Market Intelligence Associate I/II (5042)

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 March 2020
  • Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 11 April 2020
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Job Description

Job Title/Grade: Market Intelligence Associate I/II (Grades 5/6)

Department: USG Strategy

Reports to: Market Intelligence Manager

Date: March 12, 2020

As part of the USG Strategy department, the Market Intelligence team works closely with DAI’s senior leadership and U.S. Government (USG) business unit to inform strategic decision-making by providing insight into DAI’s market, customers and competitors. The Market Intelligence team is responsible for strategic data and information capture, trend and scenario analysis, and other business analytics in support of strategic planning and execution for the USG business segment.

Function of the Position:

This is a full–time, professional position which will be working under the direction of the Senior Manager, Market Intelligence. The Associate will support the day-to-day operations of the team, including:

  • Market and competitive research and analysis
  • Data capture and dissemination
  • Internal communications

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collect, update, and maintain competitive intelligence information for existing and emerging clients and competitors in Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Monitor USG sources and circulate updates on new and planned procurement opportunities
  • Track executive and legislative branch priorities and policy related to foreign assistance, notify relevant stakeholders of proposed or planned changes, produce recurring and ad hoc analysis
  • Take lead role in individual research assignments; obtain information from internal and external sources; assess the value and write reports
  • Provide rigorous assessment of the accuracy, validity, and reliability of gathered information
  • Analyze and interpret information to provide insights and predictions at a macro (corporate/industry) and micro (opportunity-specific) level. Independently turn research and insight into written reports and analysis
  • Work closely with senior management, business development, and technical operating groups
  • Work with all stakeholders to ensure information is effectively accessed and communicated
  • Participate in industry wide fora, including the Council for International Development Companies, Society for International Development Washington, US Global Leadership Coalition, think tank events, USAID events to support advocacy and to enhance company understanding of broad market dynamics
  • Mentor Market Intelligence team interns on best practices for research and analysis
  • Serve as primary liaison between the Market Intelligence team and the Portal & CRM teams on technical issues, trouble shooting, and enhancements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 5: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant administrative or technical professional experience, or a master’s degree.
  • Grade 6: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant administrative or technical professional experience, or a master’s degree and 1 year of relevant administrative or technical professional experience.
  • Ability to prioritize work under pressure and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance and take the lead role on individual assignments: must be self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to present analytical products to all levels of staff, including executive level
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience cleaning datasets and conducting quantitative analysis
  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite (including advanced Excel skills) is essential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics and data analytics software such as Power BI, Power Query, and Power Pivot highly desired

Supervisory Requirements: None

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. EOE- Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

About the Organization

DAI is an international development companywith corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Nigeria, and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Named one of the world’s top 40 international development innovators, DAI has delivered transformational development results in more than 150 countries for clients including development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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