Geopolitical Consultant – Central Asia (Language Fluent)

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jun 07

Position description

Ergo is a global intelligence and advisory firm specializing in due diligence, competitive intelligence, and geopolitical analysis in the world’s most challenging geographies. We have unique assets and capabilities across emerging and frontier markets in industries such as oil and gas, agriculture, infrastructure, financial services, and aerospace and defense. Our clients include leading private equity firms, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, multinational corporations, and law firms.

Ergo seeks several part-time consultants fluent in at least one Central Asian language for a June 25 start, either remotely or in New York City. Current students and recent graduates from top graduate programs in Central Asian/Eurasian Studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have at least 20 hours of work availability per week—work schedules are flexible and remote positions are available.

This is a great opportunity to work on compelling issues and build a remarkable skill set performing a range of critical roles and responsibilities, including:

  • Monitoring and regularly reporting on political, economic, and security dynamics in Central Asia
  • Writing, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting complex findings to meet high standards
  • Working closely with Ergo's research and executive teams


Required Qualifications:

  • Native, near-native, or full professional fluency in Kazakh, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, or Russian.
  • Capacity to translate and analyze international news in both the target language and English.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience performing media analysis, open source research, etc.
  • Strong English communication and writing skills.
  • Aptitude to learn and utilize new software capabilities.
  • Candidate must have full work authorization in the United States.
  • Superior communication and oral/written presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Solid facility with Microsoft Office and the internet.
  • Absolute integrity and a positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate-level coursework in Central Asia studies
  • Previous professional translation experience
  • Demonstrated interest in regional politics and business, current affairs, etc.
  • Experience with major social media platforms

Application instructions

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Geopolitical Consultant – Central Asia” in the subject line. No phone calls or visits please. To learn more about Ergo, please visit our website at

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