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  • Posted on: 17 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector.  Comprised of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, D. Capital, Dalberg Research and Dalberg Global Development Incubator, our platform provides high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.

    Project Managers


    About You

    • You are a global development leader and you thrive in tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind.
    • You enjoy leading high-performing teams that drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for clients, by proposing tailored frameworks that address a client's specific challenges.
    • You excel in solving problems using evidence-based, strategic and creative thinking, and you want to put your skills to work – transforming the organizations that fund and instigate change around the world.
    • You are a passionate, committed self-starter with experience as a ‘top-performer' at a leading international management consultancy firm, a passion for international 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, Latin America, North America and Asia.
    • Dalberg consultants combine 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 for a Project Manager in Lagos :

    •     At least one year managing high-performing teams in a problem-solving, analytical environment
    •     Prior management experience in a consulting environment preferred : 1+ years of experience as a manager at a leading international management consultancy and a ‘top-performer' throughout tenure
    •     Minimum of 4 years of experience framing and analyzing evidence-based solutions to strategic challenges.
    •     Prior consulting experience preferred: Expert knowledge of consulting 'toolkit'
    •     Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
    •     Ability to present information in a concise, insightful and structured manner, both in written and oral
    •     Demonstrated initiative and capacity to perform well in an entrepreneurial atmosphere
    •     Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Public Administration/ Policy or PhD from a top university with excellent academic record
    •     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
    •     Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in developing countries strongly preferred
    •     Sensitivity to the political and cultural environments of international public agencies or similar complex environments
    •     Strong regional/in-country networks preferred
    •     Demonstrated fluency with English speaking and writing skills; proficiency with other languages a plus

    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.

    Your Role and How You Will Create Impact

    • Project Managers drive and deliver projects from kick-off to final presentation, managing team members working across multiple work streams for any given project.
    • As forward thinking leaders, Project Managers work very closely with the Dalberg management team to drive creative ideas and results for our clients worldwide.
    • Project Managers are also accountable for the quality of client deliverables, and for proposing sustainable solutions that will generate new and repeat business engagements.
    • Project Managers serve as a key liaison between Dalberg and the client, ensuring that each project is successful from idea to execution and even through to implementation.
    • With a combination of 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.


    •     Take accountability for the quality of client deliverables
    •     Take a leadership role in building and managing the firm
    •     Manage relationships with clients and other stakeholders, often serving as the first point of contact for content questions and logistics
    •     Provide guidance to team members at all stages of the project; maintain responsibility for project budgets and timelines
    •     Develop and maintain client relationships and contribute to thought leadership initiatives in order to generate new business engagements

    Method of Application

    Please submit your application at . 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.

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

    •     What is one business solution to poverty that you think could help improve development outcomes?
    •     How can an effective, innovative solution from a developing country context be scaled to additional regions/countries to improve standards of living?

    Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for a number of interviews to test their consulting skills through case questions, and to discuss their interests and experience. As the interviews progress to the second and final rounds, candidates may be asked to interview in-person at a Dalberg office.

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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