New Opportunities at Genesis Analytics – May 2024

Digital Transformation in the Public Sector: Strategy Consultant

ROLE DESCRIPTION

  • You will support the programme’s work through programme planning, stakeholder engagement, and particularly with government stakeholders, and be part of the strategic design and research.

Your role will encompass: 
Supporting the design of actionable, cross-departmental digital transformation strategies and initiatives

  • Supporting the design, overseeing a team, and (and where needed) undertaking research to inform cross-departmental digital transformation strategies and initiatives
  • Supporting the conceptualisation and planning of pilots in digital identity, payments and data integration, and developing plans to evaluate their outcomes
  • Independently engaging and building trust with mid to senior-level government officials
  • Supporting the planning and facilitation of workshops attended by multiple mid to senior level government officials
  • Supporting the administrative functions of the programme to fast-track the delivery of outputs, and ensure accurate programme reporting. For example, review and edits to concept notes, or scopes of work for implementers.

Requirements

Genesis consultants carry a balanced combination of powerful intellect, strong technical skills, and a consulting character to match. Successful candidates for roles at Genesis:

  • Are passionate, self-motivated and energetic problem-solvers
  • Value integrity and exhibit ethical behaviour
  • Are analytical thinkers and fast learners with an excellent academic record

We are seeking a candidate with well-rounded work experience. The following work experience is desired:

  • Government: Experience in government departments, agencies, or institutions.
  • Technology: Experience in at least one or more of the following areas is desirable: digital identity, payments, data integration, systems interoperability
  • Strategy: Experience in roles designing implementable strategies, such as management & technology consulting or strategic advisory.
  • Digital Transformation: Experience designing and delivering digital transformation initiatives in government or substantive non-government institutions.
  • Project Management: Demonstrated experience in managing projects, setting priorities, and delivering results within dynamic environments.
  • Collaboration: A track record of collaborative work, preferably in multidisciplinary teams, is valued.

The following educational qualifications are desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. Preferred fields of study include but are not limited to Economics, Public Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Advanced Degree (preferred): An advanced degree such as a Master’s is advantageous.
  • Specializations or Certifications: Consideration will be given to candidates with specialized knowledge or certifications related to digital technologies, data analysis, project management, policy design, or any other relevant fields that align with the program’s focus.
  • Industry Training or Workshops: Participation in industry-specific training, workshops, or professional development programs related to government operations, digital technologies, strategic thinking, or digital transformation

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Manager: Evaluation and Learning for Systems Change – Africa

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the world through systems change?  We are looking for a dynamic manager to augment our management team.
  • As a manager in E4D, you will lead and champion projects. You will simplify complex findings, develop innovative solutions, and structure communications that promote constructive dialogues with diverse stakeholders. You will be responsible for providing expert guidance and support on the integration of systems change across E4D’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) projects in the Young World.

 As an E4D manager, you will:

  • Lead the design, implementation and management of MEL projects.
  • Manage data collection processes, including across multiple countries.
  • Provide technical guidance and balanced feedback to teams in developing digestible and effective reports.
  • Lead the development of proposals and contribute to project origination.
  • Manage interactions with diverse stakeholders, including business leaders, executives, high-level policymakers, implementing partners, communities and impact populations to develop and implement strategies, policies, and programmes that can foster systems change.
  • Contribute towards industry developments and communities of practice.
  • Contribute to practice management, including strategy development and execution

Requirements

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong academic background – Minimum of a Masters degree in an analytical field of study.
  • At least 8 years of work experience is required.
  • Prior experience in a consulting firm or similar analytical environment is an advantage.
  • Experience in leading evaluations, managing learning partnerships and supporting systems change is required. Ability to design and deploy complexity-aware and power-reflexive approaches to MEL is preferred.
  • Experience in one or more of the following sectoral areas is an advantage: agri-food systems, gender, social protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), financial inclusion, digital economy, environmental sustainability, climate action, enterprise development and/or workforce development, and other related areas
  • Prior experience working with foundations, bilateral donors, multilateral agencies, DFIs and impact investors is an advantage
  • Managerial experience with diverse and multicultural teams, including in hybrid and fully virtual work environments
  • Intellectual curiosity, strong research, analytical and lateral thought processes, excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to balance work pressures and energise teams in a productive manner
  • Strong project management, project administration, planning and organisational skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally
  • Advanced digital literacy, including competence using Microsoft Suite and Google Suite applications. Knowledge of data analysis using STATA and/or R is an advantage
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills – ability to communicate at all levels. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage.

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Senior Economist (Methods)

ROLE DESCRIPTION

  • We are seeking a technical lead work on cutting-edge projects that drive economic and social transformation and empower decision-makers in Africa and the Middle East, particularly for the benefit of young people, women, and marginalised people. This leader will build on our existing work on human development, in particular in social sector financing and youth, and on related sectors, such as disaster finance, to generate a distinctive set of consulting projects that will realise value in the social sectors in our focus geographies.

This is a senior technical role, where you will be required to lead the design, delivery and quality assurance of economics-based diagnostic work. For this role, the preferred candidate will possess the following essential skills and competencies

  • Lead and oversee cutting-edge projects focused on driving Economic and Social Transformation in Africa and the Middle East, with a specific emphasis on empowering young people, women and marginalised communities,
  • Build on existing initiatives in human development, social sector financing, youth empowerment, and disaster finance to develop innovative consulting projects that create tangible value in targeted geographical areas.
  • Take on a senior leadership role, responsible for designing, delivering and ensuring the quality of economic-based diagnostic work within the organization
  • Collaborate with decision-makers and stakeholders to identify opportunities for impactful interventions and strategic partnerships that align with the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Utilize your expertise in economics and social development to drive positive change and contribute to the environment of individuals and communities in the focus regions

Requirements

Genesis consultants carry a balanced combination of powerful intellect, strong technical skills, and a consulting character to match. Successful candidates for roles at Genesis:

  • Are passionate, self-motivated and energetic problem-solvers
  • Value integrity and exhibit ethical behaviour
  • Are analytical thinkers and fast learners with an excellent academic record

You are likely to have:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Economics, Econometrics, or a related field from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in conducting economic research and analysis, preferably in a consulting environment.
  • Strong proficiency in econometric modelling, statistical analysis, and data visualization tools (e.g., Stata, R, Python, etc.).
  • Demonstrated expertise and proven track record in leading the application of economic theory to real-world problems and developing innovative solutions, with a particular focus on sector performance and diagnostic tools that include, but not limited to, budget analysis, PERs, PETs, Benefit Incidence Analysis, DEA and similar
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to distill complex concepts and findings into clear and concise reports.
  • Proven leadership and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage client expectations effectively.
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality work and driving continuous improvement in methodologies and approaches.
  • Prior experience working in international development, public policy, or regulatory economics would be an advantage

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