ISSUE DATE: August 7, 2019
SUBMISSION DATE
: August 21, 2019

Summary
Women’s World Banking is seeking applications from qualified consultants to provide technical expertise in project management. The consultant will work with the financial solutions & delivery team to plan and coordinate all aspects of banking and financial services products and services projects (savings, loans, digital, insurance, Fintech, etc.) from discovery to delivery.

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. Through this holistic approach and our global reach of 49 institutions in 32 countries, we accelerate economic opportunity for low-income women and growth for financial service providers in the emerging markets.

Objectives & Responsibilities
The objective of the consultant will be to support the discovery, development, and drive execution of high priority business initiatives and financial products and services India for the organization’s strategic financial institution partners. This will include:

  • Establish project management best practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization;
  • Work directly with leadership, participate in project planning to define scope and objectives of programs and utilize strong project management skills, stakeholder management experience, networking, and communication skills;
  • Facilitate planning sessions to build consensus among project team members regarding task definitions, sequencing and interrelationships within the project;
  • Prepare and deliver project reports, customized dashboards, consolidated schedules, supporting documents, and presentations for program and project status meetings;
  • Monitor project progress and manage changes to project scope, schedule, and costs;
  • Track key performance indicators and create reports and presentations to be delivered to Asset Management, organization leadership and all relevant stakeholders;
  • Establish relationships and collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand and enhance processes, leverage existing content and materials, identify interdependencies and common issues, and share leading practices across initiatives;
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously;
  • Make recommendations to enhance delivery of projects;
  • Identify risk and escalate as required;

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of project management experience within the professional services, financial services and/or banking industry or similar environment,
  • Must have experience developing detailed project plans and managing all implementation processes including resource allocation, progress tracking, monitoring change control process, resolution of issues and risks, testing, documentation, training and on-time delivery within budget constraints.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and strong business acumen;
  • 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;
  • Experience working on large scale global projects, leading cross-functional teams, ensuring milestones are on schedule and keeping stakeholders informed of progress;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in financial services and/or banking products and services (savings, loans, insurance, digital, Fintech, etc.)
  • Master’s degree or PMP certification, or working towards certification
  • Experience in research, finance, financial modeling, consulting, etc.;

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 1 year, with a start date in August 2019, 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
The consultant should be based in either Delhi/ Mumbai or Chennai.  The consultant will be required to travel to pilot sites frequently during the course of the project.

To Apply
Applications must be received no later than August 21, 2019 at midnight EST.

Please include the below in your application:

  • Cover letter, including daily rate***
  • Resume
  • References (at least 2)

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

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Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing until August 19, 2019 to tn@womensworldbanking.org.  Please include in the e-mail subject line “Questions: RFQ Project management 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.