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Senior Research Analyst

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start date: Immediate

Who we are

Digest Africa’s ultimate vision is to organize all the information and data about Africa’s technology ecosystem as well as disseminate it in ways that are easy to consume and understand. Currently, we are building the most abundant resource of information and data about startups, tech companies, investors, accelerators and deals across Africa. So far, we have about 2,000+ funding as well as M&A deals worth $2.5+ billion involving 1,000+ early stage and technology companies across Africa. We also have 250+ active investors on the continent and 50+ accelerators in our database. Additionally, we accurately author on the day-to-day tech startup activities that take place across the African continent, aggregate the data and publish reports summing up those activities.

What we are looking for

Digest Africa is seeking a highly motivated and hands-on person to establish & lead our research analysis team as well as play a crucial role in shaping the company’s course of direction. You will work closely with the Senior Data Scientist, CTO as well as the Senior Data Analyst.

Responsibilities

  • Interpret complicated financial information
  • Wite financial research summaries
  • Make informed recommendations regarding research & reports
  • Devise, evaluate and standardize the methods and processes of collating detailed, up-to-date information and data about Africa’s early-stage and technology companies
  • Analyze data to identify emerging opportunities and risks, justifying your reasoning
  • Convert complex data and findings into understandable infographics, tables, graphs, and written reports
  • Maintain constant coverage of industry-related news, trends, and developments
  • Mentor, grow and scale a team of Junior Research Analysts rapidly to meet ambitious targets
  • Work closely with the Data Scientists to enable automation of Digest Africa product to become more intelligent and robust in regards to AI & ML
  • Support the company to ensure Digest Africa becomes the category leader across the continent

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, economics, financial engineering, statistics, or econometrics
  • A deep understanding of fundamental analysis, financial modelling, asset allocation, and strategy research especially in Private Equity and Venture Capital asset classes
  • Practical experience of using Excel for building and maintaining financial models
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency for presenting and debating a point under pressure
  • CFA is a plus
  • Proficiency in English. Other languages like Arabic and French are desirable
  • Love working in a very fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Passionate about early-stage companies

Interested?

Send an email to [email protected] stating why you would like to join us and don’t forget to attach your CV/Resume.