Senior Consultant, International Development Advisory

Job Category: Consultant
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kenya Nigeria Zambia
Experience: 6-10 years
Work Mode: Hybrid

About Dev-Afrique Development Advisors

Dev-Afrique Development Advisors is an African-led, Africa-based social-impact organization of strategy and development professionals committed to solving complex challenges on the African continent. Through our partnership with DevGlobal and DevIndia and networks across African countries, we provide high-level advisory, develop unique strategies and drive local implementation for global non-profit organizations and corporations in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

Dev-Afrique’s goal is to be the leading catalyst for sustainable development in Africa, recognized for our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and innovation in creating a brighter future for all.

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About the Position

Dev-Afrique is recruiting a full-time Senior Consultant – equivalent of a project manager – who is passionate about development issues in Africa and excited to work at the intersection of development, industry and governance. The Senior Consultant will lead a team of consultants, associate consultants and analysts to deliver workstream objectives for our client and partners.

 A successful candidate will be a leader who is able to multitask, collaborate, and communicate expertly with diverse internal and external stakeholders. This role requires a candidate with strength in at least one of the development focus areas of health, agriculture, environment or urban sanitation but with transferrable skills to other sectors.

While this work will be variable, some of the responsibilities for this position may include:

  • Leading the design and the implementation of the research framework on diverse topics across health, agriculture, geospatial technology, and environment.
  • Designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for projects across various sectors in Africa.
  • Leading end-to-end client management and project delivery including the development of high-quality reports, proposals and presentations for clients and global partners.
  • Optimally performing analysis, constructing a logical framework, and creating high quality deliverables for clients and partners.
  • Driving cross-organizational partnerships and supporting proposal development with our partners.
  • Serving as a thought leader on specific value chains of health, agriculture, urban sanitation or environment.

Required Skills.

  • Advanced degree in economics, international development, international affairs, African studies, or related fields.
  • Strong understanding and lived experience of the major development issues in any of the Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Previous experience conducting research or driving local implementation in any international development focus areas of agriculture, health, urban sanitation or environment.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in management or development consulting. Preference for candidates with experience managing delivery teams.
  • Experience with designing and implementing impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs, and other rigorous methods
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and any of the data visualization software, like Tableau, Google Analytics or PowerBI)
  • Familiarity with the concept of geospatial technology for last mile interventions in health or related sectors.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively manage high-level relationships.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make well-thought-out decisions.

Useful Skills

  • Proficiency in French or Portugese is an advantage.
  • Start-up compatibility, hands-on mentality, integrity and dependability.

Our Offering

Dev-Afrique offers more than just a job; it’s a transformative experience. Join our diverse community and immerse yourself in programs that seek to shape the future of Africa. We seek individuals who are motivated to effect positive change. At Dev-Afrique, you will find a supportive environment that values your unique perspectives, nurtures creativity, and promotes collaboration.

Our compensation package is competitive with the consulting industry in Africa. In addition to our base salary provision, we also offer the following:

  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Annual life assurance
  • Individual medical and dental coverage
  • Flexible working environment
  • Paid annual leave and leave allowance
  • Paid sick leave
  • Communications allowance
  • Convenience allowance
  • Health & fitness allowance
  • Parental leave including 3-month maternity leave

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