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Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Senior Knowledge Analyst- Social Impact- Climate & Sustainability

Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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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 a range of different audiences to produce high quality and concise materials including internal content, climate and sustainability sector 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 development, climate and sustainability 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 as well as 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 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 in donor-funded climate and sustainability sector consulting and business development; candidates 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 climate, environment and sustainability, 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 and Development Impact and BCG Partners on tenders and business development;

The Knowledge Team, the Social Impact Practice and the Climate and Sustainability Practice teams on developing content and IP tools and assets;

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

The Knowledge Team (KT) is a group of functional and/or industry experts leveraging deep domain knowledge to enable insight for case teams and clients. KT members are affiliated to BCG Practice Areas, plugged into the strategic agenda and building and deploying leading edge IP data tools/assets to deliver insight.

BCG's Knowledge Team members are staffed on cases and help co-create insights with case teams and clients through expert perspectives on industry trends, delivery of proprietary data or tools in a particular function and complex research and analysis of market information. KT members also support the PA's business development and proposals and help to organize and codify the knowledge that enables BCG to deliver superior business value for its clients.

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Client-provided location(s): Nairobi, Kenya
Job ID: Boston_Consulting_Group-22313BR
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Four-Day Work Week
  • Office Life and Perks

    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Sabbatical
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • 401(K)
    • Performance Bonus
    • Profit Sharing
    • Company Equity
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)