Overview

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. 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.

The Team

The FCAS Team provides monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) advice and services to a diverse range of clients working in conflict and crisis contexts across the world, with a focus on the Horn of Africa, Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Our support encompasses a broad range of thematic areas including conflict prevention, peacebuilding, stabilisation, preventing violent extremism, migration and humanitarian assistance. We currently provide MEL support to the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) across the Eastern Africa, MENA and South Asia regions; and are leading a number of evaluations of humanitarian assistance and migration programming for FCDO, UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM and UNRWA.

The Role

We are recruiting for an experienced consultant to join the team to work on projects across the whole portfolio. They will 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: generating robust evidence and using this to support clients and shape global debates;
  • 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 post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline and a proven track record in one or more of the following: conflict prevention, peacebuilding, stabilisation, preventing violent extremism, migration and humanitarian assistance

    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 throughout 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.

    The salary for this role is up to £37K 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) but will largely work remotely for the foreseeable future. However, you will already have the right to live and work in the UK and be able to occasionally travel to the office if needed. When international travel is permitted you will be able to travel to a wide range of countries where

    our clients working in conflict and crisis contexts with a focus on the Horn of Africa, Middle East, North Africa and South Asia

    Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom

    The deadline for applications is March 26 for internal applicants but please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis