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Building Blocks Global Project Management Consultant

Closing: Jan 20, 2023

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Published: Jan 13, 2023 (18 days ago)

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QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education:

  • University degree in business administration, project management, engineering, or a related field.
  • PMP and/or PRINCE2 Practitioner certification(s) desirable.

Experience:

  • At least five years of related professional experience, including experience in:
  1. Delivering complex, field-level implementation of technical projects in humanitarian contexts.
  2. Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on business-critical matters.
  3. Developing and delivering on project KPIs
  4. Experience in coordinating/leading project teams.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Continually striving to develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Highly autonomous and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to decide from incomplete information. • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems without precedent.
  • Strong conflict resolution and consensus-building skills.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese, is desirable.



Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education:

  • University degree in business administration, project management, engineering, or a related field.
  • PMP and/or PRINCE2 Practitioner certification(s) desirable.

Experience:

  • At least five years of related professional experience, including experience in:
  1. Delivering complex, field-level implementation of technical projects in humanitarian contexts.
  2. Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on business-critical matters.
  3. Developing and delivering on project KPIs
  4. Experience in coordinating/leading project teams.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Continually striving to develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Highly autonomous and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to decide from incomplete information. • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems without precedent.
  • Strong conflict resolution and consensus-building skills.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese, is desirable.



  • Lead scoping activities to evaluate BB’s potential application for WFP and partner operations across the globe.
  • Create project documents to support BB’s deployment, scaleup, and maintenance for various global operations.
  • Develop project KPIs, monitor progress against those KPIs throughout the project implementation, and make necessary adjustments.
  • Continuously define and analyze potential risks, and ensure their proper management, including developing and maintaining risk registries and contingency plans, implementing best practices from the industry, implementing relevant frameworks, etc.
  • Support operational roll-out and scaleup activities as needed.
  • Support capacity-building activities, including hiring and training new staff as part of handing over ongoing BB operational responsibility to local operations.
  • Lead the on-the-ground BB project teams using agile and other applicable methodologies to fulfill project deliverables.
  • Identify underperformance and ensure it is managed promptly.
  • Provide remote support to country office teams to ensure BB’s operations continue smoothly.
  • Be accountable for the high-quality and timely output of necessary project documentation, including project proposals, SOPs, manuals, progress updates, evaluations, reports, and project history narratives.
  • Ensure all stakeholders are updated on the project status at the right frequency and level.
  • Assist in the development of new BB use cases.
  • Other role-relevant duties as assigned.


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