MENA Country Risk Analyst

S&P Global
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

We are a team of subject matter experts developing the forward-looking insights and analysis underpinning the Global Intelligence and Analytics (GIA) products and advisory, supporting clients to anticipate and manage critical business risks as well as leverage strategic opportunities. We work within an intelligence-led approach to methodology and risk forecasting and all-source intelligence that sets us apart. Our structure is evolving in line with our client needs and to deliver on our business vision – which is to enrich our output through more integrated and holistic analysis within and across regional markets and industry sectors.

The Impact:
You will be part of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) country risk team, subject matter experts and external contributors developing the forward-looking insights and analysis for our diverse client set. You will participate in cross-capability collaboration and partner within Insights & Analysis, across GIA verticals as well as cultivate strategic, internal relationships to deliver timely actionable intelligence and unique insights to our clients from across the public and private sector.

What’s in it for you:
Do you want to be part of a dynamic, innovative team? Do you want to deepen and broaden your regional expertise? Do you want to advise clients in need of making critical business decisions? Join us and you will have the chance to further expand your regional expertise and research and analytical skills as part of a fast-growing division.

You will undertake key responsibilities such as:
Deliver client driven strategic research on political, business and security-related risks for the MENA region. These will include government stability, expropriation, contract risks, regulatory risks, terrorism, civil unrest, and war
Deliver analysis on sectors driving economic growth across region, as well analysis on topics related to areas of expansion for GIA, including ESG, supply chain and geopolitics. Key regional focus for the role will be on North Africa
Maintain existing products and deliverables, meeting S&P Global’s methodological and high-quality standards, and ensuring they reflect latest analytical views in a forward-looking, commercially relevant and timely manner
Maintain and grow a resilient and flexible network of external contributors across countries of coverage
Engage in innovative approaches to analysis and forecasting, including via the uses of new research methods, tools and GIA proprietary data
Interact directly with clients through formal presentations, consultancy projects, tailored client work, and media engagements
Uphold S&P Global's high stands of quality and style (verbal and written communication) and a regional team culture espousing key values of inclusion, diversity, agility, accountability, commercial relevance and collaboration

Key qualifications, skills and experience:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in politics, international relations, or a closely related field
Deep understanding of the North African region’s political, security and business environment
Proficiency in a widely spoken regional language, particularly Arabic and French, is required
3+ years of related analysis experience
Highly effective organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to stay on task, meet deadlines and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication skills (written as well as verbal) and fluency in English
Work independently and regularly collaborate with colleagues across multiple time zones
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong self-awareness and cultural intelligence
Experience working or living in-region desired

The Location: London, UK or Herzliya, Israel
Level: (for internal purposes) - GL8

Flexible Working:
We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can.

Return to Work:
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return-to-Work initiative, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

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