Senior Research Analyst – Telecoms – East Africa

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IDC is constantly expanding its global business in the Middle East & Africa region due to which we are looking for a business professional to join our team in East Africa as a Senior Research Analyst in the Telecoms Group. The position will report to the Research Director of Telecoms & IoT for Africa.


  • Conducting primary and secondary market research and analyzing business and market trends for East Africa and other regions in Africa
  • Support consulting projects as assigned in East Africa and other regions in Africa
  • Working with quantitative market sizing and forecasting analytical tools
  • Preparing thorough and well-researched reports
  • Play a role in growing the business in the region by building and maintaining industry relations.



  • University degree from a well-recognized university
  • Relevant total work experience of at least 5 years out of which a minimum 2 years shall be dedicated to working within The Telecoms Industry
  • Familiar with market research methodologies both qualitative and quantitative
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Demonstrable Industry Specific Knowledge of the Telecoms Industry and specifically East Africa
  • Have a good understanding of mobile money ecosystems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of other emerging digital services such as Internet of Things (IoT). etc
  • Research and Consulting experience will be an advantage.


A candidate has to be able to demonstrate:

  • A good understanding of the Telecoms Industry
  • Good understanding of mobile money ecosystem
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills and confidence in client engagement models
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze different data sources and spot trends
  • An aptitude for business analysis, quantitative analysis and strategic insights
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple engagements, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
  • Good client liaison skills and ability to form, and maintain relationships within industry.


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