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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 whi...


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
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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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