Senior Analyst: Political Risk - Middle East and North Africa

IHS Markit
London, United Kingdom
05 May 2022
04 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company & Team - "About Us"

IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk leads the way in helping our clients to anticipate and manage critical external strategic business risks that could negatively impact investments, personnel, interests, and assets across the world.

We work within an intelligence-led approach to methodology and risk forecasting and all-source intelligence that sets us apart. On the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team you will be working with a group of experienced and driven individuals who excel at supporting each other.

Duties and Responsibilities - "Your Role"
  • We are seeking a Middle East and North Africa expert to join IHS Markit's country risk team. The successful candidate will assess the region's political, business and security environment, specializing on several countries. The analyst can work remotely and will help clients make business decisions with succinct written briefings, regular interactions with clients, and presentations based on ongoing, in-depth research
  • Research and analysis of key political, business environment and security-related developments taking place across MENA, with preference given to knowledge and understanding of Yemen and Libya. This includes assessment of government instability, tax, contract alteration and regulatory risks, as well as crime, terrorism, and protests and riots
  • Writing articles and research papers on client-relevant developments taking place in the MENA region
  • Maintaining and building a sources and contributor network across countries of coverage
  • Maintenance of Country Risk products, as well as addressing questions and presenting views to IHS Markit clients

Job Requirements - "About You"
  • Excellent drafting and speaking skills in English. knowledge of Arabic is essential
  • Highly effective organisational and prioritisation skills, including the ability to stay on task and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to work collaboratively
  • Master's degree in political science, economics, security, business, or industry-related fields desirable
  • Demonstrable knowledge of political, economic, and business environments in selected MENA countries; experience of living in-region and having a local network of contacts preferable

Job Benefits - "What we offer"
  • Cash incentive plan
  • Flexible working practices to allow you to attend family
  • Opportunity to work with world experts in the field
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