Associate – Africa Social Sector at McKinsey & Company

Associate – Africa Social Sector at McKinsey & Company… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at McKinsey & Company.


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  • You’ll work on projects that are typically longer term, more tangible, and with greater focus on leadership and coaching of client teams.
  • You will 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 solutions.
  • You will analyze data to identify opportunities and drive performance. As an Associate, you will co-create performance targets and milestones with clients.
  • You will set up and manage project management systems to track performance, and you’ll also have the chance to strengthen your specific technical/sectorial expertise to offer specialist delivery support to clients with targeted needs.
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in and lead internal knowledge building initiatives and contribute to industry conferences and workshops.


  • Undergraduate & advanced degree in Medicine / Engineering / Oil & Gas / Agriculture / Economics or related disciplines with an excellent academic record required
  • 5+ years of experience in industry/development-consulting style position or working in a public or social sector institution
  • Experience working in Africa is a strong plus
  • Demonstrate sound reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English. French-speaking proficiency, an added advantage.

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