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Business Development Assistant

The Business Development Unit (BDU) team at Genesis Analytics is responsible for opportunity identification and tracking; building a strategic pipeline of opportunities; the development and management of proposals, as well as engaging with clients and partners on potential collaborations.

The Business Development Intern will be involved in all activities pertaining to Business Development and the proposal process, working across all specialist practice areas at Genesis - Agribusiness, Climate Change and Market Development (AMD); Financial Services Strategy (FSS); Competition and Regulatory Economics (CRE), Infrastructure and PPP Advisory (IPPP), Evaluation for Development (E4D), Health, Shared Value Advisory (SV) and Applied Behavioural Economics (ABE). 

Job requirements: 

  • Opportunity scanning on online portals and print media;
  • Undertaking detailed analysis of the suitability of opportunities and providing forecasting data for pipeline business development in line with the overall Genesis strategy;
  • Coordinating practice-specific proposal efforts, setting up meetings, indicating deadlines for submission of information, relevant follow-ups and reminders
  • Development of proposals - drafting proposal inputs that include tailoring introductory sections, corporate capability statements and team CVs
  • Ensuring compliance with client requirements, and timely submission of proposals
  • Ensuring compliance with client requirements, and timely submission of proposals
  • Relationship management with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure a successful proposal submission process 


  • Degree or Honours in related field – Development Studies, International Relations, Economics
  • Good research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyse, synthesize, and present organised information
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of public sector consulting opportunities, in South Africa and the wider region
  • Knowledge of the donor market in East, Southern and West Africa;
  • Knowledge of the major programme funders in the specified regions including the African Development Bank (AfDB); The World Bank; The UK Department for International Development (DFID), as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and writing skills; and
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Reference Number: 





Southern Africa




Market Related

Job Type: 



Management Consulting