Consultant, Strategy Execution - Riyadh
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

As a key member of the team, Consultant develops relationships with client team members. Depending on allocations and the client needs, Consultant may be managing others on a project. They are expected to manage themselves - time allocation, learning new things, maintaining project timelines and budget for areas that they control.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Consultant are to:
  • Understand client or external data and present analysis to project team
  • Interact independently with client leadership
  • Help clients clearly articulate their needs; proactively seek out opportunities to be involved in winning new clients
  • Provide feedback on proposed approaches for solving client issues and draft client proposal materials
  • Conduct independent data gathering activities with clients
  • Design qualitative and quantitative research tools
  • Analyse market and client data sets to create insight
  • Craft day-to-day client team communication without need for review
  • Provide feedback on proposed approaches for solving client issues
  • Draft client deliverables, presentation and proposal materials
  • Help troubleshoot project issues/challenges and resolve conflicts
  • Lead project streams
  • Mentor new Palladium employees and junior team members

Requirements

Minimum experience required
  • 1 - 3 years' consulting experience
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Exceptional standard of written and verbal business communications skills
  • Familiarity with the Kaplan/Norton framework and/or other performance management methodology is highly desirable
  • Business Arabic
Key competencies and professional expertise required
  • Outstanding facilitation skills, memorable in-person presentation abilities, remain politically astute, with the client focus necessary to achieve an effective partnering relationship
  • Results driven, persistent, flexible, and persuasive
  • Self-starter/pro-active, strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 days out of 5
  • Demonstrate ability to design a good PowerPoint slide as well as an entire presentation
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic
Core competencies
  • The ability to support and promote changes within the organisation, support others in new ways of working, identify opportunities to apply learning and flexible to changing priorities
  • The ability to challenge the status quo, think creatively and undertake solution focussed approach to problem solving
  • The ability to break down complex, unfamiliar or ambiguous assignments into logical, proactive components
  • The ability to develop relationships, advise and influence across all levels of the organisation, consultative, collaborative, work effectively with diverse wok styles and personalities and support others in understanding the value of diversity and inclusion
  • The ability to take ownership of learning and striving to develop own knowledge and capabilities to support the organisation's success
  • Highly organised with effective time management, attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise work based on business needs
  • The ability to see how the individual role fits with Palladium's organisational objectives; see the bigger picture; commercial and business acumen and the ability to recognise business drivers

Details
Intermediate Level
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Closing date:
16 February 2019