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Senior Manager, Strategy Services


  • Team lead on consulting projects including supporting clients to design, develop and deliver innovative and pragmatic strategy solutions to address business challenges and foster growth.
  • Manage multiple day to day roles that include project delivery, client relationship management, team building, and business development.
  • Support and guide the planning, budgeting, quality management and resource management of consulting (client) and internal (within KPMG) projects.
  • Stay abreast on current business and economic developments relevant to the client’s business; and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided.
  • Continuously review project’s performance against preset objectives and milestones to ensure quality control throughout its life cycle while identifying and addressing key challenges/lessons learnt.
  • Ensure effective operation of projects by managing and facilitating flow of essential information and feedback among project stakeholders; regularly and effectively communicate project expectations and updates.
  • Provide technical guidance on client assignments including preparation of reports and ensure projects are delivered according to client specification and within set timelines. 
  • Demonstrate teamwork and responsibility with the engagement team members. 
  • Facilitate project contracting with associates and coordinate tasks undertaken by sub-consultants.
  • Ensure quality and internal risk management guidelines are observed during setup, execution, and closeout of projects.
  • Work with colleagues in East Africa on client work and internal initiatives as well as with international teams where appropriate.

Desired competencies

  • Demonstrate project management, business, and commercial acumen, drive for execution, people management and development skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), particularly ability to articulate concepts and recommendations in written form – reports, analytical analysis etc.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the East Africa where the project dictates.
  • Strong ability to manage large project consulting teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in development and implementation of practical solutions to complex strategic challenges.
  • Demonstrated track record in relationship management and business development.


  • Bachelor’s degree from any reputable University and preferably in a business-related field. 
  • Master’s degree or professional in business or strategic management would be an added advantage.
  • CPA, ACCA or CFA or any other relevant professional qualification.
  • At least 9 years work experience within a busy environment in a reputable organization. 
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy development either as a consultant or internal strategy team.
  • An in-depth understanding of management functions (i.e., people, systems, and operations etc.)

People & Change Senior Consultant 

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Participate in business development activities which will include the preparation of proposals, bids, quotations etc. and including pitching for jobs.
  • Assist and participate in a broad range of People and Change assignments such as  organisation review and design, salary surveys, job evaluation,  executive search and selection, HR audits and due diligence etc.
  • Build an understanding of client businesses and share value adding insights such as changes to key personnel, launch of new services/ products, opening or closure of operations etc.
  • Observe 100% compliance to Quality and Risk Management Policies, Standards and Procedures and ensure all activities are executed in line with the laid down requirements including completing risk management processes, maintaining files and documentation, ensuring own compliance etc.
  • Manage engagement performance through attending kick offs and debriefs. 
  • Establish and nurture strong value add working relationships with engagement teams, clients  and other business units.
  • Maintaining compliance with all firm policies and procedures.Academic/Professional qualifications and Experience:

Academic/Professional qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Economics, IT or any business-related course.
  • Holds a Professional certification in HR.
  • At least 4 – 6 years’ working experience in Human Resources with relevant exposure in HR Consulting.
  • Well-developed presentation, proposal and report writing, communication and interpersonal skills;

Indicators of good performance:

  • Meets and exceeds BU KPIs for the level.
  • Exhibits commercial awareness.
  • Client focused delivery that is effective and efficient.
  • Positive feedback from the clients and managers on excellent execution of the role.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in the way they work.
  • Good personal branding.
  • Must be a team player.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge clients across Africa.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.

Deputy Team Leader for a Global FCDO Opportunity

Key roles and responsibilities

  • The Deputy Team Leader shall contribute towards the overall strategy, direction and operations of the programme by supporting the Team Leader to ensure successful performance and delivery of outputs and results.
  • The Deputy Team Leader will also support on the development of implementation plans for each fund, taking into account the country context, country-specific risks, country-specific GESI considerations and market capacity.
  • This position will play a key role in developing good working relationships with counterparts at FCDO, interfacing with policymakers across the UK Government, international and host-country stakeholders.
  • The Deputy Team Leader will support the Team Leader in leading a lean global core Programme Management Unit (PMU) with a centrally based contracts, procurement and finance team and will deputize for the Team Leader as needed. The position will report to the Team Leader.

Academic/Professional qualifications and Experience:

  • 10 years+ experience of programme management for large and complex multi-country, multi-year FCDO/UK Government international development projects; experience of working on FCDO technical assistance contracts with a grant-funding element is desirable; 
  • Advanced academic qualifications in a climate-related discipline, international development, or a related field; 
  • Excellent working knowledge of FCDO projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements; proven experience in FCDO contract and financial management; 
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and managing programmatic budgets (at least $ 30 million in value) for institutional donors such as FCDO, USAID, EU, and World Bank; 
  • Substantial partner management experience, including experience of managing partnerships with INGOs, local partners and private sector actors across multiple geographies; 
  • International portfolio and supplier management experience at a senior level with oversight of all aspects of programme implementation including overall management of the programme, finances and operational procedures;
  • Proven experience of bringing together programme ambition with operational delivery across number of sub-suppliers, delivery components and countries;
  • Expertise in the management of country programme skill shares and secondment delivery chains including ensuring effective quality assurance and peer review;
  • Strong track record of managing risk, and adaptive and flexible approaches to delivery in complex portfolios;
  • Strong track record in monitoring, evaluation and learning;
  • Expertise in working cross-sectors, bringing together political, economic and development issues;
  • Experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams, and working within a range of cultural contexts;
  • Experience and existing FCDO/sector relationships in one or more of the core countries covered by UK PACT (Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam). Wider experience will be advantageous;
  • Deep understanding of gender and social inclusion as it relates to the delivery of international development programming.
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Personal attributes:

  • Excellent leadership capabilities and cross-cultural skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to engage and influence senior-level officials on complex and/or political topics. 
  • Excellent strategic, planning, and coordination skills.
  • IT proficiency, including Microsoft Office and other programme management tool


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