Job Title: Senior Strategy Advisor, Strategy Unit
Employment Category: Regular
Location: USA-New York, NY – HQ
The International Rescue Committee is at a critical juncture. A leading global humanitarian organization since its inception at the request of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is modernizing, with a new strategic mission and vision, and a Strategy Unit that is leading the charge in turning that vision into reality.
As a core member of the Strategy Unit you will enable this organization of more than 12,000 staff to overcome the largest hurdles it faces in putting its new strategy into action. Whether it is supporting the development and execution of a strategy for how the IRC seeks to influence policy, or helping the organization to measure and improve its performance, your work will spread far and wide within the organization and ultimately impact the lives of those who interact with the IRC – 18 million people worldwide in places affected by war and disaster.
You will be expected to find solutions. You will persuade and influence, create and innovate, and use structured thinking and evidence to solve problems where there is no pre-defined methodology. Focusing on the highest priority initiatives of the organization and the CEO, you will build relationships across the IRC and deliver high quality results at a pace a leading private sector organization would be proud of.
This is a demanding role – you will be expected to work hard and to learn and grow quickly. Ultimately the measure of your success will be your impact – the lasting benefit you bring to the organization through your contributions.
The Senior Strategy Advisor will provide strategic planning and problem-solving support to the organization, as part of the Advisory team within the Strategy Unit. He or she will be part of a small, tight-knit project team that will quickly break down problems and iterate rapidly towards evidence-based solutions, creating buy-in and building partnerships along the way. This is a challenging position which requires strong strategic problem-solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of personal initiative and the ability to work well in a distributed, multicultural, fast-paced environment.
This role can be considered equivalent in nature to post-MBA team-leading consulting positions at strategy consulting firms, for example the Engagement Manager role at McKinsey, or the Project Leader role at BCG. The Senior Strategy Advisor will play a similar role in the Advisory team (which is set up to mirror this type of environment), albeit as part of a smaller team. They will be responsible for leading day-to-day project execution, managing and coaching more junior team members, overseeing problem structuring and solving, and primary responsibility for driving the quality of project findings and recommendations. The main difference to these larger contexts is that the small team size requires some flexibility in roles (acting up and down as needed) and potentially working across more than one project at a time. Comfort with ambiguity and complexity, and being truly driven by impact are critical requirements.
The role will report into the Director, Strategy Unit – Advisory. The Director performs an oversight role for the Advisory team (and shared oversight for the entire Strategy Unit together with the Director, Strategy Unit – Delivery), and holds primary responsibility for determining project pipeline for the Advisory team. The Director also provides oversight, coaching, and project assurance to the Senior Strategy Advisor.
The Senior Strategy Advisor role would suit someone with 1-3 years post-MBA experience at a management consulting firm, who is ready to bring the skills they have learned from that position into a nonprofit environment and continue to learn and grow in a small team of ex-consultants. We could also consider someone with post-graduate experience in the strategy development function of a global organization.
Engage closely with staff across the IRC who are responsible for planning and implementing change, provide problem-solving support, and facilitate decision-making and consensus-building as part of a team
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Director, Strategy Unit – Advisory
Regular engagement with senior IRC stakeholders in leadership positions
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with demonstrated high performance
Preferred Additional Requirements
Experience in a strategy role at either a top tier strategy consulting firm, or in the strategy development function of a global organization
Standard office work environment
|Pays||Amérique du Nord, Etats-Unis|
|Salaire / Indemnité|
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|Date de fin de validité||11/11/2017|