The City of Brighton and Hove

Up to 32K

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

We want the resources invested in international development to have the greatest possible impact on people’s lives. We provide the insigh... Read more

Job Description

Itad is a leading consultancy providing technical advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies and non-profits on how to maximise their social impact. We have a 30-year track record of providing our clients with the information and insight they need to make development work smarter, produce better results and improve people’s lives.

Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around Practice areas including Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS), Human Development, Inclusive Growth, Resilience and Natural Resources and Markets and Governance and Institutional Strengthening.We continue to grow in size, commercial performance and professional reputation and we are increasingly recognised as a global leader with a diverse client base including international development agencies and philanthropic foundations.

Knowledge Management Unit Overview

Itad’s Knowledge Hub leads on knowledge management, communications and branding, both within Itad and externally, and plays a core role in maintaining technical quality of our work. Our growing, multi-disciplinary team includes technical consultants and learning facilitators, as well as experts on information technology, communications, branding and design. The Knowledge Hub supports staff across the company to effectively capture and share knowledge through improved systems and tools. The team also supports company learning through internal communications and events, and helps staff deliver high quality work through technical support and quality assurance.

Externally, Knowledge Hub manages the development and sharing of high quality, innovative content based on our exciting project work, and contributes to knowledge and debate on monitoring, evaluation and learning in international development.

The Role

Knowledge Hub consultants work across the five Itad practice areas on a wide range of different project assignments. Approximately two thirds of your time will be spent on technical consultancy and project management, with an additional focus on learning and / or communications. One third of your time will be spent supporting company-level knowledge management and learning, including through synthesising knowledge from our work into clear, accessible products for internal and external audiences; developing systems and approaches to promote a culture of learning within Itad; supporting quality assurance; and facilitating communications and learning.

The core technical strengths for Knowledge Hub consultants are focused around four key areas:

  • Knowledge manager: Developing and championing knowledge capture and sharing.
  • Technical expert: promoting technical excellence through robust evidence generation and innovative communications and learning approaches.
  • Communications and branding champion: enhancing Itad’s reputation and identity.
  • Learning facilitator: fostering a culture of learning and reflection to support continuous improvement.

The Candidate

Ideally you will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant subject with a track record in the international development sector. You will have a strong background in collecting and analysing data and will have applied this to generate clear evidence-based insights. You will have an interest in working across a range of Itad’s practices, creating opportunities for cross-company learning.Candidates should also have a demonstrated interest in sharing, synthesising and communicating knowledge and learning, for example through developing and implementing new knowledge systems or approaches, applying initiative to identify opportunities to package and communicate technical work, and / or facilitating learning and reflection processes.

The salary for this role is up to £32K, in addition, we also offer a comprehensive learning and development programme, 24 days holiday plus additional time off over Christmas, matched company pension up to 5%, and a discretionary bonus.  Other benefits include Cycle to Work scheme, eyecare vouchers, weekly fruit and subsidised yoga classes in our offices.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th August at noon, however please note they will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be on 28th & 29th August.

For non-EU applicants: If you are a non-EU National then please refer to the UK Border Agency website for information regarding your eligibility to work in the UK.