Research Analyst ESF- Europe

Brussels, Belgium
05-16-2019
Belgium, Brussels
Depends on Experience 
Full Time

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POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Research Analyst will provide statistical, research, analytical and graphical support to the Research program, based out of the Brussels Office. Candidate will provide research assistance and internal project management in the Economy, Strategy and Finance area (2/3) and the global C-Suite Challenge project (1/3). Candidate will work closely with Research staff to ensure the successful completion of business research projects and specific deliverables.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the Senior Economist, Europe. 

 

PRINCIPAL DIRECT ACTIVITIES

  • Supports research team by collecting data and information as requested, implement data collection and feed data into databases, managing databases, preparing materials for meetings and documents (statistics, tables, charts, stats, power points), and assisting in report generation, such as finalization of documents, etc., including checking, making references lists.
  • Assists the indicators team in what is needed to develop the Europe-related economic indicators.
  • ·With the support of the survey team, assist in the implementation of a major global surveys including assistance in data analysis, code, format, construction and verification of sampling plans, process responses, contact of survey participants, and other data collection activities.
  • ·Uses statistical software package, preferably Stata, to perform statistical analysis of research data, prepare syntax for surveys, input detailed survey information, and interpret data collected through surveys.
  • ·Takes charge of assigned parts of one or more research projects by doing background research (literature review, analyze other data sets, etc.), developing ways to improve management of data and information, and assisting in developing assigned portion of research reports.
  • ·Demonstrates initiative beyond the successful completion of research support in order to foster collaboration, generate new ideas and processes.
  • ·Demonstrates understanding of knowledge base in the field of economics.
  • ·Identifies collaborative opportunities for partnerships with internal stakeholders with regard to projects and initiatives.
  • Contribute to the overall Economy, Strategy and Finance Program through support of additional projects undertaken by the Executive Director, Europe, and others; participate in seminars and workshops; and interact with other members of the research staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Within the broad responsibilities summarized above, the Research Analyst is responsible for the timely completion of work assigned in a fully professional manner.  He or she is responsible for maintaining some executive level contact with Researchers and for maintaining smooth relationships with personnel in Conference Board divisions and departments in addition to his or her own.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Candidate should enjoy working with data and be detail-oriented; a responsible independent worker who has the ability to effectively work on many projects simultaneously and meticulously meets deadlines. This position requires a self-starter who is dedicated and willing to take initiatives. The candidate must be mature and poised, as this position requires interaction with corporate executives who are members of TCB as well as senior staff of TCB.

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Management, or social sciences preferred with strong academic performance and experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a statistical software package, especially Stata. Some experience with survey design and analysis are preferred. Master’s degree with experience in social science topics, economics or statistics, preparing and giving presentations is a plus.