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Economic development consultant - Cape Town

Sector: Resilience

PEGASYS is a strategy and management consultancy driving developmental impact in emerging economies. We work in highly complex and dynamic environments, in the public & private sector spaces and have differentiated ourselves as an innovative, principled and trusted advisor to clients across Africa and the world. Our specialists are from a broad range of disciplines, which include engineering, law, finance, economics, international relations, policy, the humanities and science. Together we form a multidisciplinary team and bring our diverse skillset and experience to take on challenges facing the developmental sector.

  • Full time position Location - based in Cape Town QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required ▪ Must have a graduate degree in Economics, plus a relevant master’s degree in (but not limited to) Economics or Development Economics. ▪ 8 -10 years’ experience in economic appraisal and the wider economic benefits of development and or infrastructure investments to support cost benefit assessments and economic analysis of regional and local development opportunities. ▪ Strong economic capacity associated with the planning and preparation of infrastructure and or regional and urban development planning frameworks. ▪ Must have solid work experience in strategy consulting, while exposure to multilateral development institutions or development finance institutions will be an added advantage. ▪ Experience in managing large complex project to deliver outstanding products to clients. ▪ Established regional networks in climate responsiveness, infrastructure investment and or climate investment, particularly in Af

  • Preferred • A keen interest or previous exposure to climate and / or infrastructure finance and development and planning. • Exposure to development projects in developing countries, particularly in Africa. • Fluency in French or Portuguese. 2 KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES This role calls for several specific skills and characteristics in the candidate, including: - ▪ Strong work ethic and demonstrable high standards of achievement. ▪ A very strong ability to think on one’s feet, must be able to process large amounts of information as you are exposed to it. ▪ An extremely good writer with proven and exceptional writing skills of international caliber. ▪ A team player who is productive working in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment. ▪ Self-motivated, self-driven, with the ability to work independently and deliver tasks entirely at the level of quality expected, with minimal supervision or guidance. ▪ Positively disposed towards dynamism, comfortable with a fluid and constantly changi

  • Comfortable with strategic thinking, including the ability to draw linkages between and observe implications of the evidence available, to understand what the information suggests or points to. ▪ Must have extremely high attention to detail. ▪ An energetic problem-solver, who is open-minded with multi-perspective views on development finance, governance, systems, policies and broader developmental issues; ▪ Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, unpredictable work environment. ▪ Adaptive, quick-thinking, short lead times and a results-oriented mindset. ▪ Good time management, with the ability to meet task deadlines within time-frames and budget; ▪ Desire to contribute towards making the world a better place, and belief that a small group of committed and hard-working individuals can have a significant impact. SALARY ▪ Commensurate with experience and qualifications. PREFERRED CANDIDATE HDI preferred but not a constraining requirement. Closing date: 05 April 2019

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Infrastructure investment consultant - Cape Town

Sector: Resilience

PEGASYS is a strategy and management consultancy driving developmental impact in emerging economies. We work in highly complex and dynamic environments, in the public & private sector spaces and have differentiated ourselves as an innovative, principled and trusted advisor to clients across Africa and the world. Our specialists are from a broad range of disciplines, which include engineering, law, finance, economics, international relations, policy, the humanities and science. Together we form a multidisciplinary team and bring our diverse skillset and experience to take on challenges facing the developmental sector.

  • Full time position Location - based in Cape Town QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required ▪ A master’s degree in an appropriate field including (but not limited to) Engineering, Finance, Development Finance and / or Development Studies. ▪ 8 -10 years’ experience in infrastructure project finance, financial structuring, project planning and preparation in any relevant sector: energy, water, agriculture and / or climate. ▪ Must be comfortable working in quantitative environments, with a broader interest in strategy, social issues and development. ▪ A good understanding of the political economy of African countries and the economic dimension of infrastructure financing and development planning. ▪ Established regional networks in climate responsiveness, infrastructure investment and or climate investment, particularly in Africa, and exposure to dealing with funders. ▪ Experience in managing large complex project to deliver outstanding products to clients. ▪ Ability to engage clients at a range of

  • Preferred • A keen interest and previous exposure to infrastructure investment, infrastructure project planning, and project preparation in developing countries, particularly in Africa. 2 • Exposure to multilateral development institutions or development finance institutions will be an added advantage. • Comfort with communicating in French or Portuguese, including reading and writing. KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES This role calls for several specific skills and characteristics in the candidate, including: - ▪ Strong financial acumen and the ability to interpret and apply financial information. ▪ Numerical excellence and a good understanding of best practices in financial project planning. ▪ Comfortable with strategic thinking, including the ability to draw linkages between and observe implications of the evidence available, to understand what the information suggests or points to. ▪ A very strong ability to think on one’s feet, and process large amounts of information as you are exposed to it.

  • Positively disposed towards dynamism, comfortable with a fluid and constantly changing environment, including changing directions related to work being done. ▪ Ability to clearly break down and explain a complex topic verbally and in writing, and an ability to listen and respond to input and factor in diverse perspectives in real time. ▪ Equipped with rigorous research skills, including familiarity with research methods and referencing / citation methods. ▪ Must have extremely high attention to detail. ▪ Effective communication and presentation capabilities. ▪ An energetic problem-solver, who is open-minded with multi-perspective views on development finance, governance, systems, policies and broader developmental issues; ▪ Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, unpredictable work environment. ▪ Adaptive, quick-thinking, short lead times and a results-oriented mindset. ▪ Good time management, with the ability to meet task deadlines within time-frames and budget; ▪ Desire to contribute to

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