Position Description

Associate Consultant
Department Consulting (Dalberg Advisors)
Location Kuala Lumpur
Application Deadline 5/1/19
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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 aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work –transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self-starter with an excellent academic record, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg consultants live and work around the world, creating a network of local experience anchored by our offices in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. 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 of an Associate Consultant:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university
  • Minimum of one-year work experience in a top-tier strategy consulting firm or two to three years in a related field
  • Excellent academic record
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams to accomplish ambitious goals
  • Understanding of the political and cultural environments of international organizations or environments
  • In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:
    • Fluency in foreign languages
    • Mastery in Excel or PowerPoint
    • Experience with financial analysis
    • In-depth knowledge on topics related to Dalberg’s work
    • Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, ideas or initiatives

Note: Malaysians / work permit holder required  

 

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Associate Consultants are our front lines of research, analysis, and presentation – building the team’s knowledge base around the topic at hand. As those who dive deepest into the issues, Associate Consultants think critically and creatively to develop insights based on their findings from the research process. They gain a broad knowledge base that cuts across sectors and geographies while serving as the core of every project’s work. For example, recent Associate Consultants have created a macro-economic plan for the Government of Ethiopia to accelerate industrial growth, designed a major foundation’s strategy to enhance education outcomes in Malaysia, and launched a new impact investment fund for agriculture in Nigeria. Through these and other projects, Associate Consultants have traveled to a diverse range of countries over the past year including Ethiopia, Kenya, Singapore, India and China.

Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower consultants to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.

Associate Consultants benefit from a wide range of career development opportunities. Top performers will have opportunities to work in other Dalberg offices. Also, following 2-3 years at Dalberg, many Associate Consultants pursue graduate degrees, attending some of the top programs in the world. Dalberg provides active support and mentorship throughout the graduate school application process for those choosing to pursue this path.  Other Associate Consultants choose to stay at Dalberg, taking on greater levels of responsibility as their careers progress.

 

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 is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by 1 May 2019.

Your application should include a resume noting current SAT/ACT and GPA, or British Class system and/or ECTS Grading as applicable, cover letter, short essay response and current university transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). During the same recruitment period, please only apply to one position at Dalberg.

In addition to your cover letter, please respond to ONE of the following questions (and limit your response to less than 500 words):

  1. Describe the most important innovation for ending poverty that you believe is currently being misunderstood
  2. Working at Dalberg, you will get to advise leaders of large NGOs, international companies and government agencies on what they should do to more effectively end poverty. What messages would you like to bring to these leaders and why?

Candidates selected for interviews will be invited to interview by phone in the first round.  Interviews will test consulting skills through case questions and discuss the candidate’s interests and experience. As the interviews progress to further rounds, candidates may be asked to interview in-person at a Dalberg office.

 

 

 

 

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