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Project Manager - Finance and Investment

Location(s): Multiple Americas
Application Deadline: 3/31/19 at 11:59 pm EST.
About Dalberg

We are a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services. Today’s complex global problems require new solutions. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research; our businesses approach problems differently, and work together to create impact at scale. We are from everywhere, at home anywhere - an African and American company as much as an Asian, Middle Eastern, and European one.

Dalberg is a place where a diverse mix of talented individuals are able to bring their authentic selves to work – whether it’s how you identify, where you come from, the languages you speak, the person you love, the way you worship. Dalberg is a home where people feel safe, understood, nurtured and encouraged to grow.

As a team of 450+ people from 50 countries, speaking over 90 languages collectively, with a 40%+ female leadership team, Dalberg places diversity, equity and inclusion principles at the heart of our organization and the work we do alongside our clients, partners and communities.

Established in 2001 by experienced private sector consultants, Dalberg operates from 26 worldwide locations. For more information, please visit www.dalberg.com.


Maximize your potential. Tackle the world’s toughest problems. Build expertise in areas that matter to you. Become a global development leader.
About You

You are a global development leader and believe in the importance of investment in bringing about change. You enjoy leading high-performing teams that drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for clients. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic and creative thinking, and you want to put your skills to work – supporting organizations that fund change and developing new investment vehicles. You are a committed self-starter with experience as a ‘top-performer’ at a leading international management consultancy firm or within a financial services 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, Europe 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.

Typical qualifications for a Project Manager:

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Finance or Policy from a top university with an excellent academic record
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a manager at a leading global management consultancy and a top performer throughout tenure; the ideal candidate also brings 2+ years’ experience in financial services, fund management, or other investment advisory setting
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative, with advanced financial modelling skills
  • Knowledge of corporate finance and familiarity with company assessment and valuation techniques
  • Familiarity with innovative financial products that combine public and private investment, and with structuring financial products across sectors like agriculture, energy, and financial services
  • Experience with negotiating terms and facilitating agreements among diverse stakeholder groups
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and lead a team and to perform in an entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • A passion for international development, typically evidenced by a strong interest and prior exposure to global issues such as economic development and financial inclusion
  • Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in developing countries strongly preferred
  • Sensitivity to the political and cultural environments of complex, multi-stakeholder environments
  • Demonstrated fluency with English speaking and writing skills; proficiency with other languages a plus
What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Project Managers are resourceful team leaders who manage the critical thinking and analytical processes that drive our teams and our client work. With a combination of analytical skills and emotional intelligence, Project Managers are savvy communicators who simplify complex findings, develop insightful recommendations, and structure communications that promote constructive dialogue with diverse stakeholders in the public, private and non-profit sectors.


  • Lead project teams in disaggregating problems and providing solutions to address them
  • Develop innovative strategies and solutions for our clients
  • Manage work streams and coach, manage and support junior team members
  • Ensure high quality of client deliverables, and lead day-to-day engagement with clients
  • Develop investment strategies and identify new opportunities in emerging and frontier markets
  • Support the structuring and establishment of new funds anchored by development finance institutions
  • Support fund management teams to build investment pipelines and develop fundraising approaches
  • Conduct due diligence for institutional and impact investors operating in emerging and frontier markets
  • Help build a growing offering that catalyzes investment and bridges gaps between public and private investors
About Our Clients

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.
Join Our Team!

Our current opportunities are in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.

Please submit your application on Dalberg’s career opportunities page. Your application should include a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience in the strategy consulting and social impact sectors.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  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.

Dalberg is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Note: At this time, US offices cannot sponsor work authorization.  Employment in Dalberg US offices in contingent on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in the United States.


Dalberg is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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