Business development & Partnerships

Lagos, Nigeria | Full-time


About Us

We are a fast paced, venture backed startup, our mission is to empower African students to make the best decision about their education and their future. Our products are used by students, secondary schools and higher education institutions spanning four different continents.

The education sector is undergoing rapid change, and with an increasing amount of educational brands, curriculums and programs available it can be difficult for students to truly know what the best institution and program is for them. At StudySearch we’re building software tools to help students and families make better decisions through the education selection process. The higher education market in Africa is a $20B+ opportunity, We’re excited at solving big problems, making a positive impact and building a big company.

Business Development Associate

We are seeking a smart, creative, professional and motivated team player to support the strategy and business development team. This individual will work closely with members of the executive team in addition to sales, design, and finance.

  •   Identify and evaluate specific business opportunities and market trends 
  •   Market research, competitive analysis, and strategic thinking about the education and edtech indusrty
  •   Create, update and maintain a complex sales pipeline in insightly CRM 
  •   Research target companies and target individuals, identify points of contact and rationale for reaching out, send targeted emails and letters, make phone calls 
  •   Write, test and continually revise B2B targeted acquisition emails using Yesware templates and email tracking 
  •   Organize and attend meetings with external parties to discuss strategic initiatives 
  •   Identify and build long-term relationships with strategic partners in pursuit of growth opportunities 
  •   Support for special projects, including working with spreadsheet and presentation software 
  •  Other administrative tasks as they arise

Our Company Ethos & Values

We take responsibility for supporting our people to achieve their full potential. We spend almost as much time with the people we work with as we do our own family so we think it is very important to like and trust our team mates. Our company values in no particular order:

  1. Deliver Results

  2. Champion The Mission

  3. Be Creative

  4. Keep it Simple

  5. Always Humble

  6. Leaders  

  7. Be The Best

  8. Always Think first

Must Have Skills

  •  Bachelor's from top university, with strong record of academic performance and/or Exellent record of sales and releationship management
  •  Demonstrated interest and knowledge of education, youth and technology products 
  •  Exceptional poise, business acumen, intelligence, organizational skills 
  •  Excellent attention to detail, written and oral communication skills 
  •  Strong team player who can work independently and lead others with influence 
  •  Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, and Powerpoint 
  •  Self-starter, can-do attitude, ready to tackle any project, glamorous or not.
  • Extreme confidence and optimisim


You’ll get an awesome experience working with super intelligent, friendly people. The freedom to explore your ideas, create projects and develop your skills. Salary and equity are based on individual experience and contribution.