Junior Analyst, Political and Country Risk, Cape Town

S-RM is looking for a new junior analyst to join our growing Political and Country Risk team in Cape Town. Our Political and Country Risk team produces focused assessments to give our clients a superior understanding of the political, commercial and security environments in which they operate. We have a global reach, but each of our analysts is a regional specialist and develops deep insight to become a subject matter expert in their field.

Junior Analyst Role

Junior analysts have the opportunity to work on a variety of products within the political and country risk team. Our reporting ranges from shorter briefings, which include country assessments and articles, to extensive strategic and bespoke analyses, delivered through long-form reporting and our online platform. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on verbal briefings and should demonstrate strong oral and presentational skills.

Qualifications and Experience

The standard of the reports we produce means that we are looking for exceptional applicants. The successful candidate will need to have the following competencies:

  • A postgraduate qualification and a strong academic record, averaging 65 percent and above
  • Enthusiasm for current affairs;
  • Excellence in research, writing and analytical techniques;
  • Efficient time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Excellent written and spoken English; and,
  • An eye for detail

Candidates with an existing specialism in a particular region will be preferred.

Candidates must be eligible to work in South Africa without visa sponsorship.

Download the full job specification here: Junior Analyst, Political and Country Risk

To apply for the role, please email a CV and cover letter to CTcareers@s-rm.co.uk

About S-RM

S-RM is a business intelligence and risk consultancy with international offices in Europe, South America, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. We provide a range of due diligence, political risk and security consulting services to help our clients understand the risks to their business and to identify and implement the most effective means of mitigation.

Our clients include major multinational companies, investment banks and developing market investors, and the majority of our work is undertaken in emerging markets.

Our people come from a range of sectors, including journalism, academia, security, law, consultancy, government and finance. S-RM is an equal-opportunities employer, and we are committed to the ongoing development of our people with training and mentoring programmes.