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Senior Project Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

You have 33 days left to apply for this job.

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Job Summary

  • At least one year managing high-performing teams in a problem-solving, analytical environment.
  • Prior management experience in a consulting environment preferred: 2+ years of experience as a manager at a leading international management consultancy and a ‘top-performer’ throughout tenure
  • Minimum of 5 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
  • Master’s 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 and French speaking and writing skills; proficiency with other languages a plus


  • 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
  • Actively contribute to Dalberg’s firm-building initiatives

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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