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    Adam Smith International is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.

    Senior Manager, Private Sector Development Team


    Job Description

    Growth and Employment in States 3 (GEMS3) Project

    GEMS3 works with private and public stakeholders at National, State and local government levels to build and deliver a systematic framework that will help make it easier to do business in Nigeria, leading to lasting improvements in economic opportunities for the poor, especially women. GEMS3 is active in 11 states in Nigeria plus the Federal Capital Territory. The programme is targeting the following:

    Increase incomes of more than 2,000,000 people by over £580,000,000 (685,000 of whom are women, benefiting to the tune of £170,000,000);
    Assist in creating more than 14,000 FTEs (10,500 for women).

    This will be achieved through targeted interventions in the areas of land reform, tax reform and a range of other investment climate reforms including business registration and licencing, access to finance, and investment promotion.

    About the Role

    The Senior Manager will be resident in Nigeria, working in the GEMS3 programme in the role of Senior Manager. Specific responsibilities will include:

    • Accountable for the Project Management of the GEMS3 programme:
    • Line manager to a small team of Project Managers and a Finance Manager and lead point-person for an outsourced Operations team (Adam Smith International subsidiary);
    • Responsible for oversight of project finances;
    • Ensure management tools (budgets, project plans, risk register etc.) are maintained effectively;
    • Liaison point to the Monitoring & Evaluation team;
    • Ensure smooth client relations including management of contract.
    • Take a lead in the project management of one geographical area and a work-stream (tax):
    • Work closely with technical teams on strategy, planning, budgeting and oversight of interventions;
    • Foster strong relationships with internal stakeholders in a matrix organisation to ensure strong project delivery;
    • Work with project stakeholders to ensure that interventions are delivered on-time, to budget and at the required quality.

    Seek opportunities for business development based on current GEMS3 work:

    General Project Manager Responsibilities.

    Required Skills
    Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience:


    • A postgraduate degree in economics, political science, international development, business management, or other relevant field from a top-tier university;
    • Work experience in development, consulting or a relevant field;
    • A demonstrated interest in economic development, particularly in developing countries;
    • Demonstrated experience of using initiative, client-orientation, risk taking, and working in complex and time-pressured contexts;
    • Outstanding written and spoken English;
    • Enthusiasm, flexibility and a strong attention to detail;
    • Excellent communication, inter-personal, and team-working skills;
    • Excellent IT skills;
    • You must be eligible to work in the UK.


    Additional languages;

    • Experience working in developing countries;
    • Professional experience of one of the following sectors/themes in a developing country: agriculture, media, business advocacy, legal and regulatory reform, gender and social inclusion.

    What We Offer You

    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:

    Take responsibility (Accountability). We are individually and collectively accountable for what we do.
    Always find a way (Resourcefulness). We think innovatively to reach a solution.
    Promote Quality (Excellence). We maintain and promote professional standards in everything we do.
    Commit to the Outcome (Achievement). We take pride in delivering our best to achieve results

    We’ve built a culture to reflect our principles, full of likeminded professionals who are smart, passionate and great at what they do. We offer a highly competitive salary plus a bonus, excellent benefits and a relocation package. 

    Heard Enough? Ready to Apply?
    We would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 3 pages) and a cover letter. Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Adam Smith Career Page

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