Consultant

 

OrganizationEmkan Education
DepartmentAdvisory / Mergers & Acquisitions
PositionConsultant
LocationJeddah – Riyadh – Dubai - Remote Work Online
Reporting ToHead of Department

About Emkan

Emkan is a leading human capital consultancy and education development company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We provide exceptional and specialized consultancy services to public, private, and third sector entities across KSA and the Gulf Cooperation Country (GCC) region; and work on a range of projects across our diverse range of consultancy services. Please visit our website to learn more about our services, projects, and Clients at www.emkaneducation.com

Job description & summary

Emkan Consultant works diligently and collaboratively within high-performing teams, and continually models and displays exceptional professional consulting skills to solve our client’s problem/challenge and deliver the results we intend.

Consultants play a significant role in Client projects; working closely with Executive Leadership, Managers, Project Leaders, and working teams to collaboratively identify, define and address Client needs and requirements. During projects, our consultant collaboratively and/or independently conducts research activities, comprehensive analysis, synthesizes findings/takeaways from complex information analysis, and actively formulate relevant recommendations. Our consultants work effectively with both Emkan and Client working teams to ensure that our clients are presented with transformative, bespoke strategies and plans that are effective, implementable, deliver value and create positive, long-lasting impact.

Moreover, Emkan’s Consultants work collaboratively with the Head of the Department, Managers, Project Leaders, and consulting team to further enhance the Department’s resources, operational processes, and practices applied. Our consultant plays a key role in accomplishing Departmental objectives and enhancing systems and processes in place. Additionally, they work alongside the team to upgrade Emkan modules, frameworks, and templates as required.

Consultant’s key roles and responsibilities

Executes projects, takes initiative, and delivers results by taking ownership & accountability

  • Display ownership of assigned deliverables
  • Identify potential project/work risk and proposes solutions to risks to Project Leader and/or Manager
  • Provide timely updates to project plan, and insights on progress and work to internal team
  • Develop content & presentations based on project needs, and/or on his/her assigned workstream, that is of a high quality
  • Contribute substantially to the development of the deliverable storyline
  • Is proactive in managing their work, including completing work to the required standard and in the designated time frame

Develop core consultancy skills

  • Contributes to thedesign and development of research approach and methodology in collaboration with seniors
  • Conduct quantitative & qualitative analysis with minimal supervision/guidance
  • Generates insights and recommendations based on thorough analysis
  • Present data findings/work to team members concisely & coherently
  • Conceptualize slide design (of findings and work) with minimal supervision/guidance
  • Require minimal feedback & corrections for a given output
  • Written & verbal communication is sophisticated, concise, tangible, and clear in both languages, in a range of mediums/forums
  • Is able to visually represent sophisticated concepts, applying Emkan PowerPoint standards

Facilitate Business Development (BD) & productive working relationships with clients, partners & external stakeholders

  • Create assigned content, presentations, and/or proposals based on client, partners, and/or stakeholder needs and context
  • Demonstrates respect & foster positive relationships with clients
  • Contribute to the generation of Business Development opportunities & potential clients/projects

Supports in building team members’ capability & dept resources, processes

  • Actively participate in scheduled training & knowledge transfer sessions
  • Develop & deliver knowledge transfer sessions for relevant topic/s (as required)
  • Foster supportive and cooperative relationships with team members & staff
  • Support team members by providing constructive feedback as required
  • Complete assigned OKRs & duties, monitor OKRs with minimal guidance

Contributes to enhancing Emkan’s IP, brand & offerings

  • Upgrade Emkan modules, frameworks & templates as required
  • Participate in 1 Emkan committee

Skills required

– Strong communication and teamwork skills
– High degree of professionalism
– Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Arabic and English; with the ability to professionally interact with all levels of management, team members and leadership both internally and externally
– Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Word)
– High ability to work individually and collaboratively with others
– High ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment, across multiple tasks and projects, and able to meet tight deadlines

Qualifications and Experience

– 2+ years prior as consulting, education, and/or relevant experience at a well-known local or multinational firm
– Bachelor’s degree in relevant specialism (e.g., education, business); outstanding track record and scholastic achievement and awards from a top tier university (preferred)
– Passion for education and human capital development
– Knowledge of Saudi educational & human capacity development landscape and ecosystem (preferred)


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