Analyst at Open Capital

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 000

Open Capital

Who we are
Open Capital aims to transform Africa by advancing African economies and building future generations of business leaders. We are advisors to the most innovative businesses, investors, and donors to drive growth on the continent, structure and invest capital, and enable inclusive, market-based solutions.

We’re proud of what we’ve built – since we founded Open Capital in 2010, we have completed 1,600+ engagements across 30 countries in Africa. Our clients have transformed local industries in agribusiness, energy access, financial services, healthcare, and water & sanitation, among others. We have closed >$1.5 billion in capital raises in Africa and are now leading design for a new generation of market-building mechanisms, including new investment vehicles, market accelerators, and more.

Today, our team is a diverse, global mix of 170+ talented individuals from 15+ nationalities and we are proud to have strong gender representation across levels from Analyst to Partner. We are a top employer that seeks excellence in everything we do; we have built a platform to drive change through African markets and are seeking exceptional team members to join us in Nairobi, Kampala, Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, Lagos, and Lusaka.

Why join us
We are a diverse, highly-motivated team with a dual mission: advance African economies & build generations of business leaders. Our culture enables us to deliver exceptional client outcomes and support each other as we grow into global leaders. We enjoy solving big, tough challenges and working with great people to do it!

The Analyst Role
Analysts will start with a rigorous training program to build strategic and financial skills, combining hands-on coaching and real-world experience in order to prepare you to assume responsibility as you grow in your role. Training is an integral part of this multi-year commitment and is funded by the company as part of this full-time position.

In this role the Analyst will support OCA projects and also our clients in 3-6 month rotating embedded placements. You will quickly build diverse experience, working with senior-level clients and senior management within our team and offering unprecedented opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We are looking for exceptional, ambitious, innovative graduates who are looking for growth and learning and making an impact through their work. You should be able to begin work full time in Sept 2024.

Roles and responsibilities.

  • Analysing new business opportunities.
  • Creating and managing new systems and overseeing client budgeting.
  • Performing market research, developing financial models, and creating presentations for clients.
  • Developing insightful analysis and problem-solving through analytical and organizational tasks.

As we continue to deepen our reach in the broader African market, there will continue to be many opportunities to engage across Sub Saharan Africa. The right candidate should be excited and genuinely motivated by the challenging strategic and financial questions we answer for our clients.

Academic Qualifications/ Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of a second-class degree from an accredited university;
  • Graduating year – 2022, 2023 or 2024
  • Proficient skills in MS Office; specifically excel and word;
  • Attention to detail and desire to learn;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and analytical abilities;
  • Ability to multi-task and get things done;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Strong academic performance in any discipline and a clear understanding of business;
  • Desire to learn and grow while being exposed to new industries and business issues;
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Zambian national or possess valid work authorization;
  • Enjoy solving challenging strategic and financial questions;

What we offer

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a great diverse team driven towards a great vision and Impact work.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to diverse clients across Sub Saharan Africa
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.
  • Unlimited space to grow and be innovative.
  • Growth of professional network
  • Exposure to a variety of sectors during projects/assignments

To apply for this job please visit opencapitaladvisors.applytojob.com.