Research Associate Jobs – NFT Executive Search

Job Title:    Research Associate  
Organisation: NFT
Executive Search
Duty Station: Kampala,
About NFT:
NFT Executive Search is a
division of NFT Consult Ltd, the leading HR Outsourcing, Training and
Recruitment provider in East Africa with operations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania,
Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
We were established in January
2013 with the aim of assisting organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa with
appointments at board, executive and senior management level by executing
comprehensive global headhunting and assessment campaigns.
We partner with our clients to
undertake thorough searches across our continent and across the African
diaspora, leaving no stone unturned. Our objective is to attract the best
senior talent available in Africa and abroad to ultimately give our clients a
strong selection of appointable candidates.
Our research-led approach,
attention to detail and international experience are key differentiators that
make us stand out against traditional executive recruitment suppliers in our
region. For more information, please visit  
Job Justification: Following
NFT Executive Search’s market launch, a clear need for a Research Associate has
emerged. The Research Associate will work in close partnership with the Head of
Research of NFT Executive Search in successfully delivering both national and
international executive search assignments for clients operating in East Africa
and across the wider Sub-Saharan African region. This individual is expected to
focus his/her time primarily on the identification, attraction and assessment
of relevant executives based across the African continent and beyond. The
Research Associate will attend client briefings, produce detailed reports and
is expected to build fruitful business relationships with clients.
Job Summary: The
Research Associate will be the first of a number of hires that will be made by
NFT Executive Search over the coming years. As such, this individual is
expected to become a point of authority and reference for future team members.
In the long-term, this individual is expected to progress into a Head of
Research role or into a billing role as a Principal Consultant / Client
Partner.  This person will also have the
opportunity to get involved in supporting the business development efforts of
NFT Executive Search.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Gain
    a deep and thorough knowledge of each client’s business and marketplace,
    understanding any major trends and developments and how these may affect
    each client’s needs
  • Identify
    and map key individuals and functions on behalf of clients by way of
    online information resources, print materials and telephone
  • Hold
    high-level career related discussions with executives using various
    interview techniques
  • Develop
    long-term relationships with Director and Board level executives
  • Attend
    briefing meetings, pitches and preliminary interviews with candidates
  • Co-develop
    the search strategy and list of target companies for each assignment
  • Draft
    critical supporting materials including candidate information packs,
    candidate bios and company profiles
  • Quickly
    report progress and intelligence back to the client in the form of
    detailed written reports and verbally at client meetings
  • Offer
    strategic and operational input into business development and sales
    strategies / efforts
  • Actively
    participate in special projects including website content development,
    marketing and training initiatives as necessary
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor degree from a top university with
    an enviable international reputation.
  • Previous
    experience of working internationally in competitive professional
    environments is highly desirable
  • Impeccable
    business writing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent
    oral communication skills
  • Confidence
    with the ability to hold strategic conversations with senior business
  • Objective
    judgment along with superior interpersonal and evaluative skills
  • A
    thirst for knowledge, a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to work
    well under time pressure
  • Excellent
    analytical, creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong
    rapport-building skills
  • The
    applicant should have a natural ability to challenge the thinking of those
    around you
  • Comfortable
    working independently as well as part of a team
  • High
    levels of professionalism and integrity
  • Possess
    the ability to work in multicultural environments
  • Entrepreneurial
    and ambitious mind-set combined with an interest in building the leading
    provider of executive search services across East Africa
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.

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