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 - Asia-Pacific

AKE International is recruiting for the position of Intelligence Analyst - Asia-Pacific

We are primarily looking for applicants based in Southeast Asia for this exciting full-time position that will involve leading on political, security and economic risk analyses on the region for AKE’s diverse client base. Applicants should have a demonstrable track record of working within the region; strong knowledge of political, commercial, economic and security issues affecting the region and their wider geopolitical impacts. Applicants should have previous experience in risk consultancy or a relevant professional history, a Masters’ degree with a strong regional focus and fluency in at least one regional language. Experience with the financial services industry or a relevant academic background is preferred but applicants from all backgrounds and fields of study will be considered.

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of political, economic and security issues in the Asia-Pacific region with expertise in militancy in Southeast Asia a plus.
  • A Masters’ degree or higher in a relevant subject (e.g. international relations, international security, political science, area studies).
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language. Good working knowledge of Mandarin and/ or Bahasa, and/or Malay is preferred. Other regional languages are also beneficial.
  • At least two years of relevant experience in intelligence, analysis or related fields.
  • Excellent English language skills and ability to write and present in a clear and concise manner.
  • Able to manage high workloads to tight deadlines times in a discreet and efficient manner.
  • Able to support recruitment cycles and manage researchers and interns.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Updating AKE’s real-time intelligence website Global Intake.
  • Analytical intelligence for a range of public and private sector clients.
  • Political and economic risk consultancy and reports for the insurance industry.
  • Verbal briefings.
  • Leading intelligence and analysis for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Internal company reports and briefings.
  • Participation in creation and development of new intelligence and projects.

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 in early August.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


Intelligence Analyst – Sub-Saharan Africa

AKE International is recruiting for the position of Intelligence Analyst – Sub-Saharan Africa

We are primarily looking for applicants based in Sub-Saharan Africa for this exciting full-time position that will involve leading on political, security and economic risk analyses on the region for AKE’s diverse client base. Applicants should have a demonstrable track record of working within the region; strong knowledge of political, commercial, economic and security issues affecting the region and their wider geopolitical impacts. Applicants should have previous experience in risk consultancy or a relevant professional history, a Masters’ degree with a strong regional focus and fluency in at least one regional language.

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of political, economic and security issues in the Sub-Saharan Africa region with expertise in West Africa, East Africa and Mozambique and with an understanding of regional infrastructure, extractive industries etc.
  • A Masters’ degree or higher in a relevant subject (e.g. international relations, international security, political science, area studies).
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language. Good working knowledge of French is preferred. Other regional languages are also beneficial.
  • At least two years of relevant experience in intelligence, analysis or related fields.
  • Excellent English language skills and ability to write and present in a clear and concise manner.
  • Able to manage high workloads to tight deadlines times in a discreet and efficient manner.
  • Able to support recruitment cycles and manage researchers and interns.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Updating AKE’s real-time intelligence website Global Intake.
  • Analytical intelligence for a range of public and private sector clients.
  • Political and economic risk consultancy and reports for the insurance industry.
  • Verbal briefings.
  • Leading intelligence and analysis for the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
  • Internal company reports and briefings.
  • Participation in creation and development of new intelligence and projects.

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*

 


Indonesia National Intelligence Specialist 

AKE International is recruiting for a Jakarta-based position of Indonesia National Intelligence Specialist to join a dynamic intelligence team in providing bespoke risk consulting for a multinational company in the energy sector.

This full-time position will be embedded in the client’s team and report directly to the Regional Intelligence Manager and will be focused on intelligence collection and analysis. It will also collaborate closely with the team in charge of operational security requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Assessing national level threats and drafting assessments (including monthly reports, flash reports and intelligence briefs to in-country leadership).
  • Coordinating intelligence collection/ supporting intelligence requirements.
  • Focal point/ coordinator between Security/ Intelligence and Community Affairs at site.
  • Optimising existing Jakarta-based information capabilities.
  • Identifying and assessing strategic and tactical threats.
  • Enhancing local and national intelligence networks.

Requirements:

  • Indonesian national, Papuan a strong advantage.
  • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia and English, with excellent verbal skills and ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Lively interest in and good knowledge of political, economic and security issues Indonesia and the Southeast Asia region, with expertise in West Papua a strong advantage.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree but be preferably educated to post-graduate level in a relevant discipline.
  • Ability to travel regularly to site and around Indonesia if necessary.
  • Readiness to work on a rotator schedule (e.g., 3 weeks on/ 3 weeks off) if required.
  • A demonstrated ability to both work within a team and independently.
  • Highly organised with effective time management skills.
  • A strong communicator, both written and verbally, to present complex regional developments.

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.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


Researcher – Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

AKE International is recruiting for the position of Researcher – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 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 MENA desk. Applicants should have a knowledge of and strong interest in political, economic and security issues affecting the MENA region.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • Contributing analytical and research support to AKE’s Iraq desk.
  • Writing incident reports on political violence and kidnap and ransom in the MENA region.
  • Provision of analytical intelligence research for a range of public and private sector clients.
  • Assistance in updating AKE’s online country intelligence platform Global Intake.
  • Contributing to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates.
  • 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 MENA region, with expertise in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and/ or Iran an advantage.
  • Hold or be currently studying for a Masters’ degree in a relevant subject (e.g. International Relations, Middle Eastern Politics, Security, Development, etc.).
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language – Arabic is a strong advantage.
  • Excellent English skills and ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • A demonstrated ability to work within a team and independently.
  • Highly organised with effective time management skills.
  • A strong communicator, both written and verbally, able to present complex regional developments.
  • Candidates should have the right to work in the UK.

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 June.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

 


AKE Remote Internship Scheme

AKE International is recruiting interns for its four-month remote, voluntary internship scheme to start on 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 a 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.

Each applicant may only apply for one desk:

  • Asia-Pacific – strong knowledge of militancy in Southeast Asia is a plus.
  • Latin America
  • United States

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Contribute to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates.
  • Contribute to updating AKE’s online risk platform Global Intake, 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. Applicants may then be tasked with a writing exercise to assess their suitability for the scheme.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

*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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