Business Analyst at Powerhive

On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Type: Full time

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction: Powerhive is a technology company founded in 2011 with the objective of delivering clean and affordable microgrid electricity service to hundreds of millions of households and small businesses around the world. 

The company has opened an office in Kenya and is now looking to recruit a Business Analyst.

Job Description

  • Responsible for analyzing incoming data from operational projects and reporting on findings regularly, and developing intuitive visualizations to make the data easy to communicate;
  • Responsible for independently conducting quantitative analysis and modeling new projects for the company and potential clients;
  • Responsible for developing new models and maintaining existing ones, analytical processes or systems approaches;
  • Responsible for supporting the internal and external accounting teams as needed;
  • Creates documentation for all his/her activities;
  • Conducts desk and in market research in new markets, and supports the business development decision making process with comparative data analysis and business cases;
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high level information into details, abstract up from low level information to a general understanding;
  • Advising business and technical teams on options, risks, and costs;
  • Developing and maintaining key datasets including:
  1. Customer use cases;
  2. Key Market data;
  3. System performance, trends;
  • Contribute a financial perspective during project or client reviews;
  • Keep a current PowerPoint deck with illustrative data points and cases for use by the business development team.
  • Support the business development team with research, writing and data presentation.
Requirements & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance or any other related subject
  • M.S. in finance or engineering from a top tier school will be an added advantage
  • Strong work ethic, ability to adapt to changing priorities and be team oriented
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar role
  • 3 years of relevant work experience in the telecoms, infrastructure or energy sector
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills, preferably with experience in a financial institution
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Capability to handle sensitive and complex issues with discretion and good judgment
  • Excellent Excel and VBA modeling skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (PowerPoint, Word) and Google Apps
  • Experience in programming in SQL, Python or other programming language used to manipulate large data sets is a big plus
  • Good understanding of finance and accounting, project finance, general research and be comfortable with regulations and legal documents
  • Technical affinity and in-depth data manipulation/analysis knowledge is also required
Application Procedure
Applicants should email their cover letter and CV with names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities. Indicate on your CV your current and expected salary.

All communication relating to application for these positions should be addressed to: [email protected] 

Serious applicants only

On the subject matter of the email, ensure you indicate the position you are applying for.

Applications should be received by 22nd July 2014.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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