Somalia: Test Team Leader France (420-112)

We are recruiting a Test Team Leader for a large development programme in France.

ELAN (‘Impetus’) DFID has contracted Adam Smith International to design and implement an ambitious £500m programme, which has been designed to deliver lasting and wide-spread improvements in the performance of the key market systems in which poor men and women participate as consumers, entrepreneurs, farmers, and workers.

The programme places gender equity, social inclusion, conflict sensitivity and the protection of the environment at the forefront of its programming decisions and activities.

Test Team Leader This is an exciting time to be joining the programme, with a strong team in place and a robust portfolio of interventions in the pipeline. We are now recruiting a Test Team Leader to manage the future direction of the programme.


  • Provide dynamic, strategic leadership and direction for the programme.
  • Be responsible for meeting the targets and objectives set forth in the log-frame and delivery of annual reports and work plans
  • Provide technical leadership in programme decision making
  • Effectively oversee the delivery of the programme activities in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ensure activities are implemented to high standards, on time and to budget.
  • Lead, manage, motivate and develop programme staff.
  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with key stakeholders. Required Skills:


  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in private sector
  • Previous experience in France
  • Fluency in French
  • Strong team management experience
  • Experience developing and managing programmes
  • Demonstrated experience managing large and complex donor programmes
  • Not afraid of some hard graft

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