As a Strategy & Research Analyst, you will be an exceptional analyst, with superb problem-solving skills and an inquisitive mind, who wants to be involved in all areas of Strategy & Research and to add value to a great Strategy & Economics Unit Team.
Strategy & Research Analyst - Permanent Full Time
Strategy and Economics
Dublin City Centre
* All new entrants will join the organisation at the bottom of the pay scale. Pay increases will be awarded annually subject to satisfactory performance and to the terms of any government agreements.
We are the statutory body responsible for regulating electronic communications, postal and premium rate services in Ireland. We are a professional, multi-disciplinary organisation, operating in a dynamic telecommunications environment that is constantly evolving. Our Mission – at the heart of everything we do – is to facilitate the development of a competitive communications sector in Ireland that attracts investment, encourages innovation and empowers consumers to choose and use communications services with confidence.
Strategy and Economics Unit
This role is based in the Strategy & Economics function of ComReg, which is led by the Director – Strategy and Economics. The Strategy and Economics function resides within the Commissioners’ Office and the principal areas of responsibility are:
The Strategic Planning process;
Economic Advice and professional leadership of economics; and,
In practice these five distinct roles operate in a complementary and overlapping fashion.
Reporting to the Senior Manager in charge of Strategy and Research, this team is involved in a variety of projects with organisational wide impact. The world of communications is constantly evolving, which presents exciting new challenges for the people in this area to consistently keep ahead of the curve. Our team are at the forefront of researching these future trends, how they will impact the communication sector and society and what regulatory implications there may be.
Our team are responsible for:
Developing ComReg’s Strategy and the strategic planning process
Researching key trends relevant to the market
Managing various research projects, including data analysis, market research and desk-based research.
Providing economic, policy & research advice to the organisation.
The Job – Strategy & Research Analyst
As a Strategy & Research Analyst, you will be an exceptional analyst, with superb problem-solving skills and an inquisitive mind, who wants to be involved in all areas of Strategy & Research and to add value to a great Strategy & Economics Unit Team. You will work across the following areas:
Market Insights: Tracking key developments across the range of markets in which ComReg has regulatory responsibilities, key developments in adjacent markets where outcomes have may have impact on the evolution of regulated markets and regulatory measures, and other key strategic data relevant to achievement of ComReg’s regulatory objectives.
Research: Carrying out research, including the analysis, collection and collation of primary and secondary data for the purposes of informing market monitoring activities as well as specific research projects.
Supporting various projects by contributing to organisation-level economic/regulatory policy issues, primarily by participating in cross-Divisional projects and meetings led by the Director of Strategy & Economics.
Administrative duties relating to the work of the Strategy & Economics unit, including the preparation of Terms of Reference, evaluation of proposals from external economic consultancies, and acting as a point of contact for various external research services.
Qualifications and Experience
Post-graduate third level qualification in a quantitative or human sciences subject, e.g., economics, business, finance, or other suitable qualification.
Post-graduate work experience, including experience in a multidisciplinary environment.
Excellent drafting and communication skills, with the ability to draft documentation in a rational, evidence-based, clear and concise manner.
Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities, including the ability to make reasoned judgements based on available information.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a solid practical background in the application of information and data analysis within a regulatory and/or business environment.
Experience of market research, research design, developing survey questions, analysis and interpretation of survey results.
Familiarity with electronic communications, broadcasting and technology sectors, or another similarly regulated industry.
Familiarity with the national/EU legal framework under which ComReg operates.
Experience working with data, data analytics, BI platforms and data management best practices.
Excellent presentation skills.
Core Competencies & Skills for the Role
In addition to your technical qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:
Contextual Understanding Understands the regulatory, legislative, political, industrial, economic, societal and cultural environment within which ComReg operates. Uses this understanding to interact effectively. Considers the wider impact of actions and decisions.
Analytical & Critical Thinking Objectively analyses and evaluates information in order to identify patterns between situations that are not obviously related. Develops and clearly articulates solutions to complex problems.
Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement – Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps an open mind. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.
Communicating & Influencing Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.
Teamwork Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to achieve goals. Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.
Planning and Organising Establishes and monitors priorities, systematically differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant tasks. Plans and manages activities to consistently deliver results. Meets objectives within agreed predetermined time frames and deals with urgent operational situations expeditiously.
If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.
We are offering an attractive package:
Salary €58,194.14 to €80,367.91 (Pay increases will be awarded annually subject to satisfactory performance and to the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement)
Blended working environment
Dublin city centre location on Luas line
28 days Annual Leave per year
Further Education and Training Opportunities
Comprehensive Wellbeing Programme
Attractive pension scheme
Travel tax saver scheme, Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
Access to Employee Assistance Programme
*(entry will be at the minimum point and the rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.)
How To Apply
If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you. Please send a comprehensive CV together with a short cover note titled ‘your name CV’ and ‘your name cover’- telling us what you can bring to the role – to our Careers team at email@example.com by 5pm on 28th September 2023.
Check out the Recruitment section of our Careers website if you have any questions or need further information about the role or the recruitment process – /about/careers/
Please Note (1)
We hope that our recruitment process supports applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We understand that having a diverse workforce contributes to making us stronger as an organisation. We are committed to positively supporting candidates with disabilities.
Please let us know if there are any reasonable accommodations we can make to enable you to take part in the process by creating the environment to give you the best opportunity to show your strengths and competencies. Rest assured that whatever information you disclose will only be used to enable us to provide the necessary support and will never have a bearing on the outcome of the process.
Please Note (2)
ComReg assesses all applicants fairly based on the requirements for the role. Due to the high volume of applications we receive for positions, we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you are shortlisted for interview, and are subsequently unsuccessful, you can request verbal feedback from your recruitment contact.