• Senior Consultant, Intelligence and Analysis at Africapractice

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016 Deadline: 30 November, 2016
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  • Africapractice is an Africa-focused consulting firm that provides risk advisory, public affairs and strategic communications services to public and private sector clients. With offices in London, Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Lagos, Accra and Conakry, africapractice is uniquely positioned to assist our clients to identify, evaluate and pursue opportunities in Africa.

    Senior Consultant, Intelligence and Analysis

     

    Responsibilities

     Consulting services

    • Run complex political and commercial intelligence projects
    • Develop creative consulting solutions for clients facing specific challenges or opportunities in the region
    • Participate in client briefings on political, regulatory and commercial developments in the region
    • Develop, manage and advise on relationships with key stakeholders, stakeholder engagement plans, overseeing and co-ordinating mutually beneficial relationships built on a firm understanding of strategic priorities
    • Network with key stakeholders to gather intelligence on their policies, attitudes, current plans and upcoming  announcements
    • Ensure that consulting projects are conducted and delivered within the required timeframe while simultaneously satisfying africapractice’s quality standards
    • Build strong and profitable client relationships

     Research and analysis

    • Produce regular, high quality analysis on political, regulatory and commercial developments in Africa, with a focus Kenya
    • Maintain a high level of regional expertise through desktop research, attendance at relevant seminars and in-country intelligence gathering
    • Develop and maintain a network of expert contacts and subcontractors in the region

     Marketing and Business Development

    • Support business development for africapractice across Kenya and wider East Africa Market
    • Liaise regularly with africapractice’s offices in the region
    • Support marketing and PR initiatives to generate new business leadsRepresent afric
    • apractice at Pan-Africa focused conferences and seminars

     Media work

    • Develop strong relationships with regional and trade journalists and publications
    • Provide expert comment to media and undertake broadcast work as requested

     Role Requirements

    • Bachelors degree in relevant discipline, master’s degree preferred
    • At least 7 years’ experience working on and analysing African politics
    • Excellent verbal and written communication; Ability to write clearly, concisely and authoritatively to tight deadlines
    • Excellent investigative and analytical skills; Has an inquisitive mind
    • Excellent, influencing, persuasion and engagement skills
    • A self starter, able to work on their own initiative on complex issues
    • Diplomacy, tact and understanding of priorities to achieve common goals
    • Adapts well to changing demands and ambiguous situations; Shows an eagerness to seize opportunities
    • Ability to cultivate strong trust-based relationships with people at all levels within the organisation, client organisations and the wider business and political landscape; knows how and when to ask the right questions
    • Proven ability to manage account delivery on highly dynamic, sensitive and challenging briefs;
    • Aptitude for problem solving, attention to detail and collaborating with subject matter experts to address clients’ issues; actively seeks input from appropriate stakeholders and internal professionals
    • Detailed knowledge of political, operational and commercial dynamics in Africa, particularly East Africa
    • Good contacts with local and foreign political experts, government officials and private sector players
    • Experience in Business Development is preferred

    Method of Application

    If Interested please send us a detailed CV, together with a cover letter specifying your suitability and availability. Send the application to hr@africapractice.com  with the reference “EA-SC I&A” by COP Wednesday November 30th 2016.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Africapractice career website on www.africapractice.com to apply

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