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Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International is a leading international advisory firm that works throughout the world to help reform and improve economies and institutions. We are at the forefront of the fields in which we work and have an outstanding reputation for delivering results, even in very challenging situations.


Manila, Philippines

8 Feb 2014

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Compensation details:
We offer a highly competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.

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Senior Project Manager, Private Sector Development

We work on numerous projects related to agriculture, public-private dialogue, business for development, and trade across the world. Senior Managers play a fundamental role in our operating model.

Manila, Philippines

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
We offer a highly competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.

Job Type:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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We are looking for a very high calibre Senior Manager who combines the management skills of a professional consultant and the drive of an emerging market entrepreneur, with a healthy appetite for challenges and a desire to travel. 

We offer you a dynamic and friendly team environment and the opportunity to work on a highly successful portfolio of programmes. We have a strong commitment to our people and strive to live by our principles: Accountability, Resourcefulness, Excellence, Achievement. We work out of a fantastic headquarters by Lambeth Bridge, with great views of the Thames.

Senior Managers play a fundamental role in our operating model, managing the technical and financial performance of projects, including:

  • Mapping actors and opportunities in private sector development
  • Writing winning proposals for key donors such as UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID), AusAid and the World Bank
  • Ensuring consultancy projects are properly structured and adequately resource
  • Ensuring that projects are completed and delivered on time
  • Working with the project technical team to ensure that work is delivered to a high technical standard
  • Managing the relationship between Adam Smith International, the beneficial client and the funding agency
  • Ensuring proper financial management of projects
  • Managing, mentoring and supporting more junior team members

We seek the following skills and experience:

  • At least 5/7 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Graduate or postgraduate degree in a related field;
  • Willing to travel approx. 50% and to relocate overseas
  • A passion for and experience in private sector development;
  • Interest and experience in working in developing and conflict-affected environments;
  • Outstanding written English and good communication skills;
  • Superb attention to detail;
  • The ability and aspiration to learn fast and be challenged;
  • Outstanding people management skills
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

An Adam Smith International Senior Project Manager should have the ability to build effective relationships with clients from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, and to work effectively in politically sensitive and challenging environments. She/he should relish managing teams, should be innovative, energetic, positive, and genuinely committed to achieving lasting change in their work.

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