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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Head of Delivery

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Aktis Strategy
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 15 Jun 2017

Location: Based in London with extensive international travel.

Contract type: Permanent, full time

Languages: English (fluent professional proficiency) necessary. Arabic, French or other relevant language skills will be considered an advantage.

To apply: Please email with your CV and cover letter in English at the latest on 15th June 2017. In the cover letter please state the job you are applying for (Head of Delivery) and the job reference number: UKHOD17/01RW.

The Organisation

Aktis Strategy is an organisation led by some of the world’s foremost consultant practitioners in problem-solving for fragile and conflict-affected countries. With knowledge and expertise across the spectrum of security sector reform, governance, justice/rule of law, conflict management and countering extremism, Aktis specialises in devising, managing and evaluating complex programmes to address challenging political and institutional problems. From organisational change projects with the security forces in fragile states, complex governance reform and transition programmes, to advanced analytical programmes, Aktis personnel have demonstrated their excellence at delivering innovative management consultancy support in some of the most challenging situations. Recent field operations have been conducted in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, and Tunisia. More information is available at the Aktis website,

The Role

The Head of Delivery is a member of the Senior Management Team which delivers Aktis Strategy’ goals. It is a senior, strategic role, reporting directly to the General Manager. The post-holder is responsible for leading and shaping how Aktis successfully delivers a wide portfolio of conflict-related projects globally. This means overseeing Aktis’ regional and country delivery teams to ensure that all projects are delivered to the highest standards, and that all our work meets and exceeds client expectations. The Head of Delivery has lead responsibility for ensuring that Aktis achieves its global targets for quality and client satisfaction, as well as delivering against corporate financial plans. The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Business Development and Head of Consulting to help lead Aktis into the next phase of its growth.

Professional Experience
Required competencies, skills and experience:

  • 5+ years’ senior management experience in consulting, project leadership and delivery;
  • Proven track record of overseeing multiple project teams, multiple projects and delivery to the highest standards;
  • Expertise in measuring project impact and communicating measurable results to high level clients across a range of conflict-related technical areas;
  • Proven expertise in international development in the areas of security, justice, governance, conflict management and peacebuilding;
  • 10+ years’ experience in project management, risk management, project quality assurance;
  • Dynamic and results oriented leadership of dispersed, multidisciplinary teams, with a strong track record of direct personnel management;
  • A strong motivation to generate and lead high quality work that makes a difference to clients and local partners;
  • Ability to inspire adherence to excellent standards of client care, quality consulting work, and HR and risk management;
  • High levels of analytical, written and oral communication skills in the English language;
  • Active desire to travel extensively in challenging, conflict-affected and fragile state environments.

It will be considered an additional advantage if the candidate has:

  • A sound understanding of conflict programming, including policy, methods and tools for conflict sensitivity and gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected states;
  • International policy experience with the UK government, US, EU, other European bilateral donors and leading multilateral organisations;
  • Proven research direction and management capabilities, including the use of data to drive programming and for robust M&E; Fluency in other relevant languages (e.g. French, Arabic).

How to apply:

Please email with your CV and cover letter in English at the latest on 15th June 2017. In the cover letter please state the job you are applying for (Head of Delivery) and the job reference number: UKHOD17/01RW.