Inspira Advisory & Consulting Limited is hiring  Senior Associates
Nature of Job: Full time
Number of vacancies: 02

About the organization:
Inspira Advisory & Consulting Limited (www.inspira-bd.com) is a strategy consulting & business research firm based in Dhaka. Within a span of 7 years, Inspira has served 100+ clients including Key directorates and ministries of the Government of Bangladesh, Bi-lateral donors, Corporates, Local Conglomerates, UN agencies, and nonprofit organizations (NPO) for conducting evaluation studies, sector research, socio-economic studies, market system assessment, feasibility studies, market scanning, and private sector development. To learn more about who we are and what we do, see our Company Brochure. https://drive.google.com/file/d/125kFZMpXpTUlUfNEv1akqjaHPILCUC_l/view?usp=sharing
Consultancy Asia features Inspira: https://www.consultancy.asia/news/2985/bangladesh-based-inspira-celebrates-five-years-in-business 

About the Role:

The Senior Associate will be expected to directly work with the senior partners and portfolio leads in managing consulting assignments, executing research methodologies, and participating in the business development process. S/he will have to manage and oversee subordinates including Associates, Research Assistants, and interns. 

Experience Requirement: Minimum 2 years of experience in strategy consulting firms, market research agencies, think tanks, investment/equity research firms, M&E teams of INGOs/development sector enterprises. Talents with less than 2 years of experience should not apply to this position, we have ongoing vacancies for freshers/early career grads, please click here for more information: https://www.inspira-bd.com/career/associate/ 

Expected Educational Background:
Inspira believes in multidisciplinary approaches to work. People from all disciplines can apply so long as they meet the experience requirement stated above.

Job Description:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the thematic areas of the consulting assignments by undertaking desk research, industry stakeholder interaction, and technical expert consultation. 
  • Designing the research plan, project proposals, concept notes, etc. in line with the direction of Senior partners/portfolio leaders.
  • Plan and Coordinate data collection activities through household surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, online analytics, etc.
  • Synthesize research findings to develop valuable insights/conclusions.
  • Lead field visits across the country whenever necessary.
  • Lead the team in setting the structure of dissemination reports/presentations and guide them in producing high-quality reports, white papers, policy briefs for the consumption of internal and external reviewers, local and international clients, and government agencies.
  • Collaborate with designers/content planners in converting key findings of the assignments into easy-to-understand summary notes/case studies for public consumption.
  • Generate ideas for collaboration opportunities with clients, media outlets, government and development organizations, etc.
  • Conduct follow-ups for future collaboration opportunities with existing clients and partners.
  • Leading teams to deliver projects and proposals

Desired Traits:

  • Can navigate through uncertainty.
  • Can apply a structured approach while operating under ambiguity. 
  • Can lead a team of fresh talents under a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Passion for research and data.
  • Curious & tenacious enough to dig deep and get to the bottom of a problem.
  • A strong willingness to take initiative, work autonomously and manage time effectively to meet pressing deadlines
  • Being an anchor. Ensure the project deadlines are met on time. 
  • Being able to excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in writing analytical narratives.
  • Well-rounded exposure to MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) suits usage.

Work Hours: 9 am – 6 pm, 5 days a week

  • Office location is in Gulshan 1, Dhaka 
  • Work from home will be possible: We are currently operating a 2-3 days work from office policy which may evolve with COVID-19 restrictions. 

Salary and Benefits:

Monthly Salary: up to around BDT 65,000 (based on relevant experience and performance in assessment). 

Benefits:

  • Two festival bonuses (to be applicable after probation period)
  • Yearly evaluations and above-market increment rates. For high performers, the compensation doubles within a couple of years. 
  • Internet and Mobile bills for the WFH period will be provided by the office.
  • Any travel/field research expense will be borne by the office.

Application Instructions: Interested qualified applicants should email the following to “hello@inspira-bd.com”: 

  • her/his CV with recent photographs 
  • A cover letter indicating the experience-competency match with the job responsibilities 

Please apply with the subject line: Applying for Senior Associate.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for assessment within 7 days.
Application Deadline: February 25th, 2022

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