Strategy Project Management Officer Job in Nigeria

 The OPEC Fund for International Development is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1976. Our 12 Member Countries are:  Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Strategy Project Management Officer

Location: Austria

Employment type: Fixed Term Contract
Department / Unit: Strategy Department / Innovative Financing Solutions Unit

Job Profile

  • The Strategic Planning Unit provides relevant strategy, planning, economic and other important inputs that guide operational departments in the development of their work plans, and helps senior management decision-making processes that feed into overall strategy development.
  • The role will entail significant involvement in monitoring the implementation of the OPEC Fund’s strategy, including initiatives, action plans, targets and policies, in addition to the supporting data collection and analysis.
  • The Strategy Project Management Officer will be expected to collaborate with various stakeholders, contribute to strategic decision making processes and provide valuable insights to drive the achievement of strategic objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Project Management:

  • Monitors and evaluates the progress and impact of strategic initiatives, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Conducts regular reviews and assessments of ongoing projects, identifying potential risks, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Designs and develops key performance indicators and implement effective monitoring frameworks to track strategic performance and provide recommendations for improvement.

Data Standardization, Analysis and Digitalization:

  • Develops data collection methodologies and tools, ensuring accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of data.
  • Collects, analyses, and interprets relevant data to inform strategic decision-making and organizational performance.
  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis to derive insights, identify trends, and support evidence-based decision-making.

Research and Market Analysis:

  • Conducts research on emerging trends, best practices, and innovations in international development.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Director, Strategic Planning Unit. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration or a related field. 
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in a similar role at another development finance institution or strategy consulting firm. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including long form documents and presentations.
  • Project management skills with an ability to monitor implementation of projects/programs.
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis tools and methodologies. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in dashboard development is a plus.
  • Fluent in English. Good working knowledge of Arabic, French or Spanish is an added advantage.

Core Competencies:

  • Collaboration and Teamwork - The ability to effectively work with colleagues, stakeholders and partners to achieve shared goals.
  • Communication - The ability to relay ideas, information and messages effectively and succinctly to a variety of audiences.
  • Cross-Cultural Sensitivity - The ability to take into account the variety of the human experience and how it contributes to the workplace and to demonstrate  respect for diverse cultures and viewpoints.
  • Effective Planning and Follow Up - The ability to set clear goals and priorities; skillfully organize tasks for efficiency; consistently follow through on commitments and plans. 
  • Problem Solving Ability - The ability to identify issues adeptly, delve into root causes, and devise pragmatic solutions; demonstrate ingenuity and resourcefulness in overcoming challenges. 
  • Sense of Responsibility - The ability to demonstrate ownership and accountability in tasks and outcomes; uphold reliability and commitment to fulfilling responsibilities.

Application Closing Date
10th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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