Position Description

Research Assistant
Department Consulting (Dalberg Advisors)
Location Mumbai
Application Deadline 5/31/19
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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 have a Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, international affairs, journalism, statistics or a related area

You have an excellent ability to find and structure information. You’re highly organized with the ability to manage, organize and interpret many diverse data sources

You have a passion for development research, good English writing skills, and perhaps even a bit of relevant work experience, e.g. in monitoring and evaluation, research, or writing/editing (not required)


What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

You will build our teams’ knowledge base around the topic at hand - finding and assessing data sources, conducting secondary/desk research, building and adapting datasets, or helping to coordinate primary research projects

You will support consulting and research teams in creating outputs: you will provide inputs and data summaries according to consulting needs and write up or visualize data for teams, for clients and for publication


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 Mumbai.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by 31 May 2019.

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.

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.


Research Exercise

In addition to providing your regular application and CV, please complete the following exercise:

Collate what you think are the 5 most important pieces of research on India’s digital ID (Aadhaar), published in 2017, 2018 or 2019. For each piece, provide: title, author, institution, web link, top 3 insights, why you think the piece is relevant, how reliable you think the research is. Think about the most useful way to represent the information.

Provide a headline for your findings and a short note (around 1 paragraph) to explain how you searched for the information.



You may attach a piece of writing you authored or co-authored.





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