Political and Security Risk Analyst (entry-level)

We are always interested to hear from recent graduates and those in an early stage of their career in political and security risk analysis, and we regularly recruit analysts with a recent relevant MA or with 1-2 year’s relevant work experience.

Some roles are embedded in client firms, which are large multinational global corporates. Others are located with our central analytical team in London.

All roles involve reading large amounts of raw material; identifying, organising and researching key developments; and then writing analytical reports and briefings that concisely and effectively explain the implications of political and security developments to business readers

If you are interested in being considered for future roles, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to careers@falanx.com. Please also state your ability to work in the UK/EU.

Core Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of global political and security issues and their implications for businesses, gained in a professional context or through an advanced degree.
  • Strong and demonstrable knowledge of at least one key emerging market region (e.g. South or South-East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, or Latin America).
  • Time spent working or studying in one of the above regions is essential.
  • A relevant language is an advantage.
  • A track record of strong academic achievement, likely including a relevant MA.
  • To be able to write clearly, simply, imaginatively and compellingly to native-speaker standards of English.
  • Strong self-discipline and attention to detail. Reading large quantities of material is a key part of the role.
  • 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.
  • Self-reliance and the ability to organise one’s time effectively and work independently and with little guidance.
  • Political and Security Risk Analyst (Hong Kong)

Location: Hong Kong

Department: FA Analyst

Application Details

Please submit a CV and cover letter to careers@falanx.com


Political and Security Risk Analyst (Hong Kong)

Experience: At least one years’ relevant work experience, ideally including time spent working or studying outside your home country

Closing date for applications: 10 August 2018

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a political and security risk analyst to work in an embedded role in one of our client firms, a global beverage brand. The role will be based in the client’s Hong Kong offices. Time commitment would be split between client work and Falanx Assynt work.

The role is predominantly focused on analysing political and security risk developments globally from a commercial and client-focused perspective and predicting future trends. The role also involves assessing physical threats to assets abroad and travel security threats to the client’s staff. Other work includes supporting business development by contributing to market entry projects and monitoring and flagging issues that could pose reputational risks to the client’s brand.

Most of the work will focus on Asia (South, South-East and East Asia), the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Falanx Assynt work may also cover other geographic areas, including Africa and MENA. A general knowledge of security and political issues in these areas is therefore an advantage.

While Falanx has an existing relationship with the client, the Hong Kong role will be a newly created position. A key part of the role will therefore be developing and promoting the function within the Hong Kong office, and so we are looking for someone capable of taking initiative, building strong relationships and working with little guidance.

Core Requirements

  • As the role will be based in the client’s office in Hong Kong, applicants must be willing to relocate there. For visa purposes, in your application please state the nationality or nationalities that you hold.
  • Experience of political and security risk analysis in a corporate environment and a good sense of which developments are of interest to commercial clients. This includes an ability to listen to guidance, network within the client company and understand the needs of the business.
  • Political and security awareness. To be able to identify key political and security issues and to analyse such developments and their likely consequences. A proven focus or interest in Asia, the Pacific and Australasia is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. This is a client-facing role, so the ability to network and build positive relationships with colleagues is integral.
  • Self-reliance and the ability to work independently and with little guidance. The applicant must also be willing to work flexibly across different time zones.
  • To be able to write clearly, simply, imaginatively and compellingly to native-speaker standards of English.
  • Strong self-discipline and attention to detail. Reading large quantities of material and summarising information succinctly is an integral part of the role.
  • 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.

Other Requirements

  • At least one years’ relevant work experience, ideally including time spent working or studying outside your home country.
  • To be able to speak engagingly to commercially focused personnel.
  • A good degree, and ideally a relevant MA.
  • Knowledge of Cantonese or a major South or South East Asian language is an advantage.

Application Details

Please submit a CV and cover letter to careers@falanx.com


Political & Security Risk Analyst (Russia/CIS-focus)

Location: London

Closing date for applications: 20 September 2018

Job Description

We are seeking a Russia/CIS-focused security/political risk analyst for an exciting new role embedded in a client company, a major global mutlinational with a broad global footprint. The role will involve analysing global security and political risk developments from the perspective of major multinational corporations.

A core requirement for this role is Russian or other relevamt language skills, and with direct experience of the CIS region. However, the role will also include covering relevant global developments and incidents in other regions; a strong interest in broader global affairs is therefore a strong advantage.

The analyst will also contribute to writing the Assynt Report, our flagship intelligence product. This is an analytical service for major companies operating in emerging markets, which focuses on security issues, terrorism and political stability, and the impact of these on the commercial and operational environment of these countries.

The Role is a new position embedded in a long-standing client company. Time commitment would be split between the client work and Falanx Assynt responsibilities. For work in the client company, the analyst will undertake a wide range of intelligence functions demanding an innovative and adaptable approach.

Requirements

  • **DIRECT EXPERIENCE OF RUSSIA-CIS COUNTRIES, AND RELEVANT LANGUAGE SKILLS ARE A CORE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS ROLE**
  • To be able to write clearly, simply, imaginatively and compellingly.
  • A good sense of what matters to commercial clients.
  • Work experience: At least one year of relevant work experience, with demonstrated decision-making capability.
  • Strong self-discipline and attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • A good degree, and ideally a relevant MA.

Interview/Start Dates

The role is unlikely to commence before October. However. we will begin conducting interviews and tests immediately.

Application Details

Please submit a CV and cover letter to careers@falanx.com