Consultant/Senior Consultant in Public Sector Management

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 9 May 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 April 2018

Job Description

Consultant / Senior Consultant Public Sector Management

We at Maxwell Stamp PLC are looking for a Consultant or Senior Consultant to join our Public Sector Management (PSM) practice area in London, UK.

If you have the right to work in the UK and meet the requirements in this description, please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter to with “PSM Consultant / Senior Consultant 2018” as the subject by Wednesday 9th of May.

Public Sector Management Practice at Maxwell Stamp PLC

The London-based Public Sector Management (PSM) practice centre is dedicated to helping governments and their development partners in fragile states and developing economies. This work draws on the professional experience and technical knowledge of our staff in areas including public sector governance, domestic revenue generation, public expenditure management, and anticorruption. We strive to offer customised solutions that are based on locally-defined problems, in ways that fully reflect and respect local absorptive capacity.

About the Role

The successful candidate would join a small team of consultants that have a track record in winning and implementing technical assistance contracts in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Asia from international development donors such as DFID, the World Bank and the UN agencies, among others.

The role involves contributing to growing our portfolio of contracts by conducting business development activities such as project scoping and country visits, networking and representation, partnership building, technical and commercial proposal coordination and writing, programme and concept design. This position will also offer the opportunity for the Consultant/Senior Consultant to provide technical and project management inputs, in London and overseas, to our portfolio of active projects and programmes.

The successful applicant will have at least a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, and knowledge and some experience in at least two of our key thematic areas:

  • Public Financial Management,
  • Public Sector Governance and Accountability,
  • Domestic Resource Mobilisation,
  • Anti-corruption Interventions.

We are looking for consultants who:

  • Understand international development;
  • Are well versed in the vocabulary, current issues and policy debates concerning public sector management;
  • Are skilled in creating positive, professional and trusting working relationships within and outside MSP;
  • Are able to hold informed conversations with clients about their consulting business;
  • Have strong writing skills with the ability to produce clear, compelling, and engaging documents;
  • Are passionate about developing themselves technically and professionally.

About the Organization

Maxwell Stamp PLC (MSP) is a development consultancy firm that provides technical expertise and managerial oversight for the implementation of donor-funded development projects in both developing and transitional economies across the globe.

The central goal in all MSPs work in developing countries, is the promotion of broad based and pro-poor economic growth. Primarily our work is financed by the leading international development agencies including the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development and the European Commission.

MSP was established in 1959, since then the company has expanded into a global group and boasts experience in over 170 countries as well as offices in Dhaka, Nairobi, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh with project offices around the world.

MSP employs over 40 in-house staff, most of whom are technical consultants spread across the organisations four practice areas, which are:

  • Public Sector Management (PSM)
  • Human Development (HD)
  • Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction (LPR)
  • Economics and Finance (E&F)
  • Infrastructure (in Abu Dhabi)

In addition to our technical practice areas, we also have a dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU), Project Support Unit (PSU), and Finance & Accounting Unit.