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Consultant / Senior Consultant (Intelligence and Analysis)

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Job Title: Consultant / Senior Consultant (Intelligence and Analysis)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nairobi
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
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Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

We are seeking intelligence and analysis specialists for a unique and exciting opportunity with a leading Africa-focused consultancy, providing risk advisory, public affairs and strategic communications services to public and private sector clients. This role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Consultant or Senior Consultant will play a key role in the company’s Intelligence and Analysis practice, advising clients in Kenya and the wider East Africa region. The Consultant or Senior Consultant will run complex intelligence and risk consulting projects; provide expert political insight; work with the Strategy and Engagement practice to develop effective market-entry, government relations and communications strategies; develop and maintain a network of government, industry and civil society sources and develop new business.


Key Responsibilities

Consulting services

  • Run complex political and commercial intelligence and analysis projects

  • Develop creative consulting solutions for clients facing specific challenges or opportunities in Kenya and the wider East Africa region

  • Participate in client briefings on political, regulatory and commercial developments in Kenya and the wider East Africa region

  • Develop, manage and advise on relationships with key stakeholders, stakeholder engagement plans, overseeing and co-ordinating mutually beneficial relationships built on a firm understanding of strategic priorities

  • Network with key stakeholders to gather intelligence on their policies, attitudes, current plans and upcoming announcements

  • Ensure that consulting projects are conducted and delivered within the required timeframe while simultaneously satisfying quality standards

  • Build strong and profitable client relationships


Research and analysis

  • Produce regular, high quality analysis on political, regulatory and commercial developments in East Africa, with a focus on Kenya in particular

  • Maintain a high level of regional expertise through desktop research, attendance at relevant seminars and in-country intelligence gathering

  • Develop and maintain a network of expert contacts and subcontractors in the region


Marketing and Business Development

  • Support business development across Kenya and wider East Africa market

  • Liaise regularly with offices in the region

  • Support marketing and PR initiatives to generate new business leads

  • Represent the firm at Pan-Africa focused conferences and seminars


Media work

  • Develop strong relationships with regional and trade journalists and publications

  • Provide expert comment to media and undertake broadcast work as requested


Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, relevant Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 3-7 years’ experience working on and analysing African politics

  • Excellent verbal and written communication; ability to write clearly, concisely and authoritatively to tight deadlines

  • Excellent investigative and analytical skills, showing an inquisitive mind

  • Excellent influencing, persuasion and engagement skills

  • A self-starter, able to work on their own initiative on complex issues

  • Diplomacy, tact and understanding of priorities to achieve common goals

  • Adapts well to changing demands and ambiguous situations; shows an eagerness to seize opportunities

  • Ability to cultivate strong trust-based relationships with people at all levels within the organisation, client organisations and the wider business and political landscape; knows how and when to ask the right questions

  • Proven ability to manage account delivery on highly dynamic, sensitive and challenging briefs;

  • Aptitude for problem solving, attention to detail and collaborating with subject matter experts to address clients’ issues; actively seeks input from appropriate stakeholders and internal professionals

  • Detailed knowledge of political, operational and commercial dynamics in Africa, particularly East Africa

  • Good contacts with local and foreign political experts, government officials and private sector players

  • Experience in business development is preferred


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