Giga Jobs

Market Analyst

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Duration: 12 months

Application Deadline: 30 November 2023, 11.55 PM Europe Standard Time

Link to apply via UNICEF Portal


Giga seeks a Market Analyst to join one of the most innovative and impactful initiatives at the United Nations, whose aim it is to connect every school in the world to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity and choice. The Market Analyst will be an integral part of the Market Influence & Procurement team at Giga, focusing on the Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) sector. This role is pivotal in understanding and analyzing market dynamics across multiple countries to inform Giga’s procurement strategies and market influence initiatives. The Market Analyst will report directly to the Program Manager, Market Influence & Procurement, and collaborate closely with other specialists within the team to ensure a coherent understanding and approach towards improving market access and shaping favorable market conditions for Giga’s objectives.

Your main responsibilities will be…

Market Analysis:

  • Conduct comprehensive market analyses of the TMT sector across diverse geographies, focusing on connectivity markets.
  • Analyze current market conditions, including pricing, competition, regulations, and other factors affecting market dynamics.
  • Identify global and local trends, opportunities, and challenges in the TMT sector that could impact Giga’s initiatives.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Utilize quantitative methods to analyze market data, derive insights, and present findings in a clear and actionable manner.
  • Develop detailed reports and presentations to communicate analysis findings and recommendations to internal teams and external stakeholders.

Technology Proficiency:

  • Utilize advanced data analytics tools and software to process and analyze large datasets.
  • Stay updated with the latest technological advancements in the TMT sector and data analysis methodologies.

Emerging Market Expertise:

  • Apply knowledge of emerging markets to tailor analyses and recommendations to the specific context and challenges of these markets.
  • Engage with market stakeholders to gather insights and validate findings.

Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Work closely with the Market Influence and Procurement, Data Science, and other relevant teams within Giga to ensure aligned understanding and strategic approach towards market analysis.
  • Contribute to the development of procurement strategies and negotiation plans by providing data-driven insights and market intelligence.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide guidance and support to other team members in market analysis methodologies and tools.

Please access the full Term of Reference (ToRs) and read a more detailed description of the assignment in this file in order to prepare your financial proposal and know more about the role: Download File Market Analyst ToR.pdf

To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • Master’s* degree in Economics, Statistics, Business, or a related quantitative field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Experience in engaging with international organizations, government entities, and private sector stakeholders is an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of substantial experience in market analysis within the TMT sector, preferably with a focus on emerging markets. Experience in procurement, pricing analysis, or negotiation within the TMT sector is beneficial. The ability to adapt to rapidly evolving market conditions and technological advancements is crucial for success in this role.
  • Strong quantitative background with proven ability to analyze complex data and translate it into actionable insights.
  • Proficiency in data analytics tools and software.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex data in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • The consultant is expected to travel to Giga’s Barcelona Tech Centre on six trips, for a stay of 5 nights each.
  • The consultant is responsible for arranging his/her own travel, including visa and travel insurance.
Payment details and further considerations
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.   
  • Consultant is responsible for his/her own health and travel insurance.
  • Consultant is responsible to arrange his/her own travel, including visa.
How to apply
  • Interest applicant is required to submit a financial proposal with all-inclusive fee. 
  • Financial proposal must include travel costs (economy class) and daily subsistence allowance, if travel is required as per TOR and any other estimated costs: visa, travel/health insurance. 

Applications without a financial proposal will not be considered. Please find attached the financial proposal template.

About Our Team

We are a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, finance specialists, data scientists, policy experts, and much more. Our team is a distributed workforce and plans to remain distributed into the foreseeable future. We are growing fast. Our team has grown by over 400% in the last 6 months as we rapidly scale to meet our stated mission.

About Giga

Giga is a joint initiative of UNICEF and ITU to connect every school in the world to the Internet by 2030. Working with corporate and non-profit partners, Giga maps schools’ Internet access in real time, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for connectivity. It is part of ITU’s Partner2 Connect Coalition, UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, and the UN Secretary General’s Common Agenda and Roadmap for Digital Cooperation 

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