Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Junior Research Analyst at Asoko Insight

Asoko provides superior data on Sub-Saharan African companies, public and private, to help you identify leads, research investment opportunities and monitor corporate developments. We collect and update company information through a variety of in-country sources.

Job Title: Junior Research Analyst

Job Description
  • 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.
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

Skills and Experience
  • 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.

Closing Date
Not specified

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