• Urban Data Researcher

    Job Locations India-HR-Gurgaon
  • Introduction

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    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 that has 1-2 years of 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. 


    In the role you would be expected to:

    • 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 to deadlines by prioritising time and resources accordingly.
    • Collaborate with several teams in multiple locations.

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    To succeed in the role you must have:

    • Relevant Bachelor's degree
    • 1-2 years of professional experience in data management and research and analysis of economic data
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Suite(advance use of excel)
    • Proven experience in managing large data sets
    • Ability to demonmstarte data cleaning and economic research
    • Ability to track record of delivering projects and prioritiisng time and resources accordingly
    • Ability to maintain and analyze large datasets
    • Ability to work effectively in teams to meet project objectives, sometimes working with a combination of internal staff and external contributors
    • Experience with VBA coding
    • Proven secondary research skills
    • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint expertise
    • Knowledge of economic data sources
    • Commitment to producing output of high quality. Accountability / sense of ownership / results-driven mindset
    • Good communication and presentation skills
    • The inclination to implement efficiency gains in data processes
    • Sound judgement and decision-making ability


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