24/09 Avani
Consultant at Ab Placement

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Associate - Research & Analysis - Consulting Firm (0-3 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 850900

Hiring for an International Consulting firm's not-for-profit arm:

Responsibilities:

- Associates are responsible for executing discrete parts of work modules within a broader project including:

- Working with team members to develop hypotheses and execute discrete parts of work modules

- Gathering and analyzing data to generate robust and compelling insights that address module and the broader project objectives

- Communicating viewpoints, ideas and analyses in articulate, compelling, and creative ways

- Helping to build and maintain relationships with clients, funders, partners and other external stakeholders

Associates are also responsible for contributing to other aspects of the firm's development including:

- Supporting the creation of articles, publications, and blog posts through research, writing, and editing

- Assisting with research for business development proposals as needed

- Playing an active role in developing the practice in India and contributing to internal culture including our commitment to an inclusive work environment

Requirements:

Education & Experience:

- A relevant undergraduate degree (e.g., Business, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Engineering,) from a top tier school (IIT Mumbai preferred)

- Excellent academic credentials in undergraduate coursework; demonstration of analytical and quantitative coursework strongly preferred

- Academic and / or practical experience in business strategy, marketing, finance and operations, and related analytical techniques

- Relevant work or internship experience in the business and / or development sectors (e.g., conducting research and data analysis to develop structured and compelling strategic recommendations); experience in strategy consulting or blue-chip corporates is a plus

- Experience of living, studying or working in a developing country - familiarity with India is a plus

- Experience working or volunteering for a social impact organization; experience gathering data including perspectives of people directly experiencing the particular social issue is a plus

- Experience considering and/or applying equity and inclusion principles strongly preferred (e.g. disaggregating data, addressing disparities between populations and/or designing culturally appropriate interview guides, etc.)

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

- Fluency in English is required

- Proficiency in Hindi and other Indian language/s is a plus

- Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is a plus

Personal Qualities:

- Strongly motivated to tackle the tough challenges of poverty and drive social change

- Intellectually curious, insightful and creative yet analytically rigorous

- Emotionally intelligent - able to build strong relationships that inspire openness and trust; to collaborate in teamwork settings with colleagues and clients; and to balance inquiry and advocacy in all personal interactions

- Comfortable working on difficult, complex and ambiguous problems where there may be no definitive - right answer-

- Capable of working on multiple, overlapping tasks in a fast-changing environment

- Able to take initiative and drive work with moderate supervision and guidance

- Ability to travel domestically or internationally up to 30% of the time (travel requirement varies considerably by project)

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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