DISCOVER DOMINICA AUTHORITY

VACANCY

MARKET RESEARCH AND STATISTICS EXECUTIVE

Job Statement:

The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) is seeking to employ a Market Research and Statistics Executive. The Market Research and Statistics Executive will be responsible for the following:

  • Preparation of Discover Dominica Authority’s statistical reports and publications
  • Management of DDA’s database, and
  • Provision of technical assistance to DDA team members in the area of market research and statistics

 

Additionally, the Statistical Specialist will be required to:

  • Collaborate with the CTO, CSO and other partners on the implementation of research related surveys  and systems;
  • Oversee the research operations of the destination, including those in its overseas entities;
  • Develop strategic initiatives for the Authority to maintain and enhance the position of the tourism research entity in the region;
  • Commission, where appropriate, research in areas consistent with the Authority’s strategy and research agenda;
  • Represent and promote the research interests of the Authority, adding to the body of knowledge through the publication of reports and papers, delivery of presentations, and by encouraging and identifying opportunities for research staff and partners to do the same;
  • Participate in and co-ordinate the research activities related to regional tourism in conjunction with other regional and international institutions, including universities, in support of the destination’s and the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s mandate and strategic objectives;
  • Build relationships and partnerships with tourism research organizations and entities regionally and internationally, to encourage the exchange of research data, tourism publications, etc. and to maximize the synergies to be gained through collaboration and cooperation in areas of research that are mutually beneficial;
  • Develop questionnaires for surveys to gather data needed for decision making and present such research

 

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Tourism or a relevant field in social science
  • 3-5 years post-graduate working experience in research especially related to tourism

 

Competencies:

  • Build relationships and partnerships with tourism research organizations and entities regionally and internationally, to encourage the exchange of research data, tourism publications etc. and to maximize the synergies to be gained through collaboration and cooperation in areas of research that are mutually beneficial;
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the modelling and analysis of data;
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to present and disseminate research findings in a way that will be engaging and useful to a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to judiciously determine the manner of communication and dissemination of new research findings;
  • Computer skills, particularly with Advanced Statistical Software (e.g. SPSS) and Microsoft Office suite of applications;
  • Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving and adaptability;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the local and regional tourism sector.

 

Conditions of Recruitment:

The position is to be filled on a contractual basis for two (2) years in the first instance, subject to renewal upon a decision by the Board of Directors.

 

Application Process and Timeline

Indicate your interest by forwarding your Cover Letter, Resume and three (3) references to include at least 2 most recent employers to:

The Human Resource Manager

Discover Dominica Authority

1st Floor, Financial Center, Kennedy Avenue

Roseau, Dominica

Email hrgeneralist@dominica.dm

Or call us at 767.448.2045

Closing date for receipt of applications is January 15, 2018