Adam Smith International (ASI)

Adam Smith International was founded in 1992 in response to the growing international interest in practical advice on economic and government reform. We are now a leading independent governance and economic consultancy. We are based in London, Delhi and Nairobi and have project offices throughout the world.
 
Our aim is to apply our professional and consulting skills, independence and rigour in the fight against poverty and for economic growth for the citizens of countries facing the need for good governance, economic and social change. We work throughout South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, South East Asia and East Europe. We provide high quality governance and economic thinking underpinned by practical support for ministers, officials and citizens at all levels.
 
We have an international reputation for providing authoritative technical expertise and for being pragmatic and committed to getting things done, often in the most difficult circumstances. We have a long-established reputation and extensive experience of delivering development projects that work, and contribute to sustainable outcomes.
 
The projects we have undertaken are wide ranging and include good governance, civil service reform, institutional capacity building, decentralisation, economic reform, and educational and social development.
 
Key to the way we work is the combination of our consultants’ world-class technical expertise with the exceptional project management and coordination skills of our core group of full time staff supported by a strong administration team. We ensure sustainable outcomes by putting a strong emphasis on the need to work in full partnership with our counterparts. This has enabled us to establish a strong reputation as trusted advisers who work hard to understand local needs and practices, to tailor international experience to the local environment and to build the ownership needed to achieve lasting change.

Source: ASI website

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7735 6660
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Team Leader, FCO Somaliland Security and Justice Project

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland

About the role

Adam Smith International is seeking a Team Leader to manage and provide strategic oversight for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded, two-year Security and Justice Strengthening Programme in Somaliland. The £5.75m programme will commence in June 2017 and will focus on reform and capacity building in the security and justice sectors, including the police, army, judiciary and their civil service counterparts.

The position would suit candidates with experience leading public sector governance reform projects in fragile and conflict affected environments, possessing strong relationship management skills at the highest levels of government and demonstrating political savvy. Experience in Somaliland or a similar socio-political context would be advantageous.

Responsibilities

    Oversee and assure the quality of technical and capacity building support in the justice, police and defence sectors;

    Lead the project team, driving forward the programme strategy whilst supervising the activities of all advisers;

    Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with institutional counterparts and other key stakeholders;

    Develop a deep understanding of Somaliland’s political economy and effectively embed insights into the programme’s strategy and approach;

    Liaise closely with UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office counterparts

    Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of interventions, responding to feedback as necessary

    Experience in procuring and managing subcontracted services would be advantageous, but is not a prerequisite.

Qualifications & experience

    Minimum of 10 years of professional experience working on governance programmes in politically complex and/or fragile and conflict affected environments

    Excellent leadership, project management and project delivery experience;

    Demonstrated track-record of successfully directing teams and developing project delivery solutions;

    A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline would be advantageous, but is not a prerequisite

The position will follow an in/out-of-country rotation, which will be determined in discussion with the successful candidate. All candidates must be willing to work in Hargeisa for extended periods. A competitive remuneration and expense package will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

About Us

Adam Smith International is a British employee-owned business that delivers impact, value and lasting change through economic growth and government reform. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on 25 years of outstanding delivery in over 80 countries. 

 

Heard Enough? Ready to Apply?

To apply, please click here to view the job posting on our website and submit a CV via our online recruitment system. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration.

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Senior Manager - Justice, Security and Peacebuilding

Location: London, United Kingdom
Period: 21/11/2016 to Indefinite

Vacancy type               Permanent position

Location                London with travel to Africa, Middle East and Asia

Service areas(s)          Justice, Security and Peacebuilding

 

About the role

Adam Smith International is one of the UK’s leading providers of technical assistance to justice, policing, and defence institutions and agencies in developing and conflict affected countries. We are currently delivering complex and politically sensitive projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

We are looking to expand our existing team of managers by recruiting a position in London.

Successful candidates will take on key roles in both the delivery of existing projects and the conversion of new business opportunities. This will involve:

  • Providing technical oversight of projects by managing teams of subject matter experts, analysing operating contexts, liaising with beneficiaries and donors, and assuring the quality of deliverables;
  • Contributing to setting the JSP team’s business strategy and its implementation by identifying and tracking opportunities, conducting field research, developing technical methodologies, and building expert teams and establishing organisational partnerships;
  • Strengthening our focus on achieving, capturing and demonstrating results through innovative project management, building strong evidence bases, and overcoming complex risks;
  • Working with other technical and geographic teams within the firm to share knowledge, exchange experiences and collaborate in pursuing cross-cutting business opportunities.

 

About you

Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience:

  • A postgraduate degree in international development, international relations, political science or other relevant fields from a top-tier university;
  • At least five years’ experience of designing and managing programmes in a developing country;
  • Strong interest in governance, rule of law, security or conflict reduction in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated experience of using initiative, planning and organisation skills, results-focus and working in complex and time-pressured contexts; 
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility along with a willingness to travel at short notice;
  • Outstanding English written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal and team management skills;
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK.

 

Ready to Apply?

Please submit a CV via our website at Senior Manager - Justice, Security and Peacebuilding – London

Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. 

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Police and Justice Advisers | Adam Smith International

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Justice, Peacebuilding and Security Team is looking to expand its network of policing and justice sector experts with proven international advisory experience and an interest in taking up either short or longer term assignments on international projects. Applicants should demonstrate a minimum of ten years’ relevant experience, with policing or justice sector knowledge and skills and a minimum of two years’ international experience, in relation to one or more of the following areas: Justice sector reform, Policing reform or Counter terrorism and stabilisation.

To access the full description of the Police and Justice Advisers job opening, kindly follow the link.

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Police and Justice Advisers | Adam Smith International

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Adam Smith International Justice, Peacebuilding and Security Team is currently looking to expand its network of policing and justice sector experts with proven international advisory experience and an interest in taking up either short or longer term assignments on international projects.

Assignments are likely to be located in fragile or conflict-affected environments in the East, West, Subsaharan Africa, MENA or South Asia regions.

To access the full description of the Police and Justice Advisers positions, kindly follow the link.

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Senior Manager - Governance, Rule of Law and Security - Pakistan

Location: Islamabad with regional travel, Pakistan
Application Contact: Elisa Zuccari ()
Application Deadline: 22/07/2016 4:00 pm

Vacancy type:  Permanent position

Location:  Pakistan

Service areas(s): South Asia with a technical focus on Governance, Rule of Law, Conflict, Security  

About the role: Adam Smith International is one of the UK’s leading providers of technical assistance to governance, rule of law and security institutions in developing and conflict affected countries. We are currently delivering complex and politically sensitive projects in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  We are looking to expand our existing team of project managers by recruiting for positions in Pakistan.  Successful candidates will take on key roles in both the delivery of existing projects and the conversion of new business opportunities. This will involve:

 Providing technical oversight of projects by managing teams of subject matter experts, analysing operating contexts, liaising with beneficiaries and donors, and assuring the quality of deliverables;

 Contributing to setting the South Asia team’s business strategy and its implementation by identifying and tracking opportunities, conducting field research, developing technical methodologies, and building expert teams and establishing organisational partnerships;

 Strengthening our focus on achieving, capturing and demonstrating results through innovative project management, building strong evidence bases, and overcoming complex risks;

 Working with other technical and geographic teams within the firm to share knowledge, exchange experiences and collaborate in pursuing cross-cutting business opportunities.  

About you:

Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience:

 A postgraduate degree in international development, international relations, political science or other relevant fields from a top-tier university;

 Relevant work experience in  South Asia, preferably Pakistan;

 Strong interest in governance, rule of law, security or conflict reduction in developing countries;

 Demonstrated experience of using initiative, planning and organisation skills, results-focus and working in complex and time-pressured contexts;  

 Enthusiasm and flexibility along with a willingness to travel at short notice;

 Outstanding English written and oral communication skills;

 Excellent inter-personal and team management skills;

 Strong attention to detail;

 IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint;    

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) 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 compensation package and excellent benefits.

Heard Enough? Ready to Apply?

We would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and short cover letter via our website at: www.adamsmithinternational.com/join-us/permanent-positions/. Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration. 

Vacancy

Arabic-Speaking Security and Justice Adviser

Application Deadline: 01/12/2015 12:00 pm

Adam Smith International has an established and rapidly growing portfolio of projects in the Middle East and North Africa. In anticipation of future opportunities, the organisation is looking to expand their database of Arabic-speaking consultants with proven international expertise in Justice, Security and Peacebuilding. Applicants should be available for short or long-term assignments across the Middle East and North Africa.

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Human Rights Adviser

Application Contact: Nick Wood (nick.wood@adamsmithinternational.com)
Application Deadline: 01/12/2015 12:00 pm

Adam Smith International has an established and rapidly growing portfolio of projects focussing on the justice and security sectors. In anticipation of future opportunities we are looking to expand our network of human rights experts with proven international advisory experience and an interest in taking up either short or longer term assignments. Applicants should have demonstrated experience of adopting a human rights-based approach to justice and security sector reform, including the delivery of training, briefings and capacity-building to justice and security sector stakeholders; conducting human rights audits, monitoring and evaluation; undertaking reviews of legislation, policies and procedures; and ensuring compliance with international human rights standards and relevant donor guidelines. Experience working in fragile, conflict-affected or complex political and security environments is particularly welcome.

 

Potential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Advise on strategies and activities to strengthen the capacities of justice and security sector institutions to promote and protect human rights, based on assessments of local political and social contexts, capacities and priorities
  • Design and apply mechanisms to monitor human rights compliance of institutions or facilities such as police stations, detention facilities, prisons and refugee camps
  • Design and deliver bespoke human rights training courses to relevant stakeholders
  • Conduct assessments, audits, monitoring and evaluation of human rights risks associated with a wide range of technical assistance projects
  • Develop guidelines for mainstreaming human rights issues into strategy development, planning and/or policy formulation
  • Build the capacities of civil society organisations, media outlets and/or academic institutions to conduct human rights research and advocacy and to build constructive relationships with state providers of justice and security services
  • Develop the project team’s network of contacts in-country and identify potential areas of cooperation or harmonised approaches with other donors and development actors

Required:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience of human rights training, monitoring and/or advice
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international human rights law, concepts and standards and how they relate to technical assistance programmes, including human rights-based approaches to development and ‘do no harm’
  • Familiarity with human rights monitoring and reporting methodology and practices
  • Excellent inter-personal and cross-cultural communication skills including a proven ability to interact with a wide range of local, national and international stakeholders
  • Experience of working in politically sensitive, conflict-affected environments
  • Experience working in or with national and/or international human rights institutions
  • Fluency in oral and written English

Desired:

  • Field experience in a human rights capacity with UNHCR, ICRC or other international bodies, prior to becoming an independent consultant
  • An advanced degree in law, social sciences, political science, development or a related field
  • Strong regional or country-specific knowledge of economic, social and political contexts
  • Demonstrated gender sensitivity and the ability to integrate gender perspectives into activities
  • Understanding of social inclusion frameworks relating to marginalised or minority communities
  • Working knowledge or fluency in additional languages

To apply:

Please send CVs to: nick.wood@adamsmithinternational.com. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please note that we are not currently looking to fill existing vacancies, but rather looking to hear from strong candidates in relation to opportunities expected to arise during the coming months

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Police and Justice Advisers

Location: AFRICA ASIA
Period: 07/06/2015 to Indefinite
Application Contact: justiceandsecurity@adamsmithinternational.com ()
Application Deadline: 18/05/2015 5:00 pm

Adam Smith International has an established and rapidly growing portfolio of projects that focus on the policing and justice sectors.  In anticipation of future opportunities in Somalia/Somaliland, Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, we are looking to expand our network of policing and justice sector experts with proven international advisory experience and an interest in taking up either short or longer term assignments in these countries. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in police and justice sector reform and capacity building, or of countering terrorism and violent extremism. Expertise in fragile, conflict-affected or complex political and security environments is particularly welcome.

 

Technical Expertise Sought

Applicants should demonstrate a minimum of ten years’ relevant experience, with policing or justice sector knowledge and skills and a minimum of two years’ international experience, in relation to one or more of the following areas:

>         Justice sector reform – strategy and policy development, capacity-building; training prosecutors and judges; counter-terrorism investigations; case management; cross-sector coordination; legislative frameworks; use of evidence and developing core legal reasoning skills

>         Policing reform – strategy and policy development; Ministry of Interior reform, oversight and professional standards; training, mentoring and institutional reform; criminal investigations; community policing; gender in policing; formal and informal policing mechanisms

>         Counter terrorism and stabilisation – counter terrorism investigations; legal compliance and oversight; cross-sector coordination; civil society engagement and countering violent extremism

>         Cross-cutting technical skills – violence against women and girls; strategic communications; human rights; conflict analysis

>         Cross-cutting project management skills – technical and financial project design, management, monitoring and evaluation; team leadership; multi-donor and multi-stakeholder relationship management

>         Enhancing the physical security of police and judicial personnel, transport and buildings

>         Language skills – working knowledge of Arabic, Urdu or Pashto is beneficial but not required

 

Ready to apply?

Please send a CV and short cover letter to justiceandsecurity@adamsmithinternational.com. Please use the subject line to specify what role you are applying for, using either ‘Police Adviser – April 2015’ or ‘Justice Adviser – April 2015’. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please note that we are not currently looking to fill existing vacancies, but rather looking to hear from strong candidates for opportunities expected to arise during the coming months.

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Project Manager

Location: London OR Nairobi, Kenya United Kingdom
Period: 04/05/2015 to Indefinite
Application Contact: recruitment@adamsmithinternational.com ()
Application Deadline: 10/04/2015 11:55 pm

About the role

Adam Smith International is one of the UK’s leading providers of technical assistance to justice, policing, and defence institutions and agencies in developing and conflict affected countries. We are currently delivering complex and politically sensitive projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

We are looking to expand our existing team of project managers by recruiting for positions in London and Nairobi.

Successful candidates will take on key roles in both the delivery of existing projects and the conversion of new business opportunities. This will involve:

  • Providing technical oversight of projects by managing teams of subject matter experts, analysing operating contexts, liaising with beneficiaries and donors, and assuring the quality of deliverables;
  • Contributing to setting the JSP team’s business strategy and its implementation by identifying and tracking opportunities, conducting field research, developing technical methodologies, and building expert teams and establishing organisational partnerships;
  • Strengthening our focus on achieving, capturing and demonstrating results through innovative project management, building strong evidence bases, and overcoming complex risks;
  • Working with other technical and geographic teams within the firm to share knowledge, exchange experiences and collaborate in pursuing cross-cutting business opportunities.

 

About you

 Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience:

  • A postgraduate degree in international development, international relations, political science or other relevant fields from a top-tier university;
  • Relevant work experience preferably in a developing or fragile environment;
  • Strong interest in governance, rule of law, security or conflict reduction in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated experience of using initiative, planning and organisation skills, results-focus and working in complex and time-pressured contexts; 
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility along with a willingness to travel at short notice;
  • Outstanding English written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal and team management skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK.

 

 

 

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)

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 compensation package and excellent benefits.

Heard Enough? Ready to Apply?

We would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and short cover letter to recruitment@adamsmithinternational.com with a subject line of “Manager – JSP Team”. Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration.

Vacancy

Senior Anti-Corruption Adviser

Location: AFRICA
Period: 01/05/2015 to Indefinite
Application Contact: recruitment.psg@adamsmithinternational.com ()
Application Deadline: 29/06/2016 12:00 pm

Adam Smith International is currently seeking senior anti-corruption advisers to support the implementation of large scale national anti-corruption programmes in Africa.

These programmes will work with a number of institutions across the anti-corruption chain to support key areas including the follow-up of audit, administrative sanctions, investigations, prosecution and coordination of international support across the anti-corruption sector.

Required expertise/experience:

  • At least 15 years of anti-corruption experience with a focus on reforming and/or building capacity of government institutions
  • Proven ability to achieve results and credibly influence stakeholders and counterparts
  • Experience coordinating with major international donors
  • Experience coordinating amongst government authorities with often conflicting agendas
  • Proven management skills on complex projects

Applicants should have:

  • An ability to work at the highest levels of government
  • A track record in designing solutions to complex problems and leading implementation of those solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and personal empathy
  • Experience working in evolving, complex and ambiguous political environments
  • Experience working in developing countries

Ready to apply?

Qualified candidates are welcome to submit a cover letter and a CV to recruitment.psg@adamsmithinternational.com with ‘Adviser, Anti-Corruption’ in the subject line.

Vacancy

Child Rehabilitation and Reintegration Expert

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Period: 16/03/2015 to Indefinite
Application Contact: amy.harrison@adamsmithinternational.com ()
Application Deadline: 31/03/2015 12:00 pm

About the role

The role comprises:

  • Advising on regional and global child protection frameworks, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
  • Applying those frameworks to local conditions in conflict-affected states such as Somalia to ensure the sustainability of solutions
  • Identifying solutions for improving the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-child combatants by existing centres
  • Leading implementation of those solutions and regularly monitoring their impact
  • Working with or for UN institutions and other international organisations on these topics.

About you

We are seeking advisers with a minimum of 10 years’ experience working with children in relation to rehabilitation and reintegration programming. Applicants should also have:

  • An ability to work effectively with national and international organisations, including the UN, government officials and local NGOs
  • A track record in designing solutions to complex problems and leading implementation of those solutions
  • Cultural sensitivity and personal empathy
  • Experience of working in the politically complex and physically challenging environment of conflict affected countries.
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Arabic-Speaking Security and Justice Advisers, MENA region

Location: MENA, Macedonia
Application Deadline: 31/01/2015 12:00 am

Adam Smith International has an established and rapidly growing portfolio of projects in the Middle East and North Africa. In anticipation of future opportunities, we are looking to expand our database of Arabic-speaking consultants with proven international expertise in Justice, Security and Peacebuilding. Applicants should be available for short or long-term assignments across the Middle East and North Africa.

Applicants should fulfil the following basic requirements:

  • Arabic language skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Cultural empathy and awareness
  • Able to work effectively in an international team
  • Adaptability to fragile or conflict-affected settings

Technical Expertise

Applicants should demonstrate a minimum of five years' relevant experience, with extensive knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • National Security - reform of national security architecture
  • Justice - judicial training and reform; prisons reform; dispute resolution and informal justice; community record keeping
  • Policing - community policing; police training and reform; professional standards; Ministry of Interior reform; gender in policing
  • Community Safety - civil defence; crime prevention; community dialogue / conflict resolution; early warning / information networks
  • Defence and DDR - demining; security sector reform; military training; human rights training; legislative and executive oversight
  • Peacebuilding and Stabilisation - conflict analysis; civilian-security sector cooperation; civil society engagement
  • Cross-cutting topics - Violence Against Women and Girls; programme design and review; Monitoring & Evaluation; strategic communications.

For more information, click here.

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