Genesis Analytics is an economics-based consultancy that has worked in 89 countries. Our roots are firmly in Africa. We are a truly global African firm. We look at the world – and the continent – by identifying large opportunities for change, both social and private. Our purpose as a firm is to unlock that massive latent value through a multi-faceted approach that we describe below. We have expertise in behavioural sciences; competition economics and regulation; the digital economy and regulation; economic impact assessment; financial services strategy; human development; monitoring, evaluation and learning; public health and financing; shared value and corporate impact; and youth employment. Some of our best work has been through combining our complementary areas of expertise to find fresh solutions. Our clients include all levels of government, corporates and banks, development agencies, multilateral organisations, foundations, regulators and law firms.

Our goal is to recruit and build an exceptional cadre of professionals who are passionate about unlocking value on the continent. Successful candidates are placed into a niche practice area that best suits their skill set, interests and personal capability. We recruit at both a graduate (honours/masters) and experienced hire level. If you are interested in applying core economics and related toolkits to complex problems that seek to develop Africa, you are exactly the person we are looking for!

The Genesis Educational Foundation Trust (GEFT) bursary is offered to young South African students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who are eligible to study towards their honours or master’s degrees in Economics or related fields at a recognised South African university.

Applicants must be in the process of applying for either one of the following qualifications or related disciplines:

An honours or master’s degree in: Economics, Economic Science, Applied Economics, Development Economics, Behavioural Economics, International Development and Public Health: Epidemiology or Health Economics.

Applicants must have achieved a consistent average of 65% and above for their undergraduate and/or honours degrees. The bursary is primarily available to cover tuition fees as well as books and stationery. Dependent on available funds, GEFT may be in a position to contribute towards additional needs such as accommodation and transport.

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Internships are ideal for top-performing students who are ready for a real-life business experience in an energetic and highly deadline-driven environment.

We have a structured internship programme for all our bursary students. Internships for our bursars usually take place bi-annually from May to July, and again from October to December depending on the academic calendar and schedule.

In addition, as project requirements change we regularly have opportunities for both short term and longer term internships. We encourage all interested students to submit applications for internships. Internships or similar fixed-term opportunities take place throughout the year and are actively advertised on the careers page. Please continue to visit the Genesis careers page to learn of any new roles.

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A focal point of the Genesis strategy is to build exceptional economists in Africa to work on global projects. To do so, we recruit for and welcome young talent to join our firm and contribute to impactful project work. As a global firm, we hire candidates from both African and international universities. The recruitment processes follow the respective regions’ timeframes, running from January-March for those following the northern hemisphere calendars, and from April-July for those studying at African universities.

Genesis also welcomes young professionals who may want to transition from a different work environment to economics-based consulting. While there is not a specific timeline for these applicants, the recruitment team is always open to receiving such profiles. 

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