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Assistant Manager - Governance & Stabilisation Team (Professional Development Scheme)

Adam Smith International


Posted over 30 days ago...

Launch a transformative career in international development with Adam Smith International's dynamic Professional Development Scheme.


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London, UK

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Adam Smith International is at the forefront of creating a brighter future by strengthening economies, stabilizing societies, and enhancing government effectiveness around the globe. We're committed to tackling the world's biggest challenges through our work in diverse regions including Africa, the MENA region, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America. Our Governance and Stability team is passionate about driving change in governance, finance management, security, justice, and education sectors.

Role Summary:

  • Participate in a comprehensive 12-month Professional Development Scheme.
  • Engage in diverse project management and business development activities.
  • Acquire essential knowledge and skills for a successful career in international development.
  • Contribute to impactful technical and financial proposals.
  • Gain understanding of local contexts and manage complex project risks.

Role Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Minimum six months' experience in consultancy or development, ideally in core practice areas.
  • Proven initiative, client-focus, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Enthusiasm, adaptability, and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork capabilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and fluency in English, with additional languages beneficial.
  • UK work eligibility is essential.

Application Process Details:

  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Supportive, dynamic work environment.
  • Opportunities for skill development and career progression.
  • Commitment to flexible working arrangements.

Adam Smith International is a global advisory company that works locally to transform lives by making economies stronger, societies more stable, and governments more effective. We work on behalf of governments, foundations and companies that share our ambition to take on the big challenges facing the world.

The Governance and Stability team manages projects focused on improving national and local governance, centre of government and public finance management, security and justice, stabilisation and conflict and education. We work in Africa, the MENA region, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America.

The Professional Development Scheme is a 12-month programme that offers you the opportunity to perform different project management and business development responsibilities across our different service lines and gives you the knowledge and skills to kick-start a career in international development.

As an Assistant Manager, we will support and prepare you on the following: Development of impact-driven technical and financial proposals for leading development partners. Understanding local delivery contexts and political economies. Managing complex delivery tasks and project risks.

Key responsibilities include: Project Management & Delivery, Business Development, Thought Leadership and Corporate Initiatives.

Job requirements include an undergraduate degree in economics, political science, international development, business management, or other relevant field from an internationally recognised university; A minimum of six month of work experience in a consultancy or development-focussed organisation, ideally working directly in one the Governance & Stability Team’s core practice areas; Demonstrated experience of using initiative, client-orientation, risk taking, and working in complex and time-pressured contexts; Enthusiasm, flexibility and a strong attention to detail; Excellent communication, inter-personal, and team-working skills; Strong grasp of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint; Outstanding written and spoken English. An additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, Arabic) would be an major asset; You must be eligible to work in the UK.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a dynamic and friendly team environment, the opportunity to support a highly successful portfolio of programmes, and support to develop your skills and progress in your career. We are proud to support flexible working arrangements and commit to make a success of flexible working arrangements wherever possible.


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