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Africa Delivery Hub – Analyst in Sub-Saharan Africa

Overview
The Africa Delivery Hub is a quickly growing team within McKinsey addressing complex public, societal and government challenges within a new Firm delivery mode. We are looking to add ADH consultants in our Johannesburg and Nairobi offices.*

* Local language skills and knowledge/experience highly preferred

The ADH develops and implements exciting social sector or government programs such as reforming primary schools in South Africa, implementing special economic zones in Kenya or transforming power infrastructure across African countries. Associates and analysts will work on projects that are typically longer term, more tangible, and with greater focus on leadership and coaching of client teams.
Possible Involvement / Work Types
  • Client Engagement
    Work exclusively with governments, donors, and senior leaders in civil service on transformational challenges in economic development by building capabilities,
    overseeing transformation, and delivering policy solutions.
  • Client Development
    Partake in client development and workshops for new and current clients and write proposals for new client engagements.
  • Knowledge building and transfer
    Participate in and lead internal knowledge building initiatives and contribute to industry conferences and workshops.

Targeted Impact
African economies possess high potential for social and economic development but often lack the necessary skills to achieve their developmental potential. McKinsey’s ADH consultants apply their knowledge of international development topics to advise clients, or provide expert backup and support to client teams. Specific contributions will vary depending on skills and experience, but could include:

  • Driving Delivery
    Support client teams to rapidly identify and prioritize actions for, and executing on, client strategy to deliver on critical targets.
  • Coaching
    Provide ongoing, targeted capability-building of teams and/or individuals in context-specific skills, performance management, problem-solving, and analytics to enable
    them to more effectively deliver results.
  • Problem solving
    Analyze data to identify opportunities and drive performance. Help clients to surface issues and bottlenecks and develop tactical action plans to quickly resolve them. Identify and disseminate lessons learned and best practices across clients.

  • Managing performance
    Co-create performance targets and milestones with clients. Set up and manage project management systems to track performance. Support client to aggressively minimize bottlenecks to progress.
  • Specializing
    Hone specific technical/sectorial expertise to offer specialist delivery support (e.g. agriculture sector delivery) to clients with targeted needs.
Desired Skills
We are looking for individuals with 0-3 years of experience in a development-consulting style position or working in a public or social sector institution. Backgrounds in electric power, health, agriculture and education are most desirable with a strong focus on applicants with experience working in Africa.
Applicants should demonstrate sound reasoning and critical thinking skills, impressive academic achievement and a passion for working on the economic development of Africa.
Minimum 4 year degree (or equivalent) required.

*Kindly condense your resume to 2 pages or less
*Include all test scores, honors, grades and/or GPAs
*References not required

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