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Public Services Research Specialist

Job Location: Warszawa

Regional Description: Polska

Job Number: 00696805

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WHAT WILL YOU DO?
  • Research Specialist carry out basic primary and secondary research activities in support of the core research programs of Public Services (i.e. Government) business.  The researcher will help analyze data; conduct literature reviews and synthesize secondary research; draft reports and presentations of findings. The researcher will also co-ordinate activities related to the execution of research.  The role requires strong analytical, research and writing skills.  Proficiency with basic methods of data analysis is essential.
  • Carry out research as part of a team, typically working alongside one of our managers / senior principals.
  • Formulating survey and/or interview questions to gather target data         
  • Draft research findings into Research Notes/Reports and case studies with supervision     
  • Contribute to the design of research  
  • Continuously build your subject matter expertise
  • Be an effective business operator, working to deadlines, delivering to a consistently high quality, proactively anticipating bottle-necks and barriers to success and escalating issues to team leads promptly.
  • Researcher will be expected to recover the cost of their time on projects by charging for their time and by meeting their recoverability targets (typically around 78 per cent)
  • Assist in drafting presentations (from outline) for client and other executive-level conferences and seminars                     
 
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
  • Master degree in Economics/Political Science/International Relations/European Union studies
  • A post-graduate degree/qualification in business administration (MBA) or business economics (MBE) is a plus
  • Doctoral (PhD) candidates in economics/public policy are also welcome.   
Work Experience: 
  • 4 - 8 years business research experience, preferably in a consulting environment, think tank, third party research organization, research unit of a third-party policy advisory unit, public administration or EU institutions.
  • Understanding of how governments function and high-level understanding of various branches of government
  • Working with senior executive customers, who are the high-end users of the research output.
  • Understanding of macro-economic issues, global markets, business, and technology issues at large.
  • Experience of writing reports, and presentation slides for delivery to internal and external audience
  • Experience on a team of consulting, industry or business research professionals.
  • Experience in quantitative research methods (e.g. quantitative public policy analysis), data analysis and research to support high quality thought leadership and research papers is a strong plus
  • Work experience collaborating in a team of research professionals, coaching of team members would be a plus too
  • Business/ economic strategy background or experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience with alternative models of research delivery/data visualization tools also a plus (e.g., Tableau, Qlik, Power BI etc.)
 
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:
  • Interesting and stable position in a global company.
  • Professional and international work environment.
  • Opportunities to build and extend professional skills.
  • Access to advanced knowledge bases and to advices of international experts.
  • Friendly workplace environment, team bonding events, ability to participate in after work activities.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package: private healthcare, additional life insurances, lunch vouchers, sport packages
 
 
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
  • Strong analytical skills to work with data sets.  Preferred candidate will have familiarity with some of the following:
  • Data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, or Qlik
  • Analytics tools such as Alteryx or SPSS
  • Programming languages such as R
  • Very organized, thorough, with a focus on quality of deliverables and respect of deadlines
  • Strong professional qualities: client focus, decisiveness, integrity, resilience to stress against stretch goals, deadlines
  • Basic understanding of the Health industry, with emphasis on US Health system
 
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:
  • Interesting and stable position in a global company.
  • Professional and international work environment.
  • Opportunities to build and extend professional skills.
  • Access to advanced knowledge bases and to advices of international experts.
  • Friendly workplace environment, team bonding events, ability to participate in after work activities.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package: private healthcare, additional life insurances, lunch vouchers, sport packages.
 

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