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DAI Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Contract Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DAI.

    Interview

    the interview was a two process step including one with contracts team and one with finance and program. My first interview was via Skype because I was out of country when I applied for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions were mainly about contractual rules, regulations, and type of contracts.   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    Questionnaire sent to the candidate as initial screening. First round in-person interview: interviewed by one staff member. Second round in-person interview: 2 panel interviews followed by 1 hour writing test.

    Interview Questions

    • In the writing test - write a sample proposal to USAID   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Project Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Panel interview with several levels of employees assigned with various functions working on projects in the respective division. The interview was about 2 hours with some of the staff coming and going during that period of time. Interview was led by home office project director. Questions ranged from technical subjects to management style.

    Interview Questions

    • Knowledge of Implementation, managing staff, working with various clients both internal and external.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    based on past salary level.


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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD) in March 2010.

    Interview

    They are a smaller company (though have other worldwide locations) in business to provide development services and implement sustainable programs around the world. With that focus, you get the idea that the staff is truly working there because they are personally committed to helping people ... and that really reflects in the interview process. So, there's no "You're an unworthy person/job candidate until you prove otherwise" attitude when you sit down with them. If you have the same passion as they do--and of course the right education & experience--you'll have more than a fair shot at getting on there.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to do this kind of work?   1 Answer
    • Why us and not others who do similar work? (or something like that)   1 Answer

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Informal. More like a conversation. No "trap" questions. Asked how I would achieve each of the jobs main objectives. Had a lot of time to ask questions and was happy I had prepared some ahead of time and typed them. They were impressed to see my typewritten list.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us of a conflict situation in your work and how you dealt with it   1 Answer
    • Tell us about yourself   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD) in April 2017.

    Interview

    About 3 weeks after I applied I had a 30 minute phone Interview. They primarily asked about my previous experience in communications work, asking specific questions based on my resume. They also asked why I wanted to work for this specific project. Within a few days I was contacted to schedule an in-person interview and writing test. I went to the office and they asked more questions about my previous experiences. Then, the writing test was to synthesize and USAID report.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time at a past job where you had ideas for improvement and were unable to move forward.   Answer Question

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    Project Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Unecessarily long hiring process that involved 4 in phone and in person interviews and spanned over 2 months. Interviews were fairly easy with friendly staff. Two tests: Excel and writing skills.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Project Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    After a questionnaire to be filled out at home, I had an interview with a panel of project managers and project associate. There were questions from each, focusing on my skills and how I could assist DAI in their projects. The questions were all pretty open ended, as well as a few that were questions from my resume about training and projects I'd been a part of.
    It was helpful to have a few questions in mind at the end of the interview when they asked "Do you have any questions for US?"

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Project Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at DAI (Washington, DC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Relatively smooth interview process on the company's end with quick turn over on communication. I was impressed at the speed and efficiency of the process. Standard online application, screening call, and 2 rounds of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your understanding of this position? Tell us about your experience at x. Tell us about yourself.   Answer Question

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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an e-mail from a recruiter to schedule the in-person interview. I interviewed with three people. They didn't have too many formal questions prepared. The interview was more conversational, which I appreciated. I was contacted with a notice of non-selection from the recruiter a little over a month after my interview. Although I wasn't offered the position, the recruiter was responsive from the beginning of the process, and the panel was informative and laid back. Good experience all in all.

    Interview Questions

    • -How do you like to be managed.

      -What keeps you motivated/what motivates you on a daily basis.

      -Describe a time you made a mistake and what you learned from it.   Answer Question

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