June 15, 2015 ethelcofie

Job Opportunity :Junior Business Analyst

Junior Business Analyst
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Product Development Team as a Junior BA. This key role will play a crucial part in helping the Product Development Team successfully deliver projects. It is intended that the successful candidate will be keen to develop and progress towards a full Business Analyst role within the Product Development Team with increased responsibilities.

Learning about the Business Analyst role and the Project Lifecycle, and practically applying knowledge and skills as obtained to successfully deliver projects
• Supporting the Business Analysis function in the Product Development Team and assisting the Business Analysts in: o Eliciting and documenting the business requirements o Chasing-up approvals and managing effective feedback o Updating documents where necessary
• Running workshops: Arranging sessions o Determining agendas and preparing any necessary workshop material o Taking notes / meeting minutes o Providing updates and follow-ups to attendees
• Supporting and updating multiple Project Logs
• Plan, manage and be responsible for own time management according to Product Development priorities – Planning and working flexibly to a deadline
• Managing the Product Development Document library
• Providing updates and feedback across the Product Development team as required
• Attending Scrums and other key Project Management forums
• Managing small Projects to delivery (with support from existing Business Analysts)
• Supporting test cycles particularly User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
• Providing training
• Identifying areas for improvement
• Critically evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, decomposing high-level information into details, abstracting up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishing user requests from the underlying true needs
• Developing requirements specifications according to standard templates
• Writing documentation
• L1 support as and when required
• Being a liaison between the business units, technology teams, support teams and

Business Analysis
To be successful for this role you will need to keep up to date with technical and industry sector developments and awareness of evolvement of relevant technologies such as HTML5 vs. Flash, Local vs. cloud etc.

You will have previous experience of working in Agile environments (SCRUM experience is an added advantage)

Once you have established yourself, it is intended that you would want to ultimately progress to a Business Analyst position and will therefore demonstrate the following skills:

• Self-motivated and proactive
Able to think logical and objectively with the ability to think outside of the box and therefore see the bigger picture
Comfortable working under pressure and successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Results driven with good time management skills
Good leadership skills in order to obtain appropriate information and to arrange and co-ordinate projects

Possess a high attention to detail
Able to work outside Accra for extended periods of time