Senior Strategist – Qatar Foundation

Company: Full Time Jobs in Qatar
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted: October 4, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

JOB PURPOSE-QF Strategy and Impact Directorate

To provide strategic insight and expertise that help advance QF’s strategic objectives by working with entities across the organization to inform strategic planning and implementation efforts.


  • Lead and design integrated workshops and strategy design sessions for QF entities serving as an invaluable resource for strategic guidance and planning efforts
  • Gather critical data to ensure strategies are underpinned by evidence and analytics
  • Provide inventive ideas and approaches to ensure partners can achieve their intended objectives
  • Act as an effective go-between technical teams, analysts, and evaluation experts to inform data-driven planning and course correction exercises
  • Review and use data and intelligence from QF entities and information providers relevant to human and social development to advance strategic undertakings of the organization
  • Undertake and use research to appraise the foundation’s programmatic and operational offerings and present sound evidence-based summaries and actionable recommendations
  • Assess policies, programmes and strategies to improve social and health outcomes as defined in the QF strategy framework
  • Identify trends, and perform gap and root-cause analysis to determine areas of opportunity and priority for services improvement and more cost-effective delivery
  • Present sophisticated written and verbal reports of evaluative findings and key recommendations to improve strategic planning and execution activities
  • Provide subject-matter expertise and strategic analysis that support management in prioritizing and decision-making across thematic areas in-line with the QF strategy and national priorities
  • Stay abreast of developments across sectors and the work of QF entities to inform strategic initiatives development and implementation efforts
  • Liaise with Impact Advisory and Performance & Evaluation Teams providing insights into organizational strategic plans that can inform the work of other functions.
  • Organize and facilitate training sessions and materials for preparers of strategic plans and business plans ensuring that corporate strategies are fully integrated into divisional/departmental strategic long-term plans.
  • Support the Manager in preparing Strategy & Planning Department strategic plans, reports and updates for the department and leadership
  • Develop any other ad-hoc strategy analysis, feasibility studies and presentations as required
  • Other reasonable tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Minimum knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field & 6-8 years of relevant full-time work experience
  • Seasoned strategic thinking skills with a strong grasp of the latest strategic frameworks and experience in applying them
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to deal with complex problems in a structured way, adept at modelling (including financial) and preparing conceptual frameworks and considerable experience conducting research e.g., industry analysis, value chain analysis and business feasibility studies, etc.
  • Experience in a broad range of management functions, such as governance, marketing, HR, finance, IT etc. and to understand how these impact an organization’s performance.
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication, presentation, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas clearly and concisely; Arabic proficiency is an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

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