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We need 2 full-time Junior Research Analysts to join our Inaugural Addis Ababa-based team! Candidates should be willing and able to gather corporate data sets, build relationships with sources, administer and update corporate profiles on a regular basis and develop a deep understanding of the sectors that they cover.


  • Manage a portfolio of market sectors, developing a deep and up to date understanding of trends and developments
  • Discover, meet and profile local companies in focus sectors and engage in 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;
  • 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, preferably in Business Administration with a particular focus on Finance, Economics, Accounting, law or related fields;
  • Meticulous nature and organizational skills;
  • A strong interest in corporate developments;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Strong communication and demonstrable communications skills, both in English and Amharic
  • Willingness to travel to business hubs and Industrial Parks outside Addis Ababa when necessary;
  • An ability to work autonomously and remain self-motivated.

We also desire:

A solid understanding of any of the following fields is desirable, though not mandatory:

  • Agro-Processing/FMCG
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Logistics



  • 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 Ethiopia and Africa

All completed application forms must be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or click this to apply directly on/ before 05 April 2017 at 4:00pm.

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