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Senior consultant | Climate change – GCF expert


E Co


E Co. Consultants

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London, United Kingdom    

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April 10, 2024


As Senior consultant, you will lead multiple assignments, be a key expert delivering excellence within the organisation in certain sectors, manage clients, represent E Co. externally, support knowledge management practices, support teams and colleagues’ professional development, and contribute to the strategic growth and development of the organisation.

Strategy and business development
– Understand the strategic initiatives of the Consulting team
– Understand and adopt E Co’s company objectives
– Represent E Co. externally to build and enhance E Co’s reputation
– Marketing & Communications: contribute to campaigns and content (blogs, report articles, social media posts, podcasts, webinars, etc.) to enhance our position as a force in a particular focus area

– Ensure that all assignments under your supervision are delivered on time, within scope and budget and of high quality
– Lead multiple assignments
– Manage assignment teams comprised of both internal and external experts
– Contribute to bid development and provide technical support to the Bid Development team

Acting as Assignment lead
– Management of the contract, scope, budget, resource plan, the allocation and – programming of activities, and product delivery
– Ensure accuracy, timeliness, and cost effectiveness
– Ensure compliance with E Co. processes and assignment management / standard operating procedures
– Identify issues and bottlenecks in a timely manner and seek support where necessary
– Ensure the delivery of the assignment deliverables with quality
– Oversee client management and develop an understanding of the client’s expectations and manage those in line with the contract and scope of work
– Ensure quality communication with clients
– Ensuring the highest level of client experience
– Manage third-party assignment relationships (external experts, partners, other stakeholders)

Management and development of the Consulting team
– Lead, manage, and hold accountable (LMA) consultants in active assignments under your management
– Act as both line manager and mentor to a pool of internal Consultants and Analysts
– Model best practice behaviour in the use of E Co’s assignment management tools
– Provide constructive input into the continuous development of E Co’s assignment management and knowledge-sharing tools
– Support knowledge management & learning in a defined area and contribute to others; share knowledge and exemplary behaviours through mentoring, assignment quality assurance, retrospectives, assignment presentations and communities of practice

Personal development
– Self-reflection: Request constructive feedback and offer feedback (perspective on their learning) following each sprint/deliverable/assignment
– Learning and development: Identify and participate in personal knowledge expansion opportunities, in consultation with your line manager, and maintain a record

Administration and compliance
– Follow all administrative assignment management / standard operating procedures within E Co.
– Provide constructive input into the continuous development of all E Co. assignment management / standard operating procedures
– Plan and log your own working time (non-billable/billable) in the online time-tracking software
– Active use of E Co’s CRM software and processes

Essential requirements:
– Postgraduate degree – MBA, MA, MSc, PhD
– An outstanding academic and career record
– Excellent interpersonal skills – empathetic and open
– Proven and recent experience working with GCF and international development organisations, agencies, and banks is essential for this role (experience with other funds is welcome)
– Successful track record in sustainability/low-carbon/climate change projects or programmes – e.g. market assessment, project design, policy development, and impact evaluation
– Willingness to travel on assignments to Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Eastern Europe
– Strong oral and written English communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail
– Highly conversant with internet and Microsoft Office applications
– Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from them
– A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Highly desirable:

– Relevant experience in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and/or Asia-Pacific
– Fluency in another language (including French, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Spanish)
– A wide network of contacts in the sustainable and international development sector

Special Requirements
Solid track record/knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: – Climate policy (at international, national, or local levels) – Adaptation – Biodiversity/Nature-Based Solutions/Ecosystem-based adaptation – Water, agriculture, forestry, and land use – Industry, energy, and infrastructure decarbonization – Gender inclusion, social protection, and climate vulnerability – Climate impact assessment including GHG calculations – Climate finance mechanisms and processes (eg. GCF, GEF, AF)

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