Junior Research Analyst, Asia Pacific

The Risk Advisory Group
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 03

Position description

We are recruiting for a Junior Research Analyst to work in our busy Intelligence & Analysis practice, in support of the Asia Pacific desk. The role will have an emphasis on East and Southeast Asia in particular, but the Junior Research Analyst will also be required to assist on other regions and varying project work as part of a tight and collaborative team. 

The Intelligence & Analysis Junior Research Analyst (JRA) programme is for talented people seeking paid work experience in security and political risk research and analysis. Junior Research Analysts work in direct support of a team of intelligence analysts, and receive mentoring, guidance and practical hands-on experience. Work includes open-source data collection, media monitoring, and writing threat and risk assessments. 

JRA programme roles are temporary positions for periods of around three to six months, which may be extended depending upon performance and business requirements. JRAs are eligible to apply for full-time permanent roles in the company as they become available. 

We seek exceptional, rounded and team-oriented professionals with a flair for diligent research and analysis, and a passion for international security and geopolitical affairs. The role of a JRA demands the highest standards of written English, objectivity and personal integrity. 

We are particularly interested in people with a background in security studies, political science, international relations, regional politics, modern history, and languages. 

Essential Requirements

  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • A minimum of an upper second-class undergraduate degree
  • Excellent written English
  • Experience in researching, analysing and writing on international security issues, geopolitics and political risk
  • Proven exceptional research skills, including an understanding of exploiting and analysing news media, social media, databases, as well as primary and human sources
  • Ability to process large volumes of information quickly to produce cogent and astute analysis, and to stay abreast of concurrent multiple topics in the region
  • Knowledge and understanding of political and security issues in the Asia Pacific region
  • Prior work experience that demonstrates a professional and mature attitude
  • An ability to take direction
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for a career in political and security risk consultancy
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language alongside English

Advantageous Attributes

  • A master's degree in a relevant subject
  • Work experience in the risk consulting sector, journalism, international relations or government
  • Knowledge and understanding of political and security issues in East and Southeast Asia
  • Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, Malay or other regional languages
  • Skills in data visualisation and mapping software  

Application instructions

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