As Health Theme Leader (Principal Consultant), you will lead a dedicated, smart and creative team to manage our existing portfolio of projects, whilst developing and delivering against a strategy for growth of the health portfolio. You will also build and lead an effective team to ensure projects are delivered to a high standard and within budget, working closely with your business partners and technical peers within the company.
You will be actively engaged in Itad’s continued work to develop innovative methodologies whilst contributing to Itad’s reputation as a ‘thought leader’ in M&E through the generation of knowledge products. Working closely with peers you will be able to develop strong working relationships with clients, partners and stakeholders and will have the ability to provide high quality technical inputs.
The Health team is made up of five people, bringing together a complementary mix of experience and skills covering cutting edge technical research and evaluation methodology, as well as substantial programming and leadership experience working with donors and implementing agencies at HQ and field level. Together, we have over 44 years of experience in international development and M&E and we are strongly committed to our values of technical excellence and making a difference in the World. Your job will be to sustain the team’s existing success, mentoring and leading its members as they seek to deliver against robust performance targets.
About the Organization
Itad is a specialist consultancy firm focused on monitoring and evaluating the impact of international development. 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 work covers a range of sectors, including governance, eduction, social protection, livelihoods and private sector development; and we work for a diverse range of clients. Our projects range from designing complex M&E systems for multi-million pound initiatives, to providing strategic advice to programmes and organisations, and to conducting long-term, multi-country impact evaluations.
Recent private equity funding has supported our continued focus on investing further in our growth and development. This marks the start of a new era for Itad, enabling us to move forward with confidence while remaining proudly independent. Our focus remains on providing the insight and ideas to ensure that the resources invested in international development have the greatest possible beneficial impact on people’s lives. And our values (making a difference, delivering technical excellence and innovation, contributing through collaboration and learning, gender equality and social inclusion and providing opportunities for personal development to our staff), remain as relevant as ever. Itad offers the opportunity to work in a friendly, dynamic and stimulating environment and be responsible for leading a rapidly growing team.
Itad’s Health theme sits within the Human & Social Development cluster at Itad, sitting alongside Itad’s Education and Social Protection themes. We strongly believe that we can make a difference to health impact through the provision of high quality monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) services.
You can read more about the theme, its members and current projects on our website here.
Regular overseas travel is an essential aspect of the job. Itad’s office is based in the Brighton/ Hove area in the UK and when not travelling you will be expected to attend the office. Candidates should be willing to live and work in the Brighton/ Hove area.
Salary to be negotiated depending on experience, plus bonus and other benefits.
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Application is by CV and covering letter by midday Monday 30th Jan 2017. We would like the selected candidate to start as soon as possible. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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.