Senior Development Consultant

RENEW Strategies
Ethiopia

21 March 2021

Summary: Oversee RENEW’s development practice (after a period of onboarding and understanding of the business and our clients/projects), ensuring the team delivers exceptional quality deliverables, hits project targets, meets project delivery times within quality and budget parameters, and develops the team and practice into a world-class development consulting group.

Accountable for:

  • Managing projects within the project timeline and budget
  • Delivery of project deliverables to exceed client expectations
  • Generating new business and leading project proposal writing
  • Winning new development consulting projects
  • Overseeing the monitoring and evaluation function and reporting on projects outcomes 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects and a growing support team
  • Develop, continuously improve, and maintain RENEW’s M&E and reporting systems
  • Help develop and facilitate RENEW’s core training programs
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of final project deliverables
  • Prepare project reports that demonstrate RENEW’s impact in a compelling and beautiful manner
  • Manage communications with clients and, when necessary, run project meetings
  • Identify RFPs that align with RENEW’s expertise, and write winning proposals
  • Create and improve RENEW’s development consulting project tools and systems
  • Report to senior management
  • Hire, lead and develop team members

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration or international development is preferred
  • 5+ years of consulting experience, preferably with a ‘Big 10’ firm; consulting experience both in the private sector and with a development agency is a plus
  • Experience managing grant-based projects
  • Proficiency in writing and winning grant proposals and overall excellence and efficiency in written English
  • Strong report writing ability
  • Experience leading consulting projects
  • Strong project management skills – ideally certified in project management
  • Exposure to the finance or private equity world is a plus
  • Strong ability to handle all Microsoft products

Location and Travel Opportunities:

The position is based out of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with frequent local and regional travel and occasional international travel.

About RENEW:

We invite you to learn more about RENEW by visiting our website www.renewstrategies.com and viewing the following videos.

Application Process:

RENEW invites qualified applicants to 1) submit their CV, along with 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications related to the requirements for this position, their salary history, and expectations and the reasons for applying, to renew@renewstrategies.com. Applicants should include their undergraduate, graduate GPAs in their CVs, and their favorite book.

Find out more on the website.

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