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Senior Knowledge Analyst- Investment Attraction

Boston Consulting Group

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

1 month ago

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As a Senior Knowledge Analyst (SKA) In a Client Focused role within BCG's Social Impact Practice Area, you will work in a growing global team, delivering value to clients via individual expertise and/or institutionalized knowledge assets (products, tools, data, workshops, frameworks, surveys, domain-specific data and related expertise, etc.). You will contribute on cases and proposals by contributing relevant analysis and insights and help case teams create strong impact for the client. While contributing to client cases, workshops and proposals, occasional travel to serve clients onsite during staffing assignments is expected to understand client requirements, and design / develop solutions.

You will support commercialization efforts for the topic/sector working, in conjunction with business leaders, through contributing analysis and insights to proposals, client workshops and marketing materials. Additionally, as a Senior Knowledge Analyst, you will contribute to developing intellectual property & assets for the business and assist in onboarding and training junior colleagues based on your topic/sector expertise.

The Social Impact practice is one of BCG's fastest growing practices. Our Development Impact work collaborates with donors, foundations, NGOs, Governments and the private sector to create sustainable impact for society, nations and businesses, delivering 450+ projects annually. We do this by drawing upon our deep thematic expertise in sectors such as economic development, climate, health and education; our global capacity of 21,000 staff, including leaders in their field; our in-market knowledge and presence across Africa and Asia, drawing upon our 90 offices worldwide; and our proprietary tools and approaches, with world-leading analytics, digital, change management and capacity building capabilities.


  • Writing for diverse audiences to produce high quality and concise materials including internal content, investment attraction to low and middle-income country insights, marketing and selling materials, proposals and reports for development sector clients;

  • Working both collaboratively and effectively in a group dynamic of local and remote teams around the world, and of working independently to develop content that can contribute to wider business priorities;

  • Applying deep topic/sector expertise in investment attraction and the development sector when building and deploying a product/ tool/ data, and adept at taking different internal stakeholder, partner organization and client needs/contexts into account;

  • Analysis and problem solving, with a high capacity for conceptual and strategic/end-to-end thinking;

  • Operating comfortably in a client-facing role, managing demanding internal and external clients in a positive, service-oriented way, building strong relationships and demonstrating adaptability to bring value to teams at all stages of business development and case work;

  • Managing and communicating with senior internal stakeholders, partner organizations and clients, to present and engage audiences effectively;

  • Telling a structured, clear and visually engaging story and creating impactful intellectual property that will build on our knowledge base;

  • Solving complex client problems through relevant analytical approaches and customized solutions in your area of expertise

  • Prioritizing workload including through transparent discussion with senior stakeholders, operating with autonomy to execute on the planned priorities;

  • Working flexibly, in an ever changing and complex environment, bringing a curious and creative mindset, demonstrating an openness and drive for purposing new and innovative ideas, and being comfortable with ambiguity and navigating a fast-paced environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred, with demonstrated high academic achievement in one of economics, political science, environment and sustainability, or related areas;

  • 2+ years of consulting experience of business development and delivery of investment attraction for the development sector with consulting experience strongly preferred;

  • In lieu of consulting experience, 2+ years minimum industry experience required; 3-6+ years of industry experience preferred;

  • Strong project management and implementation experience with donor and foundation clients including FCDO, USAID, BMGF

  • Technical expertise in investment attraction in low and middle-income countries preferably with experience working within government policy or program development and delivery;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication (English at proficiency level required);

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholder while working in a global collaborative team environment;

  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Clients, Partner Organizations and BCG Project Leaders, Associates and Consultants on cases;

  • Client teams, Development Impact Team and BCG Partners on tenders and business development;

  • The Knowledge Team, the Social Impact Practice and Public Sector Practice teams on developing content and IP tools and assets;

  • Colleagues across BCG to bring expertise and capabilities to their internal and external clients;

Please note that a certain subset of your performance information will be shared with the hiring manager upon their request. You are required to inform your current manager of your application prior to your first formal interview.

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