Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Asoko Insight (Junior Research Analyst)

Asoko Insight is Africa’s leading platform for corporate data and business news aggregation.

Through in-country operations, institutional data partnerships and technical know-how, Asoko is building Africa's most powerful repository of continuously updated corporate information. Our beta platform will be made available in November 2015.

Asoko Insight was created on the core principle that a more transparent operating environment and greater level of due diligence will enhance trade and investment across the continent. We now work with global corporations, financial institutions, local businesses and governments in order to assist senior level decision-makers in realizing prudent investments and strong local partnerships.

Join the Asoko team and work at a unique and exciting international startup!

Job Description
We need a full-time Junior Research Analyst to join our growing Lagos-based team! Candidates should be willing and able to travel across the city to knock on doors and gather corporate data sets, build relationships with sources, administer and update corporate profiles on a regular basis. A solid understanding of any of the following fields is a prerequisite:

  • Financial services
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Light or Industrial Manufacturing
  • Consumer Goods
  • ICT
  • Agric/Agro-processing


  • Manage a portfolio of local companies to target for data collection, analysis and monitoring;
  • Conduct desk-research on portfolio companies and sectors;
  • Communicate with all portfolio companies through daily calls, emails and meetings for data updates; Continuously collect more in-depth operating and financial information;
  • Monitor all relevant business and economic news stories relevant to portfolio companies;
  • Conduct high level meetings with executive management of targeted local companies and multinationals;
  • Analyze and report on all company financial statements;
  • Liaise with Content Team for sector-brief writing;
  • Report to Sr Research Analysts on all in-country developments;
  • Assist team lead in building partnerships with local institutions, key anchor companies and media outlet;
  • Assist with commercial business development and public relations based on directions from Management;
  • Work with data entry staff to ensure quality assurance for all updates in the system.

Applicants must have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a particular focus on Finance, Accounting or related fields;
  • Meticulous nature and organizational skills;
  • A strong interest in corporate developments;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office;
  • An outgoing personality with strong communication skills, necessary to solicit data over the phone and in in-person meetings with executives;
  • A passion for Kenya's market-driven economic development and improving corporate governance standards;
  • Willingness to travel to Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt or other Nigerian hubs when necessary;
  • An ability to work autonomously and remain self-motivated.

We also desire:
Expertise or deep familiarity with one of the following sectors: Financial Services, Capital Markets, Energy, Infrastructure, Construction, Agribusiness, Private Equity. Extra bonus if you've published articles relating to developments in such sectors.


  • Stock options
  • Health insurance
  • Expense coverage
  • Strong training from experienced management, great career progression opportunities
  • Taking part in a dynamic and exciting startup that will transform access to corporate information in Nigeria and Africa


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