09 December 2019

YTT internship Opportunity 2020

The Youth and Technology Team (YTT) at Genesis has an internship opportunity for a recent graduate. As a YTT intern, you will assist the YTT to position the firm to be able to identify, design and implement these measures. This will include assisting with consulting projects in this field, helping to conceptualise and execute business development and capacity building strategies across various practice areas in the firm, and developing thought leadership and intellectual capital for the firm’s marketing activities.

The Intern level is an entry-level position within the organization. The main purpose of the job is to participate in teams of consultants to facilitate the completion of strategic consulting assignments for clients including mobile network operators, digital platform providers, digital financial service providers, donor organizations, and government departments or regulatory authorities.

The Youth and Technology Team (YTT) at Genesis is a cross-cutting initiative across the firm to develop the firm’s capabilities at the intersection of the African youth wave and technology innovation. While many see this youth wave as a crisis, we believe that misses the point: this is an historic opportunity. The demographic dividend is a once-in-a-century opportunity to dramatically raise living standards and change the course of the region. However, this will not happen automatically and there are a number of measures which need to be in place for this demographic transition to be translated into a dividend. These measures must harness the fourth industrial revolution which is ushering in a new era of technology innovation, providing both significant opportunities and new forms of risk.

• Ability to perform rigorous economic analysis of data and reports using both conceptual and quantitative approaches
• Application of economic thinking and logic to problem-solving
• Preparation of clearly thought out and logically written documentation
• Ability to perform relevant research related to projects to source required data
• Ability to clean data sourced to make it project-specific and relevant
• Vetting of all information to ensure accuracy
• Client interaction and negotiation
• Marketing of Genesis and the practice to ensure ongoing sustainability and extension of the business
• Building of intellectual capacity and property

• Strong academic background – master's degree in an analytical field of study. Fields of study include but are not limited to: Economics, Econometrics, Development Finance, Computer Science, Politics and Public Policy, Public Health, Demography
• Proactive self-starter who displays confidence and assertiveness in their approach
• Strong writing skills – ability to communicate at all levels
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
• Strong research, analytical and lateral thought processes
• Excellent attention to detail
• Reliable and dependable
• Ability to maintain strict ethical standards and client confidentiality
• Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Strong planning and organizational skills, with ability to prioritize
• Confident networker
• Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
• Sound judgement
• Professional approach and appearance
• Sound analytical skills
• Excellent problem solver
• Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Sub-Saharan Africa
• Advanced MS Office literacy


• Communication will be with short-listed candidates only - if you do not receive any feedback on your application within 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful
• Genesis Analytics reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment of any advertised role
• All appointments will be made in line with Genesis Analytics’ Employment Equity Plan and Policies
• All applications will be treated confidentially

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