Project Manager

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About You
You are a social impact leader and you thrive tackling the most critical global and local programs, from access to health care, to quality employment opportunities, to safe and resilient environments, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy leading teams that drive the delivery of innovative and results-oriented solutions for clients, through strong problem-solving and 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 create change in the US and around the world. You are a committed self-starter with experience at in strategy consulting, a passion for social impact, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg Managers live and work around the world, creating a network of global perspectives anchored by local experience in our offices in the US, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Dalberg combines local 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:

  • 2+ years of managerial experience, especially managing teams for strategy and/or implementation work (Mandatory Qualification)
  • A passion for driving social impact, typically evidenced by a strong interest in and/or prior exposure to issues related to both global and local development
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Experience with stakeholder and client management in complicated settings and with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Ability to work with and lead a team in an entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • A graduate degree is encouraged but not essential
  • Experience living and working in different cultures; time spent in developing countries strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with additional languages a plus
What You Will Do and How You Will Grow
Project Managers are resourceful team leaders who manage the critical thinking and analytical horse power that drives teams. As the link between junior team members and Dalberg management, Project Managers deliver creative ideas and results for our clients worldwide.

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.


  • Lead project teams in disaggregating problems and providing solutions to address them
  • Develop innovative strategies and solutions for our clients
  • Manage work streams and coach, manage and support junior team members
  • Ensure high quality of client deliverables, and lead day-to-day engagement with clients
  • Develop investment strategies and identify new opportunities in emerging and frontier markets
  • Support the structuring and establishment of new funds anchored by development finance institutions
  • Support fund management teams to build investment pipelines and develop fundraising approaches
  • Conduct due diligence for institutional and impact investors operating in emerging and frontier markets
  • Help build a growing offering that catalyzes investment and bridges gaps between public and private investors

What We Offer:

  • A highly collaborative, flat, and entrepreneurial organization with the ability to make an impact on day one
  • Engagement with complex and stimulating projects and various technical/service areas across our different offices and regions, and across a diverse client mix
  • A uniquely talented, highly diverse, passionate and fun team that we are proud to call friends
  • Hands-on mentorship from the most senior leaders in global development
  • Robust knowledge base and client networks to explore and engage as you build your platform
  • Reduced travel schedule compared to typical management consulting positions, and a culture supportive of employee work/life balance and bringing one’s whole self to work
  • Competitive benefits and career development opportunities
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 New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Click here to apply for this position. 

Your application should include a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience in the strategy consulting and social impact sectors.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Dalberg is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Employment in Dalberg US offices is contingent on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in the United States.

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