A Career at Genesis

  • Careers
  • Graduates
  • Bursaries
  • Internships
  • Experienced Hires
  • Project Hires
Careers

What we look for

People who work with us must be:    

  • Passionate, self-motivated and energetic problem-solvers
  • Value integrity and exhibit ethical behaviour
  • Analytical thinkers and fast learners with an excellent academic record.

At Genesis we look for the best of the best. There are several employment opportunities available at the firm.

We recruit graduates annually and experienced professionals as well as specialists for specific projects. 

We also offer bursaries for South African economics students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, to pursue their studies to Master’s level, as well as internships.  

Contact

Cobie Hönicke

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Cobie Hönicke
Senior Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu

Grad Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu
Grad Recruitment Specialist

Four Guiding Principles

At Genesis, four principles guide everything we do. These are: 

A focus on analytical strength

Economics is our core tool, to which we apply many other tools – financial, strategic and evaluative – to improve decisions and unlock value. We pride ourselves on the quality of our analysis. Every professional at Genesis is required to wield our analytical tools with rigour, imagination and, when called for, with courage. 

Being at home in both the private and public sectors, especially where they meet 

We strongly believe in the same teams servicing both the corporate and the public sectors. Experience in the one, we believe, enriches our work in the other. As a result of this cross-learning, we are often asked to work in the zone where the market meets the state. 

Ethics above expedience

In Africa, as elsewhere, the zone where the state meets the market is crowded with many firms and operators, from the corrupt to the expedient to the ethical. We have chosen a consistently ethical approach. We work hard to earn and maintain a reputation for rigour and fairness, as well as for helping to improve the system we live and work in. 

A focus on the world in which the decision is made, as well as on the world in which it will be executed

As a firm, we seek to improve a wide range of decisions on behalf of our clients: from decisions regarding regulatory processes in a multi-billion-dollar industry to decisions about the nutrition of a young woman in rural Rwanda. We believe that the focus on decision context sets us apart from our competitors.   

Genesis Values

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Graduates

Financial Services Strategy is scouting for new talent

Our Financial Services Strategy practice is looking for new talent to join the firm in 2018. Candidates must have a Masters in Economics or related discipline.

How do I apply?

Your application must consist of: 

  • A motivational letter
  • A comprehensive CV
  • A writing sample of your individual work (e.g. Assignment, thesis, dissertation)
  • Complete academic transcripts scanned and saved as one document
  • A certified copy of your South African identity document or passport
  • Copies of all academic certificates obtained.

Process: 

  • The application is received and screened against required skills, competencies and experience
  • The candidate is required to complete a technical case study
  • A panel interview will take place
  • If the candidate is successful, an offer of employment is made.

Please note that we only accept applications submitted online. Applications sent via email will not be considered.

Genesis is an equal-opportunity employer. Preference is given to candidates from designated groups (i.e. South African Indian, Coloured and African candidates), as defined in the Employment Equity Act (No. 55 of 1998).

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 5 January 2018.

Click here to apply. 

Annual graduate recruitment 

Graduate recruitment takes place throughout the year with a seasonal focus from July to August of each year. 

We recruit Master's graduates from the major South African universities to join as analysts. On occasion Honours students are recruited to join as Researchers. Graduates with one to two years of work experience from elite corporate programmes may also be recruited into the firm as analysts.

Download the Genesis recruitment brochure for information about our firm

Applications for 2018 are now closed and will reopen next year.

Contact

Cobie Hönicke

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Cobie Hönicke
Senior Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu

Grad Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu
Grad Recruitment Specialist

Genesis Values

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Bursaries

The Genesis Educational Foundation Trust was set up with the specific objective of assisting Economics students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their postgraduate degrees in Economics or related disciplines. 

Bursars are required to complete bi-annual internships which are communicated throughout the year. Bursars may also be required to join Genesis on full-time employment after completing their studies.

Eligibility and Criteria 

Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for a bursary:

  • EE candidates as defined by the Employment Equity Act of South Africa
  • Must be eligible for registration for an Honours or Master’s degree in the following academic year
  • Qualifications include Economics or related disciplines eg. B Bus Sci in Management Specialising in Economics, Development Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)
  • Students must be eligible to study at a reputable university either locally or internationally
  • A minimum of a 65 % average during all undergraduate and Honours studies

How do I apply for a bursary?

Please apply online using the link below. You will need to submit the following documentation:

  • A motivational letter
  • A comprehensive CV
  • Certified copies of your academic transcripts for every year of study
  • A certified copy of your South African identity document
  • An assignment from the current year of study.

Process

  • Applications are screened against the eligibility criteria listed above
  • You will be asked to complete an online case study assessment
  • An initial exploratory telephonic interview will be held
  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo a panel interview
  • Successful candidates are ratified by the Trustees after which a bursary is confirmed and awarded.

Please note that emailed applications will not be considered.

Apply here for 2018

Contact

Cobie Hönicke

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Cobie Hönicke
Senior Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu

Grad Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu
Grad Recruitment Specialist

Genesis Values

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Internships

Our internship programme

We have a structured internship programme for all our bursary students. However, as project requirements change regularly, we encourage all interested students to submit applications for internships. Internships usually take place bi-annually from May to July, and again from October to December.

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

How do I apply for an internship?

Please apply online using the link below. You will need to submit the following documentation:

  • A motivational letter
  • A comprehensive CV
  • A certified copy of your South African identity document or passport
  • Copies of all academic certificates obtained

Process

  • Applications are received and screened against required skills, competencies and experience
  • You will be asked to complete an online case study assessment
  • An initial exploratory telephonic interview will be held
  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo a panel interview
  • Successful candidates are added to our internship database and offers are made dependent on available project work.

Please note that emailed applications will not be considered.

Applications for 2018 are closed.

Contact

Cobie Hönicke

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Cobie Hönicke
Senior Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu

Grad Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu
Grad Recruitment Specialist

Genesis Values

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Experienced Hires

We recruit experienced professionals for key positions. Experienced professionals with an Honours or Master’s degree in Economics and more than two years of work experience, qualify for recruitment as associates and above. Genesis values the expertise that previous professional experience brings to our teams.

Current opportunities at Genesis

How do I apply for employment?

Your application must consist of: 

  • A motivational letter
  • A comprehensive CV
  • A certified copy of your South African identity document or passport
  • Copies of all academic certificates obtained.

Process: 

  • The application is received and screened against required skills, competencies and experience
  • The candidate is required to complete  a technical case study
  • Face-to-face and online psychometric assessments are conducted
  • An interview is conducted
  • Credential checks and references are completed
  • If the candidate is successful, an offer of employment is made.

Genesis is an equal-opportunity employer. Preference is given to candidates from designated groups (i.e. South African Indian, Coloured and African candidates), as defined in the Employment Equity Act (No. 55 of 1998).

Applications can only be made online here

Contact

Cobie Hönicke

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Cobie Hönicke
Senior Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu

Grad Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu
Grad Recruitment Specialist

Genesis Values

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Project Hires

Genesis has completed more than 900 assignments in over 35 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In the economic development space, we design, implement and evaluate projects for bilateral and multilateral donor agencies as well as development finance institutions. Through this work, we inform policy decisions at the highest levels of government and impact the livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities. We are therefore driven to unlock maximum value through every intervention.

Current opportunities at Genesis

As we grow our portfolio of projects, we seek equally talented associate consultants to collaborate with on project-specific engagements. We recognise that the success of our long-term project delivery is based on our combined offering of Genesis’s institutional specialisations and the field experience of associate consultants. We therefore continuously nurture a community of expert consultants who have a balance of proven technical skills and field-based experience, and who share our passion for developing Africa and its people.

We invite expert consultants with more than seven years of experience in one or more of our technical areas to contact us. Whether you are applying for an existing project position or just expressing interest in future collaboration, we will store your details in our database for easy reference as opportunities arise.

How do I apply?

Your application must consist of: 

  • A letter of introduction
  • A comprehensive CV
  • A copy of your South African identity document or your international passport.

 
Our project recruitment is done on the basis of our clients’ capability requirements. Where recruitment happens at proposal stage, candidates must be aware that the position is conditioned by the funding agency’s award of the contract to Genesis, and subsequent approval of the candidate for the proposed position. 
 
Applications can only be made online here

Contact

Cobie Hönicke

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Cobie Hönicke
Senior Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu

Grad Recruitment Specialist

​Zandile Shabangu
Grad Recruitment Specialist

Genesis Values

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