Position Description

Asia Senior Associate Knowledge – Agriculture Practice
Department Consulting (Dalberg Advisors)
Location New Delhi
Application Deadline 3/14/19
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Maximize your potential. Tackle the world’s toughest problems. Build expertise in areas that matter to you. Become a global development leader.



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 whole 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 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 Dalberg.


About You

Agriculture is a key practice area at Dalberg Advisors and over the years, we’ve carried out several hundred strategic engagements across the world.

The Asia Agriculture Practice Area KM Snr. Associate’s role sits at the intersection of research, knowledge management, communications and outreach and specifically includes the following:

1. Knowledge Management

  • Manage existing knowledge assets within firm and making them useful and usable by Dalberg consulting teams working in the respective practice areas.  
  • Prepare and update Practice Area folders with all information relevant to the practice area. This will include create datasets of useful statistics and keeping them updated, ensuring that all related project deliverables are tagged and readily available in thematic folders, creating the practice area primer, finding interesting reports etc.
  • Answer to requests from partners/consultants on thematically related topics and initiatives.

2. Knowledge Creation

  • Harvest knowledge based on Dalberg’s past work in the respective sector, and present them in interesting formats ranging from typical consulting powerpoints, thought leadership pieces, infographics (working with the design team), thematic websites. 
  • Use innovative communication tools (thought leadership pieces, infographics, websites, videos, podcasts) to share the work done on projects.
  • Liaise with organisations (media houses, foundations, public and private organisations) to co-create and collaborate on events.

3. Knowledge Advocacy

  • Create concept notes and proposals that help drive greater innovation and impact within the practice area in Asia and Africa and keep Dalberg ahead of the curve in the space
  • Support business development processes and projects with expert input and skills.
  • Represent Dalberg at various events related to the practice area.
  • Coordinating Practice Area Collaborations – through calls between partners and co-creating concept notes and projects

4. Knowledge Dissemination/Communications

  • Internal dissemination:  through Practice Area newsletters, hosting monthly practice area calls with global consultants across Dalberg, and catalyzing interest in the practice globally, creating resource material for consultants, liaising with the global communications team at Dalberg
  • External Dissemination:  external newsletter, hosting brown-bag talks, community level engagement through events and periodic interactions for the practice in Delhi, engaging journalists and providing thought leadership content to mass media and social media, being responsible for the practice social media presence on platforms such as Twitter. 

5. Supporting Consulting Projects

Working with project teams:  Work with project teams to gain content expertise and help teams with their research. Conduct independent mini-research projects to create new knowledge within the practice. This can include conducting interviews with experts globally, to launching mini-surveys, create thought leadership pieces, collaborations and data around the same.


What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

A critical element for success at Dalberg is to draw your energy from seeking out meaningful work and embracing the complexity that sits behind most social challenges. For the practice area Sr. associate role in Asia, we are looking at driven and entrepreneurial individuals who are driven to create positive social impact through their work and lives, have experience within the domain, fantastic research skills, excellent oral and written communication, and deep familiarity with social media and new media channels. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, those who can take charge and ownership of their work and professional development.

Specific skills and backgrounds that we are looking for:

  • An undergraduate or a graduate degree in a relevant field from a top university globally / in India.
  • At least 2 years of total work experience with at least 1 year of experience in the agriculture and food ecosystem in India
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Top notch research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Deep experience with leveraging social media
  • Experience with social media (twitter, Facebook, Mailchimp, Buffer, Tweetbot, Wordpress etc)
  • Experience and networks in thematic journalism will be an added plus


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 are entrepreneurs and innovators, designers and creative problem solvers, thinkers, and doers who supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world. 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 Delhi office and may involve travel within India and other parts of South Asia as needed.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre, March 14, 11:59pm EST.

Your application should include a resume and a cover letter.

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.

Candidate applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for a number of interviews to test analytical and conceptual thinking skills through consulting case questions, and to discuss interests and experience. A candidate’s specific title and level of entry will be assessed during the interview process.

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