7 February 2018
Job Vacancy: Junior Consultant
Overview: The role of the Junior Consultant is to provide research and executive support to account managers and directors. The role includes engagement with and management of client projects, as well as administrative support and providing daily briefings and insight to clients.
Salary: £22-25,000 dependent upon experience
Deadline: Monday 19 February 2018
Day-to-day support of client projects by drafting materials (e.g. summary reports, press releases, credentials, proposals);
Media monitoring and analysis on client issues;
In-depth research and analysis to support account teams to provide insight and recommendations for client strategies and activity;
Engagement with journalists and policy institutions;
Prepare client reports, supporting documentation, meeting notes and research briefs;
Coordinate client meetings and events;
Proof-read, format and edit the work of colleagues;
Project administration of client projects including updating project plans and project trackers;
Support in the client reporting process;
Develop an understanding of client issues through research and monitoring of relevant issues, the media and international policy debates.
Support with research, analysis and the development of proposals for new business leads;
Contribute to development of new business database and lead identification;
Remain up to date with policy and news updates that may affect the company.
Support the business manager with administrative tasks including preparation, note-taking and minutes of team meetings;
Answer office telephones and act as first point of call for incoming enquiries.
Undergraduate degree in International Relations, Development Studies, African studies or similar;
1-3 years’ experience working in a fast-paced, office environment;
Excellent research and written skills;
Demonstrable interest in current affairs, public policy and international politics;
Desire to be part of a small but growing team and take the lead on new tasks;
Knowledge and experience of MS Office;
Proactive, can-do attitude;
Excellent organizational skills;
Punctuality and professionalism.
Experience working in African markets with development and/or related political issues;
Ability to project manage;
Previous engagement with/understanding of the media;
Experience working in a consulting environment.
Qualified applicants should submit a thoughtful cover letter outlining how you meet the person specifications/qualifications, complete with CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note, applications without a cover letter will not be considered.