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Senior Analyst / Project Manager at the Dragon Fly Initiative

The Opportunity 

The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI) is looking for a smart, curious, analytical individual to fill a full-time position as a Senior Analyst / Project Manager, starting immediately. This is an important position for TDI at a critical time of our company’s growth.  

The candidate will be, or aspire to be an expert in corporate voluntary sustainability standards, mineral supply chains, corporate compliance and business and sustainable development.  

This is a chance to work with and learn from a very experienced team and to lead and to contribute to several fascinating, influential and potentially ground-breaking projects in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), supply chain risk management, responsible sourcing, and impact investing. 

TDI’s offices are located near Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK with satellite offices in New York City; Bogota, Colombia; and, Malmo, Sweden. We have a policy to accommodate remote, flexible and autonomous working arrangements in return for a commitment to extremely high-quality deliverables, working to fulfil project goals, and consistently meeting deadlines. Where the candidate is located is less important than his or her professional ability, commitment, enthusiasm and personal energy.  

The Dragonfly Initiative 

The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI) is an advisory firm with an ‘agenda’: we aim to show that the businesses in the natural resource, precious metals and gemstones supply chains – from production to retail, site to shelf, mine to market – can create long-term value and make a positive difference in people’s lives. 

TDI combines business consulting expertise, technical knowledge, value chain focus and our sustainability mission to solve complex problems and develop lasting solutions for our clients. 

We have a track record that includes working with the world’s biggest companies and most recognizable brands, as well as lesser-known middle-of-the-chain businesses and innovative social enterprises. Our client’s projects include building ESG management systems for investors; the design and application of supply chain due diligence tools and procedures; completing project level non-technical risk assessments and provision of subject matter expertise for sustainability audits; the development of commercialisation strategy for green products and services; and, convening, managing and facilitating multi-company and cross-sector initiatives and summits.  

TDI is party to a growing joint venture to build cloud-based management tools and systems, providing the client account management and compliance content. As well, we have launched a new impact investment vehicle to facilitate a flow of risk tolerant capital and technical assistance to small miners and community enterprises in our clients’ supply chains.   

The Role 

TDI is seeking an accomplished professional with an interest and experience in applied research, corporate compliance, voluntary standards and due diligence.  

The successful candidate should be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline with related experience. The Consultant will report to TDI’s Director, and work closely with other TDI team members.  

The Senior Analyst / Project Manger’s responsibilities will include the following: 

  • leading research assignments, analyses, and technical writing projects;  
  • development of management and due diligence tools and presentational materials; 
  • support and participate in site-assessments and due diligence for the firm’s clients; 
  • drafting and benchmarking of sustainability standards; 
  • project and client management. 

Everyone that works in our team speaks directly with our clients, which means that strong written and verbal communications are a requisite, as well as confidence in dealing with people at different management levels and working in a range of institutional settings: companies, NGOs, government agencies.  

Research and data analysis are a key part of this role; being comfortable with basic numeracy and spreadsheets is important. A love for detail, for getting to the heart of a problem, for data collection, logic and critical reasoning are skills and characteristics that are valued highly for this role. Your friend might call you a ‘nerd’, we will respect your thoroughness. The successful candidate should have excellent project management, prioritisation and planning skills. 

We are a small team, the members of which work remote and travel frequently. The individual will need to be happy working autonomously, managing their own time, prioritising work-load, thinking on their feet, taking the initiative to ask questions and find solutions to problems.  

 Qualifications and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree (2:1 or above) that demonstrates knowledge of relevant subject matter and, more importantly, skills for critical thinking, data gathering and analysis and writing: social geography, international development or policy, environmental or naturalresource management, business and human rights, international business. Master’s degree or M.B.A. preferred 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional work experience; work with multinational companies or in a consulting environment is favoured.  
  • TDI will also consider candidates with more experience (15+ years) looking for senior management opportunity
  • Rigour and attention to detail: appetite for thoroughness, thoughtfulness and precision in all things 
  • Research and analysis: experience in the completion of qualitative and quantitative desk-based research; instinct for investigative intelligence gathering; talent for analysing and organizing data 
  • Excellent writing skills: concise, precise and clear (a writing sample and writing task will be requested); clear ability to synthesize, summarise and ‘get to the point’; aptitude for technical writing – presenting complex technical concepts clearly and simply 
  • Presentation: proven ability to present data, information and recommendations on written form and using charts, graphs, images and other visual aids; good verbal presentational skills an advantage, but potential more important than track record  
  • Project management: talent for organization, planning, and engaging with people 
  • Consulting skills: listening, framing, negotiation and contracting. 
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, one or more industries preferred. (e.g., mining and mineral industry, electronics, automotive, energy sector, conflict minerals, food and agriculture, fashion and apparel, and fragrances) 
  • Familiarity with voluntary standards, certification schemes and initiatives and the ability to critique and improve best-practice frameworks and assurance systems; 
  • Language skills: Excellent English-language proficiency essential; Spanish, French and/or Chinese an advantage. 
  • Software: fluent in PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook. 
  • Social media: working familiarity with LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. 

 What we can offer you 

  • A contract for 40 hours per week.  
  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience.  
  • Diverse, exciting and impactful work. 
  • Travel: 20%-30% 
  • Being part of a dynamic and experienced international team that is passionate about serving its clients to build successful responsible businesses, and committed to corporate sustainability, human rights and social change. 
  • Possibility to work remotely, globally.  

Unfortunately,  we cannot support work visa applications so you must have permission to work in the country where you intend to work when you apply. 


Please send resume / CV with introductory letter and writing sample to Annabel Britton at abritton@tdistrategies.com. All applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled.

Download a pdf of the job description here TDI Analyst_PrMgmnt JD_14December2017

Last updated by Norma Garza Jan 18, 2018.


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