Research analyst

About us

71point4 is a Cape Town-based strategic research consultancy specialising in consumer-focused, data-driven research. Our work focuses on bringing the life and experience of consumers into the decision-making processes of policy makers, think tanks and executives. We work across a range of sectors with a primary focus on those that potentially transform the lives of consumers for the better. Our team comprises data scientists, economists and marketers.

About the role

We are looking for a research analyst to expand our team. Your job will primarily involve analysis of survey data and working with client teams to build their data management capacity, as well as getting involved where required in various strategic research projects. We are looking for someone with strong analytical skills who is passionate about data and curious about people.

Your job is not only to answer questions, but to ask better questions. This role will suit someone who is highly inquisitive and willing to look for new datasets, prepare the data for analysis and draw out valuable insights for clients. Beyond analysing the data, the suitable candidate should also be willing to engage and interact directly with clients to understand their key questions and analytical needs.

This is an entry level position that would suit a recent graduate or someone with one to two years of work experience.

Important skills

  • Degree in Economics, Marketing, Statistics, Engineering or other related degree with a quantitative background
  • Ability to work with survey datasets and a keen interest in drawing insights from data
  • Happy to work independently as well as in a team
  • Good Excel skills
  • Some experience in R and/ or Python is beneficial but not required

What we offer

  • Flexible and supportive work environment with a commitment to continuous learning
  • Be a part of a dynamic, highly engaged team that thrives on open communication
  • Interaction with purpose-driven clients
  • The opportunity to join a growing team
  • Healthy lunch on us. Every day

Application requirements

We like to get to know potential candidates on a slightly more practical level. So to apply for this position, send your CV together with your answers to at least two of the questions in the pdf downloadable from the link below to:

The questions and data are available here