Research Analyst

2017-2311
# of Openings
1
KE-Nairobi

Overview

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment communities make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct primary and secondary research focused in East Africa and possibly expanding to surrounding African region as the trackers grow, for IT devices and technologies including but not limited to: Imaging Printing and Document Solutions and Mobile Phones
  • Ability to work well under pressure and strictly adhere to deadlines
  • Regularly work with quantitative market sizing and forecast tools
  • Consistently analyze business and market trends from large data sets
  • Regularly write insightful reports (including publications and press releases) with ability to draw meaningful conclusions from data
  • Contribute to custom research engagements, including with other teams within IDC.
  • Contribute to business development by building and maintaining industry relationships
  • Public speaking and periodic public presentations at IDC events and clients
  • Prepare strong qualitative write ups and required documentations each quarter

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • University degree
  • Market research experience, preferably with knowledge of the ICT market
  • Printing and document solutions/Mobile Phones industry knowledge, IT hardware distribution or channel management is preferred

Candidate has to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience with primary and secondary research
  • High proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft Office software packages
  • Ability to discuss and provide a view on market trends
  • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Good interviewing skills and communication style
  • Ability to develop and maintain industry and channel contacts

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