ISSUE DATE: April 1, 2021
SUBMISSION DATE
: April 15, 2021

***EXTENDED SUBMISSION DATE: April 23, 2021***

 

Summary
Women’s World Banking is seeking applications from qualified consultants to provide expertise in programme management. The consultant will be responsible for planning and overseeing the successful delivery of all ongoing projects (advisory projects in field, research projects, leadership & diversity programmes etc.) and ensuring all projects are benefiting each other and aligning with overall organization’s goals. In addition the consultant will be responsible for reporting of project health across key stakeholders.

About Women’s World Banking
Women’s World Banking is the global leader in women’s financial inclusion. Rooted in our deep understanding of the women’s market, we tackle financial inclusion in three interconnected ways: first, by partnering with financial services providers to develop scalable market-driven solutions; second, through our gender-lens private equity fund; and, finally, because diverse institutions are proven to be stronger, we build institutional capacity through leadership and diversity programs.

Objectives & Responsibilities

Planning: The objective of the consultant will be to formulate & organize project milestones & deliverables across project teams

        1. Establish programme management best practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
        2. Work directly with leadership and teams to define programme plans which would include strategizing and detailing scope, tasks, activities and timelines
        3. Facilitate planning sessions to build consensus among project team members regarding task definitions, sequencing and interrelationships within the project to coordinate with cross-project activities.

Monitoring: The objective of the consultant will be to monitor projects and drive execution of high priority business initiatives

        1. Regular Monitoring of progress of all programmes and flag any potential risks on schedules, budgets, resources and quality.
        2. Connect with relevant stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
        3. Implement and manage changes and interventions to project scope, schedule, and costs and recalibrate existing plans to ensure all inter-connected projects run effectively

Reporting:

        1. Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status & KPIs throughout its life cycle.
        2. Prepare and deliver project reports & presentations to key stakeholders ( Internal Leadership, FSP partners and donors)

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of programme management experience within the financial services and/or banking industry, financial consulting or similar environment,
  • Must have experience developing detailed project plans and using program management techniques and methods to ensure timely implementation of multiple projects.
  • Experience working on large scale projects, leading cross-functional teams, ensuring milestones are on schedule and keeping stakeholders informed of progress;
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and successfully achieve objectives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines;
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, communication and meeting facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently & with remote teams;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in proposal writing, especially for donors organizations

Projects may vary in number, size and complexity. You should apply to this position if:

  • You take initiative to understand the perspective of diverse stakeholders and make strategic recommendations based on what is good for the projects, teams and organizations you work with;
  • You find working on complex and challenging problems invigorating;
  • You thrive in ambiguity;
  • You are driven to find solutions to “making it work”;
  • You are excited by understanding, learning and iterating on new methodologies;
  • You have a “yes and” mindset when it comes to teamwork and leadership.
  • Are interested in making business and social impact, and are passionate about serving low-income women.

Duration of Consultancy
Consultant will be engaged through a contract for 6 months; with a start date in May 2021; which may be extended at Women’s World Banking’s discretion. They will be needed on multiple short-term & long term projects simultaneously.

Location of Work
Any Location in India

To Apply
Applications must be received no later than April 23, 2021 at midnight EST.

Please include the below in your application:

  • Cover letter, including monthly rate***
  • Resume
  • Two References

***APPLICATIONS WITHOUT MONTHLY RATES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATIONS TO THIS LINK. Applications will only be accepted through the below link.

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Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing until April 20, 2021 to sm@womensworldbanking.org.  Please include in the e-mail subject line “Questions: RFQ Program Manager Consultant.”

This RFQ does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above described work. Due to the overwhelming responses not all candidates will be contacted.

Women’s World Banking is an equal opportunity employer for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Women’s World Banking will be unable to contract with any individual who is US citizen or resident without an LLC or LP or similar structure.