Our client, a global intelligence firm based in London is seeking to appoint an Embedded Security Intelligence Analyst for embedded position in a long-standing client company. Time commitment would be split between the firm and it's client with frequent liaison between.
About The Role
In addition, the analyst will contribute to the writing of the company Security Intelligence report. This is an open-source briefing and analytical service for major companies operating in the Middle East, and other areas of coverage including South and South-East Asia. It focuses on security issues, terrorism and political stability. The Report is highly regarded in a market where there are some major competitors. Clients are blue chip companies worldwide. The structure is unique, while a managed approach to gathering and organising data ensures both comprehensive coverage and well-founded analysis.
For work in the client company, the analyst will undertake a wide range of intelligence functions demanding an innovative and adaptable approach.
The Analyst will read large amounts of raw material; will highlight and organise the ideas and facts that s/he may want to reflect in the report; and then write their relevant section of the report. It is particularly challenging to take a mass of material, identify the key themes and then present them briefly, and in a way that will appeal to business readers.
- To be able to write clearly, simply, imaginatively and compellingly.
- A good sense of what is going to matter to commercial clients. This means listening to guidance and acting on it. It also means being ruthless in the selection of material.
- Work experience. At least three years’ work experience, with demonstrated decision-making capability under difficult circumstances.
- Strong self-discipline and attention to detail. Reading large quantities of material, sometimes scanning and sometimes in detail, can be a grind. Also, to be alert for the tiniest nuance in a long and otherwise uninteresting article.
- Flexibility and self-confidence. The ability to get up to speed quickly on a country of which you may have little or no experience and to speak knowledgeably and confidently on such matters in a client environment.
- Political and security awareness. To be able to identify political and security issues and their likely consequences.
- Experience of Security Intelligence analysis in a corporate environment would be highly advantageous.
- Russian language and experience of living/working overseas is strongly desirable.
- Experience of Business Intelligence investigations would be an advantage.
- A good degree. This should be in an Arts subject, and a Masters is preferred.
- In the military context, (s)he is likely to have been commissioned and to have at least some experience of junior staff work.