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Financial Modeling Specialist - Cape Town or Pretoria


Sector: Any

An exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to apply your strong quantitative and financial training on a variety of development and infrastructure finance projects

  • You will be expected to perform the following responsibilities:  Developing bankable project finance or corporate finance models  Conducting evaluations of financial models  Performing in-depth financial analysis, including Cost-Benefit analysis  Reviewing financial data, spreadsheets, budgets and reports, and translating quantitative information into easily communicable findings or implications  Conducting in-depth risk analysis  Financial structuring - working with Public- and Private- sector clients to achieve successful bid submissions and financial close for their infrastructure projects.  Developing a financing strategy and securing finance  Must be able to assist the engagement team with post-delivery financial model scenario analysis and further model refinement based on an understanding of the project and the financial model
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required Degree in Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Accounting or Actuarial Science  At least 2-5 years’ experience dedicated to financial modelling  Experience in a consulting environment  Broad financial services industry exposure  A demonstrable track record in project or infrastructure finance, financial structuring, public sector financing, investment banking, business planning, project financial modelling and accounting  Coursework in corporate finance, financial accounting, management accounting, cost-benefit analysis or risk assessment Preferred  International experience with a reputable consulting or financial firm in a similar role  Highly competent user of financial modelling software and tools and excellent skills in MS Excel  Exposure to financial strategy or structuring in relation to development or environmental finance (such as climate finance or renewable energy finance)
  • KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES  Ability to conceptualise problems, identify the quantitative variables and their complex interrelationships  A strong ability to translate and capture these variables and interrelationships in MS Excel or other quantitative software.  Numerical excellence and an ability to understand and translate logic into calculation language  The ability to work backwards from the client’s output expectations through the calculation engine to the necessary input drivers thereto  Strong financial acumen and the ability to interpret and apply financial information  Entrepreneurial thinker and able to adapt to changing needs in a complex and sometimes uncertain environment  Must be results-driven and possess strong research as well as analytical skills  A strong communicator with the ability to process diverse input from multiple perspectives  Must be a strategic thinker with a strong focus on the detail of model development but simultaneously have the ability to captur

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PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR


Sector: Corporate Services

Purpose of this job: To provide dedicated administrative and project support to the Transport team in the Cape Town office. As a central point of contact within the Transport team in the office, the successful candidate will be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and high numeracy and MS Office skills. You will have access to confidential information, requiring absolute discretion at all times. Ready and able to exercise initiative in a role that requires the ability to multi-task, you will be able to work independently whilst being a good team player, solution orientated and proactive with good time management skills.

  • ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Contract Management, Document Management, Financial Administration, Bid Development. Project Reporting
  • SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS • • MS Office advanced proficiency – particularly in MS Excel • Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and general IT systems. • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Problem solving. • Ability to take initiative a must. • Accuracy and excellent attention to detail • Must be process and documentation driven. • The ability to work well under pressure. • Ability to organise effectively, multi-task and prioritise own workload. • Highly motivated and results driven person • The ability to exercise appropriate judgment and discretion, especially when handling confidential information • Comfortable working in a relatively unstructured environment and is adaptable.
  • EXPERIENCE • • Grade 12/Matric • 5 years minimum experience in project administration. • Have an understanding of the requirements and implications of projects. • A basic understanding of bookkeeping practices.

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Departmental Administrative Assistant


Sector: Corporate Services

PEGASYS is an advisory group driving developmental impact in emerging economies. We work to solve complex problems and improve overall quality of life. We are trusted advisors and partners to the public and private sector, and support our clients to develop infrastructure and manage natural resources.

  • Full-time position Location – Cape Town KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Document formatting, finalizing documents for submission using (MS Word; PowerPoint; Excel spreadsheets) and maintaining consistent quality in document presentation • Proofreading documents and ensuring consistency in terminology & style throughout • Constructing simple graphics to visually represent written content and enhance / supplement text (using image modification and drawing tools in MS Word, Power Point, Excel etc.) • Populating document templates with basic structural and style elements (headings, sub-headings, tables of content, tables of figures, lists of tables, lists of abbreviations and acronyms, bibliographies etc.) • Coordinating travel-related arrangements for team members, including visa applications and appointments, and liaising with travel agent for flights, ground transport, and accommodation book
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required • Tertiary education in fields including but not limited to Publishing, Adverting, Communication or similar • Proven administrative experience and ability to multi-task • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an administrative role for a fast-paced corporation • An excellent command of English oral and writing skills • Strong expertise and demonstrable track record with MS Office suite applications, especially document preparation, formatting and document design Preferred • Experience in a management or strategy consulting environment will be an added advantage • A keen interest or previous exposure to any one (or all) of the following areas: i. Environmental issues (such as water / climate change / conservation, tender development etc.) • Additional exposure or certification in office management or project administration
  • KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES This role calls for several specific skills and characteristics in the candidate, including: • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, unpredictable work environment • Strong work ethic and high standards for achievement • Results-oriented mindset • Ability to multi-tasks and prioritize • Strong inter-personal skills and a pleasant demeanor • Must be a team player and find comfort working in a collaborative environment • Effective communication skills, written and verbal • Attention to detail • Openness to working demanding hours from time to time • Desire to contribute towards making the world a better place, and belief that a small group of committed individuals can have a significant impact SALARY • Commensurate with experience and qualifications PREFERRED CANDIDATE PROFILE • HDI preferred but not a constraining requirement

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Climate Change Consultant


Sector: Climate

PEGASYS is an advisory group driving developmental impact in emerging economies. We work to solve complex problems and improve overall quality of life. We are trusted advisors and partners to the public and private sector, and support our clients to develop infrastructure and manage natural resources.

  • Full-time position Location – Cape Town * DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Will include but not be limited to: - • Producing high quality research and analysis on climate change, in relation to project needs • Conducting literature reviews, summarizing material, synthesizing information, analyzing content, and bringing added value and insight to the information collated • Drafting reports and other forms of documentation for clients and partners • Preparing presentations to capture key findings, project outcomes, and / or project approach • Supporting the broader resilience team as a resource by conducting research, analysis, report writing, or other assistance on projects not related to climate change (e.g. related to sustainable development, or water resources), if the need arises • Assisting with project co-ordination, project logistics, organizing meetings, and taking notes in meetings Participating in and contributing to client-meetings • Assisting with, contributing to, and taking
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required • Post-graduate degree in an appropriate field including (but not limited to) Environmental Science, Geography, Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Development, Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Public Administration, or Business • A strong thematic focus on and academic grounding in environmental sustainability, especially climate change (including exposure to both climate adaptation and climate mitigation issues) • A minimum of 3 – 4 years’ experience in a Strategy and / or Development Consulting environment, with a strong professional focus on climate change advisory services • Experience in providing both research and advisory services on climate change, in a supportive role • A demonstrable track record of achievements and projects completed. Preferred • Experience in a Multilateral Development Institution (including development donors or financial institutions) • Exposure to projects or assignments in developing countries, particularly in Afr
  • KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES This role calls for several specific skills and characteristics in the candidate, including but not limited to: • Ability to excel in a highly demanding, fast-paced, dynamic, unpredictable work environment • Adaptive, quick-thinking, with the ability to process information and develop work products with short lead times • A results-oriented mindset with a commitment and willingness to extend oneself to reach goals • Strong work ethic with high standards for achievement • A versatile candidate with a strong ability to multi-task and juggle multiple assignments and deadlines • Entrepreneurial bent of mind so as to be nimble and adapt to changing needs, in a complex and sometimes uncertain environment • Interest in and ability to engage in self-directed learning, to teach oneself new concepts in unfamiliar fields • Deadline driven • Excellent written and verbal skills in English, with strong grammar and communication of thought and ideas in written and verbal form •

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Consultant


Sector: Water

PEGASYS is a specialist consulting group with an international profile in the African natural resources, climate change and public infrastructure sectors.

  • In PEGASYS WATER, we specialise in water stewardship, resource management, infrastructure systems management, capacity development, stakeholder analysis, engagement and facilitation as well as providing support to water management institutions. We focus on organisational, functional, institutional, and financial development to support the creation of solid governance platforms. Our footprint is largely in South Africa, continental Africa and emerging economies across the world. We partner with the public, private and civil society sectors, to enable the responsible use and management of water and infrastructure assets required to ensure sustainable water use. PEGASYS WATER is looking to recruit a Consultant. Become a part of this dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of thought leaders by applying for the position below:
  • Full-time Position Located in Pretoria JOB REQUIREMENTS Qualifications & Experience  A post-graduate qualification and a strong track-record in Engineering or Science (Limnology, Hydrology, Geography or Development) degree specialising in Water.  Good exposure to research, analysis, synthesis and problem-solving.  Minimum 3 years of experience in Water Sector (public and/or private sector)  A strong background in water and development in the following would be an advantage: • Integrated water resource management (IWRM) • Environmental management • Development studies • Water infrastructure planning and management • Other technically related fields in IWRM
  • Key Attributes  Strong work ethic, self-motivated and demonstrable high standards of achievement;  An energetic problem-solver, who is open-minded with multi-perspective views on developmental issues;  Interest in working towards a desired outcome in a complex and uncertain environment;  Ability to research and translate findings into products;  Good time management, with the ability to meet task deadlines within timeframe and budget;  Excellent oral and written communication skills;  Demonstrable ability to clearly break down and explain a complex topic verbally and in writing;  Ability to listen and respond to input and diverse perspectives;  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in diverse teams as well as independently; and  Ability to adapt and work in a highly-pressurized environment. Salary  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Preferred Candidate Profile • HDI preferred, but not a constraining requirement.

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Transport Consultant


Sector: Transport

PEGASYS is an advisory group driving developmental impact in emerging economies. We work to solve complex problems and improve overall quality of life. We are trusted advisors and partners to the public and private sector, and support our clients to develop infrastructure and manage natural resources. In PEGASYS TRANSPORT, we empower clients to develop and implement solutions to complex transport requirements. We approach each requirement with a need to understand and contextualize socio-economic and environmental needs, with the aim of delivering innovative, practical, sustainable and impactful transport solutions.

  • Full-time position Location – Pretoria QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required  A post-graduate qualification, preferably in engineering  Track-record of academic excellence  Must demonstrate strong numeracy capabilities and demonstrate a strong Financial Analysis ability  Good exposure to research, analysis, synthesis and problem-solving  Minimum 3 years of work experience, preferably in one the following sectors: Management and / or Strategy Consulting, Engineering, Transport and / or Government.  Must be able to think logically and independently  Public Sector experience is an added advantage  Understanding of, or previous exposure to transport business planning, and financial analysis, and / or financial modeling in the Public or Private Sector is an added advantage
  • KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES: This role calls for several specific skills and characteristics in the candidate, including:  Strong work ethic, self-motivated and demonstrable high standards of achievement;  An energetic problem-solver, who is open-minded with multi-perspective views on developmental issues;  Interest in working towards a desired outcome in a complex and uncertain environment;  Ability to research and translate findings into products;  Good time management, with the ability to meet task deadlines within timeframe and budget;  Excellent oral and written communication skills;  Demonstrable ability to clearly break down and explain a complex topic verbally and in writing;  Ability to listen and respond to input and diverse perspectives;  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in diverse teams as well as independently; and  Ability to adapt and work in a highly-pressurized environment.
  • Salary  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. PREFERRED CANDIDATE PROFILE  HDI preferred but not a constraining requirement  Fluency in English Closing date for applications: 23 June 2017

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