Principal Consultant – International Development (French-speaking)

Full-Time London, with significant global travel Salary: Up to £60,000, dependent on experience Closes: 2019-11-27

Role: Principal Consultant – International Development (French-speaking)
Salary: Up to £60,000, dependent on experience
Location: London, with significant global travel

Public Digital is a digital transformation consultancy. We’re based in London and work globally. Our goal is to help international organisations and governments to deliver digital transformation at scale. We apply the culture, processes, technology and operating models of the internet era to help teams build and run excellent services.

We are a relatively new company. We have a start-up mentality. We value people’s attitude as much as their skills, and look for entrepreneurialism, initiative, kindness, and a willingness to pitch in. Read more about what we do.

Role overview
This role will be focused on Public Digital’s International Development work, which launched earlier this year. This is an opportunity to help lead our engagements with governments and their development partners – particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. You’ll also play an important role in helping to grow Public Digital’s partnerships and reputation in this field.


-define and deliver the roadmap for Public Digital’s International Development work. This will involve advising on organisational strategy, growing business development and partnership activities, and conducting research and analysis
-help lead Public Digital client engagements, developing strong, trusting relationships through remote and on-site working with practitioners and senior officials
-contribute to building a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ strategic direction, issues and delivery goals
-assist Public Digital partners and directors with running client relationships, organising regular check-ins, capturing actions and making sure they happen
-design and deliver research about digital government best practices around the world and/or digital transformation in international development
-write blog posts or other articles on aspects of digital transformation in international development; attend and speak at public events as a representative of Public Digital
-contribute to the corporate life and growth of Public Digital as a values-led business

You’ll have:

-demonstrated interest and experience in both digital transformation and international development. This might have been in roles such as product owner, delivery manager or service designer
-a track record of successfully delivering projects or components of projects with a diverse set of clients and/or partners, ideally as part of international, distributed teams
-experience of working directly with decision makers and delivery teams within a large, complex organisation; this might have been in a government, an international organisation, a large foundation, or a multinational corporation
-professional fluency in both French and English
-ability to write clearly and concisely to a publishable standard – including about technical concepts


-engaging with new thinking or research around digital development, digital government, or organisational change. This might have been through blog posts, meet-ups, conference talks, articles or other media
-having worked in the Global South – particularly in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa – is an advantage

What’s in it for you?
Generous holiday allowance: 30 days, plus public holidays
Home and remote working, flexible hours
Excellent on-the-job learning & development opportunities
Opportunity to build your expertise and profile through publishing blog posts, speaking at events
International travel opportunities
Annual office volunteering day

Interview process
The interview process for this role consists of two rounds:
Phone interviews (30 minutes), week commencing 1st December
One in-person panel interview at the Public Digital office, and one coffee chat with a peer – week commencing 9th December.

More details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

Public Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.