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Intern - Human Development - Global

The Programme 

The Human Development team works for a world where everyone can develop to their full potential. We are focused on expanding meaningful rights and opportunities for people who are marginalized. Part of a Global African firm, we are particularly committed to children, women, and new people in Africa and the Middle East.  
We help governments, their global partners, and private and non-state clients to improve the delivery of key human development services while navigating rapid changes in demography, climate, and technology, and the shock of Covid-19. We work in health, nutrition, and WaSH; youth, education and early childhood development; and social protection and social care. We provide services in diagnostics; regulation; strategy, planning and implementation; financing; service delivery; and monitoring and evaluation. 
The Human Development team is constantly seeking to recruit and develop exceptional talent in human development. Graduates looking to explore Genesis on a short-term basis for instance before their master's degree or during a summer holiday - Should apply for the Intern roles. These roles can be undertaken from any of our offices and, if necessary, from home, for around 10 weeks. 
We offer you a steep learning curve while providing an opportunity to make a difference. We will invest in your professional development. We offer meaningful work with professional, talented and supportive teams; and mentoring and regular feedback from high level colleagues. You will learn: 

  • How to structure and solve problems in a rigorous and collaborative way that actually leads to realizing value. 
  • How to work effectively in diverse, lean, agile and professional teams. 
  • How to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.
  • About your own work styles and preferences. 

What You Will Do 

  • You will work with Genesis colleagues in consulting teams to help our clients unlock and realize value in human development. In each project, you will help: 
  • Assess and structure the problem to be solved. 
  • Collect, organize, interpret, and analyze data and information.
  • Test and refine hypotheses; and draft and communicate conclusions and recommendations, sometimes directly to the client. In some cases, you may be asked to travel to do this, with colleagues.  

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Development Studies, Maths, Statistics or similar. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams in changing environments. 
  • Ability to solve problems through clear thinking, and strong analytical skills, including attention to detail. 
  • Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills in English. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel.  

Other desirable skills and competencies include: 

  • Proficiency in other statistical packages, such as STATA. 
  • Proficiency with data visualization, presentation or design software. 
  • GIS skills. 
  • Languages relevant to Genesis’ geographies. 
  • The ideal Genesis candidate carries a balanced combination of powerful intellect, strong technical skills, and a consulting character to match. Such candidates: 
  • Are passionate, self-motivated and energetic problem-solvers. 
  • Value integrity and exhibit ethical behavior. 
  • Are analytical thinkers and fast learners with an excellent academic record. 
Closed 7 days ago
Closed 7 days ago
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Economics, Mathematics, Statistics

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    South Africa (South

  • Closing Date:15th Jan 2022, 6:00 pm


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