Nacosa Vacancies 2022 – Analyst – Shared Value and Impact Practice

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Job Description


Genesis Analytics is a global African consulting firm founded in 1998, with offices in Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, Lagos, Abidjan, and Toronto. We advise companies, governments, and donors all around the world. Genesis has worked on almost 4000 assignments in 90 countries, of which 42 are in Africa.

Our purpose as a firm is to unlock value in Africa. Our 140 consultants look at the African continent as an opportunity for massive positive social, economic and environmental progress. We seek to unlock that latent value, whether it is found in the private, social or public sector. We do this by combining multi-disciplinary skills with deep experience in the developing world.

We work for a range of clients including multinational corporations, governments, international development agencies, NGOs, and foundations.

We have practice areas in strategy, shared value and impact, climate change, the digital economy, public health, behavioural economics, human development, competition economics and regulation, economic impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and youth employment. Our best work is when we mix these complementary areas of expertise to find fresh solutions.

Genesis believes that we will be able to tackle the toughest challenges facing Africa over the next decade by focusing on three forces: the digital revolution, youth, and climate change – and this triangle of forces is core to our work.


You can find out more about our work through our practice area brochures and videos found online of the Genesis website.

While most development consulting focuses on governments and donors, the Shared Value and Impact practice (SVI) focuses on the private sector, and the role that companies can play in sustainable development. SVI has rapidly become a leading global advisor to companies on measuring and improving their social, economic, and environmental impact, and has built a book of blue-chip multinational clients.

The growth of the team requires an Analyst to join the team.

The purpose of the SVI team is to reshape capitalism to serve the world. We believe flourishing societies and healthy ecosystems should be the primary purpose of capitalism, not afterthoughts. A revolution is taking place in business and investment: the most admired global companies are able to articulate a societal purpose, to mitigate environmental harm, to measurably contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, and to use business models to create solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges faced by the world. The SVI team is at the forefront of using economic techniques to measure and quantify social, economic and environmental impact, and then to craft business strategies that help companies to change the world. All of our work is interesting and meaningful.

Our team culture is one of curiosity, excellence, and trust. We work in a flat team structure that values sustainable working hours, flexible working arrangements, and high financial reward.  You will have the freedom to build a career in a high performance and supportive environment.

There are two main applications in the work of the SVI practice:

1. Corporate impact: We work with senior executives across the continent to bring social and environmental impact considerations into the heart of business: measuring it; using commercial models to meet the SDGs; mitigating environmental harm, creating shared value strategically, engaging constructively with public policy.  Case examples: Is Facebook good for African development?  How should Standard Bank measure environmental and social impact? How inclusive is Airbnb?  What is the climate strategy for a continental banking group? What is Amazon’s environmental impact strategy? How can Absa open up more affordable housing? Does using GRI standards improve performance?

2. Government impact: We advise governments by independently weighing the impact of proposed changes to policies and the law. Case examples: Should the drinking age be changed from 18 to 21?  Should poor people have debts forgiven by the state? What will be the environmental and social impact of closing seven coal-fired power stations, and how should that economic activity be replaced as part of a Just Transition?

Job Requirements

Role description:

We are looking for a passionate problem-solver who is interested in creating innovative solutions to tough development challenges in the spheres of business strategy, corporate impact, public policy and legislation. The position is at entry-level as an Analyst or Intern (0-2 years of experience).

The candidate can be based in London, Johannesburg, Nairobi, or Lagos and must be willing to travel for assignments and spend time at the Genesis head office in Johannesburg. Please note that we do not sponsor work visas.

The candidate will:

  • Conduct research related to projects and source required data or information,
  • Perform rigorous analysis of data and reports using both conceptual and quantitative approaches,
  • Solve problems logically, creatively, and laterally, applying economic logic,
  • Prepare high-quality written and visual documentation,
  • Engage confidently and professionally with clients
  • Contribute towards opportunity scanning and writing proposals for new projects;
  • Build our team’s intellectual resource base and share relevant knowledge and readings,
  • Be adaptable to changes in our hybrid way of working between virtual and in-person settings, and
  • Market Genesis and the practice to ensure ongoing sustainability and extension of the business.

Skills, experience, and competencies:

  • Hungry for meaningful, purpose-driven work,
  • 0-2 years of experience,
  • Ideally strong masters’ degree in PPE, Economics, Politics, Business, International Relations, Development Studies, Sustainability or related fields [applicants with other exceptional postgraduate degrees (e.g., Honours degrees) in these fields may also be considered]
  • Enthusiastic, ethical, respectful, intellectually curious, big picture conceptual thinker, well-read, with an informed interest in the world, and,
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills.

How to apply:

  • Please follow the online application process on the career portal of the Genesis website
  • We use an automated applicant tracking system to receive and manage all applications in one central point, and for this reason, we also do not accept any e-mailed CVs or applications
  • Once you have applied via our career portal, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that your application was received, and your application will be reviewed within a few days of receipt
  • NOTE: Please be advised that uploaded documents/attachments cannot be bigger than 4MB in total, as the system will not accept your application if the uploaded documents exceed 4MB
  • Applications can only be made online – no other means of application will be accepted


  • Eligibility to work in a specific geographic location, i.e., South Africa, the UK, Kenya, or Nigeria, is a prerequisite. Unfortunately, we cannot sponsor work visas
  • Communication will be with short-listed candidates only. If you do not receive any feedback on your application within three (3) weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • Genesis Analytics reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment for 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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