Adam Smith International are 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. Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional headquarters are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja, and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.
Illicit financial flows – broadly defined to include tax abuse, market and regulatory abuse, corruption and abuse of power and money laundering – impede economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. They are a significant drain on the revenue and resources that African governments have to fund their own development, and are both a cause and a symptom of poor governance and state fragility.
The Regional Facility for Strengthening Transnational Responses to Countering Illicit Financial Flows (CIFFs) is a four year DFID-funded programme that aims to strengthen regional and transnational responses to illicit financial flows, corruption and crime across Africa. Working closely with stakeholders in Africa – governments, civil society, and NGOs – the facility will use multiple delivery mechanisms including grant funding, direct technical assistance and knowledge management to achieve its objectives. Regional bodies are essential to tackling issues that are transnational in nature. The CIFFs Facility will build capacity in regional actors working transnationally and will contribute to the evidence base of effective interventions.
Adam Smith International are seeking a technically skilled and highly motivated Deputy Team Leader with extensive experience working on financial governance issues throughout Africa.
- Support the Team Leader to deliver the programme against the logframe and pre-agreed milestones.
- Management of the facility following best practice in adaptive and fund management, in compliance with DFID’s contractual and fiduciary requirements.
- Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with the heads of the regional and national partner institutions and gatekeepers in HMG departments and agencies.
- Working with partners, Advisers and the DFID Governance Adviser to develop a work plan for the inception phase and the implementation phase.
- Supporting and mentoring senior regional and national counterparts.
- Identify bottlenecks in programming and provide guidance to technical leads on IFF related issues
- Oversee the ongoing political economy analysis and the programme’s adherence to adaptive management principles.
- Support the monitoring of grants and providing technical assistance when needed
- Minimum of 10 years in the development field with significant, demonstrable experience on matters relating to governance, countering organised crime or illicit financial flows.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Deputy Team Leader or Output Leader role, particularly in programmes implemented across Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Strong existing networks in Africa in governance and areas relating to governance sub-sectors: e.g. natural resource governance; anti-corruption and illicit financial flows; tax and PFM; and transnational crime.
- Significant experience managing technical specialists in developing countries.
- Demonstrable ability to foster successful partnership approaches and relationships among a variety of organisations/institutions and stakeholders generally.
- Experience managing programmes that include managed and/or challenge funds is desirable.
- Excellent English speaking/writing skills and ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
- Master’s degree in a development-related field.
- Experience of fund management and procurement.
- Demonstrated track record of managing rapid technical assistance deployments.
- Experience in using performance-based management procedures.
- Experience in Francophone/Lusophone Africa is highly desirable.
*Position is subject to the outcome of DFID’s procurement process.