Research Analyst

Research and analysis | Nairobi | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Gro Intelligence is a rapidly growing, mission-driven software company that is creating a more connected and productive global agriculture industry.  We are an incredibly diverse team of technologists, scientists, and academics with a shared passion for building software that impacts everyone in the world on the most basic level.  
Our products make high quality agricultural data available to everyone, including many of the world’s largest companies and non-government organizations, who rely on our data to understand and predict the availability and price of food on a global basis.  We do this by standardizing huge volumes of structured and unstructured data, then transforming it into actionable knowledge for large corporate agribusinesses, financial institutions, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.  With offices in both New York and Nairobi, and the financial backing of prominent investors including TPG Growth and Data Collective, Gro is rapidly building out our team to continue this mission. 

We are looking for highly-motivated, intellectually curious people who are hungry for personal growth. Successful candidates have versatile talents and are excited to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and constantly evolving entrepreneurial environment. We are hiring a Research Analyst to join the Gro Intelligence office in Nairobi. 


We are hiring a Research Analyst to join the Gro Intelligence headquarters in Nairobi. Responsibilities include:

  • Creating and maintaining of commodity supply and demand models across various crops and African countries
  • Communicating with internal and external clients to understand and document project objectives
  • Conducting in-depth data analyses using traditional and advanced methods
  • Authoring reports containing actionable recommendations
  • Making presentations—answering questions and instilling confidence
  • Keeping abreast of industry-related news flow
  • Researching and writing reports with a commodity-specific focus
  • Responding to requests for data and information from internal and external clients

Skills Required:

  • Comfort with working with large volumes of data
  • Strong data visualization skills
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation communication abilities
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint knowledge

Bonus Points:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members across functional roles
  • A self-starter, ability to work independently against tight deadlines
  • An independent thinker
  • Strongly task- and detail- oriented
  • Someone who is excited to and enjoys working in a fast-paced demanding, entrepreneurial startup where you can grow exponentially
  • Passion for enabling global food security through data driven tools