About This Opportunity
Data Analyst Internship in China
Our partner company is an EU consultancy and serves the international donor and business community in support of sustainable development and investments objectives, primarily in emerging markets. Their work covers a wide range of fields described within four company divisions, (i) Trade and Economy, (ii) Energy and Environment, (iii) Business support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and (iv) Human Capacities. This expertise is built on our strong grounding in project design and management requiring research, policy analysis, capacity building and business, public and government relations expertise. They are currently leading a consortium in the implementation of the mid-term evaluation of the EU’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) for DG TRADE.
The data Analyst intern’s Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Analyze GSP relevant trade data from 2011 onward, including from Eurostat, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Center (ITC), the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and other sources identified as relevant throughout the research approach;
- Employ analytical tools and frameworks, including modeling techniques;
- Perform highly detailed cleaning and matching of databases in order to correct formatting issues.
- Collect data in a searchable, user-friendly Evaluation Matrix spreadsheet to provide a clear overview of the data behind the study; modeling approaches and calculations will also be presented transparently and accompanied by simplified, jargon-free explanatory texts unpackaging the concepts; hypothesized and observed relationships between variables;
- Assist in drafting reports for the evaluations; and
- Present results as part of the overall evaluation of the scheme and the case studies
Qualifications for the Data Analyst Position
Prospective candidates require:
- At least a Master’s degree in economics, statistics and/or international trade;
- Experience working with large data sets and designing statistical models for trade analysis;
- Experience with trade data from Eurostat, WTO, UNCTAD, ITC and OECD;
- Experience using statistical analysis software programmes, preferably STATA, but also programs such as R, SAS, or SPSS;
- An excellent command of the English Language (written and oral). Working knowledge of Spanish will be considered an asset
It is also required that the person has access to the relevant hardware and software for this assignment. This work can be done remotely, regular update meetings with the Project Manager will be held to coordinate the progress of activities.