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

Workstream Lead : Market Systems Development - Durba (Haut-Uélé Province)

Position: Workstream Lead : Market Systems Development

Location: Durba (Haut-Uélé Province)

Adam Smith International is recruiting a full time MSD Lead to work on an upcoming USAID programme to bring together a group of local actors from the private sector, civil society, government, and donors to establish a shared view of development for the region surrounding Garamba National Park.

 

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Deputy Team Leader- Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

Position: Deputy Team Leader

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Reports to: Team Leader

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.

The Deputy Team Leader (DTL) will support implementation of day-to-day activities and operations of the Program, manage and support the cohort of long and short term advisers, support stakeholder partnership liaison, and support monitoring and reporting on the overall performance of the Program, led by the Team Leader.

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EOI: Legal Draftspersons and Advisers to the Legislative Drafting Division - Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

EOI: Legal Draftspersons and Advisers to the Legislative Drafting Division – Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Background

The Australia Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice (ASIPJ) is the third program of Australian support to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) justice sector.

ASIPJ is seeking expressions of interest for both roles- Legal Draftspersons & Advisers to the Legislative Drafting Division.

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Disability Appraisal Specialist

Position Title – Disability Appraisal Specialist

Long-Term / Short-Term – Short-term (15 days)

Position Location – Home-based

Program Background

Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is the Australian Government’s flagship infrastructure initiative for Southeast Asia. It partners with Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to foster inclusive growth through sustainable economic infrastructure (i.e. transport, energy, telecommunications, and utilities).

The consultant will employ in-depth knowledge and understanding of organisational disability best practices as well as in program delivery in a development context.

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Safeguards Adviser

Position Title – Safeguards Adviser

Position Location – Bangkok City, Thailand (Remote)

Program Background

Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is the Australian Government’s flagship infrastructure initiative for Southeast Asia. It partners with Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to foster inclusive growth through sustainable economic infrastructure (i.e. transport, energy, telecommunications, and utilities).

Delivered through a single cohesive team, the initiative is led by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in collaboration with EY, Adam Smith International, The Asia Foundation and Ninti One. The Program’s Head Office is in Bangkok.

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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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Consultants - Technical Lead, Technical Advisor and Chief of Party, Liberia

Positions (x3): Consultants – Technical Lead, Technical Advisor and Chief of Party, Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Duration: Up to 5 years

 

ASI is seeking candidates for a number of roles for an upcoming USAID-funded food security, nutrition and resilience project. If you have experience and are interested in a Technical Lead, Technical Advisor or Chief of Party role, then please read on.

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Business Partnerships Director (BPD)

Position:        Business Partnerships Director (BPD)

Program:       Strongim Bisnis

Location:         Honiara, Solomon Islands with provincial travel

Duration:         Full time

 

Strongim Bisnis, which commenced in July 2017, is an initiative of the Australian Government in Solomon Islands. The program utilises a market systems development (MSD) approach in its goal to stimulate growth in specific value chains (cocoa, coconut, tourism, timber, horticulture, waste management and financial services). Through its activities it seeks to catalyse innovation, improve business practices, strengthen collaboration, manage risks, build resilience, increase women’s participation and empowerment, and actively involve youth and people with disability. In 2021, Strongim Bisnis commenced its second phase and benefits from significant learning opportunities identified and written up from Phase One.

The Business Partnership Director (BPD) is responsible for the design, implementation nd management of MSD-based partnerships and representation of the Program in stakeholder engagement.

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Key Expert (KE) 1: Team Leader - Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), KE2: Agri-Business Expert, Non-Key Experts

SE seeks a Chief Technical Advisor, Agri-Business Expert, and  several Non-Key Experts for an anticipated EU-funded agriculture technical assistance programme in Uganda. The activity is an anticipated programme, and the positions are contingent upon award from the EU.

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Program Analyst

Position :    Program Analyst

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

Location :  Bangkok, Thailand

The Role

This position is open to Thai nationals only.

The position will:

  • Support the development and improvement of program systems and tools in P4I’s activity management system through SharePoint, PowerBI, and PowerAutomate.
  • Monitor compliance with program process and information management requirements, including:

Undertaking quality assurance of program and activity data in SharePoint to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of information, and

Ensuring activity proposals comply with information requirements.

  • Support the Senior Program Analyst with providing secretariat functions for regular Program meetings. This includes scheduling meetings in coordination with all participants, preparing agendas, drafting meeting minutes, and monitoring and reporting on action items.
  • Contribute to ad hoc briefings requested by P4I Program Executive, DFAT Posts, or DFAT Canberra, as directed by Senior Program Analyst.
  • Provide ad hoc research and analytical support.
  • Contribute to Program planning (in particular preparation of Annual Workplans) and reporting (in particular preparation of Program Performance Reports)

In undertaking all the above, the position will operate as part of P4I’s One-Team, contributing to well-coordinated planning and delivery across all members of the Delivery Partner organisations.

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IT Support and SharePoint Administrator

Position :    IT Support and SharePoint Administrator

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

Location :  Bangkok, Thailand

The Role

The IT Support and SharePoint Administrator will be based in the Program’s Head Office in Bangkok, managing the office’s IT systems, providing general support to staff across the program, and leading on SharePoint development and administration. The Bangkok office will house around 30 staff, with an additional group of around 20 staff working remotely across the region. The position will report to the Senior Operations Manager and will be expected to develop a close working relationship with the Program Operations Team and Executive Support Team, supporting their program functions where relevant and providing ad hoc assistance where issues arise.

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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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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.