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Current Job Opportunities at Genesis Analytics

Current Job Opportunities at Genesis Analytics.

Current Job Opportunities at Genesis Analytics

Jobs at Genesis Analytics

Our purpose is to unlock value in Africa. We use our analytical capabilities to improve decision-making and, through better decisions, to unlock substantial value for our clients and society. While we are the largest economics-based consulting firm in Africa, we use a large number of techniques and approaches to achieve clarity for decision-makers.

Principal, Climate Finance & Economics, Resilience

  • The Climate Finance and Economics practice is searching for a highly skilled and dynamic experienced leader with consulting background in the economics of resilience, who is eager to join the growth of this new area of work in Genesis and passionate about accelerating the climate transition. As a Principal Consultant, you will be responsible for providing high-quality advice and guidance to public and private sector clients to enhance their resilience to climate and weather-related risks. You will lead and deliver projects focusing on the application of economics, weather and disaster data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to help build resilient infrastructure and communities.

This position is ideal for a person who is keen to have a proactive role in building and managing a growing team. Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the partner and build a business together with enthusiasm and teamwork, with a focus on the growth of our resilience area.
  • Bid for, design, and execute consultancy assignments for donor, corporate, foundation and government clients.
  • Provide strategic advice to public and private sector clients on enhancing their resilience to climate and weather-related risks, with a focus on economics, weather and disaster data, and informed by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Identify opportunities for clients to use data-driven approaches to better understand and manage climate and weather-related risks, and to develop resilient infrastructure and communities.
  • Lead the development of economic models and tools to assess the costs and benefits of climate and weather-related risk management strategies and resilient infrastructure investments.
  • Develop predictive models and data analytics to identify areas at high risk of climate and weather-related hazards, such as floods, droughts, and storms.
  • Lead project teams and manage client relationships to ensure the successful delivery of projects, including managing stakeholder engagement and consultation processes with local communities, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Solve problems with a high level of autonomy, logically, creatively, and laterally.
  • Take personal responsibility for high levels of excellence, analytical insights, with exemplary attention to detail.
  • Be able to prepare and lead high quality written and visual communication.
  • Have strong verbal communication skills.
  • Play a leading, managing, and mentoring role with more junior consultants.
  • Enthusiastically take up personal development, enjoying the freedom to build a career in a supportive environment.
  • Conduct research and analysis on emerging trends and best practices in climate finance and sustainable investment, with a focus on resource mobilization.
  • Provide thought leadership through participation in conferences, events, and publications, and represent the organization in relevant networks and partnerships.
  • Build and manage partnerships with academic institutions, research organizations, and technology providers to stay at the forefront of emerging trends and best practices in resilience, including the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Develop and deliver training programs and workshops to build the capacity of clients and stakeholders to understand and manage climate and weather-related risks and build resilience.
  • The candidate can be located in Johannesburg, London or elsewhere and be willing to travel for assignments and spend time at the Genesis office in London and/or Johannesburg.

Skills, experience and competencies

  • Strong masters’ level degrees in Economics, Environmental Science, Geography or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in resilience, with a focus on economics, weather and disaster data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning applied to policy and private sector decisions.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in economic modelling, data analytics, and machine learning, with proficiency in relevant software applications such as R, Python, and SQL.
  • Purpose-driven, enthusiastic, ethical, respectful, lives by Genesis values.
  • Strong self-starting problem solver, critical thinker, and analyst.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills.
  • Project management abilities.
  • Comfort with quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
  • Ability to work closely with senior leaders.

Program Director for Sycona

About the Position

  • Genesis Health is recruiting a Programme Director to manage a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded initiative known as Sycona.  Sycona is the research-to-action arm of the South-to-South HIV Prevention Learning Network (SSLN). The initiative aims to facilitate learning and application of best practice for HIV prevention programmes in 15 African countries and to support research utilisation in two of these.
  • This programme will work with key country stakeholders, including national level implementing partners – who can be empowered to apply best practice and research to implementation design and implementation; government and donor organisations in the countries – who can enable the environment for adaptation; and local research institutions – to conceptualise research and evaluate programmes and country progress.


  • The role will be based in one of the Genesis Hubs Africa Hubs in either: Nairobi, Lagos Abidjan, Addis Ababa or Johannesburg

The programme objectives are to:  

  • Support countries to accurately identify their specific capacity development needs and technical assistance requirements for an effective HIV prevention response.
  • Synthesise and disseminate HIV prevention research and best practice to inform key HIV prevention stakeholders in-country, in a way which supports uptake and use.
  • Mentor country stakeholders to become champions for HIV facilitated learning, and hence address key gaps and practically apply best practice for optimised program implementation.
  • Inform more targeted country strategies and funding proposals for HIV prevention with HIV.
  • Identify further critical questions for optimising HIV prevention programming that can be supported by research utilisation in two countries
  • Support cross-country sharing of best practice and joint problem solving for key barriers and bottlenecks experienced by country HIV program implementers.

The expected responsibilities of the Programme Director will include:

Providing strategic and technical programme leadership by:

  • Leading the internal Genesis team, to understand, design and implement a responsive facilitated learning approach, focused on HIV prevention programming
  • Managing accountability of and working closely with the sub-contractor (The Population Council) in their role in consolidating, synthesising and dissemination information and promising practice.
  • Establishing and facilitating involvement and oversight from a programme advisory committee
  • Build partnerships and relations with key global and regional HIV prevention initiatives and stakeholders
  • Developing the overall programme direction and lead the programme collectively towards it
  • Serve as the programme representative and main point of contact with the programme funder on all technical and operational matters
  • Work closely with the SSLN programme director and team to support seamless integration of both programmes
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including those at global, regional and country level.
  • Coordinate and lead the internal team to ensure streamlined communication and implementation.
  • Work closely with the M&E team to harvest outcomes from implementation of the learning to action initiative
  • Lead, manage, motivate and develop programme staff, encouraging their commitment to programme objectives, and meeting their personal development needs.
  • Ensure sound financial and operational programme management, working with the programme’s financial team to manage programmatic budgeting, spending, forecasting and reporting.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field e.g. MSc Epi, MPH
  • Research-to-action experience is a must.
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience, at least 5 of which spent in oversight of donor programmes
  • Technical expertise in the area of HIV prevention research
  • Experience working across sub-Saharan Africa and understanding of the regional HIV epidemic
  • Experience working with and implementing donor-funded programmes preferably in the health sector; familiarity with the Bill &and Melinda Gates Foundation would be an advantage
  • Experience working with multi-lateral organisations as well as country programme managers building and maintaining good relationships and identifying and leveraging from collaboration opportunities
  • Financial and operational management experience for successful programme delivery
  • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent of written and spoken English required, business proficiency in French/Portuguese  an asset

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Current Job Opportunities at Genesis Analytics

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