Who we are?

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners) is a company which aims at enabling innovative, scalable, and profitable enterprises to build prosperity. Created in 2010 in Washington DC, ESPartners’ mission is to “Provide entrepreneurs in Africa with the keys to sustainable success.”

ESPartners supports people, companies, institutions, and nations in articulating, implementing and disseminating solutions to their economic challenges, and in facilitating private sector development and supporting MSMEs across Africa. ESPartners has worked with multiple clients: entrepreneurs, MSMEs, governments, and development partners, including the World Bank Group / IFC, Mastercard Foundation, the African Development Bank.

Our firm operates across the African continent throughout two regional offices: in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, covering West and Central Africa, and in Kigali, Rwanda, for East and Southern Africa operations.

At ESPartners, we believe in people. We live by the idea of constantly delivering services at the cutting edge of business practices, but also, of bringing into our team, the most talented, adaptable, qualified, driven and diverse people available.

ESPartners’ approach is to provide « Intelligent CapitalTM », meaning the right combination of insights and capital, to address critical societal issues, by providing advisory services and solutions to diverse clients, via two practice areas, and to deliver on varied aspects of our mission:

  • SCALE – It facilitates the passage of entrepreneurs to scale throughout structured processes, combining support at any stage of maturity (ideation, incubation and acceleration), and access to financing solutions (debts, grants and equity).
  • INSIGHTS – Consulting services aimed at creating and implementing innovative solutions for sustainable development through the competitiveness of value chains, business strategies, leadership and change mentality.


ESPartners has four core values expressed via P.A.C.E.: Passion, Agility, Collaboration and Equity.

Main responsibilities:

Reporting to Manager Insights, the successful candidate is an essential member of the team and actively participates in projects. He/she is involved in documentary research, analyzes as well as in the production and restitution of clients’ deliverables.

At ESPartners, you will work on strategic issues and will benefit from the opportunity to participate in briefings, working and feedback sessions with clients in the field. You will be exposed through the various projects to the tools and methodologies developed and used by ESPartners.

You will collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds and disciplines, increasing your understanding of complex problems from diverse perspectives and developing new skills and experience to help you at every step of your career—at ESPartners and beyond. You will receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching from teams. 

You will work within a multicultural team with different profiles, playing an active role in all aspects of client engagement: this includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations.

You will also have the opportunity to present results to clients’ management and implement recommendations in collaboration with clients’ team members.

More specifically, you will participate in:

  • Review of literature.
  • Data collection and data manipulation and analysis – survey, interviews, focus groups;
  • Production of data sets and presentations against our objectives / deliverables;
  • Preparation of briefings, working and feedback sessions;
  • Case study / benchmark conception;
  • Writing of final reports.
  • Identification of new business opportunities and the writing of proposals and presentation to clients


Professional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance or any other related field
  • 1 to 2 years of professional experience in a strategy consulting firm (would be an asset)
  • Demonstrated career trajectory – evidence of taking on larger responsibilities and/or more senior roles (even during your undergrad);
  • Ability to break down and solve problems through quantitative thinking and analysis;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for strategy consulting, data analysis, economic modeling and/or competitiveness;
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to transform complex data in to easily digested actionable insight;
  • You are meticulous and pay attention to detail;
  • You are a solid team player who’s also an independent thinker;
  • Deadline-driven, organized and able to multitask;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Endless curiosity and a penchant for challenging the impossible;
  • Strong computing skills (Word processing, PowerPoint and Excel);
  • Good knowledge of statistical software (CSPRO, STATA, SPSS, SPAD)
  • Good knowledge of data collection platforms (Surveymoney, SurveyCTO)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to build relationships with various stakeholders.


We offer:

  • An opportunity to become part of a highly professional, motivated and dynamic team;
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African entrepreneurial sector;
  • An entrepreneurial adventure to be lived on a daily basis;
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train / Help the next generation of entrepreneurs;
  • A structuring and expanding initiative;
  • High level contacts;
  • A good opportunity to challenge and grow with a competitive rewarding package.


Apply now by sending your CV to:  esptalent@espartners.co with the reference “Junior Analyst

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