Dalberg – Project Manager – Location Analytics (LOCAN).

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Job Title: Project Manager – Location Analytics (LOCAN)

Business/Department: Dalberg Research

Job Category: Research

Location: Nairobi, KE (multi-location)

Job Description

Maximize your potential. Tackle the world’s toughest problems.
Build expertise in areas that matter to you. Become a global development leader.


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 Design, Dalberg Data Insights, 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 – an African and American company as much as an Asian, 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 450+ people from 50 countries, speaking over 90 languages collectively, with 40%+ 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 31 worldwide locations. For more information, please visit Dalberg.


Dalberg Research provides research and analysis that offers clients actionable solutions to their problems. We are a full-service research agency answering questions about markets, consumers and lifestyles across more than 30 African countries via quantitative and qualitative studies. We specialize in the inventory, collection, and analysis of primary research data for businesses, NGOs, governments and other institutions. Our services range from survey design to data collection and analysis of findings in both Anglo and Francophone regions. Dalberg Research is part of the global Dalberg Group. We also love learning from each other and are continuously looking for people who bring a new set of experiences and backgrounds to our team.


We are looking for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skilled professional to fill the position of a Project Manager within our Location Analytics (LOCAN) team. We expect you to be a high-level technical lead tasked with managing projects within the department. The successful candidate will efficiently and effectively organize projects, coordinate and assign resources, track the logistics of projects, and deliver high quality results for our clients.

You will be reporting to the LOCAN Manager and will supervise a team of Locan Executives and Statisticians who perform high-level analytical work, and complete high-priority projects across an array of domains and subject matter. In addition, you will be an active member of the internal team, contributing to internal knowledge sharing, best practice development and team engagement. This is a great opportunity to use your existing project management, team leadership and GIS technical skills, while growing your capabilities within a rapidly expanding company.


  • Implement and lead the assigned facets of the LOCAN projects full cycle in liaison with the LOCAN Manager

  • Oversee execution of multiple projects of competing priorities requiring coaching of stakeholders (technical and non-technical) and Oversight of contractors/third parties

  • Project Coordination – Coordinate and organize teams and task and provide regular follow-up to on tasks to ensure that all project deadlines are met. 

  • Design and develop LOCAN SOPs to ensure that projects have fully documented scope of work, procedures, and summaries.

  • Evaluate the functionality of the LOCAN systems, the status of enterprise system and processes to improve performance

  • Draw data and develop project reports of desired quality. 

  • Manage data archives to ensure data quality through data validation checks, sourced or generated for the LOCAN database.

  • Participate in LOCAN concept development to support competitive proposal development

  • Provide leadership, mentoring and direction to Locan team. Prepare routine performance evaluations and professional development plans.

  • Keep up to date with new technologies and encourage the professional growth and development of staff in emerging areas of spatial and information technology.

  • Prepare and conduct presentations and represent the team at conferences and meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree with over 4 years’ experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Both should be in a related field.

  • Evidence of writing skills (both past evidence and practical on writing on a topic) and technical writing experience (reports and proposal writing)

  • Good research and reporting skills with prior experience in documentation of methodology/process, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite to generate high quality reports and presentations

  • Working knowledge of data science and GIS and a technical understanding of data and database administration

  • Experience leading a technical team 

Desired System Knowledge

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 and ArcPro for editing, geoprocessing, modeling and cartographic output.

  • ArcGIS Online or Portal to support web apps, storymaps, Collector and Survey 123 field data collection projects, and publishing data to the public using Esri Open Data.

  • Non-Esri web mapping and data publishing tools including CARTO or Mapbox.

  • Integration of multiple data sources using APIs and database connections for analysis in ArcGIS, ArcPro, CARTO, MS Business Intelligence or BI Pro, and -R.

Skills and Key Competencies

  • Team supervisory skills: the ability to inspire, direct and review the work of staff with strong technical skills and insights, who are motivated to achieve success on Location Analytics oriented projects

  • Ability to conduct requirements gathering, interpret needs, and design solutions and manage expectations.

  • Project management including timeline planning, documentation, personnel and technical resources, stakeholder engagement, QA/QC, and preparation of deliverables.

  • Ability to lead team with good organization and problem-solving skills

  • Collaboration skills; ability to adapt quickly between technical and non-technical teams to accomplish shared goals and objectives on time.

  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills to provide clarity to staff, stakeholders, and contractors – all of whom may have very low to very high ranges of technical expertise.

  • Well organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and coordinating efforts of different project teams

You must also be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to the field.


Our current opportunity is in East Africa

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Please submit your application at our Career Centre, by 11 September 2020.

Dalberg Research is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment





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