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Insights Strategy Lead



Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The Company

Stears is an intelligence startup of 40+ people using data to answer questions about Africa. Our mission is to become the world's most trusted provider of African data & insight to global businesses, finance and policy professionals. We make this possible by integrating all our intelligence (news & analysis, proprietary data, aggregated public data, licensed data, forecasts and reports) into a searchable platform complemented by a rich mobile experience.

Our customers currently pay for access to Stears’ Intelligence through a web platform that includes daily insight and data. Our experts are always ready to answer client data questions about any sector, market or African country.

As Stears expands its pan-African insights, the Insights Team within the Intelligence division is seeking an experienced professional to join our team. This role will involve reviewing content generated by our talented economists and analysts while also playing a crucial part in shaping our user growth strategy across Africa. We are specifically looking for someone with a proven track record in operations management and who is capable of leading a team of experts within a fast-paced organisation. This position is instrumental in achieving our objective of spearheading economic discourse and establishing Stears as a prominent brand in Africa.

The role

What it covers: As the Insights Associate Manager (Technical), you are responsible for the following:

Content Review

  • Conduct thorough reviews of the content produced by economists and analysts to ensure accuracy, clarity, and adherence to Stears' quality standards.
  • Provide constructive feedback and guidance to the team to enhance the overall quality and impact of the insights being generated.
  • Collaborate with the writers and analysts to refine complex economic concepts into accessible and engaging content for Stears' audience.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (e.g. Engineering, Design, Growth, Product etc.) for product and service delivery improvements.

User Growth Strategy

  • Work closely with the team to identify key growth opportunities and develop strategies to expand Stears' user base across Africa.
  • Analyse user data, market trends, and competitor insights to inform user growth initiatives and optimise content distribution channels.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and business development teams to align user growth strategies with broader company objectives and ensure cohesive execution.

How we work: The Stears team is based in Nigeria and has a hybrid work system—remotely and onsite. We use agile work processes and invest heavily in training around data analysis, critical thinking, mental models and frameworks.

Our analysts and economists produce insights for businesses and professionals within industries including banking, energy, and capital market and for policymakers across public and private financial institutions such as the state and federal governments.

Who you will work with: This role is part of the Insights team within the Intelligence division. You will report to the Head of Insights. In addition to working with the core team of economists, analysts, designers and interns, you will also engage with other internal stakeholders in data production, growth and design, including the Insights Lead.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Strong leadership skills, a keen eye for details, and the ability to ensure team success and coordinate members across multiple productive outcomes and deadlines.
  • Project management skills, demonstrated by previous experience defining project scopes, managing timelines, and internal and external stakeholders to deliver small to medium-sized research tasks and projects.
  • High intelligence and problem-solving skills. Must demonstrate the ability to apply mental models that lead to creative and critical assessment or analysis of trends and developments in Africa’s economy.
  • Experience with managing relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including consultants, regulators, expert sources, etc.
  • An understanding of content management tools and strategies for publishing companies.
  • At least five years of work experience in project and client management, consulting, research or other related role.
  • Exceptional communicator, both verbal and written and a confident public speaker.
  • An extensive network of high-level contacts in economic management across Africa.


  • Unlimited access to Stears Premium
  • Hybrid working (office and remote as required)
  • Stears branded merchandise and swag
  • Onboarding allowance to facilitate workstation setup
  • Access to Stears Employee Hardship Fund
  • Annual off-site team bonding
  • Special emphasis on learning and development
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Competitive salaries at junior, intermediate and senior levels
  • Paid time off - 25 days excluding public holidays and sick days
  • Access to an expert Intelligence team - Stears Intelligence team includes some of the brightest knowledge experts in Nigeria, covering a wide range of sectors, all with a passion for delivering the highest quality of intelligence on the African continent.

The Stears Experience - These are the top reasons analysts and editors report having the best experience of their careers at Stears:

  • Deepen their analytical & critical thinking skills, which apply beyond a specific domain.
  • Develop strong writing skills that can be leveraged in other stages of their careers.
  • Gain a high level of autonomy and responsibility by taking on responsibility for an entire industry.
  • Do something meaningful by being part of a team making African data more widely available.


Stears is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.