Business Manager/Team Leader - International Development Consulting

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Do you want to deliver real change in International Development?

With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage in international development and a world-leading track record in people-focused technology solutions. Technology features in everything we do. We are a trusted partner of many communities, governments, development agencies and the private sector.We are influential at national level where we work, and globally.

At Practical Action we have an exciting opportunity for someone who shares our ambition that by 2030 we will have transformed the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty. This opportunity is within our Consulting arm, PAC. This comes at a time when we are launching our next Group strategy where there is a much stronger role for our consulting work to contribute to the delivery of our overall strategic ambition and our ambitions for change in the countries where we work.

As Practical Action’s consulting arm, the Practical Action Consulting Team works across the thematic areas of energy access, disaster risk reduction, resilient agriculture, and urban water sanitation and waste providing technical assistance internally to our development programmes and externally to governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector. We work with clients and partners across a range of technologies to build evidence, establish supportive policy environments, develop markets and innovative business models, build local capacity and deliver programs with a real impact on people’s lives. On the global stage, PAC contributes an evidenced local understanding of development issues to debates on policy, capacity and financing as part of our efforts to increase technology access to the rural and urban poor at scale.

In the role of Team Leader for International Development Consulting, you will lead the UK business unit and be responsible for project management, business development, business unit delivery and team management. The role heads up a strong technical team in the UK and works closely with international teams in Practical Action across East, South and West Africa, South Asia and Latin America as well as the UK international programmes and fundraising teams.

The role will work across functions and locations and use your knowledge of business in development in developing project proposals, managing projects and delivering high quality consultancy. You will build relationships with clients, partners and associates and support the Group Director for Consulting in developing PAC’s strategy.

We are looking for an energetic and committed individual, with experience of international development and a business orientation but crucially they must have strong collaborative and people skills and excel in cross team working. You will be joining a growing team, with a strong project portfolio, in an organisation with a positive and engaging culture.

Please note applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK

Initial Skype Interviews to take place: week commencing the 16th January 2017

Date of expiry 15th Jan
Salary £55 - £65k per annum (depending on experience)
Location Based - Warwickshire, UK