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  • Posted: Mar 18, 2024
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    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. We wor...
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    Senior Associate: Primary Data Intelligence


    • The senior associate will be largely involved in primary data collection, including quality control, survey design and scripting, relational database management, data cleaning, data analysis and report writing. That being said, the associate will be further involved in other areas of data innovation alongside members of the PDI team - involving AI, automations, dashboarding, system and database design as well as GIS. 
    • Beyond your data responsibilities, you'll play a pivotal leadership role within the PDI team, guiding and fostering the growth of junior team members. If you're passionate about driving data innovation and nurturing talent, this role offers a dynamic opportunity to make a meaningful impact. 


    A core facet of working in the PDI team centres around rigour. As custodians of data quality for data-centric development projects in the young world, we therefore value trust and transparency above all else. Rigour is carried through from conceptualisation, designing robust data collection tools, real-time quality control all the way to analysis and the dissemination of findings. 
    The responsibilities of the senior associate role include:

    • Project management (budgeting, resource allocation, project coordination)
    • Qualitative and quantitative methodology design
    • Quality control 
    • Data collection tool design & digitisation
    • Relational database management
    • Dashboard development
    • Data cleaning & analysis
    • Stakeholder engagement with clients, fieldwork partners and key informants
    • Dissemination of research findings using various mediums (reports, dashboards, data visualisation, presentations)
    • Mapping geographical data 
    • Leadership and capacity building


    • We specifically would like to hire an experienced professional with a keen interest and love for data who has a passion for doing impactful work across the young world. 


    • Integrity - as custodians of data quality for development projects in the young world, we value trust and transparency above all else. 
    • At least 5 years of experience in data-driven consulting work (quantitative and/or qualitative)
    • Masters degree or higher
    • Academic qualifications involving economics, psychology, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, environmental science, development and/or sociology or similar
    • Good knowledge of statistics
    • Proficiency working with scripted data analysis software (e.g. STATA, SPSS, R or Python)
    • Tech-savvy individual excited to work with new digital platforms, with guidance from the DI team (Slack, Airtable, Looker Studio, Google MyMaps)
    • Excellent writing ability in English
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.

    Desirable (advantageous)

    • 7 years of experience in data-driven consulting work (quantitative or qualitative)
    • French speaking (highly desirable)
    • Relational database experience (Airtable, SQL)
    • GIS experience/experience using spatial statistics

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    Project Recruiter


    The Proposal & Project Resourcing function is accountable for sourcing, selecting, and appointing key experts for anticipated opportunities, live proposals, and ongoing projects. Responsibilities include:

    • Creating talent pools and engaging with the talent market to establish long-lasting relationships
    • Supporting the recruitment of long-term project hires for large, forecasted proposals (e.g. large donor-funded projects such as USAID, FCDO, etc) 
    • Supporting the recruitment of short-term experts for live & quick turnaround proposals (e.g. 1-2 weeks’ timeframe)


    Project Recruitment: Pooling and Selection

    • Conduct recruitment activities, including developing job descriptions, proactive target searching, posting adverts, screening job applications, and evaluating and hiring talent efficiently.
    • Build and maintain talent pipelines and pools for critical roles, engaging with potential candidates.
    • Lead the identification and resourcing of experts for high-speed turnaround proposals or projects in prepositioning

    Project Recruitment Marketing and Insights

    • Utilise talent acquisition strategies to continuously position the employer in the job market and attract suitable talent in the independent consultancy/project market.
    • Implement or support the implementation of recruitment marketing tactics to promote the employer's brand and consultancy opportunities, driving job applications and offer acceptances.
    • Analyse market trends and insights to optimise project recruitment and attract diverse talent.
    • Analyse experts’ attraction rates, offer acceptance rates, diversity rates, referral rates, etc.

    Process and Compliance

    • Introduce best practices for project talent acquisition to align with the scale and the pace required for quick turnaround projects and proposals (e.g., market-tailored job descriptions, use of effective posting and searching platforms, prompt contracting).
    • Comply with Genesis' fair, ethical, and auditable selection processes to competitively and compliantly secure Key Experts.
    • Ensure compliance with agreed recruitment processes including the full use of the ATS (applicant tracking system)
    • Provide advice on contracting, employment compliance, and mobility considerations for projects.
    • Collaborate with local labour law professionals and agencies to create secure remuneration packages

    Relationship Building and Learning

    • Support hiring managers with best practices for project recruitment and project team design.
    • Keep track of analytics for project recruitment performance measurement.
    • Collaborate closely with HR and Marketing Communications departments.
    • Cultivate strong relationships with local agencies and relevant providers. 
    • Engage actively with experts post-tender submission/project completion to ensure satisfaction and retention


    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


    • At least 7 years' relevant experience in the recruitment industry, with a strong understanding of business development, ideally in donor-led markets..
    • Proven track record in Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Marketing.
    • Strong understanding of the Genesis’ job market and candidate behaviours.
    • Experience in hiring project long-term and short-term experts for donor markets.
    • Experience in advising hiring managers on team structure and job descriptions.
    • Proficient in working within tight deadlines.
    • Ability to constructively negotiate and manage employment costs and agreements.
    • Familiarity with compliance, due diligence, and auditing processes.
    • Creative and strategic thinking skills for resourcing approaches.
    • Effective stakeholder management for delivering high satisfaction and value-added services.
    • Proficiency in using analytics to enhance decision-making and process efficiency.

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