Technical Director - Tax and Customs Reform

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 12 June 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 May 2018

Job Description

As the Technical Director, you will contribute to Ecorys’ business potential by taking ownership of winning work; delivering our existing portfolio of tax and customs reform programmes; and leading business development in the area of tax and customs reform in the international market. Such business development activities include managing the production of high quality proposals, being pro-active in identifying potential project opportunities, leading teams in acquiring new work and keeping abreast of donor priorities. As a senior role, you will have the autonomy to create and implement marketing strategies through developing new contacts, managing client relationships and expanding networks in the tax and customs field. Additionally, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality consultancy projects whilst managing effectively timescales, budgets and client expectations. This involves leading projects, contributing technical expertise to various aspects of implementation and quality assurance. You will inspire the team by strengthening their knowledge and skills in tax and customs reform and manage efficiently the human resources for projects that you are leading.

The Ideal Person

You will have significant experience of delivering projects in the field of tax and customs, with posts held in reputable and relevant international organisations. You will be enthusiastic about business development and a proven track record of winning new consultancy work in the private sector. You will be confident with leading bids independently and the co-ordination of high-quality outputs. You will have strong project management experience, particularly with time management, leading, delegating and coaching others. You will be able to demonstrate technical expertise in tax and customs as well as project design, methodology, management approaches and delivery techniques. Excellent networking and interpersonal skills are essential as are outstanding report writing skills.


A competitive salary plus excellent benefits including a performance-related bonus, private healthcare for you and your family, a company pension and more.

About the Organization

Ecorys is a leading research and consultancy organisation that helps government, non-government organisations and development partners address society’s key challenges across the globe. Our International Development Unit has offices across Europe, Asia and Africa, and has considerable experience managing large donor-funded projects. Our areas of expertise include: public financial management, natural resource management, monitoring and evaluation, water sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, tax and customs modernisation, trade and investment, public administration reform, climate change resilience, women’s economic empowerment and grant fund management.

Working for Ecorys is an opportunity to work with dedicated people on meaningful programmes that have an impact on people’s lives around the world. We are highly regarded internationally with distinguished clients including DFID, the EC and the World Bank. We are a socially responsible, employee-owned organisation that gives 1% of our profits to charity each year. Our working culture promotes personal and career development and you will have opportunities for international travel.

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