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Job Title: Analyst/Senior Analyst
- The analyst/senior analyst will produce output on Nigeria, and sometimes on the broader West Africa region, for Control Risks’ online subscription products and for bespoke consulting engagements.
- The successful candidate will work as part of a team, and must have a proven ability to deliver expertise on Nigeria, ideally in a corporate environment.
- They will have outstanding analytical and communication skills, as be highly proactive and flexible.
- The successful candidate may be based in Lagos or London, but will be required to travel frequently, including (if based in Lagos) to the UK for training.
- Maintain a high level of regional expertise focused on Nigeria, through research, attendance at seminars and research trips.
- Lead team discussions about Nigeria-related issues, risk ratings and topical developments.
- Build effective relationships with the Africa analysis team and West Africa-focused experts more broadly within the company, including both those based in Lagos and London.
- Develop and effectively manage government, academic, journalist and business contacts in the region, and share knowledge about sources with other members of the desk.
- Contribute to company-wide promotional publications, press releases and sales initiatives, and respond to media queries on the region.
- Write output for online subscription services, ensuring that clients receive high-quality, business relevant and varied analysis.
- Carry out revisions to country backgrounds and scenario products according to a schedule.
- Undertake research in support of the production of online content, including data-gathering for graphics.
- Liaise with editors to respond to queries promptly and to ensure that published analysis is of a consistently high standard.
Consulting support and client engagement:
- Contribute to business development and play a lead role in consulting engagements on the region where required, in partnership with members of the Lagos office and analysis teams.
- Assist in writing proposals for bespoke consulting work on the region while working alongside the regional head of consulting.
- Propose innovative ways to present facts and analysis, and assist in preparing the presentation of research, including in PowerPoint.
- Respond to client queries in a timely fashion.
- Think creatively about responses to client requests, and create bespoke and actionable solutions.
- Knowledge and Experience
- Knowledge and understanding of political, operational and security risks in Nigeria and, ideally, West Africa more broadly.
- A proven ability to undertake research into a wide range of different issues in the region.
- Familiarity with business-focused research.
- Academic or professional training in political, business or security analysis.
Qualifications and Skills
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in relevant discipline.
- Ability to identify and interpret events and developments of potential interest or concern to Control Risks’ clients.
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
- Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills across a variety of economic, political and statistical subjects.
- Ability to write clearly, concisely and authoritatively to tight deadlines.
- Previous professional experience of political risk analysis.
- In-design and Adobe Illustrator skills.