Friday, 23 March 2018

Operations Associate At Asoko Insight

Asoko Insight is an information services company focused on delivering the best corporate data and analytics platform in Africa. It provides up-to-date management information, profiles, insights and data on unlisted companies across Africa to investors, global corporates and institutions.
The Role
  • The Asoko Operations Associate drives the capture of data essential to Asoko’s market research, analysis and coverage.
  • Operations Associates are expected to work across all industry sectors in a market, establishing access to on-the-ground contacts and sources in multiple institutions with the ability to obtain valuable data sets that will be leveraged in various Asoko propositions.
Key Tasks
Generic Data Aggregation:
  • Operations Associates will look to continuously discover and validate valuable sources of data on companies, sectors, and markets that can complement the Asoko proposition.
  • Sources can include, but are not limited to government institutions, regulatory bodies, industry groups, credit reference bodies, audit firms, NGOs, financial services institutions, industry event organisers and industry analysts/experts.
Research and Project Support:
  • Operations Associates will work with Research Analysts and other colleagues to conduct in-depth research into specific industry sub-sectors, gathering data sets on leading companies, sectors, value chains, output, and policy.
  • Associates are expected to provide rapid turnaround on data and contacts needed for such projects and to support project management in establishing and keeping to challenging delivery timelines.
Relationship Management:
  • Associates are expected to develop strong relationships within key institutions with key stakeholders to facilitate rapid data acquisition as and when required.
Performance Measures
  • Timeliness in handling data requests - consistently deliver above expectation
  • Creativity - Ability to think “Out of the Box” and conduct rigorous and effective searches to meet data needs
  • Breadth and effectiveness of contacts within institutions in securing required data sets
Key Relationships
  • Contacts within companies and Industry Stakeholder bodies: tactical relationships to enable rapid retrieval of valuable corporate information
  • Key government institutions, Regulators and Ecosystem Partners: Tactical relationships to extend Asoko data and research capability
  • Operations: Research Analysts and Data Services teams
  • Editorial: collaborative production of analytics reports - eg: country maps
  • Sales and Business Development: support activities at partner events, development of leads
  • Product and Technology
Job Requirement:
Must Haves:
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaborate with a highly distributed team.
  • Demonstrable ability to think creatively, handle unstructured challenges and tenacity
  • Experience with and passion for corporate ecosystem
Nice to haves:
  • Business Administration or related fields
  • Already established contacts in
  • Government institutions
  • Financial Services
  • Regulators and associated bodies
  • 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 Africa.