Senior Consultant - Education

Consultant (Long Term)


Itad is a leading consultancy providing technical expertise to international development programmes, projects and institutions. Our work covers a range of sectors, including Education, Health, Governance, Social Protection and Livelihoods, Climate Change and Private Sector Development.  Our Education team is growing quickly and is currently providing MEL services to a range of clients, including the Global Partnership for Education, the UK Government and the Swedish government, across a range of regions. 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.

We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join the education team and support our existing MEL work and pursue new opportunities, expanding the portfolio of the Education team and be actively involved in developing proposals and bids.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage the high-quality delivery of a range of technical MEL assignments by working pro-actively with internal and external teams, including associate consultants and partner organisations
  • Identify and mitigate risks and challenges to the successful delivery of projects
  • Maintain awareness of current and emerging opportunities, trends and ideas within the Education space.
  • As agreed with the Theme Lead, seek out and pursue new business opportunities and assess business leads identified by Business Development & Marketing to determine their commercial viability
  • Work with the Business Development & Marketing team in the production of EOIs and Proposals, including identifying suitable external associates for project teams and consortia where appropriate
  • Proactively develop and maintain a professional network with clients, partners, external associates and like-minded organisations, leveraging opportunities to build external profile as a subject matter expert
  • Contribute to the Theme’s business development strategy by identifying opportunities to promote our interests/expertise
  • Contribute to the growth of our reputational capital and positioning as a thought leader by assisting in the development of knowledge capital and products for external use

Professional Expertise & Key Competencies

  • Relevant Master’s degree or PhD in Social Science, economics or development related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of working on MEL assignments in education is essential
  • Demonstrated MEL technical expertise and experience of evaluating education programmes and policies in developing countries
  • Technical expertise in qualitative or quantitative methodologies and data analysis
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in one or more other UN language is an advantage
  • Experience and proven success in managing the delivery of MEL assignments for a range of international clients in a consultancy role or as a staff member within a major aid agency is essential
  • Significant technical expertise in at least one major aspect of data collection and analysis is essential, e.g. qualitative methods; survey design; survey sampling; quantitative statistical analysis
  • High-level analytical skills and the ability to think critically are essential

Please submit all applications via the recruitment portal here:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th December and we will be interviewing successful candidates during the week of December 11th. 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.

Closing date: 
6th December 2017