Careers

The AKE International team is drawn from a variety of disciplines, including former military, law enforcement, commerce, academia and intelligence. Ranging from non-government organisations to multinational corporations, our expertise covers the full spectrum of business risks from conception and planning to delivery.

Intelligence Analyst – Americas

AKE International is recruiting for the position of Intelligence Analyst – Americas

This is an exciting and pivotal role within AKE’s dynamic Analytical team which provides specialised, dedicated intelligence to our clients globally, supporting their critical decision-making, duty of care responsibilities and mitigating their risks. The position will involve leading on political, security and economic risk analyses on the Americas for AKE’s diverse client base.

Applicants should ideally have strong previous experience in risk consultancy or relevant professional history, a Masters’ degree, a strong regional focus and fluency in Spanish.

Applicants should also ideally have a demonstrable track record of working within the region; strong knowledge of political, commercial, economic and security issues particularly affecting Latin America and their wider geopolitical impacts.

Candidates based in the UK should have the right to work in the UK. We also welcome applications from candidates based in other countries with similar time zones as this position will broadly follow UK business hours.

 

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

 Collecting, analysing and disseminating AKE intelligence from a number of sources and for a variety of end purposes, including:

  • Updating AKE’s real-time country risk platform Global Intake, including the creation of new content.
  • Providing analytical intelligence for a range of public and private sector clients.
  • Providing political and economic risk consultancy and producing reports for the insurance industry.
  • Contributing to verbal briefings, presentations, webinars.
  • Leading intelligence and analysis for the Americas desk.
  • Supporting internal company reports and briefings.
  • Participating in the creation and development of new projects.
  • Developing and implementing creative and effective methods to improve client services and general operations.
  • Managing AKE’s political violence (PV) and kidnap for ransom (K&R) tasks for the Americas desk.
  • Providing proactive and reactive risk mitigation advice.

Source Development

  • The development of human sources, including conducting and supporting recruitment cycles.
  • Research and evaluation of electronic sources.
  • Management of interns.

Business and Product/ Service Development

A key aspect of the Analyst role is the responsibility to develop and manage products and services which achieve strategic, brand, revenue and market-positioning goals. Furthermore, the candidate should seek to develop and implement creative and effective methods to improve client services and general operations.

This will involve

  • Visiting potential customers to demonstrate products and gain new markets.
  • Compiling business and competitor intelligence.
  • Marketing research.
  • Promotional talks, demonstrations and meetings.
  • Identifying potential clients and developing business.

 

 Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of political, economic and security issues in the Americas, with a focus on Latin America.
  • A Masters’ degree or higher in a relevant subject (e.g. international relations, international security, international development, Latin America).
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language, preferably Spanish. Knowledge of other regional languages is an advantage.
    • Relevant experience in intelligence, analysis or related is field preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Brazil and/ or Mexico is preferred.
  • Excellent English language skills and ability to write and present in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to manage high workloads to tight deadlines times in a discreet and efficient manner.
  • Experience working successfully within a team as well as the ability to work independently, at speed and flexibly in a high-paced business environment.
  • Ability to collect, analyse and disseminate intelligence from multiple sources, for a variety of public and private sector clients.

 

Candidates should email a CV, short cover letter and relevant unedited writing sample of no more than 550 words to intel@akegroup.com clearly stating the position they are applying for in the email subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will start as soon as possible.  

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


AKE Remote Internship Scheme

AKE International is recruiting interns for its four-month remote internship scheme to start as soon as possible.

Applicants should have an excellent command of written English, a demonstrable background in international politics, security or a related field and preferably be working towards a master’s degree or equivalent experience. As this is a remote programme, applicants must have reliable internet access.

Please note that while this is an unpaid (voluntary) scheme, we aim to provide applicants with feedback and training as well as help and advice with future careers.

Applicants should have a specialist interest in one of the below regions or areas and should specify in the subject line of their application which desk they are applying for.

Applications are now open for the following desks (each applicant may only apply for one desk):

  • Europe & Eurasia

 

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Contribute to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates;
  • Contribute to updating AKE’s online risk platform, including Political Violence and Kidnap & Ransom;
  • Assist in political risk consulting projects;
  • Provide analytical intelligence for a range of public and private sector clients;
  • Provide internal company reports and briefings.

Requirements:

  • Candidates should be specialists in one of the aforementioned regions or areas and specify this regional/ area interest in the subject line of their emailed application
  • Candidates should only apply if they have sufficient time to contribute to the internship programme, usually around 10 hours per week. Although the tasks that candidates are requested to complete do vary, most interns are asked to contribute to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates, which will require a commitment of around two hours each weekday.
  • Candidates should have a familiarity with political, economic and security trends in the relevant region/area and must be able to produce clear and concise analysis of pertinent events.
  • Candidates will at least be working toward a bachelor’s degree but be preferably educated to post-graduate level in a relevant discipline. It would be advantageous to have some experience of the business sectors within which AKE works.
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant regional languages is preferable.

Applicants should email a CV, short cover letter and relevant writing sample of no more than 350 words to intel@akegroup.com. You may then be tasked with a writing exercise to assess your suitability for the scheme.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


Researcher – Europe & Eurasia

AKE International is recruiting for the position of Researcher to join AKE’s dynamic intelligence team in providing bespoke security and risk consulting.

This full-time position will involve providing research and analytical support primarily to the Europe & Eurasia desk. Applicants should have a knowledge of and strong interest in political, economic and security issues affecting the region. Expertise in energy politics and/ or the European Union is preferred

Candidates based in the UK should have the right to work in the UK. We also welcome – and encourage – applications from candidates based in the region and elsewhere.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Contributing to AKE’s Ukraine-related products.
  • Writing incident reports on political violence and kidnap and ransom primarily in the Europe & Eurasia.
  • Assistance in updating AKE’s online country intelligence platform.
  • Contributing to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates.
  • Provision of analytical intelligence research for a range of public and private sector clients.
  • Provision of regional or specialised internal company reports and briefings.
  • Assistance in political risk consulting projects.
  • Involvement and support to the team’s internal work-flow process: proofreading, posting and publishing tasks.

Requirements:

  • Lively interest in and good knowledge of political, economic and security issues in the Europe & Eurasia region. Expertise in energy politics and/ or the European Union is preferred.
  • Hold or be currently studying for a Masters’ degree in a relevant subject (e.g. international relations, international security, international development).
  • Proficiency in German and/ or Russian is preferred but other regional languages will also be considered.
  • Excellent English skills and ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Experience working successfully within a team as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Highly organised with effective time management skills.

Candidates should email a CV, short cover letter and relevant unedited writing sample of no more than 350 words to intel@akegroup.com clearly stating the position they are applying for in the email subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for the position to start in late September/ early October.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


Medical Instructors

AKE International is expanding its existing team of medical instructors.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with either military or UK Paramedic backgrounds for the position of medical instructor to support, develop and deliver training both in the UK and abroad.  Successful candidates will also assist across AKE’s training service lines and develop and design courses to increase the portfolio of specialist training.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluent in English (the ability to deliver training in additional languages beneficial).
  • Strong ability to interact and communicate effectively with management, business partners, colleagues and external clients in multi-cultural environments.
  • Experience of delivering medical training and presentations.
  • Ability to create course content, lesson plans, multi-media content, handouts and learning aids.
  • Conscientious, motivated, innovative, flexible, enthusiastic, self-reliant and proactive.
  • In-date medical qualification Medic / State Registered Paramedic / Registered Nurse as well as teaching and risk assessment certified.

Applicants should email a CV, and short cover letter to enquiries@akegroup.com referencing Medical Instructor.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


Security Instructors

AKE International is expanding its existing team of security instructors.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with a military background for the position of security instructor to support, develop and deliver training both in the UK and abroad.  Successful candidates will also assist across AKE’s training service lines and develop and design courses to increase the portfolio of Specialist Training.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Fluent in English (the ability to deliver training in additional languages beneficial).
  • Strong ability to interact and communicate effectively with management, business partners, colleagues and external clients in multi-cultural environments.
  • Experience of delivering security training and presentations.
  • Ability to create course content, lesson plans, multi-media content, handouts and learning aids.
  • Conscientious, motivated, innovative, flexible, enthusiastic, self-reliant and proactive.
  • In-date teaching and risk assessment qualifications are required.

Applicants should email a CV, and short cover letter to enquiries@akegroup.com referencing Security Instructor.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


Security Consultants

AKE International is expanding its existing team of Security Consultants.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of security consultant to support clients and operational tasks often in challenging locations globally, develop working protocols and to deliver training in both the UK and abroad.

Requirements:

  • Fluent in English and preferably at least one other language.
  • Strong ability to interact and communicate effectively with management, business partners, colleagues and external clients in multi-cultural environments.
  • Experience of delivering training and presentations.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Conscientious, motivated, innovative, flexible, enthusiastic, self-reliant and proactive.
  • Previous experience of managing complex tasks and operational deployments in challenging and hostile environments.
  • Experience working with Media, NGOs, Oil and Gas, Mining or Insurance industries in a risk management capacity.
  • Conversant with security & crisis management, protective security evacuation planning, conflict resolution and contingencies protocols and best practice.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years Military, security services or commercial experience in hostile environments

Applicants should email a CV, and short cover letter to enquiries@akegroup.com referencing Medical Specialist.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


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