Sahara Group Graduate Analyst Program 2017

Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

Sahara Group is recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: Graduate Analyst Program 2017
Purpose Statement

  • Responsible for financial position to make better business/ investment decisions, as well as monitoring and assessing business performance and determining the matrix for assessment thereof.
  • The Graduate Analyst is responsible for processing and evaluating businesses, projects, budgets and other finance-related entities to determine their suitability for investment.
  • (S)He must be able to perform financial analysis at a micro and macro level to understand the financial health of the company and offer suitable recommendations.

Key Deliverables:

  • Recommend individual investments and collections of investments, which are known as portfolios
  • Identify key drivers through structured analysis and conceptual thinking to effectively probe problems and causes; work with Strategy Team & and Businesses to develop solutions
  • Present at team and client meetings, and determine the most practical way to drive lasting results based on your insights and analysis
  • Conduct valuation analyses and financial assessments
  • Supports team goals and assessments
  • Provide support in managing strategy development process
  • Leverage desktop applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, Access with high proficiency to capture and maximize critical thinking Communicate effectively and persuasively in a business context
  • Evaluate current and historical data
  • Structure and perform analysis and conduct primary research to uncover insights, identify and validate value creation opportunities for the Group
  • Provide analytic and research support for key strategy projects, market, trend, customer, channel and competitive assessments
  • Support preparation of senior management and board level communications
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Minimum Qualification / Experience

  • University degree in any of the following Management Science courses; Economics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Business Management, Accounting and Finance or any other degree i.e. Candidates with a bias for Business Analysis. (Minimum Second Class Upper).
  • Maximum of 2 years of cognate working experience (Post NYSC) in a similar capacity within an organisation
  • Certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) will be an added advantage.


  • Must be able to communicate fluently in written and oral English.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial & dynamic environment
  • Must be able to understand market trends and forecast
  • Must have excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to collect, integrate and analyze information from multiple sources to create a cohesive, fact-based analysis
  • Must be MS Word, Excel and Internet Browser proficient
  • Must be thorough in research finding and methodology
  • Must possess a flare for numbers and be business savvy
  • Must possess excellent numerical and quantitative skills
  • Must be a critical thinker with good judgement and decision making
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Personality Traits:

  • Must be hard working and resourceful
  • Must possess the ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Must be a person of high integrity
  • Must be a self-starter and a team player with proactive approach to work

Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Develop efficient and effective cross-divisional relationships among core teams throughout the company including, Finance Managers, Managing Directors, Executive Directors and the Company Board.
  • External: Is expected to develop relationships with financial advisory service firms, consulting firms, tax authorities, treasury houses, Investor Relations etc.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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