Nom de la société : A global leader consulting firm, working in 65 Countries

Phénicia Conseil Group for a global leader consulting firm, acting since 20 years, with offices around the globe, managed by an international and multi-cultural staff of varied expertise, working in over 65 developing countries and with clients such as governments, donors, private sector corporations, and local businesses, is looking for a:

Regional Technical Lead – Francophone Area

Senior Expat, Dakar- Senegal

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a significant social impact in one of the most important, growing regions of Africa? Do you have the drive to put your strategic, entrepreneurial, business development, and project management skills to deliver extraordinary results?

Come to Lead and grow teams to their full potential!
The Regional Technical Lead – Francophone Area will have the overall responsibility for maintaining practices and systems for providing service to clients in order to realize his /her assigned purpose and enhance its reputation while ensuring that the domain continuously improves its services and systems and adapts to meet the needs of both company and its clients by drawing from international best practice.
This role is responsible for providing leadership and line-management support to our Practice Group Leaders.

Detailed Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Conceptualize projects and scope funding for the same from international development agencies, multi-laterals, governments, and direct sales
  • Lead concept and proposal writing for projects on diverse opportunities to enhance financial, social, and economic inclusion
  • Relationship management with key stakeholders, including funding partners, clients, policymakers, and government agencies
  • Author or co-author thematic publications to be developed from field experiences
  • Actively engage in marketing activities and participate in digital media dialogues
  • Lead and support technical design and delivery of projects
  • Develop, lead, and deliver technical projects on financial inclusion, agricultural finance, digital financial services, FinTech and emerging technology, banking and financial services, regulation and policy, and emerging issues such as gender and youth with prior experience in Francophone Africa
  • Manage training and capacity building of clients from various sectors.

 

Business execution

  • Participate in project set-up and de-briefing meetings
  • Lead and deliver on projects and assignments
  • Execute projects with the utmost diligence, attention to detail, and focus on quality
  • Make presentations of outputs of consulting projects to senior management of clients, policymakers, and government ministries
  • Review reports, business models, presentations, and marketing materials such as blogs developed by practice group team members
  • Lead report writing and data analysis
  • Develop linkages with key staff of the client to gather project-related information
  • Review training courses delivered, the curriculum developed, and technical assistance provided to clients
  • Contribute to the development of our client toolkits, the HUB, and other publications
  • Professional development
  • Conduct feedback assessments with team members right after an assignment execution in line with the quality control guidelines
  • Build internal capacities and support the development of staff by providing guidance and advice where appropriate
  • Take ownership of self-development by acquiring skills and knowledge to add value to the organization
  • Performance Management
  • Discuss with the company Practice Group Leaders (PGLs), set targets for the Practice Groups and Domain at the beginning of the year, and ensure that the targets and objectives are appropriately assigned and defined to the team members and respective PGLs
  • Conduct formal performance management appraisals with direct reports in line with HR Policies
  • Maintain oversight of PGLs to ensure performance management appraisals are completed in line with HR policies for all staff within the Domain
  • Provide effective feedback, positive and developmental to all direct reports within the Domain
  • Handle and resolve people management issues including conflict management and initiate disciplinary action as may be needed in consultation with Associate Director, Human Capital

Communication

  • Communicate the vision and strategic objectives of the organization and Domain to Domain members
  • Ensure that high-quality communication flows both up and down within the Domain, including for those who are remotely located
  • Conduct client feedback calls in line with quality control guidelines and provide relevant feedback to PGLs and Assignment Leaders
  • Communicate, exemplify and ensure maintenance of the organizational culture, values, professional principles, and reputation of your company
  • Staff development
  • Identify training needs of all staff including the next level of leadership at least annually and report to Associate Director, Human Capital
  • Hold development conversations and mentor direct reports and high potential staff in the Domain.

Qualification & Experience:

  • A Master’s degree, or higher or other relevant professional qualifications
  • He/She should have experience in emerging markets and understanding of digital financial inclusion, agricultural finance, FinTech and emerging technology, banking and financial services, policy and regulation, and emerging issues such as gender and youth
  • Demonstrated experience driving large projects while understanding the multicultural implications of global business and processes
  • Previous experience in consulting or research will be a significant advantage
  • Should have a track record of delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership roles
  • Proven success in winning business proposals and concept notes in Francophone Africa.

Skills and competencies

  • Exceptional ability to impact and influence stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrable passion for inclusive finance
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically
  • Strong facilitation and consensus-building skills
  • Demonstrated executive communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interfering
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • Self-starter and self-disciplined
  • Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not be intimidated by tasks and time limitations
  • Strong preference for consulting experience with a firm
  • French mother tongue or C2 level, English C1 level (read, written, and oral)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

To apply: paolo.bossi@recrutement-phenicia.fr

Pour postuler, envoyez votre CV et votre lettre de motivation par e-mail à paolo.bossi@recrutement-phenicia.fr

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