Associate Director (MESA) – Delivery Associates

Company: Full Time Jobs in Qatar
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted: December 13, 2023
  • Salary: Negotiable

About the job

Lead our work in MESA including developing and implementing the strategic vision for work in the Region, including budget, personnel and country focusses; and contribute to the overall leadership of Delivery Associates as part of the Executive Leadership Team.

General duties and responsibilities

  • Set and implement a strategic vision for the Middle East region, in partnership with other ADs
  • Set and manage the annual P&L for the Middle East region, in partnership with other ADs
  • Contribute to decisions on the overall strategic vision of Delivery Associates, overseen by the board
  • Successfully identify new business opportunities and convert them into wins
  • Build a sustainable pipeline of talent in the region through active coaching of teams
  • Contribute and lead to impact on projects through the teams they lead
  • Line and performance management for employees in the region
  • Report on the progress of the region to the CEO and Executive Leadership Team

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Build successful relationships – has experience building trust-based relationships and partnerships to deliver shared goals;
  • Display sound political and technical judgment that helps build momentum, enable change and overcome barriers to success;
  • Lead problem solving – has a track record of analyzing complex problems, extracting insight from data, identifying key issues, and simplifying the approach to solving them;
  • Take full ownership over multiple work streams, demonstrating comfort amid ambiguity, proactivity, dependability and excellent work
  • Provide challenge and effective feedback – has strong influencing and negotiating skills and is excellent at giving constructive feedback; empowers clients and team by providing the right balance between challenge and support;
  • Work well in a team – has a track record of team working and leadership, especially drawn from across organizations with different cultures;
  • Use data and other evidence to make arguments and solve problems – an analytical thinker, able to commission and interpret a wide range of statistical analyses and translate technical information to a lay audience;
  • Design and write high quality presentations and reports – produces clear, concise and compelling narratives through a combination of expert prose, use of data, graphics and exceptional engaging storytelling; able to coach others in producing high quality work;
  • Think logically to sequence and plan delivery of government strategy with pace, optimism and urgency;
  • Facilitate and communicate effectively – can lead interactive workshops with stakeholders and deliver high quality training sessions to groups of trainees;
  • Navigate and achieve change in the public sector – has knowledge or experience of operating in a political environment and driving reforms through public-sector decision-making processes such as budget setting, legislating, and procurement.
  • Build DA demonstrating a commitment to the growth and development of the company, including business development, recruiting, IP development and living our values

Experience and qualifications

  • 10-17 years of experience working in public sector consulting, government, development banks, and/or public policy
  • Experience managing development funds is highly desirable, but not necessary (e.g., Global Fund, GFF, IFAD, etc.)
  • Knowledge of specific policy fields, such as agriculture, climate, health, or economic diversification is highly desirable
  • Proven track record of influencing senior stakeholders in various public sector settings, particularly in GCC countries
  • Deep capacity-building and training skills with experience in creating and offering products and learning programs to public sector partners in GCC
  • Arabic and English fluency is necessary; fluency is French is preferred, but not necessary

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