Economist and Socio-Economic Research Analyst

researcher conducting parliamentary research

We are seeking to hire a Economist and Socio-Economic Research Analyst  to join our Economics Research Team in the areas of Public Finance and Socio-economics. We are looking for like-minded candidates aligned with our core values and purpose, capable of original and innovative thinking, and willing to take a pro-active role in different areas of our organisation.

About Verité Research
Verité Research is a private, interdisciplinary think tank based in Colombo, conducting leading-edge research in economics, politics, law, and media. Our research teams cross-fertilize and improve each other’s insights, providing a powerful lens into Sri Lanka’s complex politico-economic environment. Verité seeks to enhance critical discourse and influence decision-makers and the public through relevant, credible information, analysis, and solutions.

Why Verité Research?
At Verité Research our work makes a difference. We consistently aim to bring about real change through transformative research and are guided by our core values: professionalism, ethics, curiosity, supportiveness, and humility. By joining our research team, you will be pushed intellectually and have the opportunity to enhance your skills in critical thinking, analysis, writing, and communication. You will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary work environment and have a real, on the ground influence on public policy through rigorous research. You will also be mentored by a leading and dynamic group of experts in economics, politics, law, and media.

Verité follows a hybrid work structure where employees can work remotely or from the office, as needed. This is based on demands of specific tasks and roles. Working from the office is encouraged when working on tasks that require a high degree of collaboration.

In this role, you will:

  1. Provide research leadership to the team by guiding and giving input on research activities and producing cutting edge analysis.
  2. Interpret and present data analysis through research communications, such as written reports and presentations.
  3. Lead and manage a team of researchers and research processes to successfully deliver results through their engagement.
  4. Engage in proposal writing and build demand for the outputs of the Research and Advisory Practices and other products and services of the organisation.
  5. Contribute to the formulation of organizational strategies and policy recommendations based on data-driven insights.
  6. Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to gather insights, share findings, and ensure research aligns with organisational values objective
  7. Lead quantitative and statistical research initiatives for the organisation.

What we require:

  1. Education: Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Sociology or another related field. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience of five or more years will also be considered.
  2. Work experience: 3-4 years experience in research analysis in the field of public finance, socioeconomics, data analysis, report writing, or project and client management.
  3. Skills: Exceptional writing skill in English and the ability to read and analyse content in Sinhala and/or Tamil. Ability to present compelling analysis in a succinct and precise manner. Ability to work under pressure and deliver on time.
  4. Language Proficiency : Full professional working proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English is required.

Application Process
Verité is an equal-opportunity employer. As a step in our recruitment process, all final candidates will undergo a background check, to get a better understanding of our future employees. To apply for this position, please send in your CV, cover letter, and writing sample to work@veriteresearch.org.

Please note that only applications meeting all the qualifications set out above will be considered.