Associate Consultant

  • ACE Investment and Impact Advisors PLC
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Nov 06, 2022
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Job Description

Overall Objective and Responsibilities

To successfully implement its strategic vision, ACE is seeking to recruit an experienced, motivated, aspiring Associate to join our firm. 

The role requires a commitment to personal and professional growth, flexibility to work in an environment, and willingness to go above and beyond to deliver timely and quality outputs.

The Associate will work directly with the Senior Advisors and project managers and support the implementation and delivery of projects and organizational targets. Detailed responsibilities will include:   

·     Problem Solving- identify and structure problems, develop and apply appropriate analytical framework and approaches, leading brainstorming sessions with own team;

·     Project management - Designing project work plan and approach, tracking tools, managing execution, and tracking the progress of workstreams as assigned and agreed by Project Leads and/or Lead Advisor.  Managing selected work streams or projects within assigned verticals including leading and supporting in the preparation of brief analysis, proposal, and concept development.

·     Data Collection and Analytics - Identifying, collecting, and analyzing key data from various sources to contribute to project delivery.  Reliability and validity in data collection and triangulation will be necessary, with an emphasis on attention to detail.

·     Writing and Presentation - Lead the development of high-quality written materials and contribute to content development and data analysis including presentations to clients;

·     Coaching and staff development- Guiding analysts, training, and mentoring team members to develop high-quality analysis;

·     Business Development - Support senior advisors and managing partners in identifying new business opportunities and developing the evidence for the proposed engagements. 

Required Qualifications and Experience

·     Educational qualifications

  • Educational background in Economics, Management, Development Studies, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, and related fields;
  • At least 7 years (for Bachelor’s) or 5 years (for Master’s) of combined professional work experience.

·     Work Experience

  • Experience in management consulting, public sector advisory work, or related field, etc
  • Experience leading independent work streams and multiple projects in the context of the broader company strategy and team projects;
  • Experience working in teams & providing guidance to junior members of the team;   
  • Demonstrated experience working and engaging with various stakeholders including government, development partners, and the private sector.

Desired Skills and Competencies

·     A strategic mindset with strong analytical and problem-solving (quantitative and qualitative), strategic planning, and decision-making capabilities. 

·     Fluency in English and Amharic (office language) required with excellent written and oral communication skills (Additional local languages are advantages);  

·     Strong communication and inter-personnel skills demonstrated through a presentation, networking, negotiation, and collaboration with stakeholders.

·     A team player with outstanding team management skills, and the ability to influence and coach team members;      

·     Ability to perform under pressure and deliver results in complex and challenging environments with tight deadlines;

Application Instructions

·     Submit (i) a cover letter (one page) and (ii) a CV (maximum 3 pages) to info@aceadvisors.org by mentioning the position title in the subject line.

·     Please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application.

·     Women are highly encouraged to apply.

·     Only short-listed candidates fulfilling minimum set out requirements will be contacted.