This job is in our Chennai/Delhi office:
Position: Consultant (2 years)
Who we are: Athena Infonomics is a data-driven global consultancy. We combine social science research methods and ICT tools to drive innovation in policies, processes and programs in international development. Athena Infonomics has offices in India and Washington, D.C., alongside program hubs across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
What we do: data-driven innovation in program strategy and design, project implementation, and impact assessment across the full spectrum of economic growth and development challenges.
Our clients: bi-lateral and multi-lateral development financing institutions, global private philanthropies, various levels of governments across continents, leading NGOs and Fortune 500 companies.
The Athena team: a dynamic, diverse, and close-knit group of young professionals alongside a distinguished group of policymakers, academics, and intellectuals with deep sectoral knowledge and rich experience.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Work closely with project teams to draft deliverables for Athena’s development
consulting projects based on primary and secondary research.
- Compile and analyze data to draw insights that can guide project strategic directions.
- Develop presentations with suitable use of graphics.
- Write reports for external communication with client and stakeholders.
- Travel to meet with clients, experts and other project stakeholders.
- Support with exploring new research opportunities, including but not limited to
tracking opportunities, drafting proposals, and designing qualitative and quantitative
What You Can Gain
- Opportunity to engage intensively with and contribute to the growth of Athena’s
rapidly expanding development portfolios.
- Opportunity to actively shape the outcomes of exciting projects funded by major
international development agencies in the private/social sectors, urban
- Knowledge of and experience working with major development agencies and the private
Qualifications and Competencies
- MA/MSc in Economics from top-tier economics departments.
- MBA from reputed business schools.
- Preferable work experience of two years at either:
- A development/management consulting firm.
- A research institute/firm/public policy think tank
- A bilateral agency.
- Logical thinking and strong analytical abilities.
- Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Excellent report writing and PowerPoint skills. Must be able to express ideas
effectively in a clear and concise manner. Prior experience of writing reports, creating
client presentations and publishing research papers is strongly preferred.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Competency in mathematical economics and statistics/econometrics is a plus.
- Ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Attention to detail.
- Entrepreneurial attitude to handle challenging tasks, deal with ambiguity and shoulder responsibility.
Interested applicants can send their CVs, a statement of purpose, and a writing sample along with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Athena Infonomics is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Athena Infonomics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.