Associate – Francophone
Experience
2 yrs.
Location
Dakar
Job type
Full time
Job Summary

Are you a go-getter? Keen to play a catalytic role in the development of financial services and agriculture in Francophone Africa? We seek an associate who can play a catalytic role within our Francophone team to deliver superior consulting services and help governments, regulators, financial service providers, and FinTechs make the best use of the digital revolution. We expect this team to grow—professionally and in numbers—and you can be at the forefront of this change. Apply now!

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Essential Skills

The applicant should have experience in a relevant sector, such as finance, telecom, or fintech with excellent digital skills. We prefer candidates with prior experience in management consulting or advisory services. The ideal candidate should be a native French speaker, while knowledge of English will be an advantage.

Description

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities for this role include assisting the team in :

  • Analyzing needs and opportunities,
  • Researching industry trends,
  • Evaluating alternatives and priorities,,
  • Developing the business case for infrastructure investments,
  • Writing reports and grant applications,
  • Supporting client meetings and workshops,
  • Analyzing project and program funding and financing options,
  • Reviewing and interpreting federal legislation and guidance,
  • Performing quantitative analyses and data analytics,
  • Developing financial models,,
  • Providing strategic support in all phases of infrastructure planning and project development,
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to MSC’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures,
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Detailed Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Support the development and submission of proposals to generate business,
  • Co-author thematic publications to be developed from field experiences,
  • Actively engage in Marketing Activities and participate in Digital Media dialogues (blogs, discussion forums, etc).

Professional Development

  • Conduct ‘Quality of Delivery’/ Feedback assessments after assignment execution in line with the quality control guidelines,
  • Taking ownership of self-development by acquiring skills, knowledge which adds value to the organization.

Business Execution

  • Execute specified tasks on assignments with the utmost diligence, attention to detail, and focus on quality under supervision,
  • Seek guidance from colleagues when unsure,
  • Participate in assignment de-brief meetings,
  • Support the process of report writing and data analysis,
  • Develop linkages with the junior staff of the client organization to gather assignment-related information/data,
  • Assist in the review of training courses delivered, research papers prepared, curriculum developed, and technical assistance provided to clients,
  • Contribute to the development of MSC’s toolkits and other publications.

Qualification:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a reputed institution or other relevant professional qualifications in line with the areas of specialization.

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to deliver specified tasks under supervision,
  • Ability to build strong relationships,
  • Strong attention to detail,
  • Strong field orientation and proven interpersonal skills,
  • Good spoken and written English,
  • Proficient in Word and Excel.
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