Consulting Operations and Communications Expert

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to strengthen our capacity in managing consulting operations and enhancing client communications. We seek a Consulting Operations and Communications Expert to streamline our internal processes, optimize project delivery, and cultivate strong client relationships.

Objectives:
The Consulting Operations and Communications Expert will play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of consulting services. Key objectives include:

  • Operational Excellence: Streamlining and optimizing consulting operations, project management processes, and resource allocation.
  • Client Engagement: Enhancing client communication, building strong relationships, and ensuring client satisfaction throughout project lifecycles.
  • Knowledge Management: Establishing and maintaining a robust knowledge management system to capture and share project learnings and best practices.
  • Team Collaboration: Facilitating effective collaboration and communication among team members to enhance project outcomes.
  • Quality Assurance: Implementing quality assurance measures to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality consulting services.
  • Business Development: Supporting business development efforts by identifying new opportunities, preparing proposals, and developing marketing materials.

Scope of Work:
The Consulting Operations and Communications Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Project Management: Developing project plans, timelines, and budgets. Monitoring project progress and ensuring timely delivery of deliverables.
  • Client Communication: Managing client communication channels, providing regular updates, and addressing client concerns.
  • Proposal Development: Preparing high-quality proposals, concept notes, and other business development materials.
  • Knowledge Management: Developing and maintaining a knowledge management system to capture and share project learnings and best practices.
  • Team Collaboration: Facilitating team meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
  • Quality Assurance: Developing and implementing quality assurance processes and procedures.
  • Operational Efficiency: Identifying and implementing process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Communications, or a related field with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Communications, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in consulting operations, project management, client relationship management, and communications.
  • Strong understanding of consulting industry best practices and trends.
  • Experience in developing and implementing operational processes and procedures.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant articles, presentations, or reports that demonstrate your expertise in consulting operations and communications.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous project management plans, communication strategies, proposals, or reports that showcase your capabilities. 
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Consulting Operations and Communications Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.