G:ENESIS – Analyst (Competition and Regulatory Economics)

In a world undergoing convulsive technological and political change, Genesis partners with key actors to deliver urgent, lasting impact in critical areas.

Genesis, an impact firm founded, incorporated and headquartered in Africa, has worked in 46 African countries and more than 100 countries globally. Uniquely, Genesis is focused on the Young World – the arc of countries with young populations stretching across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and parts of Southeast Asia.

By 2030 four in five children will be born in the Young World, making this region central to the future. With growing markets and young, productive populations, Young World countries have the most positive potential trajectory in the world. It is here that investments of all kinds will have the highest social and economic returns.

Our job at Genesis is to help societies, governments and businesses across the Young World succeed at three fundamental historic transitions:

  • Reconfiguring economies: creating income for large, rapidly urbanising youth cohorts within a global economy undergoing profound changes
  • A human transition: a fundamental rethink of how societies, governments and markets can ensure the health and cognitive and social well-being of all those young people, including the most vulnerable
  • A just climate transition: both to decarbonise and to manage the human and economic impacts of a global crisis they did not cause
  • To do this work, we are building a new type of impact firm

PRACTICE AREA DESCRIPTION

The work of Genesis’ Competition and Regulatory Economics (CRE) practice involves the application of rigorous theoretical and empirical economic analysis to assist our clients in the context of competition law complaints (such as cartel conduct or abuse of dominance), the regulatory review of mergers, the design of sector regulation, corporate damages claims and international trade matters. Our reputation as leading economic experts in these areas is built on rigorous, fact-based economic analysis that is ethical, persuasively articulated, withstands scrutiny, and retains credibility in the eyes of the courts and other decision-makers.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

As part of a young and dynamic team, you will assist us in providing economic analysis on high-profile matters that shape the future operations of our clients and the industries in which they operate. You will work alongside leading competition economists who have provided independent expert economic testimony in many of South Africa’s landmark competition cases. You will also work with the country’s top legal teams and high-level decision-makers in both business and public office. The exposure you will get to the inner workings of a wide cross-section of industries means that no two projects are ever the same.

Requirements
  • Outstanding economists with excellent academic credentials and a minimum of a master’s degree in Economics (or similar qualification).
  • No prior experience/coursework in competition or regulatory economics is required.
  • Applicants must want to work in an intellectually rigorous and challenging environment where they will be asked to solve problems by applying economic theory to real-world situations.
  • Strong analytical ability, critical thinking, and written communication skills.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please follow the online application process on the career portal of the Genesis website. We are unable to accept any e-mailed CVs or applications
  • Your application will primarily be considered for this role. If there are multiple roles that you are interested in, please submit your application for each position
  • Once you have applied via our career portal, you will receive a system-generated confirmation e-mail that your application was received
  • NOTE: Please be advised that uploaded documents/attachments cannot exceed 4MB in total as the system will not accept your application if the uploaded documents exceed 4MB
  • 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 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 Transformation Policies
  • All applications will be treated confidentially

 

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