2020 - Research Analyst Program - UAE

Intern/TraineeMiddle East & AfricaAbu Dhabi

Job Description

About the Program:

The Research Analyst Program is a one-year program that targets top fresh graduates with 0-1 year of professional experience. The program provides formal trainings, coaching and mentoring support, and intensive on-the-job learning, exposing new recruits to all areas of consulting with an initial focus on research while also ensuring their full development and growth. At the end of the program, recruits demonstrating Business Analyst requirements and capabilities will be offered a full-time position with Kearney.


Primary function and responsibilities:

The primary job for the Research Analyst falls into project team support and business/knowledge development

Primary function and responsibility details:

Project team support:

• Work with project teams to understand, refine and prioritize their research needs. Through discussions with requestors, identify the key issues and determine the most appropriate, cost-effective and timely research solutions

• Whilst RA identify issues, they should also form hypotheses with appropriate direction and guidance

• Proactively ask questions to clarify scope and approach

• Conduct high quality analysis by validating assumptions, developing a rigorous fact base and identifying data anomalies

• Gather the necessary raw information using a broad spectrum of sources and organize, analyze, and synthesize the findings into targeted, firm-formatted end products with some interpretation of the “so what” of the research

• Participate in team brainstorming and creative thinking sessions to help generate innovative ideas/solutions

• Follow project plan to complete deliverables on time

• Develop effective client relationships

• Work well with client team and learn to obtain information and/or deliverables needed from clients


Business/knowledge development:

• RA is expected to begin to build and develop knowledge in one or more “spikes” (e.g., industry, function, or geography) and tap into the firmwide network, where available

• A solid understanding of a specific content area and its salient issues form the basis for learning of Business Analyst rank. To help build your expertise, you will develop basic fact packs, summaries, and be assigned portions of larger documents in your area of focus.



Language Requirements

English & Arabic