Position Description

Senior Project Manager
Department Consulting (Dalberg Advisors)
Location Geneva
Application Deadline 8/23/19
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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

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 problem-solving, 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 Project Managers live and work around the world, creating a network of local experience anchored by our offices in Africa, South Asia, Europe and North 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. 

Required qualifications for a Project Manager:

  • A minimum three years’ experience as a manager at a top-tier consultancy and a ‘top performer’ throughout tenure;
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and perform in an entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • A passion for international development, typically evidenced by a strong interest and prior exposure to global issues such as economic development, global health, education, or the environment
  • Professionalism and demonstrated experience working with senior officials in the public and / or private sector
  • Sensitivity to the political and cultural environments of international public agencies or similarly complex environments
  • Fluency in English; proficiency with other languages an advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree with consistent outstanding academic record; advanced degree or MBA is preferred

 

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Project Managers manage the critical thinking and processes for our engagement teams.  As the supportive link between junior team members and Dalberg management, Project Managers deliver creative ideas and results for our clients worldwide. With a combination of curiosity, 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support project teams in disaggregating problems and providing solutions to address them
  • Develop innovative strategies and solutions for our clients
  • Manage work streams and provide direction
  • Coach, manage and support junior team members
  • Oversee the quality of client deliverables

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 core members of project teams from day one.

 

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

Start dates are flexible and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by Aug 23rd, 2019.

Your application should include a resume and cover letter.

Your application should include a resume and 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.

Please state on your resume whether you have work eligibility in Switzerland.

Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for a number of interviews to test problem-solving and conceptual thinking skills through consulting case questions, and to discuss interests and experience. For further information about the role or application process, please contact recruiting-eur@dalberg.com.

 

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