Genesis Analytics

Junior Financial Project Manager

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Last update: Apr 29, 2024 Last update: Apr 29, 2024


Deadline: Apr 28, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: South Africa
Organization: Genesis Analytics
Job type:Permanent position
English English
Work experience:Min 5 years
Date posted: Apr 24, 2024
Expected starting date: Jul 1, 2024


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In a world undergoing convulsive technological and political change, Genesis partners with key actors to deliver urgent, lasting impact in critical areas.

Genesis, an impact firm founded, incorporated and headquartered in Africa, has worked in 46 African countries and more than 100 countries globally. Uniquely, Genesis is focused on the Young World – the arc of countries with young populations stretching across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and parts of Southeast Asia.

By 2030 four in five children will be born in the Young World, making this region central to the future. With growing markets and young, productive populations, Young World countries have the most positive potential trajectory in the world. It is here that investments of all kinds will have the highest social and economic returns.

Our job at Genesis is to help societies, governments and businesses across the Young World succeed at three fundamental historic transitions:

  • Reconfiguring economies: creating income for large, rapidly urbanising youth cohorts within a global economy undergoing profound changes
  • A human transition: a fundamental rethink of how societies, governments and markets can ensure the health and cognitive and social well-being of all those young people, including the most vulnerable
  • A just climate transition: both to decarbonise and to manage the human and economic impacts of a global crisis they did not cause

To do this work, we are building a new type of impact firm.


  • This role is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. (You should have the legal right to work and live in the location).


Group Services provides support to the business and covers Finance, HR, Business Development, IT, Marketing and Office Management. It consists of a team of valuable experts who provide trustworthy solutions to complex and everyday challenges. We are dedicated to accuracy and reliability and to work with each Practice Area, like interconnected cogs and flywheels, to build a trusted system.

As part of Group Services, we have recently started a new service line, the Programme Management Unit (PMU). The PMU manages the operational and relational development and implementation of framework contracts, technical assistance mechanisms, grant management projects, and external PMOs to a wide variety of international donors and partners. Operating globally, the team cuts across all of Genesis Analytics’ expertise areas.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly efficient Junior Financial Project Manager to join our team. The Financial Project Manager will play a crucial role in supporting projects within our organisation. This role requires exceptional financial knowledge, strong project management skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully supporting projects from inception to completion, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to budgetary guidelines. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Lead the financial management of assigned projects ensuring donor compliance.
  • Cash flow forecast management, including anticipating and planning for cash requirements based on project timelines.
  • Coordinate fund requests to ensure the firms capacity for supporting project operations and disbursing grants.
  • Ensure all (small and large scale) project invoicing and financial requirements are met on time.
  • Assist in identifying and assessing project risks, developing mitigation strategies, and implementing risk management plans.
  • Support with partner/sub-grantee risk assessments.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and contribute to driving efficiency in project delivery and financial operations.
  • Follow up on implementation of project audit recommendations.
  • Pipeline tracking for project resource allocation.
  • Implement tools and systems to facilitate efficient task management and tracking for project accountants.
  • All other duties as assigned .


The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong desire for learning, coupled with experience working with USAID and managing project budgets in accordance with grant specifications. Responsibilities include overseeing expenditure monitoring, ensuring compliance with funding regulations, and maintaining alignment with grant requirements.

You are likely to have:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 5 years minimum proven experience as Junior Financial Project Manager or a similar role, USAID experience required and Foundations experience is a plus.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to plan, organise, and prioritise tasks effectively, while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, evaluate options, and implement effective solutions.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Proficiency in financial software and project management tools. (Sage packages are a plus)
  • High proficiency MS Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in the complex environment of project management
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • High ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and data privacy.


  • Please follow the online application process on the career portal of the Genesis website, we are unable to accept any e-mailed CVs or applications.
  • Your application will primarily be considered for this role.
  • If that are multiple roles that you are interested in, please submit your application to each position Once you have applied via our career portal, you will receive a system-generated confirmation e-mail that your application was received.
  • NOTE: Please be advised that uploaded documents/attachments cannot be bigger than 4MB in total, as the system will not accept your application if the uploaded documents exceed 4MB.
  • Communication will be with short-listed candidates only - if you do not receive any feedback on your application within 3 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • Genesis Analytics reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment of any advertised role.
  • All appointments will be made in line with Genesis Analytics’ Employment Equity Plan and Transformation Policies.
  • All applications will be treated confidentially
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