Vacancy: Research Analyst
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 analysis, 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 consultants live and work around the world, creating a network of local experience anchored by our offices in Africa, South Asia, and Latin 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.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (earned in 2012 or expected to be earned in 2014) in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field
- EXCELLENT academic record
- Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
- Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
- Demonstrated ability to lead teams to accomplish ambitious goals
- Understanding of the political and cultural environments of international organizations or environments
In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:
- Fluency in foreign languages
- Mastery in Excel or PowerPoint
- Experience with financial and research analysis
- In-depth knowledge on topics related to Dalberg’s work
- Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, ideas or initiatives
What You Will Do and How You Will Grow
Analysts are our front lines of research, analysis, and presentation – building the team’s knowledge base around the topic at hand. As those who dive deepest into the issues, Analysts 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 serving as the core of every project’s work.
For example, recent Analysts have created a macro-economic plan for the Government of Ethiopia to accelerate industrial growth, designed a major foundation’s strategy to control sleeping sickness in Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries, and launched a new impact investment fund for agriculture in Nigeria.
Through these and other projects, Analysts have traveled to a diverse range of countries over the past year including Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, India and China.
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 full members of project teams from day one.
Analysts benefit from a wide range of career development opportunities.
Top performers will have opportunities to work in other Dalberg offices and, after 2 years with the firm, will have the option to spend time on a service project in emerging markets or studying a new language.
Following 2-3 years at Dalberg, many Analysts pursue graduate degrees, attending some of the top programs in the world. Dalberg provides active support and mentorship throughout the graduate school application process for those choosing to pursue this path.
Other Analysts choose to stay at Dalberg, taking on greater levels of responsibility as their careers progress.
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 supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day.
We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment.
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 Johannesburg, Nairobi, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Please submit your application at www.dalberg.com/careers.
Your application should include a resume, cover letter, a short essay and a current university transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
In the online application form, list up to 3 offices, in order of preference.
Positions in Nairobi are only available to candidates who are KENYAN citizens.
In addition to your cover letter, please respond to ONE of the following questions (and limit your response to fewer than 500 words):
- Describe the most important innovation for ending poverty that you believe is currently being misunderstood
- 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 to interview by phone in the first round.
Interviews will test consulting skills through case questions, and discuss the candidate’s interests and experience.
As the interviews progress to further rounds, candidates may be asked to interview in-person at a Dalberg office.