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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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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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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Legal Draftsperson- ASIPJ

Location: Attorney-General’s Chambers, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Reports to (ASIPJ): Deputy Team Leader

Term: Fixed, commencing on a date to be agreed to December 2024

 

Background

The Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ) continues Australia’s long-running support to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) justice sector, being directly preceded by the Australia Solomon Islands Justice Program. Its goal is to work closely with 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.

The Legislative Drafting Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (LDD) provides legislative drafting services to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG). The Legal Draftsperson occupies an in-line SIG position and is the head of the LDD. The principal role of the Legal Draftsperson is to carry out legislative drafting duties. They are also responsible for the effective management and functioning of the Division.

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Legislative Drafting Division Adviser-ASIPJ

Title: Legislative Drafting Division Adviser

Location: Attorney-General’s Chambers, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Reports to (ASIPJ): Deputy Team Leader

Term: Fixed, commencing on a date to be agreed to December 2024

Background

The Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ) continues Australia’s long-running support to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) justice sector, being directly preceded by the Australia Solomon Islands Justice Program. Its goal is to work closely with 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.

The Legislative Drafting Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (LDD) provides legislative drafting services to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG). The LDD Adviser will support the LDD in carrying out its duties to draft and/or vet principal and subsidiary legislation. The LDD Adviser will provide both individual and group mentoring and on-the-job training to legislative drafting counsel to strengthen their capacities to carry out their drafting role and to improve the functioning of the LDD.

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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.

Team Leader will provide strategic leadership and management of the program and ensure achievement of the End of Program Outcomes.

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Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser

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

Project: TOMAK

Location: Timor-Leste

 

Exciting opportunity to live and work in the young, South East Asian nation! Are you a dynamic, gender and disability inclusion specialist with experience in agriculture, market systems, savings/microfinance, and/or women’s economic empowerment? Do you have a passion for inclusive community development? Do you thrive in multi-disciplinary team environments? If yes, then this could be the role for you!

TOMAK is the Australian Government’s flagship agricultural livelihoods program, with a reputation for high quality program delivery and strong partnerships with the Government of Timor-Leste, NGOs and the private sector. The program is entering its second phase of implementation (2022-2026) and is seeking a long-term Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser to be part of the TOMAK leadership team and oversee the development and implementation of the program’s GEDSI Strategy.

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Team Leader -TOMAK

Title: Team Leader

Project: TOMAK

Location: Timor-Leste

 

Exciting opportunity to live and work in the young, South East Asian nation! Are you an experienced Team Leader with experience in agriculture, rural development, market systems, and food security and nutrition? Do you have a passion for inclusive community development? Do you thrive in multi-disciplinary team environments? If yes, then this could be the role for you!

TOMAK is the Australian Government’s flagship agricultural livelihoods program, with a reputation for high quality program delivery and strong partnerships with the Government of Timor-Leste, NGOs and the private sector. The program is entering its second phase of implementation (2022-2026) and is seeking a long-term Team Leader to be part of the TOMAK leadership team and oversee the development and implementation of the second phase of the program.

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Consultants - Multiple Positions (Green Gateway - GFS)

Programme: Green Gateway – Greening Financial Systems (GFS) Technical Assistance Programme

Positions (multiple): Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader

Location: Global/ remote (preference for Europe)

Duration: Up to three years from December 2022

Adam Smith Europe seeks a Team Leader and a Deputy Team Leader for an anticipated EIB-funded global facility to support central banks, regulators and financial institutions on the development of green finance procedures, processes and products.

 

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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.