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india Researcher - Urban Data

  • Location
    (INDIA) and Gurgaon
  • Job Reference
    11965
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 1 Year

Job Description & Qualifications

The Economist Intelligence Unit is a leading provider of country, industry and management analysis. As the research arm of The Economist Group, we deliver information that helps organisations to stay on top of market opportunities and risks around the world.

We are looking for a candidate who has experience in secondary research and management of large datasets. This role will help deliver three of the Economist Intelligence Unit's highest-profile city products, requiring the ability to manage data collected across over 1,000 cities and thousands of data points. You must possess excellent research and data management skills, along with a detailed knowledge of economic data sources. You must be skilled in delivering projects to deadlines and prioritising time and resources accordingly.

You will work within a wider team helping to maintain our economic databases, manage the twice-annual surveys' data collection, contribute to the development of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s data products, specifically related to city data and help expand these products by undertaking unsupervised research and data management. 

How you will contribute:

  • Provide administrative, data management and data cleaning support to our city-based Cost of Living service and the biannual survey process.
  • Help manage large datasets and databases to protect and enhance the quality of the city-level socioeconomic data for all of our existing city-based products.
  • Provide support to our Market Explorer product and build relationships with data providers including national statistical offices, city authorities and other regional or global associations to ensure the on-going provision of data.
  • Assist in project research, data collection, analysis and preparation of presentations.
  • Assist with automating project delivery as required.
  • Develop quality assurance through regular, rigorous and efficient data checks.
  • Deliver projects on deadline by prioritising time and resources accordingly.
  • Collaborate with several teams in multiple locations.

Experience and professional attributes:

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in data management and secondary research 

In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally.



Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite(advance use of excel)
  • Proven experience in managing large data sets, data cleaning and data analysis.
  • Ability to track record of delivering projects and prioritisng time and resources accordingly
  • Ability to work effectively in teams to meet project objectives, sometimes work with a combination of internal staff and external contributors
  • Experience with VBA coding would be preferable 
  • Knowledge of economic data sources would be preferable
  • Commitment to producing output of high quality/ accountability / sense of ownership / results-driven mindset
  • Good communication and presentation skills

If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations then please submit your CV with a covering note identifying why you feel you would be a great addition to the team along with your salary expectations.

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