Who we are
Open Capital Advisors (OCA) is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that drives growth, enables investment, and builds markets across Africa. We help businesses, investors, and development partners identify opportunities to deliver unique, impactful solutions. By offering deep, operationally-focused management support and creative financial structuring, we help open markets and support sustainable businesses to transform industries.
Since we founded Open Capital in 2010, we have completed more than 700 engagements across industries spanning 20+ countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our Africa-based team of 120+ brings experience from the world’s top consultancies, private equity firms, investment banks, and development organizations including The Boston Consulting Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, IFC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and The World Bank. We currently have offices in Nairobi, Kampala, Lusaka, and Lagos and expect significant expansion in the coming years, both in terms of the geographies where we work as well the types of engagements we structure with our clients.
The Analyst Role
We continue to expand rapidly and are looking for exceptional early career professionals to join our team for a minimum 2-year commitment supporting OCA projects. On a day to day basis, you will perform market research, develop financial models, create presentations for clients, and support the growth of the Zambia office. 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.
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.
You will join us at an exciting time – we are seeking to achieve broad, ambitious growth goals, and can now leverage a strong international brand in the impact investing and frontier market space. As we look to deepen our reach in the broader African market, there will continue to be many opportunities to engage across SSA. The right candidate should be excited and genuinely motivated by the challenging strategic and financial questions we answer for our clients.
Desired Skills and experience
We are looking for exceptional, hard-working, and ambitious early career professionals who share our motivation and drive. You should be able to develop insightful analyses, problem-solve through analytical and organizational challenges, communicate often & clearly, perform excellent work, contribute fresh ideas, and take pleasure in the work we do. Our team is energetic and driven and we are quick to reward performance and initiative.
We are open to candidates with a variety of backgrounds; top candidates will typically have the following:
- At least 2 years of work experience; prior work business, consulting, accounting/audit, investment banking or comparable field preferred but not required
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities
- Desire to learn and grow while being exposed to new industries and business issues
- Ability to work effectively in teams
- Enjoy solving challenging strategic and financial questions
- Able to begin work full time in February 2020
- The Analyst role will be based in Lusaka, Zambia
Please note that this position is open to local Zambian candidates only.
If you are interested, you can submit your application here. Deadline is October 16th 2020, 5:00 pm Central Africa Time.
The interviews will take place between late October and November 2020.