2020 - Analyst Program - UAE

Intern/TraineeMiddle East & AfricaAbu Dhabi

Job Description

Position Title:

Analyst Program


About the Program:

The 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 while also ensuring their full development and growth. During the program, candidates will receive a stipend. 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 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 Analysts 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:

• The Analyst 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.



What are we seeking?

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• Communications. Good written and oral communication skills, including appropriate style, confidence, and structure; effective listening skills

• Team skills. Collaboration, cooperation, and respect

• Motivation. The drive to learn continuously and the application of those learnings for the benefit of the firm and our clients; constantly motivated and reliable

• Creativity. Pursuit of out-of-the-box solutions whenever possible

• Time management skills. Reliability, dependability, and an ability to manage workload effectively

• Ethics. Compliance with company policies at all times

• Career development. Responds positively to coaching and guidance; seek feedback on his/her own performance, strengths and development needs

• Stakeholder management. Understand who the stakeholders are and their roles within his/her scope of work


Technical Skills:

• IT Proficiency. Familiarity with Microsoft Office

• Problem solving. Good investigative problem-solving skills – ability to help refine and focus project team requests and objectives

• Research output. Excellent skills in synthesizing data into Firm- accepted formats to produce structured exhibits and spreadsheets and the extraction of the “so-what’s” from research

• Knowledge output. Proactiveness in sharing knowledge with co-workers and project teams



An undergraduate degree from a top tier institution with demonstrated analytical expertise; demonstrated strong academic performance and achievements


Previous Experience:

Candidates for this role will be entrepreneurial self-starters who enjoy the challenges and rewards of research work in a dynamic and changing environment. Position is targeted at Fresh Graduates and/or professionals with up to 1-year experience in top firms

Apply online:

  • Attachments: Please, upload your Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and National ID. Additional attachments (e.g.: cover letter, references, etc.) are encouraged.
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Language Requirements

English & Arabic