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21DEC - Market Intelligence Associate - Business Development - DAI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Location: Bethesda, MD

Job Description

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Function of the Position:

This is a full–time, professional position which will be working under the direction of the Market Intelligence Manager. The Assistant will support the day-to-day operations of the Unit, including:

  • Market and competitive research and analysis
  • Data capture
  • Internal communications

Job Responsibilities

  • Collect, update, and maintain all important competitive intelligence information for existing and emerging competitors in a single global database.
  • Take lead role in individual research assignments; obtain information from internal and external sources; assess the value and write reports.
  • Provide rigorous assessment of the accuracy, validity, and reliability of gathered information.
  • Analyze and interpret information to provide insights and predictions at a macro (corporate/industry) and micro (opportunity-specific) level. Independently turn research and insight into written reports and analysis
  • Work closely with senior management, business development, and technical operating groups.
  • Work with all stakeholders to ensure information is effectively accessed and communicated.
  • Participate in industry wide fora, including the Council for International Development Companies, to support advocacy and to enhance company understanding of broad market dynamics
  • Mentor Market Intelligence Team Interns on best practices for research and analysis
  • Serve as primary liaison between the Market Intelligence Unit and the Portal Team on technical issues, trouble shooting, and enhancements

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 5:  Minimum a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant administrative or technical professional experience
  • Ability to prioritize work under pressure and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability work with minimum guidance and take the lead role on individual assignments; must be self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to present analytical products to all levels of staff, including executive level
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention
  • Strong research and quantitative skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite (in particular, advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills) is essential. Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint desirable.

How to apply

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