Graduate Research Analyst Job at Asoko Insight, Lagos

Asoko Insight was created on the core principle that a more transparent operating environment and greater level of due diligence will enhance business and economic development across Africa.

We now work with international corporations, local businesses and governments in order to assist senior level decision-makers in realizing prudent investments, sound policies and strong local partnerships.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Jr. Research Analyst

Location: Lagos

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.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of local companies to target for data collection, analysis and monitoring;
  • Conduct desk-research on portfolio companies and sectors;
  • 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.
  • 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;

Requirements
Applicants must have:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration with a particular focus on Finance, Accounting or related fields;
  • Meticulous nature and organizational skills;
  • 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.
  • 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;

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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