Senior Research Analyst, Nigeria - Lagos
Asoko Insight
Lagos, Nigeria
18d ago


At Asoko, we are tackling one of Africa’s biggest business challenges : affordable access to reliable company data. In our four years of existence, we have gathered unique data-

sets on thousands of robust, African companies using technology, partnerships and in-country research teams. We now serve some of the continent’s most reputable investment firms, global corporates, professional advisories and African companies.

We’re VC-backed, first mover and rapidly progressing on our ambition to be the corporate map for Africa. See here for more details.

The Role :

The Asoko Research Analyst drives the development of Asoko’s depth and breadth of company and sector coverage in their markets of operation.

  • Research analysts are expected to manage a portfolio of market sectors, developing a deep and up to date understanding of trends and developments;
  • establish a strong network of senior-level relationships within these sectors and deliver and present insightful analysis to a global audience.

    Responsibilities :

  • Bespoke Client Research : Research Analysts will deliver customized research projects for Asoko clients, demonstrating high standards of customer engagement, project management and ability to source hard to obtain data sets by leveraging relationships.
  • Strategic Partnerships : Analysts are expected to develop strategic relationships within their sectors of coverage with key stakeholders -
  • government and non-government institutions, industry associations and sector experts. Negotiating value-for-value partnerships and discovering innovative ways to extend Asoko’s ability to discover new data sets

  • Sector Research and Analysis : Research Analysts will regularly conduct in-depth research into specific industry sub-sectors, gathering data sets on leading companies, value chains, output and policy.
  • Analysts are expected to remain updated on trends and developments in the sectors covered, publish reports and to present and discuss research with clients, industry and media.
  • Performance Measures

  • Timeliness and quality of client research projects - consistently deliver above expectation
  • Quality of research analysis - ability to conduct effective and rigorous data-driven analysis of companies and industry sectors
  • Breadth and effectiveness of relationships within industry in securing required data sets
  • Recognition within chosen industries as an expert
  • External

  • Company executives, Industry Stakeholders : strategic relationships to extend Asoko data and research capability
  • Media : support marketing public relations
  • Clients : support business development, project management of client custom research projects
  • Internal

  • Operations : peers, Operations Associates and Data Services teams
  • Editorial : collaborative production of research reports
  • Sales and Business Development : client engagement, development of leads
  • Product and Technology teams
  • Must haves :

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in Business Administration or related fields
  • Strong communication and analysis skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaborate with a highly distributed team.
  • Demonstrable business-writing skills, preferably delivered in professional format (report, blog, article)
  • Experience with and passion for
  • Nice to haves :

  • MBA or Finance related post graduate degree
  • A solid understanding of any of the following industry sectors Manufacturing Agriculture and Agro value chains Healthcare Technology and Financial Services Trade and Logistics Energy and Power
  • Expense coverage
  • Strong training from experienced management
  • Rapid career progression opportunities
  • Taking part in a dynamic and exciting startup that will transform access to corporate information in Africa
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