Consultancy Co-ordinator

Are you self-driven and passionate about making a real difference? Are you looking for your first step into the development sector?

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual with an interest in gaining experience in the international development consultancy sector to join our award winning team!

About the role 

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the dynamic consulting arm of the International NGO, Practical Action. With the strong foundation of lessons, technologies and knowledge
generated from Practical Action’s work: PAC provides demand-driven, value-added services to a range of clients — including donor agencies, government departments and the private
sector. We work with and for the world’s poorest people, helping communities build on their skills and knowledge to assist them in developing more secure lives.

PAC International is the UK-based PAC office and its portfolio of projects covers a range of key issues facing today’s world, such as Energy Access; Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate and
Resilience; Sustainable and Inclusive Agriculture Markets.

The Consultancy Co-ordinator is a critical role in the team: ensuring the smooth running and co-ordination of the team on a day to day basis, enabling them to respond swiftly to an ever
changing work agenda.

You will build strong effective working relationships with technical teams and provide business development, administrative and project delivery support to a level that actively contributes to the PAC strategic business plan.

This role will provide you with varied experience in all aspects of project management, business development and communications, allowing the right candidate to develop the role
to suit their interests and personal strengths to achieve PAC’s strategic ambitions as well as their own.

You will have opportunities to, and will be encouraged to, develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in one or more of our technical areas and/or operational areas (e.g. marketing). This will include opportunities to participate and support technical project delivery inputs when required.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and
highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender,
gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 30th May 2022

Initial interviews: week commencing 6th June 2022

HOW TO APPLY

If you want to work for a charity with significant people ambitions, then we would like to hear from you. Please submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability for the role to recruitment@practicalaction.org.uk