21 Jul 2021

Full-Time Data Analyst by Genesis

Genesis – Posted by JobdirectaSouthAfrica Staff South Africa

Job Description


Genesis Analytics is a global African firm that has worked in more than 89 countries across the world. Our roots are firmly in Africa, having worked in 42 of the 54 countries on the continent. Established in 1998, Genesis is headquartered in Johannesburg and our operations include offices in Abidjan, Nairobi, Lagos and London. We also have representation in India, the UAE and Canada so we can work closely with our clients in finding scalable solutions that will work in the real world.

Our purpose as a firm is to unlock value – we do this through problem solving and designing smart solutions to our clients’ challenges. We have expertise in behavioural economics, competition economics and regulation, the digital economy and tech governance, economic impact assessments, financial services strategy, human development, monitoring and evaluation, public health and financing, shared value and corporate impact, as well as youth economic opportunities.

The company is rapidly expanding across our 4 offices and we are excited to welcome new talent to the firm which has 146 employees.


The Centre of Digital Excellence (C0DE) team focuses on supporting the digital transformation of sub-Saharan Africa. We are focused on technology innovation and the opportunities it provides for drastically improving the development potential of African nations. We do this through two types of projects; problem solving around the economic and social opportunities and risks that digital technology can provide to developing markets, and supporting our clients through the use of digital solutions.

The C0DE team is entrepreneurial by nature and enjoys bringing innovation into the economic strategy and implementation projects that are conducted across the firm. As a practice team, we work across the company and liaise with other practice areas to support their project delivery. As a new practice team, there is room for upward mobility; our senior team is invested in the development of our analysts and associates to ensure their career growth.


We are looking for a dynamic individual to support with our digital solutions and big data requirements. The role will be as an Analyst or an Associate depending on the candidate’s experience and competencies.

C0DE works with exciting data that is people rich – we are tasked with understanding population groups, their behaviours, how to change those behaviours, and the impact this will have through time. We work with a combination of novel data sources collected through targeted surveys or GIS if possible, and openly available data sources such as national or open source databases.

This individual will be a primary resource on our projects that require:

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Designing digital data collection tools using online forms or chatbots
  • Building databases
  • Geo-spatial mapping

This individual will be technology-minded and have a passion for data and the advancement of economic development in Africa. They will have an opportunity to work with clients such as Facebook, World Bank, government departments and banks. Data projects may include surveying customers using a WhatsApp chatbot and analysing the data, building a COVID-19 vaccination monitoring dashboard for a ministry of health, advising a bank on emerging business risks based on geo-spatial data, or segmenting users and predicting behaviour based on their characteristics and engagement on a mobile app.

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  • Strong academic background – A Honours or Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, or a similar relevant degree
  • Demonstrated interest and understanding of economic development issues in Africa
  • Willingness to travel within Africa when it becomes available

The C0DE team is interested in candidates that possess a variety of skills in data science. We’d like to hear from candidates who have experience or training in any of the following. Please highlight in your application your level of proficiency and any past experience.

  • Drawing actionable insights from data using statistical and database programmes such as Python, R, Stata, SPSS or SQL
  • Visualizing data using Power BI, Tableau or Google Data Studio
  • Developing forecasts using time-series data
  • Developing supervised, unsupervised and statistical learning models
  • Using large datasets, survey data and architecting relational databases
  • Working with imbalanced data and/or unstructured data
  • Designing surveys and analysing the data
  • Using Azure or Google Cloud
  • Analysing data using GIS software such as QGIS

The candidate can be located in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos or London but must be willing to travel for assignments and spend some time at the Genesis head office in Johannesburg.


  • Please follow the online application process on the career’s portal of the Genesis website
  • We use an automated applicant tracking system in order to receive and manage all applications in one central point, and for this reason, we also do not accept any e-mailed CV’s or applications
  • Once you have applied via our career portal, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that your application was received, and your application will be reviewed within a few days of receipt
  • NOTE: Please be advised that uploaded documents / attachments cannot bigger than 4MB in total, as the system will not accept your application if the uploaded documents exceed 4MB
  • Applications can only be made online – no other means of application will be accepted


  • Preference will be given to South African Employment Equity applicants
  • Relevant previous experience is essential
  • 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 Policies
  • All applications will be treated confidentially

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