Maxwell Stamp is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading development consultancies, established in1959. With experience in over 100 countries, Maxwell Stamp has developed a reputation for successful programme implementation across a wide range of development areas – including a strong track record in managing projects in education, vocational training, livelihoods, agricultural, gender, social security and private sector development.
Maxwell Stamp PLC is looking for an experienced Team Leader / Chief of Party to lead the second phase of the DFID Nigeria Policy Development Facility (PDF2). The PDF aims to assist the Nigerian government in the implementation of economic and social policies that lead to poverty reduction by:
- Backing key economic and public sector reformers in Nigeria with technical support
- Conducting research and studies that can be used to influence and shape Nigeria’s economic reform agenda
- Initiating explorative studies for potential complimentary DFID studies.
The majority of PDF activities will be short- to medium-term technical assistance initiatives focusing on policy research and embedding advisers to support key government partners. PDF 2 will be expected to source high quality, specialist expertise rapidly in order to take advantage of windows of opportunities to influence policymaking decisions.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead a small core team to undertake the following core activities:
- Management and coordination of Technical Assistance initiatives
- Contract administration
- Quality assurance and advisory inputs
- Reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
Skills and Experience
Interested individuals must have the following:
- At least 12 years of relevant professional experience with proven project/programme management skills (previous Team Leader / Chief of Party experience essential)
- Excellent understanding of the Nigerian policy environment and regional economic issues
- Experience in carrying out social and economic/financial development TA projects in Nigeria and/or West Africa
- Ability to communicate clearly in English with strong policy communication and advocacy (including research dissemination, influencing strategies etc.) skills
- Strong procurement, contract administration, financial administration and accounting skills
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation
- A good understanding of political economy analysis.
The successful candidate will be expected to work mainly in Abuja for a five-year period from April 2015.
Interested candidates who satisfy all of the above criteria should send a copy of their up-to-date CV to Ian Steuart ([email protected]) by Monday 27th October 2014.