• Analyst (Country Analyst)

    Job Locations Singapore-Singapore
    ID
    2018-4834
    Function
    Editorial
  • Introduction

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    As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.

     

    We are looking to recruit an Analyst for the Asia and Australasia team, who will be responsible for the production and quality of part of the EIU's Asia product range, with the expertise to contribute to all areas of the region’s editorial output. The ideal candidate will undertake economic and political forecasting and analysis for a selection of countries in Asia. 

     

    The EIU's Asia division is responsible for South Asia, South-east Asia, North-east Asia, Australasia and the Pacific and references to Asia should be taken to refer to this region. 

    Accountabilities

    In this role you will be expected to:

     

    • Ensure that the designated part of the Asia product range is written to a high standard, is in accordance with house style, and is directed at the needs of customers
    • Carry out a comprehensive first edit on contributors’ input, ensuring all the relevant information is presented in accordance with EIU style guide and product guidelines and ensure that there is no plagiarism of external sources
    • Conduct the degree of background research necessary to ensure the accuracy, currency and comprehensiveness of the information contained in our country workbooks and in all published products
    • Be able to rapidly identify accurate and informative sources on events affecting the forecast as they happen. You will build a network of sources in academia, business and government to draw on for research purposes
    • Interpret the events within specific countries and industries, with a particular focus on whether and how they might impact upon EIU forecast and summarise the potential consequences in an objective and informative way
    • Provide an opinion on behalf of the EIU which takes into account all the various known factors
    • Understand how macroeconomic forecasts are generated and be able to critically evaluate your own and other's forecasts
    • Produce economic and political forecasts for selected countries in Asia. This will involve using the Excel country workbooks to monitor and adjust the key economic indicators and the links between them
    • Take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the data included in the country workbooks
    • Lead EIU thinking on countries and issues allocated as being your responsibility
    • Initiate and actively participate in discussions on the implications of events in your area of responsibility, the EIU global assumptions and other events affecting the region
    • Represent the EIU at conferences and seminars, and make presentations to external audiences if required
    • Give interviews to media bodies such as television, radio or newspapers on behalf of the EIU

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    To be successful in this role you must have :

    • Strong writing and editing skills in English, and an ability to write well under time pressure.
    • Relevant degree in Economics or related subject. Ideally Master’s degree or equivalent. (Experience studying abroad is a strong plus.)
    • Knowledge of macroeconomics and forecasting
    • An interest in current political and economic developments and knowledge of how they are likely to affect economic trends
    • Strong regional knowledge is desirable. (Fluency in relevant languages is a strong plus.)
    • An ability to write quickly and incisively about issues of interest to our clients
    • The ability to juggle different tasks effectively
    • Proficiency in Word and Excel 

     

    To succeed in the role you must demonstrate that:

    • You will always put our clients first and maintain a commercial focus in everything you do
    • You will focus on developing yourself and people around you for the benefit of our business and our clients
    • You can get things done through communication, collaboration and alignment with the business; you build seamless relationships internally which deliver
    • You will continuously seek ways to make our business more successful; you see change not as an obstacle but as an opportunity to deliver more for our clients
    • You will operate with courage and integrity; you take accountability and responsibility and do not avoid difficult situations or take the easy route

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Analysts are expected to actively seek continuous feedback and own a career development plan which is realistic, actionable and targeted. The successful candidate will continuously seek out opportunities for training and development.

     

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