Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Job Opportunity at Dalberg, Global Manager Training Program

Global Manager Training Program
Location(s): Dar es Salaam
Application Deadline: 11/1/17 at 11:59 pm EST.
About Dalberg

Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of our core businesses: Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design and Dalberg Research, 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.

Established in 2001 by experienced private sector consultants, Dalberg operates from 17 worldwide locations and has successfully completed over 1300 engagements for more than 500 clients. For more information, please visit

Maximize your potential. Tackle the world’s toughest problems. Build expertise in areas that matter to you. Become a global development leader.

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 drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for clients and propose problem-solving, tailored frameworks that address client challenges.  You excel in solving problems using clear strategic and creative thinking, and you want to put your skills to work – transforming organizations that fund change around the world. You are a passionate, committed self-starter with experience as a ‘top-performer’ in a leading international management consultancy firm (ex. McKinsey, BCG, Bain) have a passion for international 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, Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia . 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.

Typical qualifications for the Global Management Trainee in Dar-es-Salaam

Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Public Administration/ Policy or PhD from a top university
2.5 to 3 years experience as a ‘top performer’ in a leading international management consultancy (ex. McKinsey, Bain or BCG)
Strong analytical 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 coach/ manage junior team members where required
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
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: For this position, Dalberg Dar-es-Salaam will support applicants in securing requisite work authorization for the duration of the Program

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow
The Global Management Trainees are expected to provide the critical thinking and analytical horse power that drive our teams. They will own work streams, apply problem-solving frameworks, and conduct rigorous analyses to answer some of the most challenging questions in development today.  With a combination of analytical skills and social acumen, you will 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

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.

Lead research and complex analyses on key development-related topics
Develop and deliver structured communication to clients
Coach junior team members
Contribute to developing our partnership with clients and peer organizations
Actively contribute towards Dalberg’s firm-building initiatives

What Can You Expect
As a Global Manager Trainee, you get the opportunity to live and work in Dalberg’s most dynamic and fastest growing region – Africa, at what is arguably one of our most scenic offices – Dar es Salaam.
This is an exciting position that challenges you to leverage your past work, training and academic experiences, to help public, private and non-governmental organizations tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
You will gain 2-3 years of emerging markets experience, which is becoming a pre-requisite for leadership positions with top corporations everywhere in the world
You will have access to formal project management training programs as well as on-the-job opportunities to develop your managerial capabilities as well as build expertise on critical development challenges.
Dalberg will provide you with access to mentors and coaches that will support you through your Dalberg experience and prepare you for your next step as a Global Development Leader – whether this is within the Firm, in pursuit of your next academic accomplishment or on to a different organization!

Join Our Team!
Dalberg’s Tanzania office is launching a 2-Year Global Manager Training Program, which offers outstanding, ambitious, skilled and mission driven management consultants, a host of exciting opportunities while living in the beautiful, ocean-front city of Dar-es-Salaam and applying private sector skills and experience to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.

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.

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.

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