Consultancy and Staff Vacancies

Organisational Change Expert

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Date Posted: 16-09-2017
You:  a senior professional with profound experience in NGO change management and keen to join an entrepreneurial team here to make doing good better..

Us A social enterprise known for its uncompromising quality approach, with a committed team that think that development and aid should be done better. We help our clients and partners to become better, more interacting, more dynamic and more sustainable values-led organisations in the development and aid sector.
If you, like us, think that the development and aid sector is often too slow, not professional enough then we love to hear from you. We work cross-themes, connecting knowledge, capacity and great ideas.
You will find MzN International a highly professional, entrepreneurial, flexible place, where you are in charge of your own skills and career development. Our office in Hamburg supports project delivery and capacity building initiatives in over 22 countries through our digital co-working platforms. Work with committed colleagues from all over the world and help us in making doing good, better!

What you will do
You will help, and at times lead, our NGO and IGO clients go through organisational change processes and restructure their worldwide organisations to fit better the new context of development and aid. Your work will include:-
  • Working with our NGO and IGO clients and partners worldwide to analyse their strategic position relative to competitor organisations and develop new organisational models and roadmaps towards implementing them.
  • When leading, coordinate MzN's technical experts and associates working on separate parts of the organisational change & restructuring projects
  • Conduct technical advisory work in respect to change projects, including Gap Analysis, stress testing business systems, interview key staff at NGO/IGO clients to analyse perceptions of change, mergers, acquisitions and other restructuring processes
  • Develop high quality reports succinctly summarising work results
  • Work with clients to action the conclusions reached together, championing a participatory work approach.
  • Quality assure and re-direct where necessary the work of technical experts to ensure a coordinated approach 
  • Contribute to MzN's knowledge base and publications on what works (and what does not) in change processes
  • When not on a client assignment, support with the business development (incl. bid writing) and technical knowledge of MzN
Essential skills & experience
  • Proven experience in the development and/or humanitarian space, minimum 10 years
  • Proven track record in working with NGO and IGO through change processes
  • A successful track record developing and presenting complex reports and proposals
  • Outstanding communication skills to develop and maintain a positive work relationship with clients, even in difficult times
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to present complex matters in an understandable, engaging manner
  • A proven track record in coordinating the technical work of others and establish high quality workplans and project budgets
  • Willingness and proven experience in taking primary responsibility for diverse number of projects with numerous clients and to complete them in a timely manner without supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. 
  • One additional language would be advantageous, especially Arabic and French
  • Excellent client management skills, delivering on promises made and actively communicating in a helpful and directive manner.
What we offer
  1. An opportunity to help development and humanitarian organisations bring large scale improvements that could save countless lives and dignities
  2. A competitive remuneration, with paid holidays and other benefits
  3.  A modern, friendly and homely office in Hamburg, powered entirely with green energy and including free Softdrinks & Beer/Wine, table football and video games to allow you to work hard & play hard. Our offices also include 'with-child'- workplaces and occasional home working to allow you to agree family and work life.
  4. A professional, hard-working and friendly work culture in a young, entrepreneurial team 
  5. A limited term employment with the intention to make the position permanent upon success.
  6. We expect that around 30%  to 60% international travel is required, mostly (but not exclusively) in Europe and Middle East
Of course, MzN International is an equal opportunity employer and our offices are fully wheelchair accessible. We will recruit on a rolling basis and make an offer to a suitable candidate as soon as possible. We interview remotely and in-person in Hamburg.

This is a is a full-time, contract position, initially offered on a 6-month basis. An extension or conversion to an unlimited position is likely. The position is based in our Hamburg office.

We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis and make an offer ASAP. MzN International is committed to transparency in everything we do and value your time and interest in working with us. We will acknowledge receipt and review each complete application received.
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