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Senior Project Manager
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017 by 11:59 pm EST
Position open in Dakar Only
Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, D. Capital, Dalberg Research and Dalberg Global Development Incubator, our platform provides high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.
Established in 2001 by experienced private sector consultants, Dalberg operates from 14 worldwide locations and has successfully completed over 1000 engagements for more than 400 clients. For more information, please visit www.dalberg.com.
You are a global development leader and you thrive in tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy leading high-performing teams that drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for clients, by proposing tailored frameworks that address a client’s specific challenges. You excel in solving problems using evidence-based, strategic and creative thinking, and you want to put your skills to work – transforming the organizations that fund and instigate change around the world. You are a committed self-starter with experience as a ‘top-performer’ at a leading international management consultancy firm, a passion for international development, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Dalberg Project Managers live and work around the world, creating a network of global perspectives anchored by local experience in our offices in Africa, Latin America, North America and Asia. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
You are passionate about development issues both in Africa and globally. You are entrepreneurial and self-motivated yet excited to collaborate with and leverage the collective strength and experience of teams and your peers to deliver quality and impact to the firm’s clients. You are excited to be a member of a management team that is driving growth for the region and the firm and are motivated by the prospect of further establishing the profile of a fast-growing organization. You care about people and enjoy sharing in the responsibility to help consultants grow into their potential while ensuring they have a fun and rewarding experience.
Typical qualifications for a Senior Project Manager in Dakar :
You are a global development leader and you thrive in tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy leading high-performing teams that drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for clients, by proposing tailored frameworks that address a client’s specific challenges. You excel in solving problems using evidence-based, strategic and creative thinking, and you want to put your skills to work – transforming the organizations that fund and instigate change around the world. You are a passionate, committed self-starter with experience managing teams at leading private sector or public sector organisations, a passion for international development, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Dalberg Project Leaders live and work around the world, creating a network of local experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Latin America, North America and South Asia. Dalberg consultants combine ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
- At least one year managing high-performing teams in a problem-solving, analytical environment.
- Prior management experience in a consulting environment preferred: 2+ years of experience as a manager at a leading international management consultancy and a ‘top-performer’ throughout tenure
- Minimum of 5 years of experience framing and analyzing evidence-based solutions to strategic challenges.
- Prior consulting experience preferred: Expert knowledge of consulting “toolkit”
- Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
- Ability to present information in a concise, insightful and structured manner, both in written and oral
- Demonstrated initiative and capacity to perform well in a entrepreneurial atmosphere
- Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Public Administration/ Policy or PhD from a top university with excellent academic record
- A passion for international development, typically evidenced by a strong interest and prior exposure to global issues such as economic development, global health, education or the environment
- Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in developing countries strongly preferred
- Sensitivity to the political and cultural environments of international public agencies or similar complex environments
- Strong regional/in-country networks preferred
- Demonstrated fluency with English and French speaking and writing skills; proficiency with other languages a plus
Note: Employment for this position is conditional on the candidate having or obtaining the requisite authorization to live and work in that country.
What You Will Do and How You Will Grow
Project Managers are resourceful team leaders who manage the critical thinking and analytical horse power that drives teams. As the link between junior team members and Dalberg management, Project Managers deliver creative ideas and results for our clients worldwide.
With a combination of analytical skills and social acumen, Project Managers are savvy communicators who simplify complex findings, develop insightful recommendations, and structure communications that promote constructive dialogues with diverse stakeholders in the public sector, private sector, civil society, and international communities.
Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, corporations such as Pepsi and Vodafone, multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN Agencies such as UNICEF and the UNEP, and government agencies such as DFID and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency.
Our current opportunities are in Africa - Dakar
Please submit your application at http://www.dalberg.com/join-our-team/current-opening. Your application should include a resume, cover letter and a short essay. During the same recruitment period, please only apply to one position at Dalberg. This position should be the role best suited to your current professional experience and to your first preference location. You will have the opportunity to rank your next 2 location preferences within your application, in case there are openings in other offices.
In addition to your cover letter, please respond to ONE of the following questions (and limit your response to less than 500 words):
- What is one business solution to poverty that you think could help improve development outcomes?
- How can an effective, innovative solution from a developing country context be scaled to additional regions/countries to improve standards of living?
Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for a number of interviews to test their consulting skills through case questions, and to discuss their interests and experience. As the interviews progress to the second and final rounds, candidates may be asked to interview in-person at a Dalberg office.