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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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Consultant (legal) - Cape Town

Sector: Transport

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 (in the Transport practice) Location – Cape Town PURPOSE OF THE ROLE The purpose of this role is to provide specialised legal support and advisory services to Pegasys’ clients to advance and implement complex and innovative projects, primarily in the transport and infrastructure sectors. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Including but not limited to: - • Providing specialized legal support on project design and implementation. • Reviewing, interpreting and drafting contracts on behalf of clients. • Researching, interpreting and advising on legal implications of project design and implementation with regards to relevant legislative regime.

  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required:- ▪ Relevant legal qualification, LLB, or BComm (Law) degree. ▪ Minimum of 3 years post articles legal experience in drafting, reviewing, vetting and interpreting contracts and agreements. ▪ Must have a demonstrable track record of excellence. ▪ Admission as an Attorney will be advantageous. ▪ Knowledge of RSA national, provincial, and local government (Public Sector) governance, legislation and policy ▪ Knowledge of, and experience with laws dealing with regulatory and / or commercial contract negotiation, preparation and administration. ▪ Must be able to think logically and independently.

  • 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; • Ability to adapt and work in a highly-pressurized environment; and • Must have a structured work style and attention to detail. SALARY • Co

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Consultant - Cape Town

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. 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 (in the transport practice) Location – Cape Town QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Required ▪ A graduate qualification, preference for an analytical field (finance/commerce, engineering, the sciences). ▪ Must have a track-record of academic excellence. ▪ Good exposure to research, analysis, synthesis and problem-solving. ▪ Must demonstrate strong numeracy capabilities. ▪ Must be able to think logically and independently. ▪ Must demonstrate or have a track record of leadership or entrepreneurial aptitude. ▪ Must have interdisciplinary interests and skills. ▪ Minimum 2 years of work experience, preferably in one of the following sectors: Finance, Management and / or Strategy Consulting, Engineering, Transport and / or Government. ▪ Understanding of, or previous exposure to business planning, financial analysis and / or financial modelling 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; ▪ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in diverse teams as well as independently; ▪ An energetic problem-solver, who is open-minded with multi-perspective views; ▪ Interest in working towards a desired outcome on complex and ambiguous client problems; ▪ 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; 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: 07 May 2019

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