine their commercial viability
  • Work with the Business Development & Marketing team in the production of EOIs and Proposals, including identifying suitable external associates for project teams and consortia where appropriate
  • Contribute to the growth of our reputational capital and positioning as a thought leader by assisting in the development of knowledge capital and products for external use
  • Proactively develop and maintain a professional network with clients, partners, external associates and like-minded organisations, leveraging opportunities to build external profile as a subject matter expert

Professional Expertise & Key Competencies

  • Relevant Master’s degree or PhD in Social Science, conflict studies or development related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of working on MEL assignments in fragile and conflict-affected environments is essential
  • Demonstrated MEL technical expertise and experience in at least one of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, migration, preventing violent extremism, security sector reform and humanitarian assistance is essential.
  • Experience and proven success in managing the delivery of MEL assignments for a range of international clients in a consultancy role or as a staff member within a major aid agency is desirable
  • Proficiency in one or more other UN language is an advantage

The role is based in our offices in Hove (East Sussex) but with travel within the UK and internationally

The closing date for applications is September 28th and we will be interviewing successful candidates shortly afterwards

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
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Compensation
    upto £48K plus bens
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