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Senior Consultant - Consulting - International Development

Location:  Grand-Lancy / Geneva
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1506960

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.





The opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our international development team as a Senior Consultant based in Geneva. In this role, you will work with a team of experts to provide strategic advice and solutions to international and multilateral organizations across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, with a specific focus on the Global Fund. You will contribute to project delivery, build client relationships, and play a crucial role in the success of a team that ambitions to become a core provider of consulting services to international development organizations, including the Global Fund and United Nations, at large. Embark on your next journey and join our unique International Development team to help solve exciting problems on a daily basis!


Your key responsibilities

  • Support the EY Global Fund Lead in management of EY’s Global Fund LFA contracts including quality assurance and oversight of in-country teams and deliverables; setting up of standard processes for the delivery of LFA work globally; identification and management of potential conflicts; oversight of central billing; and HQ relationship management.
  • Collaborate with the international development team to provide strategic advice and innovative solutions to international organizations in Geneva and across the globe, with business acumen and consistent commitment to high-quality delivery.
  • Conduct research, analyze data, and identify emerging trends to inform project strategies and recommendations.
  • Assist in the preparation of high-quality project proposals, reports, and presentations to effectively communicate our consulting offerings and secure new business opportunities.
  • Support project delivery by contributing to project planning, budgeting, and resource allocation, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Engage with clients and stakeholders to gather requirements, conduct interviews, and facilitate workshops, ensuring a deep understanding of their needs and objectives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and global teams to develop and implement development strategies, programmes, and initiatives for our clients.
  • Conduct rigorous data analysis, develop models, and create insightful reports to provide evidence-based recommendations and measure project impact.
  • Maintain strong client relationships through regular communication, providing updates, addressing concerns, and ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Stay updated on the latest trends, best practices, and advancements in the international development field and share knowledge with the team.
  • Actively contribute to business development efforts, including attending conferences, networking events, and participating in proposal development with other thematic teams.
  • Support the team in monitoring and evaluating project performance, collecting feedback, and identifying areas for improvement.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Master’s degree in business administration or a related field. Financial background/experience is a plus. Exposure to international politics / field-based organizations an advantage.
  • 3-5 years prior experience working in a consulting role, preferably within a large consulting group or development-driven consulting firm.
  • As the job will require oversight of finance activities, procurement/supply chain and programmatic outcomes, experience working in at least one of these three areas is required. 
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated project management experience and ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in diverse and cross-functional teams, building relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with changing client needs.
  • Ability to travel and engage in international projects.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to communicate complex ideas and recommendations effectively. Fluency in additional languages, particularly French, is highly desirable.
  • Critically - demonstrated passion for international development and a commitment to making a positive and tangible impact.
  • Preferred: Experience working with NGOs, global health institutions, healthcare/private sector, government or public sector. 


What we offer

EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with around 3,000 employees from 64 different countries. You will collaborate with the best, learn from the best and continually grow, as we invest a significant portion of our annual turnover in the personal development and training of our employees.

Click here to find out more about our benefits and corporate social responsibility.


Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with CV, cover letter and certificates. 

For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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