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Innovation and Insights Analyst - Socio-Political Researcher

Job Location: Kathmandu

No. of Vacancies: 5

Offered Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:

ITONICS, a leading software company based in Kathmandu, focuses on providing Strategic Foresight, Risk and Innovation Management, Idea Management tools. As a strategic partner, Lacuna Innovation, a research and management consultancy works together with ITONICS to provide relevant trend content, insights and analysis for the Lacuna Radar platform used by our clients. Find out more at

Lacuna is currently witnessing growth and is looking for a Socio-Political Researcher who will add value to a dynamic, multi-skilled and passionate group of individuals. The successful candidate, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, will work with the team, researching, monitoring and analyzing trends impacting the energy sector, in Africa, as well as globally. 

Areas of Involvement:

  • Trend research and analysis in the field of society and individuals
  • Trend research and analysis in the field of (geo)-politics and laws
  • Main focus of research is (southern) Africa

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Scan various media on a daily basis for socio-political trends and events
  • Daily analyses of large volumes of information to identify patterns, extract key insights and derive meaning 
  • Identify signals of disruption with a focus on social dynamics and political shifts
  • Synthesize and simplify complex insights from research
  • Work hand-in-hand with an Innovation Lead in researching and delivering relevant content through written reports and verbal presentation
  • Ensure text is well written and logically structured 
  • Ensure that quality is consistent with client's standards 
  • Proofread and fact-check content  
  • Extract meaningful conclusions from abstract information 
  • We foster an ‘all hands on deck’ culture, so you may dabble in other areas too. 

Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters in politics, economics or related fields
  • Min. 1-2 years practical work experience
  • Passionate about African geopolitics 
  • Interest in the energy sector and related technologies
  • Eagerness to take on new roles and responsibilities and take ownership when required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinking capability
  • Analytical, critical and lateral thinking skills
  • Trend forecasting, identification and analysis, particularly within the energy sector 
  • Ability to investigate, research and connect large amounts of information, and summarise this into workable formats for internal and external purposes.
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to “roll your sleeves up”
  • Highly motivated, agile and a quick learner 
  • Ability to work within a networked team structure in a high-performance, project-based environment and expectations 

Salary: Competitive, Negotiable based on Experience and Qualification


Please send your CV, brief letter of motivation (in a cover email) as well as any writing samples to


Application closed.


The deadline to apply for the above position/s is 24:00 hrs, May 19, 2017.

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Applications without disclosure of age and marks/percentage for each level of degree from SLC/equivalent onwards shall be disqualified.

All candidates are expected to be proficient in written/spoken English and Nepali and be computer literate with a working knowledge of office applications. For the position(s) mentioned above, candidates are expected to have a smart personality, pleasant and cheerful nature with excellent interpersonal skill coupled with a desire to excel and having a positive attitude.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the further selection process(es).The organization reserve the right to reject any/all applications without assigning any reason whatsoever. Canvassing at any stage of the processes shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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