Principal/Managing Consultant - Maxwell Stamp PLC’s Human Development Practice Area

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 26 May 2018
Posted on 20 April 2018

Job Description

We at Maxwell Stamp PLC are looking for a Principal or Managing Consultant to join our Human Development (HD) practice area in London, UK. The winning candidate would join a team of international consultants that have a track record in winning and managing large, complex programme implementation contracts in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Asia from international development donors such as DFID, the World Bank and the Australian Government among others. We are looking for someone who will contribute to the team’s ongoing success 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 Principal/Managing Consultant to provide technical and project management inputs, in London and overseas, to the programmes that the team is successful in winning. Some recent examples of our work include:

The successful applicant will have previous experience working on business development activities within an international development context. The successful candidate will also have a strong technical understanding of at least two of our key thematic areas:

  • Strengthening Social Protection Systems
  • Civil Society
  • Building Resilience and Climate Adaptation
  • Governance
  • Mainstreaming Gender and Social Inclusion

We set ourselves apart from the market in its ability to take complex ideas within the development discourse and make them a reality in our technical and managerial practices. An example of this is our implementation of adaptive management models, implemented in our recent End Child Marriage Programme in Ethiopia, which allow programmes to adapt interventions towards achieving outputs that are value for money.

The End Child Marriage ‘Programme’s ability to adapt and respond helped…innovations be effectively implemented’.

  • DFID End Child Marriage Programme, Programme Completion Report

By joining the Human Development practice area at Maxwell Stamp PLC, the Principal/Managing consultant will be employed by one of DFID’s key suppliers of services and will be surrounded by a wider office, representing a diverse range of nationalities that share your enthusiasm for delivering effective international development interventions. As an international organisation, Maxwell Stamp also have subsidiaries and joint ventures in United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Ethiopia and the United States. The other teams within the London office, Livelihood and Poverty Reduction, Public Sector Management and Economics & Finance, work collaboratively with HD and with each other, providing a diverse working experience for employees.

Our primary focus is now on expanding our business and delivering programmes that supports the UK Government’s ‘Aid Strategy’ in tackling extreme poverty building, building resilience, responding to crisis, strengthening global prosperity and security. Our contribution to this strategy will be to effectively deliver interventions that fit within our above-stated areas of expertise.

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 MSP0219 as the subject, by 26th May 2018.

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.

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