Project Advisor

Singapore, Singapore Full-time

This is a volunteer position.

 

About Conjunct Consulting (http://www.conjunctconsulting.org)

 

Conjunct Consulting is a social change consultancy for Asia's social sector. Our mission is to engage, mobilise and empower pro bono talent to strengthen social good organisations in Singapore. 

By training, developing and partnering skilled professionals and committed students, Conjunct Consulting deploys volunteer teams of consultants to help social sector organizations make the decisions that matter for their stakeholders, the underserved and local communities.

Launched in August 2011, Conjunct Consulting has scaled rapidly across Singapore. Key aspects of growth include 3 full-fledged university chapters, a successful associate development curriculum and practicum, positive word-of-mouth in the social sector, and partnerships with the government, prospective clients and overseas organizations. 

 

Project Advisor

 

The Project Advisor (PA) is an integral part of Conjunct Consulting’s services. PAs provide guidance, support project quality and are an invaluable source of knowledge and coaching. In the project team, there are two PAs (Lead PA and Deputy PA), five student consultants including one Project Leader. As PAs, you will work regularly with them to frame issues, push analyses, as well as provide feedback on presentations and other deliverables. By giving project specific support and helping the team attain professional standards, you will be providing our social sector partner organisations with the strategic recommendations needed for them to maximize their social impact.

An ideal PA is a working professional with experience in finance, management consulting, marketing, project management, strategy and/or working with both for-profit and non-profit areas of focus. As a Project Advisor, you can look forward to using your insights and experience to make a lasting impact on Singapore's social sector, one non-profit organisation at a time. This also provides you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge about the social sector, to inspire students and engage with other socially aware professionals through Conjunct Consulting events.

 

Time Commitment

 

  • Each consulting project cycle is 14 weeks long (consisting of 4 weeks of preparation and 10 weeks of engagement)
  • During these 14 weeks, PAs should expect to spend on average 4-5 hours per week, either by attending team meetings in-person or problem solving with the team via email

 

Key Project Milestones

 

  • 22 July 2017 - Project Handover
  • 5 August 2017 - Scope Review
  • 19 August 2017 - Project Engagement Launch
  • 16 September 2017 - Internal Midpoint Review
  • 17 - 23 September 2017 - External Midpoint Review
  • 21 October 2017 - Internal Endpoint Review 
  • 22 - 28 October 2017 - External Endpoint Review

PA's will need to be able to attend at least 5 of these project milestones. They typically only take about 2 hours but it means PAs must be in Singapore for at least 5 of these dates.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

Below lists the collective responsibilities of Project Advisors:

  1. Engage with Project Leader to provide guidance during the project scoping process
  2. Equip Project Leader with team management and project management skills
  3. Work with the project team to ensure that the project progresses as per defined timeline
  4. Facilitate insight generation process, through mentorship of all team members to ensure development of quality deliverables to the client
  5. Ensure the project team adheres to the project scope and adjust the scope if necessary as the project progresses
  6. Attend project meetings with the client when necessary
  7. Ensure students receive advice and assistance consistently throughout the duration of the project
  8. Uphold Conjunct Consulting's values both in interacting with both the project team and the client 

 

The Lead PA's main role is to advise on project scoping, framing of issues, and guiding of the team in delivering high quality output.

The Deputy PA's main role is to mentor the team, equip them with necessary project management skills, and assist Lead PA in driving high quality output. 

 

Desired Qualities

 

  • Passionate: Embodies Conjunct's passion for social impact and our communities
  • Collaborative: Serves the team through initiative, mentorship and communication
  • Impact-Focused: Understands the need to be pragmatic and deliver results for client
  • Professional Experience: Has at least 2 years of work experience