External job announcement (internal applicants welcome)
Position: Chief Metrics Officer
Reports to: Chief Knowledge Officer
Classification: Unpaid internship
Founded in the philosophical works of the distinguished Prof. Richard Buckminster Fuller, original designer of Tokyo Tower (among many, many other things) the mission of the Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation (“TGEC”) is to apply currently accepted scientific principles to the design of projects that cannot be implemented until the emergence of a global state. Headquartered in the North Aoyama Ward of Tokyo, TGEC has “employees” around the world, with well-educated persons, such as university professors, as the organization’s advisors, and learners, such as university students, as the laborers. None are remunerated, nor do they feign unremunerative intent. TGEC has two divisions, and two corporate boards: the Operations Division and the Support Division, and the Board of Investors and the Board of Advisors. Within the Operations Division exist the following departments: Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, Civil Engineering, Space Engineering, Global Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Communication Engineering. Within the Support Division are the following bureaus: Art, Business Development, Communication, Diversity, Econometrics, Editing, Employment, Finance, General Counsel, Grants, Health, Information,Innovation, Knowledge, Networking, Philanthropy, Procurement, Reputation, Scheduling, Strategy, Threat Analysis, Translation, and Workforce Education.
TGEC seeks an inspiring, collaborative, and strategic leader to become its next Chief Metrics Officer (CMO). The successful candidate will be committed to the Corporation’s mission and will serve as the leader of its econometrics bureau. Working in partnership with the Chief Knowledge Officer, the CMO will be an integral member of the organization’s leadership team and will be responsible for all measurements of the organization.
Essential job accountabilities:
The incumbent of this position directs the mission and oversees the work of the Econometrics Branch. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Conducts research involving theoretical and empirical issues of concern to Corporation programs. Such research often involves investigation and experimentation into unexplored and unprecedented areas. Frequently, solutions are possible only through the application to the problem of the newest and most advanced theoretical and econometric techniques which have not previously been brought to bear on the problem. Therefore, the position requires advanced and sophisticated training, with heavy emphasis on theory and quantitative methods, plus unusual aptitude for refined and original research.
• Where appropriate, devises new techniques where none exist that are adequate for particular research problems.
• Uses techniques that may include fixed effect models, hazard and other transition probability models, linear and nonlinear estimations, models accounting for sample selection bias, instrumental variables models, and models appropriate for limited dependent variables such as probit, logit, and tobit.
• Initiates and directs activities for improving the quality and enhancing the analytical usefulness of current output of the Corporation, long-term program development, and initiating and conducting economic research relevant to the mission of the Corporation.
• Initiates and conducts program-development activities by developing or refining relevant economic concepts, techniques, or measures studying possibilities for the integration of programs, assessing the need for the collection of new data elements, developing the design of micro data sets suitable for econometric analysis, and initiating and conducting analyses of the behavior and characteristics of data series.
• Initiates and conducts research involving methodological and conceptual issues of concern to the Corporation’s programs or which cut across subject-matter areas.
• Provides consultation and guidance to the Corporation’s staff members to ensure the application of sound economic principles and the use of effective econometric and quantitative methods
• Serves as the Corporation’s technical expert on research and program development activities and representing the Corporation to other organizations, research institutions, and the general public on these activities.
• Coordinates with economic research staff or other offices on cross-cutting activities.
• Advises and directs other economists who may possess extensive research and development experience.
• Makes judgments about research and program development methodology and research and statistical program results.
• Conducts program-development activities applying economic, econometric, and statistical principles and concepts to improve the quality, technical currency, and analytical usefulness of the Corporation’s programs. Activities may involve studying possibilities for integration of programs or assessing the need for the collection of new data elements.
• Identifies the need for program-development activities and initiating program development projects in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer.
• Develops databases for application to analytical needs.
• Assesses possibilities for improving extant survey data for analytical purposes, such as by developing longitudinal microdata files or matching information across surveys.
• Initiates and conducts analyses of the behavior and characteristics of data series.
• Provides advice and guidance to staff to ensure application of sound economic principles and the use of effective econometric and quantitative methods, including advice on econometric methods and research methodology pertinent to problems in market analysis.
• No travel is required; however, university students seeking internship placement in Tokyo have some options available to them, pending approval from universities assigning grades.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
The ideal candidate will possess exceptional econometric skills, and equally outstanding oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated exceptional econometrics experience in an organization of similar or larger size, or equivalent experience in another field, along with the following additional experience and attributes:
• Undergraduate degree preferred; graduate degree in economics or a related field strongly desired
• Experience completing individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions, and report preparation
• Record of supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information
• Experience with teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems
• Intense desire to lead and innovate
• Demonstrated ability to build, supervise, and motivate teams and individuals in a collaborative manner
• Thrives in a collaborative, intense, quickly paced, global work environment
• Technological savvy, with excellent computer skills
Please complete a TGEC Form 1, Application for Employment, which can be obtained from TGEC’s Employment Branch at the e-mail address featured on the “Careers” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. TGEC offers this position as a highly competitive unpaid internship. TGEC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of anything that otherwise lands the worst of corporations in court, and prides itself in its pointedly anti-discriminatory policies, while demanding the same of all its employees. All persons that believe themselves capable of performing all of the tasks outlined in this announcement should apply without delay.
Qualified applicants will be evaluated by the TGEC Employment Branch’s rating panel to determine the most qualified applicants and will be based upon the degree to which qualified applicants meet the preferred qualifications. The rating panel will refer the top applicants to the selecting official for consideration.
Please follow all instructions very carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.