Senior Associate (Consultant) - Financial Services Strategy Practice Area (2) (South Africa)

Reference Number
CHFSSSA220518
Description

The main purpose of the job is to lead and participate in teams of consultants to facilitate the completion of strategic consulting assignments for a variety of clients including, large and small banks, mobile network operators, donor organisations, microfinance institutes, government departments and law firms.

Requirements

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: 

Genesis Analytics is the largest African economics-based consulting firm. We have been providing high quality consulting and advisory services since 1998 from our headquarters in Johannesburg and, more recently, our office in Nairobi. We built our reputation in the areas of competition and regulatory economics, and financial services strategy consulting, but have since expanded our offering to incorporate agribusiness, climate-smart agriculture and infrastructure, and health. This sector work is underpinned by our specialist practices in evaluation and behavioural economics.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

The main purpose of the job is to lead and participate in teams of consultants to facilitate the completion of strategic consulting assignments for a variety of clients including, large and small banks, mobile network operators, donor organisations, microfinance institutes, government departments and law firms.

The work will be delivered through:

  • Well managed consulting projects
  • Developing strategic insights and leading team problem solving
  • Ensuring effective working relationships within teams and with clients
  • Growing the client base through developing a network of appropriate relationships
  • Mentoring more junior members of the team


REPORTING STRUCTURE:          

  • Reports to Partner/Management level
  • The Roles within the Banking Strategy practice include Partner, Principal, Manager, Senior Associate, Associate and Analyst 

 

DURATION/TYPE: 

  • Permanent

 

REQUIREMENTS:      

  • Strong academic background – minimum of a postgraduate degree in an analytical field of study. Preference for Economics and/or Finance.
  • Masters Degree is preferable
  • 4 – 6 years consulting experience and a passion for consulting
  • Strong research, analytical and lateral thought processes
  • Experience in or an interest in banking and financial modelling
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills – ability to communicate at all levels
  • Proactive self-starter who is able to be assertive
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team as well as independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly numerate
  • Entrepreneurial in nature
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with ability to prioritise
  • Confident networker
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Sound problem solving and judgement skills
  • Professional and confidential approach to dealing with sensitive information
  • Advanced PC literacy
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage projects, generate sound advice and provide quality assistance to clients - use skills and experience to break down difficult problems into tractable component parts and identify practical ways to resolve each component.
  • Perform rigorous analysis of data and reports using both conceptual problem solving and quantitative approaches - independently identify and overcome data and conceptual problems that emerge during the analysis.
  • Review the inputs of junior consultants - nurture, train and mentor junior consultants
  • Prepare clearly thought-out and logically written documents using MS Word and MS PowerPoint
  • Undertake new business development - producing proposals and marketing Genesis Analytics to selected clients
  • Interact and negotiate with clients
  • Build company intellectual property
  • Keep abreast of industry developments

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Please follow the online application process on the careers portal of the Genesis Analytics website
  • We use an automated applicant tracking system in order to receive and manage all applications in one central point, and for this reason, we also do not accept any e-mailed CV’s or applications
  • Applicants need to have the following documents on hand in order to submit a complete application: 1) latest updated CV in .doc or .pdf format, 2) a detailed cover letter, 3) copy of identification document (ID or passport), 4) transcript and certificates – note: NOT just qualification certificates, as we require transcripts of marks obtained as well
  • 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 bigger than 4MB in total, as the system will not accept your application if the uploaded documents exceed 4MB

DISCLAIMER:

  • South African citizenship is preferable
  • Relevant previous experience is essential
  • Communication will be with short-listed candidates only - if you do not receive any feedback on your application within 3 weeks, 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
  • This role is earmarked for an Employment Equity candidate
Work Level
Mid-Level
Type
Permanent
Salary
Market Related
EE Position
Yes
Location
South Africa