Research Analyst – ETC – Communications

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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Communication and Advocacy, Research and data science
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Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

DECRG is the World Bank’s research department and is the largest unit within the Development Economics Vice Presidency, under the Chief Economist. DEC provides high quality economic information, data, analysis, research, and training to the Bank Group and its partners. DECRG’s research programs generate and disseminate knowledge about development policies essential for the achievement of the World Bank’s ultimate objective of poverty reduction.

Within DECRG, the Global Findex team manages an extensive database that provides in-depth data on how people save, borrow, make payments and manage risk. It is the world’s most comprehensive set of data on financial inclusion providing consistent measures of people’s use of financial services across economies and over time. The first Global Findex database in 2011 was a landmark, delivering unprecedented insights into how people in more than 140 economies use financial services. Since then, three additional rounds of data have been published with new data on mobile money and domestic payments, with the latest one collected in 2021. The team expects to begin data collection for the fifth round in 2024. 

The group seeks an ETC position in the Findex Group to manage, clean, and analyze this survey data. Additionally, the consultant is expected to help generate work products to disseminate results from the data including but not limited to power points, talking points, and country-level briefs.

Duties and Accountabilities:

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious candidate with good experience in the area of statistical analysis, data management and visualization.

  • Play an integral role in data management, including cleaning, organizing, merging, and managing survey data from the Global Findex database and Gallup World Poll.
  • Create charts, graphs, and tables, and other data visualizations using R.
  • Run econometric analysis in STATA and assist with outlining findings, as well as writing drafts of the analysis.
  • Prepare briefs, presentations, and talking points to enable the team to effectively articulate priorities and initiatives to all audiences in a structured manner.
  • Provide additional operational, research, communications, and other analytic support to team members. 

Selection Criteria

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in Economics, Development, Public Policy, Business Administration or related discipline with a strong quantitative orientation.
  • At least 2 years of post-graduate professional experience managing data sets with Stata and R and basic knowledge of econometric analysis.
  • Demonstrated professional expertise in data analysis and data visualization using Stata and R (or Python). Familiarity with ArcGIS/QGIS and experience in website building is preferred.
  • Knowledge of issues related to financial inclusion, digital financial services, and development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. In particular, the candidate will exhibit the ability to communicate ideas and to interpret statistical data quickly and clearly, including with informative graphs, charts and presentations.
  • Ability to write and speak fluently in English. Fluency in at least another World Bank language is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn new systems, familiarity with WBG systems an advantage. Familiarity with website development using the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) platform is preferred.
  • Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments and adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex evolving tasks.

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