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Best Practices Research Analyst



This is a graduate entry position or a position for someone with 1-2 years working experience. It is an opportunity for the incumbent to gain excellent work experience with a global company.
Frost & Sullivan is a global research and management consulting company that aids its clients to grow. The company works in big industry such as telecommunications, oil & gas, mining, transportation, power generation, chemicals and healthcare. Frost tracks global and domestic trends within these industries and produces market based insights. The research position requires the incumbent to have a working knowledge of business, enjoy writing and to cultivate industry expertise. Training will be provided, however basic skills are required.
  • Minimum of a 3 year bachelor’s degree, honours preferable, from a reputable institution in the following fields: Journalism, English, Politics, Commerce, Business, Engineering, Finance, Economics


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Confidence interviewing skills
  • Research – both primary and secondary

 About the Role:
The analyst in this position is expected to:

  • Conduct primary and secondary research into different companies within Africa.
  • To use this research to rank African companies
  • Become a thought leader in your industry of expertise
  • Develop written and verbal communication skills
  • Account for project time and performance metrics
  • Develop telephonic interview and probing skills
  • Create detailed questionnaire to address the research objectives
  • Review and analyze research data collected, and prepare a best practices award write-up
  • Meet award write-up targets

Skills you will gain:

  • Excellent business writing skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • In-depth knowledge about your chosen industry
  • Broad understanding of the Africa business context
  • Insight into trends and innovations within your industry
  • Improved business acumen
  • Personal growth and development
  • Networking competencies and opportunities with our Industry Analysts & Consultants and identified stakeholder companies who license an award


  • Desire to work and excel in a highly functional and professional team environment;
  • Superior analytical abilities as well as excellent interviewing and probing skills;
  • Excellent communication in especially written, and spoken English;
  • Ability to work independently while meeting project deadlines and following corporate procedures;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Windows Office programs.

 How to apply: 
Please email your updated CV and cover letter to

-          You must be eligible to work in South Africa.
-          If you have not received a response within three weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

To find out more information about the role and to apply, please click here

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