The Governance Security and Justice (GSJ) practice is Aktis’s largest practice, and leads our institutional reform, counter terrorism and governance programmes.
The GSJ Practice Director will lead and oversee technical delivery across our GSJ portfolio, work with clients and project teams to develop, test and adapt the methodologies and tools of the GSJ practice, and ensure the highest standards of consulting expertise and application across Aktis’s global GSJ portfolio.
The successful candidate will:
- Oversee existing Aktis institutional reform, justice and forensics projects, work with national stakeholders, provide quality assurance on GSJ projects and support project teams to apply GSJ and other Aktis methods and tools.
- Continue to develop and test our institutional reform methodologies, and work with our sister technology company to productise these methodologies and tools.
- Nurture the cadre of GSJ practitioners across Aktis, oversee training on Aktis GSJ methods, and lead regular (monthly) lessons-learnt sessions.
- Build a strong network of Senior Technical Experts to support project delivery.
- Contribute to developing academic approaches to GSJ, through publishing think pieces, engaging with policy makers and with academia.
- Work with regional teams to engage current and potential clients, track opportunities, and write or ensure the quality of our technical offering to clients on bids.
You will be excited by the opportunity to lead a progressive practice at Aktis, and interested in travel, testing and scaling innovative approaches to our governance, security and justice programmes. You will also:
- Have extensive experience in international development, the diplomatic service and / or academia;
- Specialise in governance, security and justice in conflict countries; you will have contributed to academic or policy thinking in this field;
- Understand donor policy agendas and programme priorities, and have a successful track record working with UK, US, EU and / or UN donors to develop and implement programme ideas;
- Be experienced at, and interested in, leading and / or training dynamic multinational and multidisciplinary teams; and,
- Be keen to travel extensively to conflict states.