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Senior Consultancy Expert Job in Kenya

Senior Consultancy Expert

Contract Duration: 6 months renewable

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action an International NGO working with the poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. 

We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions. 

As the consulting arm of an International NGO, PAC extends Practical Action’s work by undertaking consulting opportunities with donors, governments, NGOs, private sector and other implementing agencies.

PAC Eastern Africa Regional office seeks to recruit a highly qualified consultant with strong self-drive and proactive team player to fill the position of Senior Consultancy Expert. 

The Consultancy Expert will be expected to contribute to the strategic development of PAC – EA and its role within Practical Action Regional Office. 

S/he will also drive efforts to develop and deliver high quality technical consultancy; and effectively manage assignments and technical teams. 

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly capable person with strong networking and influencing skills.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the development and delivery of thematic based work and through this influence the policies and practice of others
  • Develop winning proposals and win new work from international donors and the private sector; raise the profile of Practical Action Group with these donors, International agencies, government, private sector and NGOs
  • manage a strategic portfolio of regional projects with full responsibility for technical delivery, financial control, donor reporting, contract preparation and conformance
  • Take responsibility for specific business development, research, marketing and business management as agreed with the Regional Manager
  • Effective knowledge generation, capture and sharing of project experience.
The successful applicant will have:
  • A masters degree in a relevant discipline eg development studies, development economics, or a related discipline
  • At least 10 years’ experience working as a consultant in the EA region in a variety of contexts with demonstrable experience in the innovation and implementation of short and long term consultancy assignments
  • Strategic management and strategy implementation experience
  • Project management experience: project development, coordinating, managing project associates and financial planning and control
  • Proven track record in a technical discipline such as energy, climate change, agricultural markets or urban services
  • Proven expertise and knowledge in development of winning proposals and work from donors and a network of contacts
  • Strong research and M & E skills
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and inspire a team of capable individuals to deliver a team agenda while meeting individual targets
  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and computer literacy /competencies
  • Ability to travel up to 12 weeks per year.
Application letter stating why you are the best person for this position together with a CV and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the most current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: to be received no later than 15th November 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Practical Action - Eastern Africa Regional Office P. O. Box 39493-00623 Nairobi, Methodist Ministries Centre
Office Block C, 1st floor, Bishop Mng’ong’o Wing Oloitoktok Road, off Gitanga Road, Lavington
Tel: +254 20 2595311/12/13/14/15 Mobile: +254 722 200 883/ +254 734 651 602 Fax: +254 20 25953116
Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply.

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