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Analyst - Americas (DC, NY, SF, Seattle, Mexico City)

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 Data Insights, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Implement, Dalberg Media, and Dalberg Research; our businesses approach problems differently and work together to create impact at scale. We are from everywhere, at home anywhere – a US and Latin American company as much as an Asian, African, 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 650+ people from 55 countries, speaking over 90 languages collectively, with nearly 50% 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 30 worldwide locations. For more information, please visit Dalberg.

About You
You aspire to become a leader in global development and social impact by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic opportunities, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams 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 impact and development, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg Analysts live and work around the world, creating a network of local experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, MENA, and the Americas. Dalberg combines on the ground perspective and lived experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Qualifications for an Analyst:
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in the final year of an undergraduate program, expecting to earn a Bachelor’s degree in 2022
  • 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 support teams to accomplish aspirational goals
  • Understanding of the political and cultural environments of international organizations or development and social impact issues (through internships, volunteerism, coursework, etc.)
  • Affiliation or participation in relevant student clubs or on campus organizations

In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please share in your application:
  • Fluency in foreign languages
  • Mastery in Excel or PowerPoint
  • Experience with financial analysis
  • In-depth knowledge on topics related to Dalberg’s work
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, ideas, or initiatives

For our US Offices: Demonstrated fluency with English
For our Mexico City Office: Demonstrated fluency with Spanish and English

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, 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. In addition, Analysts helped the City of Cartagena, Colombia develop an employment strategy to adapt to rapid changes in its economy and infrastructure and supported a leading US non-profit in applying a racial justice and equity lens to its programming. Through these and other projects, Analysts have traveled to a diverse range of countries in past years including Ecuador, Ethiopia, Morocco, Philippines, Tanzania, and China.

Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff are 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, some 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 top performing Analysts choose to stay at Dalberg continuing to grow into development leaders and taking on greater levels of responsibility as their careers progress.

What We Offer:
  • A highly collaborative, flat, and entrepreneurial organization that provides the platform to make an impact on day one
  • Engagement with complex and stimulating projects across various content areas, geographies, and types of clients
  • A uniquely talented, highly diverse, passionate, and fun team
  • Hands-on mentorship
  • 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
  • A deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism in our culture, beliefs, systems, and processes
  • 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 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 the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency and the City of San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, and non-profits such as Sesame Workshop.

Join Our Team
Our Analyst opportunities are for full-time positions, beginning in the summer or fall of 2022, or early January 2023, in our Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC offices.

Your application must be submitted via our Dalberg careers page by 11:59 PM EST on February 11, 2022.

Your application should include a resume noting current GPA, a cover letter, a current university transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and your selected response to one of the following questions.

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?
  3. Describe a specific instance where you had to overcome a challenge to achieve your personal or professional goals. What have you learned from this, etc.?
Preparation for Interviews
Interviews will be conducted remotely in March, with offers expected to be extended by the beginning of April. Candidates selected for interviews will be invited for a number of interviews to test analytical and conceptual thinking skills through consulting case questions, and to discuss interests and experience. 

We recommend you practice with others applying to other strategy consulting firms and use career services resources at your school. If you are selected to interview, you will also participate in our mock interviews.

We encourage you to review and read more about social impact and international development topics. Our cases are based on our work, which you can learn more about from the blog on our website here.

Given the large number of applications we receive; unfortunately, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Office Location / COVID – 19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dalberg staff are working remotely and allowed to use offices on a very limited basis where local regulations allow. As a result, we are offering staff flexibility in their location through April 2022 – requesting that you are able to work in the time zone of your home office. All staff must have a home office affiliation and are expected to relocate to their home office city when we return to offices. Currently, we do not have a set date for returning to the offices but will strive to make offices available to staff as soon as it is safe to do so and will keep you informed as we continuously monitor the situation.

Work Eligibility:
US Offices: Employment in Dalberg's US offices is contingent on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work permanently in the US.

Mexico City Office: Employment in Dalberg’s Mexico City office is contingent on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work permanently in Mexico.

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.