Stears is an intelligence startup of 25+ people using data to answer questions about Africa. Our mission is to become the world's most trusted provider of African data & insight to global businesses, finance and policy professionals. We make this possible by integrating all our intelligence (news & analysis, proprietary data, aggregated public data, licensed data, forecasts and reports) into a searchable platform, complemented by a rich mobile experience.
Our customers currently pay for access to Stears’ Intelligence through a web platform, that includes daily insight and data. Our experts are always ready to answer client data questions about any sector, market or African country.
We are looking for an experienced analyst with a deep understanding and awareness of the telecommunications industry and the dynamics that will shape the industry’s future.
Why it’s important: Our team produces high-quality insights that answer the most important questions about Africa for decision-makers. We focus on identifying, understanding and explaining trends, transformations and patterns in the telecommunications industry.
You will spend your time identifying, understanding and explaining trends, transformations and patterns in this sector. This will involve applying your deep understanding of the companies, infrastructure and resources in this space to produce best-in-class research, analysis, and insights. Your work will get a lot of visibility across operators, regulators, investors, and other key stakeholders in the telecommunications industry. You will also be a regular commentator at Knowledge Partners’ events, TV, radio, and podcasts. This is an exciting time to join the team as you will get to produce long-form analytical articles like Is MTN a monopoly or not? and What is going on with USSD charges in Nigeria? You may also spend some of your time working on special data projects like the COVID-19 in Nigeria: State Index.
What it covers: As the Insights team’s telco expert, your mission is to lead on building Stears’ reputation for providing high-quality and deeply researched insights on the telecommunications industry. This will require strong writing and presentation skills, as well as an affinity for using rigorous data analysis to build compelling and analytical arguments. You will also have the opportunity to lead on and execute innovative and data-driven projects to drive subscriber acquisition. This is a senior role on the team and success in this position calls for a combination of domain expertise in the telecommunications sector; project management; the ability to edit for accuracy, clarity and quality; and superior writing skills.
Who you will work with: This role is part of the Insights team. You will report to the Head of Insights. You will also work with other researchers, economists and consultants in the intelligence team. In addition to working with the core team of editors, you will work with other internal stakeholders, including the Head of Intelligence.
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Stears is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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