Knowledge Analyst

  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Feb 14, 2017
Full time Other

Job Description

We are seeking a strong candidate to fill a Knowledge Analyst (KA) position in BCG's Global Advantage Practice Area (GA PA) Knowledge Team to be based in Johannesburg.

The candidate will support our consulting team and clients by providing expertise on African countries (mainly sub-Saharan region) and will contribute to BCG's international knowledge sharing and development in all areas of Global Advantage. The successful candidate will:

  • Work with case teams on expert research and deliver original analysis and insights
  • Provide thought partnership and expert source know-how to case & topic/sector teams
  • Share topic insights and points of view more broadly within the firm
  • Contribute to BCG's growing knowledge base
  • Learn the business & build expertise

Duties and Responsibilities

Work with consulting (and proposal) teams

  • Partners with consulting teams to identify & address critical knowledge needs
  • Provides customized knowledge for client work, prepares accurate, well developed documents and charts
  • Delivers original analysis and insights to consulting team, provides thought partnership
  • With guidance from senior colleagues, identifies right expert & connects him/her with requestor
  • Liaises with Research Team to ensure that requests for expertise are addressed and appropriate research is delivered
  • With consultants, collects, synthesizes, analyzes case team learning & inputs into new knowledge products


Work with topic/sector teams

  • Builds & updates new topic/sector-related customized knowledge products
  • Controls Knowledge Management (KM) databases consistency
  • Reviews knowledge products & ensures they are current & relevant and updates when appropriate
  • Writes abstracts & indexes projects & PA documents
  • Collaborates on intellectual capital development
  • Contributes to content development around topic/sector for Practice meetings & trainings

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills; ability to provide analytical advice as required
  • 1 to 2 years of expertise in professional services companies supporting South Africa & other African markets, preferably with expertise on energy sector across one or many countries in the continent
  • Effective written & verbal communication
  • Ability to multi-task & operate effectively in a matrix organization, working in fast-paced environments
  • Strong interpersonal, credibility
  • Collaborative, team player; strong work ethic & service-mentality
  • Ability to maintain discretion when needed