Position Description

Executive Assistant
Department Operations
Location Dakar
Application Deadline 7/31/19
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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 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 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

The Executive Assistant will support the Dalberg Senegal Office Director and perform office administration duties. The successful candidate will be a compassionate professional who is a stickler for detail and perfect execution, while nurturing a positive and entrepreneurial work environment. You will act as a crucial support to the Dalberg Senegal Office Director as she negotiates multiple client engagements and project teams, drives strategic internal initiatives, and travels the world. An integral part of a dynamic office, you are able to calmly juggle multiple and unpredictable requests for help that will range in intensity and priority along with your regular work load by using excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.


What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

  • Manage the busy calendar of the Senegal Office Director, including coordinating and scheduling most meetings/appointments and responding promptly and efficiently to all calendar requests that come in
  • Manage and facilitate all national and international travel scheduling (including flights, hotels, transportation, etc.), working closely with external travel agent
  • Track, record and regularly submit expenses according to the prescribed deadlines on behalf of the Office Director
  • Assist in coordinating other external professional and/or social events
  • Take minutes of internal and external meetings as requested
  • Provide proactive guidance to the Office Director on the schedule and provide guidance on how best to prepare
  • Actively prioritize all tasks and requests coming in and ensure that there is follow up to every single request
  • Prepare background information, briefing notes, or talking points to effectively prepare partners for a meeting
  • Support quick turn-around research requests from the Senegal Office Director
  • Support office-wide strategy by managing logistics for Dalberg-hosted networking events, support in organizing office social events, supporting office relocation/refurbishment, and other projects as they arise


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 Dakar.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by July 31st ,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.


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