Project positions

As our project portfolio expands, we want to continue to work with the brightest, best and most experienced people.

We are constantly on the lookout for project staff and associates who have the skills and know-how to add to our growing pool of talent.

We see Adam Smith International’s family of project staff and associates as our most important resource and have invested over two decades in building a cadre of project managers to support our teams in the field and light touch systems and procedures to ensure they can focus on technical challenges without having to worry about logistics and administration.

When it comes to technical delivery we give our project staff and associates high levels of influence and responsibility. They have the opportunity to represent us at the highest levels of government and industry and we trust that this opportunity and responsibility will be repaid.

Project staff and associates are supported by our full time team, based largely out of our headquarters in London, along with office locations in Kenya, Nigeria, Australia, India and Nepal. Our senior management is an active and approachable team who keep a close eye on our work. Our work impacts directly upon the well-being of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, so it is essential that our project staff and associates focus on the potential for positive impact in the work they do and deliver meaningful results.

Our work is important and our teams often engage in issues of significant geo-political interest. Many of our project staff and associates have received national awards and honours in recognition for the work they do.

What we look for

We look particularly for consultants who can combine their technical expertise with sensitivity, empathy and diplomacy with a calm, politically savvy and pragmatic approach.

Adam Smith International and the teams that represent us often operate in intense, highly political and unpredictable environments.

We understand this: part of the commitment that underpins the relationship between Adam Smith International and our consultants is an undertaking by us to go the extra mile to mitigate the risks and difficulties faced in the field, to minimise the burden of unnecessary administration and to pay in a timely fashion. The latter point, we understand well, is of particular importance to the freelance consultant.

We are always interested in hearing from people with 5+ years of experience in one of the specific technical fields in which we work.

If you think you have the necessary qualities to be an asset to Adam Smith International, we would like to hear from you. We may contact you immediately, but we also have ongoing needs for our ever-increasing project portfolio, so we maintain a database of consultants who are contacted about opportunities as they arise.

Current positions

Consultants - Financial Services Mapping, Gender Analysis and Short Term Technical Assistance Pool - DRC

Adam Smith International is seeking 3 consultants to support on our work on the Garamba Alliance Activity (GAA)  programme in DRC which will work under USAID’s HEARTH (Hearth, Ecosystems, and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies) portfolio.

These roles are:

  • Financial Services Mapping,
  • Gender Analysis and a
  • Short Term Technical Assistance Pool

If any of the above is you and your interested, then please click on.

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Travel and Events Coordinator

Position :    Travel and Events Coordinator

Duration : Long-term, full time (initial phase to June 2024)

Location :  Bangkok, Thailand

The Role

The Travel and Events Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Operations Manager and the operations team to provide operations support and to lead on the travel and event management functions for P4I to ensure safe, flexible, and responsive program implementation. The Travel and Event Coordinator will organise conferences, events, study tours, social events, and diplomatic missions.

The Travel and Events Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the administrative, safety and security and logistical operations of the program run in accordance with operational guidelines and standards.

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GEDSI Adviser - TOMAK

Title: Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser

Project: TOMAK (To’os ba Moris Di’ak) / Farming for Prosperity

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste, with regular travel to municipalities

 

The To’os Ba Moris Di’ak (TOMAK) is a 10-year agricultural livelihoods program funded by the Australian Government in Timor-Leste. Its goal is to ensure rural households live more prosperous and sustainable lives.

TOMAK is seeking a long-term GEDSI Adviser.

The GEDSI Adviser is a key member of the TOMAK leadership team and is responsible for day-to-day direction-setting, activity implementation, stakeholder engagement and partnerships, and overall management of this important technical area.

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Team Leader- TOMAK

Title: Team Leader

Project: TOMAK (To’os ba Moris Di’ak) / Farming for Prosperity

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste, with regular travel to municipalities

 

The To’os Ba Moris Di’ak (TOMAK) is a 10-year agricultural livelihoods program funded by the Australian Government in Timor-Leste. Its goal is to ensure rural households live more prosperous and sustainable lives.

TOMAK is seeking a Team Leader.

The TOMAK Team Leader is responsible for leading the overall direction and implementation of TOMAK, managing stakeholder relationships, and ensuring the program delivers its End of Investment Outcomes.

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Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser- TOMAK

Title: Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser

Project: TOMAK (To’os ba Moris Di’ak) / Farming for Prosperity

Location: Dili, Timor-Leste, with regular travel to municipalities

The To’os Ba Moris Di’ak (TOMAK) is a 10-year agricultural livelihoods program funded by the Australian Government in Timor-Leste. Its goal is to ensure rural households live more prosperous and sustainable lives.

TOMAK is seeking a long-term Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser.

The Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience Adviser is a key member of the TOMAK leadership team and provides technical leadership across a range of areas including agriculture/agronomy, natural resource management, climate resilience, value chain development, market strengthening and entrepreneurship, and women’s economic empowerment (WEE).

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Stabilisation Advisers (Civil-Military Cooperation)

Postions:  Stabilisation Advisers (Civil-Military Cooperation) – LSF

Assignment Locations: Chad/Senegal/Niger/Cameroon

Adam Smith International is seeking to recruit a roster of advisers with expertise in stabilisation for long term deployments across Chad/Senegal/Niger/Cameroon based on programme need. The LSF sits within the broader UK Lake Chad Basin Programme and supports Defence cooperation, Land-Air integration, Formed unit training, C-IED, Human security, Strategic Communications, Intelligence, and Defence Transformation, and Improved Civ-Mil coordination and human rights compliance through protection of civilians training and seconded Stabilisation advisers to the Regional Stabilisation Facility, LCBC and MNJTF.

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Public Solicitor's Office Adviser - Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ)

Position:  Public Solicitor’s Office Adviser – Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ)

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Term: Fixed, commencing 15 August 2022 – 30 June 2023 (extension option: until the end of program 31 December 2025)

Background

The Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ) is the third program of Australian support to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) justice sector. Its goal is to work closely with the SIG to enable justice agencies to maintain delivery of their existing, core activities while clearly identifying and engaging with fundamental problems and critical issues affecting their ability to contribute to stability and offer access to justice for citizens.

 

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Stabilisation Advisers (Civil-Military Cooperation) - Lake Chad Basin

Positions:  Stabilisation Advisers (Civil-Military Cooperation) – Lake Chad Basin

Assignment Locations:  Chad/Senegal/Niger/Cameroon/Nigeria

Adam Smith International is seeking to build a roster of advisers with expertise in stabilisation and Civil Military Cooperation for long term deployments across Chad/Senegal/ Niger/Cameroon/Nigeria based on programme need.

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Financial Management Adviser

Title: Financial Management Adviser

Project: Roads for Development Phase 2 (R4D2)

Location: R4D2 Head Office, Port Vila, Vanuatu

R4D2 is a 5-year (2019-2024) transport infrastructure support program funded by the Government of Australia (GoA) through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to support the Public Works Department (PWD) under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU).

The responsibilities of the Financial Management Adviser will include the management of Financial and Operational requirements of R4D2, the Public Financial Management requirements of PWD in relation to the activities of R4D2 and the management of R4D2 Direct Funding Arrangement

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Public Solicitor Office Adviser

Title:  Public Solicitor Office Adviser

Project:  Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

Duration: Fixed, commencing October 2022- October 2024

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Reports to: Deputy Team Leader

Role Dimensions

Overview

The Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) Adviser will work closely with the Public Solicitor and staff of the PSO. The PSO is a legislatively established, and government funded, public legal office that is responsible for the provision of legal aid, advice and assistance to financially disadvantaged citizens. The predominant practice areas of the office are criminal, civil, family and environmental law.

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Professional Development Adviser

Title:  Professional Development Adviser

Project:  Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

Duration: Fixed, commencing October 2022- October 2024

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Reports to: Team Leader

 

Role Dimensions

Overview

The Professional Development (PD) Adviser will be responsible for leading the implementation of ASIPJ’s professional development program. Primarily, this role is expected to provide training, learning and professional development support to SIG personnel working in those agencies which ASIPJ partners with. The adviser will be based in the program office and will work across nominated agencies.

 

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Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Adviser

Title:  Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Adviser

Project:  Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

Duration: Fixed, commencing October 2022- October 2024

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Reports to: Team Leader

 

Role Dimensions

Overview

The GEDSI Adviser will be responsible for leading the implementation of ASIPJ’s gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) programming. The adviser will work collaboratively across the ASIPJ team and, together with agency placed advisers, will partner with justice sector agencies to undertake agreed upon GEDSI activities. The GEDSI Adviser will be based in the program office and will work across nominated SIG agencies.

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Communications Adviser

Title:  Communications Adviser

Project:  Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

Duration: Fixed, commencing October 2022- October 2024

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Reports to: Team Leader

 

Role Dimensions

Overview

The Communications Adviser will provide support for both SIG justice sector communication activities and ASIPJ communications. The Adviser will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of ASIPJ’s communication strategy and plan, including its regular review and updating to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

ASIPJ’s communications work will support the partnership and strengthen collaboration of the Solomon Islands’ justice sector through the collection, collation and dissemination of justice sector information to the general public and relevant stakeholders, and by convening support for communication activities and events. The Communications Adviser will be based in the program office and will work across nominated SIG agencies.

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Team Leader-HDMES

Position Title – Team Leader

Duration – 8 months, with possibility of a 2 year extension.

Position Location – Port Moresby, PNG (FIFO arrangements possible subject to review)

Program Background

Human Development Monitoring and Evaluation Services (HDMES) is a 4-year Australian Government program in Papua New Guinea. The purpose of HDMES is to provide the Australian Government and the Government of PNG with high quality advice and independent assessment concerning the performance of the Australian Government’s Health, and Education & Leadership portfolios. HDMES is supported by the Australian Government and is implemented by Adam Smith International and Clear Horizon through the PNGAusPartnership.

The Team Leader will provide strategic leadership and management of the program and ensure achievement of the End of Program Outcomes; ensure annual objectives and client expectations are consistently met and exceeded.

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Adviser

Project:  Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

Duration: Fixed, commencing October 2022- October 2024

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Role Dimensions

Overview

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Adviser will be responsible for leading the implementation of the ASIPJ’s MERL framework, including regularly reviewing and updating the framework to ensure it remains fit for purpose. The adviser will manage the evidence collected through the MERL framework and will be responsible for providing regular updates on program progress and outcomes to the ASIPJ team, DFAT and SIG counterparts. The role will involve management and implementation of a suite of monitoring tools as outlined in the framework, to deliver a robust portfolio of evidence from which to track activity progress and generate learnings to improve program performance and impact. The adviser will also assist in the preparation of reports and presentations to evaluate program performance against the framework, drawing on a sound evidence base.

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Joining us

Our recruitment process is designed to be efficient, fair and transparent, giving you an opportunity to learn as much about us as we do about you. The breadth of opportunities at Adam Smith International means that we use a number of different methods.

There are a number of stages, each giving you the chance to meet with various colleagues. Please do use each opportunity to ask questions, explore further and get to know us. Broadly speaking, we follow the structure below.

Recruitment Process

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When you submit your CV, it will be assessed by the relevant member of our recruitment team, who will have been fully briefed to correlate your experience with the job. The more information you provide to demonstrate a good match the better.

Interview(s)

We will conduct a telephone interview and depending on the seniority of the role, varying number of interviews. Our interviews are competency-based and are conducted by a trained interviewer (either a recruiter or manager depending on the role).

Final assessment

The final stage will be a more in-depth discussion of your experience. You may also be asked to make a presentation or take part in a group discussion. This will be with key people and often a team leader who you will work for if you are successful.