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VAC4030 - Senior Research Analyst

Division Logistics
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 22-Jun-2017
About the Business

DP World has a portfolio of more than 77 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2013, DP World handled 55 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units).  With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

DP World has a dedicated, experienced and professional team of around 30,000 people serving its customers around the world, and the company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.

In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 20 consecutive years.

About the Role

The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for conducting market research and market screening for benefit of Industrial Parks & Economic Zones (IPEZ) and Logistics Services (LS). The role will provide market intelligence services and specifically:

  1. Report on best practices on investment and business facilitation processes
  2. Review of publications providing relevant information having an impact on PLEZ projects eg World Bank investment climate and ease of doing business reports
  3. Report on real estate, FDI, regulatory frameworks trends in targeted regions and countries

The Senior Research Analyst will perform market research to identify, quantify and analyse macroeconomic trends across a variety of assets within IPEZ and LS and will synthetize the relevant market information affecting IPEZ and LS business.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide research, analysis and insight to support IPEZ & LS projects, including working with other Corporate Strategy teams to deliver relevant analysis on market sizing, market share and market performance.
  • Develop processes and templates supporting market intelligence and reporting.
  • Proactive approach to identifying materials, credentials and other information, particularly from key engagements, that are relevant within and across domains, and sharing that information in appropriate formats with teams.
  • Support the collection of benchmarking data from projects to enhance the depth of data available.
  • Perform quality assurance on due diligence documents focused on data, assumptions, scope, rates etc.
  • Effectively communicate research findings comprising the right level of information to the specific audience.
  • Research on best practice in Investment promotions, reporting standards.
  • Support in collecting market information for specific project due diligence.
  • Promote and demonstrate positive behaviours in harmony with DP World’s values and culture.
  • Ensure that the highest levels of safety are applied in all activities.
  • Understand and adhere to DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

In order to give credible support to the organisation and be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following:


  • Recognised degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Law, Engineering or any other relevant field from an accredited university.
  • Master Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Project Management or any other relevant field will be a distinct advantage.

Experience & Skills

  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in economic zones and/or industrial parks environment
  • Experience in at least one area: real estate, economic development, investment promotion, logistics, shipping, trade facilitation sectors will be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of research methodology inc: data mining, research frameworks, source identification and screening
  • Demonstrable analytical capabilities, including strong quantitative/modeling skills
  • Understand trade & investment promotion and facilitation techniques
  • Understand the specific critical factors that will drive success for each PLEZ project (cost, market share, JV with governments etc.)
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills 


Remuneration and Employment Benefits

The employment benefits package is reflective of the location, for this position the benefits consists of:

  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Annual Air Ticket(s) for self / and dependents
  • Private Medical Coverage for self / and dependents
  • Working days annual leave 
  • Annual Performance Related Bonus 
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