Position Description

Project Manager
Department Consulting (Dalberg Advisors)
Location Multiple US
Application Deadline 8/15/19
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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

You are a social impact leader and you thrive tackling the most critical global and local programs, from access to health care, to quality employment opportunities, to safe and resilient environments, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy leading teams that drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for clients, through strong problem-solving and tailored frameworks that address client challenges. You excel in solving problems using clear, strategic and creative thinking, and you want to put your skills to work – transforming organizations that create change in the US and around the world. You are a committed self-starter with experience at in strategy consulting, a passion for social impact, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Dalberg Managers live and work around the world, creating a network of global perspectives anchored by local experience in our offices in the US, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Dalberg combines local 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:

  • 2+ years of managerial experience, especially managing teams for strategy and/or implementation work (Mandatory Qualification)
  • A passion for driving social impact, typically evidenced by a strong interest in and/or prior exposure to issues related to both global and local development
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Experience with stakeholder and client management in complicated settings and with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Ability to work with and lead a team in an entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • A graduate degree is encouraged but not essential
  • Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in developing countries strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with additional 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 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.


  • 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

What We Offer:

  • A highly collaborative, flat, and entrepreneurial organization with the ability to make an impact on day one
  • Engagement with complex and stimulating projects and various technical/service areas across our different offices and regions, and across a diverse client mix
  • A uniquely talented, highly diverse, passionate and fun team that we are proud to call friends
  • Hands-on mentorship from the most senior leaders in global development
  • Robust knowledge base and client networks to explore and engage as you build your platform
  • Reduced travel schedule compared to typical management consulting positions, and a culture supportive of employee work/life balance and bringing one’s whole self to work
  • Competitive benefits and career development opportunities
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 York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre.

Your application should include a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience in the strategy consulting and social impact sectors.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

Employment in Dalberg US offices is contingent on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in the United States.

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