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Dalberg Media is looking for a project manager

We are looking for a project manager with a strong profile in global development, excellent analytical skills and entrepreneurial mindset that will help to support, grow and implement projects spanning across a range of areas and clients, such as governments, ministries, international corporations, global foundations and civil society initiatives.

About Dalberg Media
Dalberg Media was established in 2015. We are a mission driven media consultancy aiming to increase awareness and mobilize partners and resources to the global development agenda. Through leveraging media and communication, we invent, launch and lead bold initiatives and innovative platforms that raise awareness, spark conversations and inspire action on global development, sustainability and climate change. Dalberg Media plays a leading role in convening stakeholders around the common vision of effecting action. We are doers and creators working in close cooperation with a global network of partners and organisations, including United Nation agencies, international foundations, large corporations, governments, NGOs and financial institutions. We are an executive partner in UNLEASH, the global innovation lab for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have also implemented several platform-driven initiatives, innovation labs and global idea meetings, as well as communication and branding initiatives in close cooperation with our clients.

Dalberg Media is part of Dalberg Group – a global consultancy working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world. Established in 2001 in New York, Dalberg now operates from + 25 locations around the globe, partnering with and serving communities, governments and companies by providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics and design services. In all our endeavours, we benefit from the global family of Dalberg businesses, including Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights, Dalberg Capital, and Dalberg Research to bring in the expertise and skill required for any given project. Dalberg’s staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions which will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Our people are the strongest asset of our organization and the foundation for success.

About the position
As a project manager, you lead all phases of project work; from conceptualization and scoping to project execution and follow-up. From the beginning, you will get a large responsibility for planning and executing on our projects, including guiding a team of consultants and referring to global management. As a project manager, you will oversee multiple workstreams simultaneously and work closely with colleagues on all levels and directly with our clients and partners nationally and internationally.

As our projects span across thematic and geographic areas, you should be ready to engage in a variety of workstreams across different projects. Previous project engagements span across designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder convenings in e.g. Singapore, New Delhi, Copenhagen, and San Francisco; producing creative content in print and online to amplify key messages on pressing global development issues; and creating and executing communication strategies for private and public clients. We prioritize your individual learning journey and will carefully nurture your professional growth via mentoring and tailored project work.

Main tasks will include:

  • Lead project teams in problem solving and project execution
  • Manage and plan work streams and coach, manage and support junior team members
  • Lead meeting activities, including presenting messages to experienced audiences
  • Finetuning and quality assessing project deliverables
  • Reporting on project progress and challenges to global management
  • Contributing to the on-going strategic development of Dalberg Media’s project portfolio, including by initiating business development and creating impactful partnerships

Given the close linkages between our projects, you will be exposed to a wide range of focus areas. Consequently, you should be open to and thrive with changing priorities and challenges. Given the shifting nature of most of our work, longer hours can be expected in peak periods.

Your profile
You have a strong profile in global development and innovation, an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter attitude. You are motivated by accelerating innovative ideas and solutions to create a better and more sustainable world. You enjoy leading teams with a combination of analytical skills and emotional intelligence. You are a savvy communicator who simplify complex findings and processes and structure clear-cut messaging for clients and broader audiences.

Ideally, your qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree within International Business, Political Science, Communications, Development or a related field with an excellent academic record
  • Min. 3 year’s work experience, ideally in the intersection between global development and innovation, and ideally min. 1 year’s work experience as a project manager e.g. in a top-tier consultancy firm
  • Creative mindset and an ability to independently manage and drive several parallel workstreams forward with the team
  • Structured approach to plan and lead rigorous analysis and present key messages in front of experienced audiences
  • Strong people skills to build, lead and nurture client and partner relations
  • Experience working with social entrepreneurship and innovation processes is an advantage, but not a requirement
  • Fluency in written and oral English

The position will be located in Copenhagen, but openness to work-related travel is a prerequisite.

Your application should include a resume, cover letter and university transcripts. Please send your application to Laura Werup on no later than March 31, 2019.

We will review and shortlist applications and invite candidates for interviews on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to reach out to Kristian Kampmann on or +45 25 47 87 46.

Diversity is key to success!
At Dalberg, you will not leave behind a part of yourself when you come to work – whether it is how you identify, where you come from, the language you speak, the person you love, or the way you worship. No matter who you are, Dalberg is strict about providing equal employment opportunity and being an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

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