Senior Economist (Methods) at Genesis Analytics – May 2024

Senior Economist (Methods)


  • 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


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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