Associate – Infrastructure, Africa Delivery Hub at McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves private and public companies, governments, not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations. We have 30 industry and functional practices and six new client service areas, including McKinsey Solutions and McKinsey Implementation.Our more than 9,000 consultants and 2,000 knowledge professionals speak nearly 130 languages and work in 107 locations in more than 60 countries. They hail from all backgrounds including medicine, engineering, civil service, entrepreneurship, science, business, professional athletics, art, and linguistics.Our colleagues are united by their focus on client impact and desire to make a positive change in the world. That is the heart of consulting at McKinsey and that’s why we say that when you choose a career at McKinsey, you “don’t just come to work. You come to change.”Job Title: Associate - Infrastructure, Africa Delivery HubJob DescriptionWho You'll Work WithThe Africa Delivery Hub is a quickly growing team within McKinsey addressing complex public, societal and government challenges within a new Firm delivery model. We are looking to add ADH consultants in our Johannesburg and Nairobi offices.** Local language skills and knowledge strongly preferredWhat You'll DoThe ADH develops and implements exciting social sector or government programs such as reforming primary schools in South Africa, implementing special economic zones in Kenya or transforming power infrastructure across African countries. Associates and analysts will work on projects that are typically longer term, more tangible, and with greater focus on leadership and coaching of client teamsPossible Involvement/Work Types:Client Engagement: Work exclusively with governments, donors, and senior leaders in civil service on transformational challenges in economic development by building capabilities, overseeing transformation, and delivering policy solutionsClient Development: Partake in client development and workshops for new and current clients and write proposals for new client engagementsKnowledge building and transfer: Participate in and lead internal knowledge building initiatives and contribute to industry conferences and workshopsTargeted Impact:African economies possess high potential for social and economic development but often lack the necessary skills to achieve their developmental potential. McKinsey’s ADH consultants apply their knowledge of international development topics to advise clients, or provide expert backup and support to client teams. Specific contributions will vary depending on skills and experience, but could include:Driving Delivery: Support client teams to rapidly identify and prioritize actions for, and executing on, client strategy to deliver on critical targetsCoaching: Provide ongoing, targeted capability-building of teams and/or individuals in context-specific skills, performance management, problem-solving, and analytics to enable them to more effectively deliver resultsProblem solving: Analyze data to identify opportunities and drive performance. Help clients to surface issues and bottlenecks and develop tactical action plans to quickly resolve them. Identify and disseminate lessons learned and best practices across clients ​Managing performance: Co-create performance targets and milestones with clients. Set up and manage project management systems to track performance. Support client to aggressively minimize bottlenecks to progress ​Specializing: Hone specific technical/sectorial expertise to offer specialist delivery support (e.g., agriculture sector delivery) to clients with targeted needs

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