Business Analyst Job Vacancies – CERFODES

Job Title:   Business Analyst  

Organisation: CERFODES

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

CERFODES is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international consulting firm with offices in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and Lilongwe (Malawi). Over the years, CERFODES has provided and continues to provide technical advice and support to public, private, and non-profit organisations with the primary focus of adding sustainable value to our clients.


Job Summary:  CERFODES is looking for an analytical, business-oriented and self-driven individual to fill the position of Business Analyst.


The Business Analyst will work alongside project teams to perform detailed requirements analysis, document processes and perform user acceptance testing for improved business operations by developing and monitoring data quality metrics and ensuring business data and reporting needs are met.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Construct workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.
  • Improve systems by studying current practices; designing modifications.
  • Recommend controls by identifying problems; writing improved procedures.
  • Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases and elements; forming project team; establishing project budget.
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Validate resource requirements and develop cost estimate models.
  • Conduct and coordinate financial, product, market, operational and related research to support strategic and business planning within the various departments and programs of the client group.
  • Interpret, evaluate and interrelate research data and develop integrated business analyses and projections for incorporation into strategic decision-making.
  • Plan and coordinate the development of primary and secondary market research studies in support of strategic planning and specific marketing initiatives, as required and present findings of studies to client committees.
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly reviews and analyses of current processes using operational metrics and reports.
  • Review a variety of areas including operations, purchasing, inventory, distribution and facilities.
  • Understand and communicate the financial and operational impact of any changes.
  • Suggest changes to management using analytics to support your recommendations. Actively participate in the implementation of approved changes.
  • Create informative, actionable and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant business trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Conduct insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate on-going or one-time operational issues.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a University degree in Business, IT or related field.
  • Three years of experience in a similar position.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills is desirable.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Excellent communications skills; written and oral.
  • Attention to detail and desire to probe further into data.
  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-tasking environment.


How to Apply:

All candidates should submit their applications by sending your updated CVs to with the position as the email subject.


Please kindly include your current and expected remuneration details in your application.


NB: This position is open to East African nationals with the legal right to work and live in Uganda.


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