Senior Geopolitical Analyst/Engagement Manager

Ergo
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Sep 21

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.

Work at Ergo is exciting and challenging and offers the opportunity to conduct in-depth analysis, primary research, and consulting on a wide range of issues of interest to international investors. This is a demanding position in which you will work with our research team to understand our clients' questions and then lead the process to discover the answers.

Ergo seeks a senior analyst or engagement manager of the very highest caliber to join its New York office. Graduates from top undergraduate or graduate programs with at least 5-7 years experience in the research or consulting are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have full-time remote work capability with eventual availability in New York City.

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

  • Interviewing leading subject matter experts from our global network to extract critical insights into client questions
  • Recruiting world-class global subject matter experts into the Ergo network and for participation in Ergo client projects
  • Monitoring and regularly reporting on complex political, economic, and security dynamics in challenging countries
  • Conducting due diligence investigations on companies and individuals through the use of primary and secondary sources
  • Writing, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting complex findings to meet high standards
  • Working closely with Ergo's research and executive teams
  • Facilitating client communication, project delivery, and business development
  • Managing and mentoring junior analysts

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have completed a graduate degree with an emphasis on business and/or international affairs, and have 5-7 years of relevant experience. Fluency in a foreign language (particularly Chinese, Arabic, or Russian) is strongly preferred. Previous work experience in security policy, consulting, risk analysis, sell-side research, journalism, or international business is a plus. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a genuine interest in international affairs and emerging markets. Self-starters with demonstrated passion and drive are especially encouraged to apply. For this position, candidates should also demonstrate experience and interest in managing teams of research analysts, mentoring junior-level staff, and participating in business development activities.

Candidates must have:

  • A strong academic record
  • Absolute integrity
  • A positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Superior communication and oral/written presentation skills
  • A desire to work hard in a rewarding atmosphere
  • A personal and work history that shows honesty, discipline, initiative, creativity and a very strong intellect
  • A proven capacity to research, write and present complex material
  • The ability to work well with a team
  • Solid facility with Microsoft Office (familiarity with Adobe Design Suite is a plus)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5

Application instructions

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected] with “SA/EM” in the subject line. 

To learn more about Ergo, please visit our website at http://www.ergo.net.  No phone calls please.