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Description

Founded in 1998, Genesis Analytics is one of the largest economics advisory firms in Africa. We are headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and our operations also include corporate offices in Nairobi, Kenya and London, UK, as well as representation in Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Canada and India. Our purpose is to unlock value in Africa – we use our analytical capabilities to help improve decision-making and, through better decisions, to unlock substantial value for our clients and society. We have over twenty years of experience working across 90 countries, including 42 countries in Africa, for a range of clients that include development finance institutions, international development agencies, governments, local and international corporations, NGOs and private foundations. We have expertise in behavioural sciences; competition economics and regulation; the digital economy and regulation; economic impact assessment; financial services strategy; human development; monitoring, evaluation and learning; public health and financing; shared value and corporate impact; and youth employment. 


Genesis believes that we will be able to tackle the toughest challenges facing Africa over the next decade by focusing on digital, youth and climate – the triangle of forces that is core to our work. The company is rapidly expanding across our four offices and we are excited to welcome new talent to the firm which has about 200 employees.

 

The Opportunity

The E4D team is expanding and are looking to enhance our team’s expertise in areas related to the ‘youth’ side of the triangle of forces.  We are looking for a senior consultant with broad technical expertise across monitoring, evaluation, economic analysis, and an understanding of financing mechanisms, with experience working on initiatives that seek to improve market functioning; enable innovation and technological progress; and, promote investment.  Specifically, we are looking for a Senior Consultant that has expertise in private-sector led skills development initiatives, job creation interventions, and enterprise development programmes. The role would preferably be based in Europe or Africa, but we are open to exploring excellent candidates in other time zones. 

Senior consultants in E4D are:

  • Excellent analytical thinkers
  • Capable problem solvers
  • Effectively lead and manage high performing teams
  • Exposed to national and international travel for client engagement and fieldwork 
  • Proactive contributors to project and practice management
  • Client-oriented and professional

 

Role Responsibilities:
 

  • Lead the design, implementation and management of consultancy projects on behalf of clients
  • Generate sound advice and provide quality assistance to clients
  • Use skills and experience to break down difficult problems into tractable component parts 
  • Use skills and experience to identify solutions to each component of the problem
  • Undertake rigorous analysis of data and reports using both conceptual problem-solving and qualitative and quantitative approaches, as well as provide guidance and instructions to junior staff to effectively complete tasks
  • Independently identify and overcome data and conceptual problems that emerge during the analysis
  • Lead and / or contribute towards proposal development 
  • Manage client interactions, including presenting and discussing project findings and recommendations 
  • Build company intellectual property 
  • Prepare considered and logically composed documents using both Microsoft Suite and Google Suite applications 
  • Nurture, train and mentor junior consultants for technical development as well as with strong cross-cutting consulting and communication skills 
  • Contribute towards practice-wide portfolio efforts, for instance in people management, operational management, technical excellence and business development 
  • Contribute towards industry developments and communities of practice

 

Background Information:
The E4D practice currently consists of 20 team members, located in Botswana, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, and the UK. We work across Sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging economies. We break down the allure of one-size-fits-all strategies by demonstrating the value that context-appropriate African-led solutions can unlock. We apply this approach across everything we do - from strategy development, to programme design and implementation, to research and evaluation. Our work cuts across sectors, but our core area of expertise is related to unlocking value in Africa by identifying market-based solutions to enable more inclusive economic growth, including job creation and enterprise development, and financial inclusion. In our practice, we believe that our team culture enables a unique, individualised professional experience for each of our team members. Our collective culture also enables us to better serve our clients and to be more effective in working towards development objectives.

E4D’s work is focused on two inter-related areas (1) Monitoring Evaluation and Learning and (2) working with partners to promote economic opportunity across the African continent in order to improve inclusion.

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL):

Genesis’s E4D team is a trusted provider of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) services we combine our deeply rooted understanding of the African context with our extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods to assess progress, measure value creation, and facilitate internal and external learning.

We provide three service lines: 

  • Programme evaluation and impact evaluation
  • Monitoring and results management (MRM) systems design
  • Integrated MEL partnerships

Economic Opportunity:
In pursuit of expanded and more inclusive economic opportunities, we seek solutions that improve market functioning, enable innovation and technological progress and promote investment. We use expert economic analysis, laser-focused problem-solving techniques and intersectional knowledge and experience to uncover the root causes of market failure. We work with our clients and partners to jointly discover and develop market-based solutions that enabled expanded and more inclusive economic opportunities.

Criteria

 Education, Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Personal Competencies

  • Strong academic background – Minimum of a Postgraduate degree in an analytical field of study. 
  • Experience in research, monitoring and evaluation a requirement 4 or more years of relevant experience and a passion for consulting 
  • Experience in one or more of the sectoral areas (agriculture, financial inclusion, youth livelihoods, health, private sector development) an advantage 
  • Strong research, analytical and lateral thought processes 
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills – ability to communicate at all levels
  • Proactive self-starter who is able to be assertive 
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team as well as independently 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Highly numerate 
  • Entrepreneurial in nature 
  • Strong relationship management skills 
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with ability to prioritise 
  • Confident networker 
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines 
  • Sound problem solving and judgement skills 
  • Professional and confidential approach to dealing with sensitive information 
  • Advanced PC literacy with excellent proficiency working with MS Office suite 
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally

Benefits

  • 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.