How We Work
Founded by Denika Blacklock and Fakri Karim, Janine Grant Consulting is a consortium of senior consultants with diverse backgrounds, ranging from communications and community development, to climate change financing, migration and social protection. Our consultants bring a minimum of 10 years of experience in their field of expertise and are selected for projects based on their complementary skill sets and geographical experience. Janine Grant Consulting also provides opportunities for junior consultants (those with less than 10 years of experience) to work alongside our senior consultants on projects to build their capacities and experience in their respective fields. These partnerships serve both to provide mentoring opportunities are well as allowing Janine Grant Consulting to identify promising individuals with important skill sets or sector knowledge to meet the specific geographic, cultural, linguistic and sectoral needs of our clients. Unique to Janine Grant Consulting, the company utilizes an Advisory Board comprised of its most senior consultants to provide quality assurance services to all contracts and grants commissioned through the company. This process provides an additional guarantee of quality and efficiency for all our clients.
We are conscious of the reputation that international consulting companies have when it comes to providing services – parachuting in consultants for short time-frames, relying heavily on local ‘fixers’ to link them to networks, provide local context and translation. We are also aware of the carbon footprint that consultants bring to their work and feel that this is an unnecessary burden on the environment. As such, wherever possible, we use our network to identify high-quality consultants already based in the countries in which our projects are focused, reducing costs in terms of travel and translation, as well as leveraging their existing networks and capitalizing on their knowledge of and insights into local context that is hugely beneficial to our work, across the spectrum of interventions from analysis to capacity building, research to policy recommendations.