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Genesis Analytics - Senior Consultant, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Movemeback African opportunity cover image


Genesis Analytics is a global advisory firm focussed on the developing world. Genesis provides advice and solutions in fields of development and management consulting to multinational corporations, governments, international development agencies, and global foundations. Genesis has offices in Johannesburg, London, Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos, Abidjan and Addis Ababa. Genesis has worked on more than 4,000 assignments in 89 countries.


Genesis’ purpose as a firm is to unlock value in Africa and the developing world. Our 240+ consultants look at the developing world as an opportunity for massive positive social, economic and environmental progress. Our mission is to unlock that value, whether it is found in the private, social or public sector, through good advice and workable solutions.


Genesis has practice areas in strategy; climate change and just transition; ESG, shared value and impact; the digital economy; public health; behavioural economics; human development; competition and regulatory economics, monitoring, evaluation and learning; and youth economic opportunities.

About The Shared Value And Impact Practice
SVI works in the space where the private sector, government and society intersect. While most development consulting focuses on governments and donors, and most management consultancies focus on the private sector, SVI uniquely advises both: We advise multinational companies, investors and global foundations on impact, shared value and ESG; climate and the just transition; political economy; policy analysis, and regulatory impact assessment. We advise governments on development policy and strategy, the just transition, and the costs and benefits of new laws and policies.


We facilitate dialogue and partnerships between the private and public actors with our in-house partnering methodology called Joint Solutions. All of our work is built on and informed by an applied understanding of the African political economy and political context.


The growing demand from our clients for more political economy advisory in Africa means we are building a strong team of public policy and political advisory for the corporate sector across Africa. Our work is interesting, diverse and meaningful. We work in a flat consulting structure that values sustainable hours, flexible working, and high financial reward, in a purpose-driven environment. Genesis values career development, training and senior support to help you build a successful career in a high performance environment.


Role Description

  • The position is at the senior level as a Principal (8 to 10 years of experience)
  • You will be responsible for crafting strategic guidance and insights for private sector and global foundation clients on a range of public policy issues, including political economy analysis, policy and regulatory advisory, stakeholder mapping, scenario analysis, value-at-stake analysis, political intelligence and monitoring, advocacy strategy, and engagement solutions
  • You will work as a Project Manager or Project Director on a variety of projects to identify opportunities and challenges associated with public policy issues, undertake research, garner political insights, develop and implement effective strategy responses, and create advocacy and engagement plans
  • You will work closely with the Managing Partner who will share a blue chip client book and a number of active opportunities
  • The successful candidate will have public policy consulting experience in a number of African markets, and a budding network of local political or analyst contacts who can provide reliable ground-level political insight and updates
  • You will be comfortable leading a team of junior consultants in the preparation of high- quality written, visual and verbal communications, taking personal responsibility for strong analytical and strategic insights, and attention to detail
  • You will be based in Johannesburg, Nairobi or London and be willing to travel for assignments


Ideal Experience And Expertise

  • 8 -10 years of consulting experience in external affairs, public policy, stakeholder management, government affairs, or regulatory affairs
  • A strong applied understanding of the relationship between the state and private sector in Africa
  • Consulting experience in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia or larger African markets
  • Strong masters-level degree in Public Policy, Law, Politics, Business Administration, International Relations, Journalism or related fields
  • Experience working with a range of clients on diverse briefs; ideally with experience in energy, tech and telecoms, extractives, investment, and financial services
  • Experience in international development would be advantageous
  • Trusted networks of political contacts or analysts in the larger African markets from whom you can draw ground-level political insights and information
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Ability to lead and manage teams and work closely with senior leaders
  • Strong project management skills, including executing projects with careful financial and resource management
  • Confidence in leading client interactions, workshops and meetings and building new client relationships
  • Willingness to travel across Africa for project work, networking and conferences
  • Enthusiastic, ethical, respectful, with intellectual curiosity about the world’s affairs
  • We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace


  • Globally competitive salary

About Genesis Analytics

Genesis Analytics is a global African firm that has worked in more than 89 countries across the world. Our roots are firmly in Africa, having worked in 42 of the 54 countries on the continent. Established in 1998, Genesis is headquartered in Johannesburg and our operations include offices in Abidjan, Nairobi, Lagos and London. We also have representation in India, the UAE and Canada so we can work closely with our clients in finding scalable solutions that will work in the real world.


Our purpose as a firm is to unlock value - we do this through problem solving and designing smart solutions to our clients’ challenges. We have expertise in behavioural economics, competition economics and regulation, the digital economy and tech governance, economic impact assessments, financial services strategy, human development, monitoring and evaluation, public health and financing, shared value and corporate impact, as well as youth economic opportunities. The company is rapidly expanding across our 4 offices and we are excited to welcome new talent to the firm which has 146 employees.