Business Development Intern

The Business Development Intern will get a full exposure of Genesis business and global market, working closely with Genesis colleagues across all specialist practice areas. The person will lead on the identification and assessment of relevant opportunities and provide strategic advice on the risks and viability of these opportunities.


1. Opportunity identification

  • Set up, track and manage alerts on key platforms
  • Scan public sector portals; Bilateral and Multilateral institutions; other donor platforms and print media, post-forecast update responses
  • Capture information gathered internally on Genesis Pipeline Management system
  • Communicate pipeline opportunities with the Practice areas and relevant functional teams

2. Pipeline forecasting

  • Identify and track opportunities through business forecasts and build up an opportunity pipeline in line with Genesis’s strategy and approach

3. Monitor trends and provide analysis

  • Monitor and analyse development trends by target geography and clients as well as competitive analysis to inform Genesis’ strategic positioning

Other areas of support may include: support internal learning on pipeline management; provide analysis on Genesis bidding trends; support Genesis firm to correctly use the Genesis Pipeline Management system.




  • Desire to start a career in consultancy, working across Africa and globally to unlock value
  • Undergraduate qualification in relevant areas like International Relations, Political Science, Social Science, International Affairs, as minimum qualification
  • Exceptional research skills, including ability to find answers by studying materials and sources available; and gather information, analyse, interpret and review it before providing a solution
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks while working in an organised and timely manner to meet deadlines
  • Highly developed interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to quickly examine information in details and synthesize messages to a broad audience
  • Demonstrated proactiveness and capacity to take initiatives


  • An Honours degree in a relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of Google Suite
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