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Delivery Leader - Sierra Leone (aRBM Programme Management)

deliveryassociates · 30+ days ago
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Overview: Deliver on-the-ground implementation in a multi-country aRBM project, leading to impact for beneficiaries and learnings for continuous improvement.

Delivery Associates (DA) is currently supporting the implementation of a rigorous adaptive results-based management (aRBM) program, working within a portfolio of development projects across Western, Eastern and Central Africa. Our support focuses on impact for beneficiaries while refining implementation along the way, accounting for learnings in the local context.

As part of this engagement, we are seeking an experienced development professional to be embedded within Project Management Units (PMUs) in Sierra Leone, driving implementation of the aRBM program forward.

 

Job Description

As a Delivery Leader, you’ll work closely with the leadership of the program to support on-the-ground delivery of project priorities. You will play a central role in the program ecosystem through building strategic relationships, improving project data systems and coordination schemes, and enhancing the focus on strategic communication and learning.

This is a contractor role based in Sierra Leone, being offered as an 8 months fixed-term engagement. There may be an opportunity for the engagement to be extended depending on performance and business needs.

 

Key Responsibilities.

  • Lead the aRBM program delivery within your project. This includes effective stakeholder engagement to co-create and implement tools for project performance improvement
  • Provide targeted capacity building to project stakeholders ​based on identified needs
  • Engage in active problem to help unlock project implementation challenges 
  • Plan and execute stakeholder workshops, ensuring the smooth flow of routine meetings
  • Contribute to the development of client reports and communication materials under the guidance of a Project Leader
  • Engage in regular problem-solving and experience-sharing with the central team, to ensure emerging learnings are captured and priorities refined based on project context
  • Foster a culture of learning, collaboration, and continuous improvement

 

Skill sets.

We work closely in diverse, global teams, leaning on each other’s strengths. We don’t expect any one person to do all these things perfectly. Our teams are made up of people who can:

  • Build relationships: Earn trust and influence among diverse stakeholders, especially in the public sector or nonprofit world.
  • Facilitate and coach: Run effective meetings and workshops that drive towards problem solving and consensus.
  • Analyze data and visualize: Collect, manage and analyze raw data to extract actionable insights and recommendations and visualize it for decision-making.
  • Model data to identify patterns and forecast future trends: Utilize advanced analytical techniques and tools to reveal relationships within datasets, enabling prediction of outcomes and informed decision-making.
  • Write and communicate clearly: Turn complex problems or insights into clear memos and well-structured slides; speak clearly and concisely in remote and in-person settings. Be able to simplify complexity, translating technical language into digestible narratives that enable great decision making of different audiences.
  • Prioritize and manage projects: Bring clear structure and planning to day-to-day work and communication.
  • Solve problems: Break down problems and identify root causes before developing hypotheses and solutions.
  • Stay focused: Navigate complexity, especially in policy and program implementation, consistently steering large coalitions back to a single-minded focus on priority outcomes.

Mindsets

We work well with people who are:

  • Adaptable: Public sector work is dynamic. Our people are, too.
  • Analytical: We identify, dissect, and solve complex problems.
  • Accountable: We are a remote team. We work collaboratively but self-sufficiently; oversight is often minimal.
  • Driven: Our work is important, so it’s important we do it well.
  • Curious: We never stop learning from our clients, colleagues, and partners.
  • Collaborative: We are flexible, thoughtful and team players
  • Inclusive: We embrace all voices and backgrounds; it enriches our work.
  • Resilient: We deliver results that are typically difficult to achieve. We stay on track and do not give up.

 

Required Skills/Experience:

Many of our people have backgrounds in management consulting, public sector implementation, government, think tanks/ policy research, and international development. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, Master’s (Economics, Statistics, Public policy, Environmental Sciences, Agriculture/Agribusiness, etc.) is preferable. Otherwise, equivalent requisite working experience will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years’ experience working within top consulting firms, governments, and/or international organizations.
  • Must have business-level proficiency in English (spoken and written).
  • Prior experience in a client-facing role in public sector contexts.
  • Proficiency in project implementation or direct experience in delivering results.
  • Sector expertise in agricultural development or value chain management will be an advantage

 

What we offer:

  • Exposure to senior leaders in government, nonprofits, NGOs and other social impact organizations
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing organization working on transformative projects around the world
  • Flexibility in a remote working environment
  • Competitive compensation and benefits

 

About Delivery Associates:

We help governments, foundations, and social impact organizations all over the world turn big ideas, campaign promises, and ambitious goals into everyday reality for the people they serve. With over ten years of experience and expert staff guiding our work, Delivery Associates has delivered impact in areas ranging from education reform in the US to microfinance in South America to agricultural reform in Africa and the Middle East. We approach every problem with a strong bias towards implementation, an open mind to possibilities, empathy for governments and residents, and a strong values system. We are always asking ourselves, our partners, and our clients: What would it take to make change happen?

To learn more about Delivery Associates please visit deliveryassociates.com/our-work or contact our talent team at talent@deliveryassociates.com for more information on opportunities to join our team.

 

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Last updated on Dec 12, 2023

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