Position Description

Department Consulting (Dalberg Advisors)
Location Multiple Europe
Application Deadline 11/17/19
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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 contribute to 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 and curious 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, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and world-class academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Typical qualifications for a Consultant in Geneva, London and Paris:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a ‘top performer’ at a top-tier consultancy, or a similar type of private sector experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with an excellent academic record (Please include details of modules and grades/scores on your CV)
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in developing countries strongly preferred
  • Professionalism and demonstrated experience working directly with clients, including senior management of corporate and/or top officials in the public 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 (candidates applying to the Paris office must be fluent in French and English)
  • Eligibility to work in the country of your preferred office (Please clearly state work eligibility on your CV)

Note: Employment in all the Dalberg offices is conditional on the candidate having or obtaining the requisite authorization to live and work in that country.


What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Consultants play a significant role in driving the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for our clients. They are responsible for the research and analysis on each case, framing the team’s knowledge base around the topic at hand. This includes both, quantitative rigor and gaining primary insights through interviews with stakeholders. As those who dive deep into the issues, they 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 driving the core of every project’s work. Not only do Consultants work closely with their managers, but they are also tasked with gaining trust and credibility by working directly with clients and change makers. Our recent Consultants have conducted a landscape analysis of the micronutrient malnutrition sector, compiled a comprehensive report on state the off-grid solar lighting market across Africa and conducted a market scoping study of the inclusive business sector in India and Sri Lanka.

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

Our current opportunities are in London, Geneva, and Paris.

Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by November 17 2019 at 11:59 EST.

This is a full-time position with flexible start date, though expected for early 2020. Candidates that are currently studying are welcome to apply and will be considered for an internship (with a view to a permanent offer upon successful completion of the internship).

Your application should include a resume, cover letter and a transcript. In addition, please respond to ONE of the following questions (and limit your response to fewer than 500 words):

  1. What is an innovation for ending poverty that you think is currently under-utilized?
  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 for a number of interviews to test problem-solving and conceptual thinking skills through consulting case questions, and to discuss interests and experience. First-round phone interviews with selected candidates will take place on November 28th, and second-round phone interviews on December 5th 2019. Subsequent rounds of interviews may take place in-person. A candidate’s specific title and level of entry will be assessed during the interview process.

Please note that this is an opportunity relevant only for candidates who have not applied to Dalberg EU positions in the past year, and we will only be able to consider candidates who do not require sponsorship for local work authorization. Please specify the country where you have work authorization on your CV. 

For further information about the role or application process, please contact recruiting-eur@dalberg.com.




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