About Oliver Wyman’s Public Sector team in the GCC
Oliver Wyman is currently one of the market leaders in GCC public sector strategy consulting. We are looking for consultants to support our continued expansion in the government and public sector, a strategic priority for the firm.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a successful, rapidly growing team. Consultants are given the opportunity to achieve rapid professional growth, participate in entrepreneurial work, and share in the success of the team.
Oliver Wyman’s Public Sector team covers the GCC region from offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Kuwait and Doha. The team is organized around several different specializations:
2. Public sector excellence: Governance, institutional capacity building, data-driven decision making
3. Human capital development: Education & skills, labor market & employment, social development
4. CREATE: Urban development & real estate, tourism, entertainment & cultural sector development
5. Fiscal sustainability: Fiscal policy, and macroeconomic studies and policy
About the role & responsibilities
Experienced professionals bring us the know-how to make lasting change for our clients and our company. We are not typical ‘management’ consultants. We provide industry- and discipline-specific knowledge and expertise, which amplifies our impact and helps us shape the future for our clients. Oliver Wyman is a diverse, entrepreneurial, non-competitive partnership of individuals who like to pursue new opportunities or build a unique franchise doing what they do best in a collegial, fun environment.
ASSOCIATE (Junior Manager): Break down complex problems into discrete tasks, identifying the key aspects of a problem and directing the focus of junior consultants to those elements. You will effectively plan and execute analysis as well as identify the core issues in complex analyses in order to be able to craft suitable recommendations. You’ll work side by side with clients and your project team members to move projects forward and manage small teams to get the work done. Clients and colleagues look to Associates for unique insight into the subject area which they have chosen.
ENGAGEMENT MANAGERS are the on-scene leaders who run our projects day to day. You will lead the team through an efficient and effective problem-solving process from initial thought process through convergence on a solution. You will ensure that recommendations are correct, practical, sensible, relevant and cohesive. It’s a role that demands thought leadership at the strategic level – and command of all the technical and operational details of execution. You will need great communication skills and the ability to forge strong relationships.
Attributes and experience
Clients hire Oliver Wyman for specialized expertise, the ideal candidate will have most of the following:
Minimum of 4-10 years of relevant experience, ideally with a top-tier strategy consulting firm (or other similar organizations)
Knowledge in Public Sector and Public Policy topics
Strong background in strategic problem solving with demonstrable analytical skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in both formal and informal settings
Fluent in English, Arabic is a plus
Undergraduate or advanced degree from a top academic program
Willingness to travel
Capacity to take the initiative, seeking out opportunities to learn new skills and put the ones you’ve already got to good use.
Creativity: ready to come up with novel ideas to solve our clients’ biggest problems.
Aptitude for analytical work, like sniffing out clues in massive data sets or hunting down the key issues in a hugely complex challenge.
Willingness to work fluidly and respectfully with our incredibly talented team.
Oliver Wyman values and culture
We’re serious about making OW a rewarding, progressive, enjoyable and balanced place to work.
Self-starters and free thinkers who work well in a team
We are individuals who are self-starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do
Common aspiration, collective endeavor, shared success
We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us
Straightforward, open, respectful interaction
We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion
Opportunity without artificial barriers
We value merit and believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity
We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm. We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each other’s time, and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for people’s personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues.
About Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 6,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC].
For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.