Website The Western Research Institute (WRI)
The Western Research Institute (WRI) is a not for profit organisation that conducts social and economic research to support sustainable regional development. WRI uses both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in our regionally focused research projects. Our core services include cost benefit analysis and business case development plus economic modelling and surveying to measure social, environmental and economic outcomes. We also evaluate programs and undertake process improvement projects.
You should identify your general skills in your application relating to the following:
• Project management and client engagement experience.
• Show how you are an ideas person who can identify opportunities for WRI.
• Experience in developing robust and reliable project methodologies that illustrate your understanding of economic and social issues and that you understand the client’s needs.
• Time management skills that enable you to deliver on multiple projects simultaneously while remaining on budget and on time.
• Ability to work effectively as both a team member and autonomously.
• Ability to work within a quality framework with high level attention to detail.
• A keen eye for trends and anomalies in large data sets.
• Awareness and knowledge of data sources and methodologies and how to apply information to research projects.
• You need to be flexible and be willing to take on any task, no matter the level of complexity or simplicity, to assist the team to succeed.
• Management of research staff if employed in a senior role.
• Ability to preserve the confidentiality of clients and information collected in primary data gathering processes.
Essential technical skills
• An economics, business or social science qualification (Bachelor degree minimum).
• Ability to communicate in written and verbal forms in a clear and concise manner.
• At least 2 years’ experience in research roles, preferably in the private sector.
• Experience in developing modelling and interpreting the impact of projects, including developing soundly
based and defendable assumptions that underpin your models.
• Experience in the use and interpretation of economic impact modelling using Input Output and/or Computable
General Equilibrium (CGE) methodologies.
• Experience in developing frameworks and undertaking analysis using benefit cost analysis.
• Experience in undertaking primary data collection including via face to face and group situations.
• Experience in the design and testing of logic and flow in survey frameworks and abilities to analyse and report on survey results.
• High level skills in Microsoft products, particularly Excel.
• Experience with data concatenation tools such as Q, ABS Table Builder and Microdata products.
• Presentation skills.
Desirable technical skills
• Experience in the use of Input Output and/or computable general equilibrium (CGE) tools.
• Experience or knowledge of data mining techniques.
• Experience or knowledge of exploring and/or manipulating large data sets through programming interfaces.
• Experience in translating reports into online visualisation formats using tools like Displayr, Power BI or Tableau.
Please email your application and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Monday 10th May 2021 at 5pm
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