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Project Leader and Head of Tunis Office

About Voluntās Policy Advisory
Voluntās Policy Advisory is a consultancy company driven by creating strategies with a purpose beyond profit and developing policies for sustainable impact. We provide fact-based recommendations and policy options based on extensive research and analysis in volatile regions.
Our goal is to have a positive impact on populations affected by crisis in order to improve their living standards and access to fundamental rights. We collect data, conduct analytics, and generate insights for both the private and public sectors. We use our insights to underpin strategic thinking and evidence-based decision making. By doing this we…
… deliver strategic and context-sensitive monitoring and evaluation
… produce data-driven policy options
… carry out context specific due diligence for private and public partners
Since 2015, we have worked extensively in North Africa with a number of clients including UN agencies, international NGOs, major donors, and private companies. To further support our growing portfolio of projects in the region, we are looking to hire a Head of our Tunis office.

Main Tasks
Business Development and Thought Leadership

  • Develop new client engagements, initiate meetings and use networks of donors, NGOs and international organizations present in Tunisia and the region
  • Nurture existing client relations to ensure high-quality communication and awareness of needs and opportunities
  • Develop and pitch proposals for project leads
  • Assess and seek out opportunities in new markets – e.g. Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan
  • Contribute to the development of concepts and workstreams to solidify and expand Voluntās’ position
Project Implementation

  • Liaise with existing clients based on project needs
  • Guide implementation of project activities, quality assurance, report-writing and presentation of findings for clients
  • Review and provide oversight of project activities carried out by Consultants and Senior Associates
  • Enhance project delivery through providing thematic expertise in a relevant field – e.g. M&E, governance, migration, employment/labor market, or stabilization

Human Potential and Administration

  • Carry out day-to-day administrative and financial management of the Voluntās Policy Advisory office in Tunis
  • Support and mentor Tunis- and Copenhagen-based staff, and ensure continuous communication between offices
  • Support recruitment of staff for the Tunis office
  • Ensure financial oversight of Tunis-related expenses


  • At least 5 years relevant experience from a top-tier consultancy, international organization or equivalent
  • MA, MBA, or PhD from a top university with a strong academic record in social sciences, economics, strategy, or similar
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a drive to win new clients
  • Robust analytical skills with a flair for conceptual thinking
  • Results-driven mindset and ability to manage multiple workstreams and projects
  • High level of personal accountability and a strong work ethic
  • Strong interest in international issues and sustainable development
  • Experience with entrepreneurial environments and fluency in Arabic and/or French are strong assets
  • Previous experience and network with potential clients in the North African region is a strong asset
How to apply
Please send an e-mail with your resume and a letter reflecting on the following:

  1. Write a short story of who you are as a human being
  2. Tell us about your most inspiring project imaginable in Voluntas (not a current one)
  3. Describe the three biggest weaknesses you will bring to Voluntās

Applications should be sent to

. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. For any inquiries feel free to contact Head of Voluntās Policy Advisory, Niklas Kabel Pedersen, on +4561333013 / +21654520267  

Deadline is March 6, 2020 (12:00 GMT +1).