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.

Researcher – Europe & Eurasia

AKE International is recruiting for the position of Contracted Researcher – Europe & Eurasia.

The position will involve providing research and analytical support to the Europe & Eurasia desk. Applicants should have a knowledge of political, economic and security issues affecting the Europe & Eurasia region, and should be able to commit at least 3 days per week, for a minimum period of 3 months. Contracts will be extended beyond the initial three-month period where suitable to both parties.

Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • 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 updating AKE’s online country intelligence platform.
  • Assistance in political risk consulting projects.
  • Writing incident reports on political violence mostly in the Europe & Eurasia region.

Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of political, economic and security issues in the Europe & Eurasia region.
  • Hold or be currently studying for a Masters’ degree in a relevant subject (e.g. international relations, international security, international development).
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language. Knowledge of Russian language is preferred but not essential.
  • 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.
  • Be able to commit at least 3 days per week, 7 hours per day.
  • Candidates should have the right to work in the UK.

Applicants 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.

The deadline for applications is 17.00 on 28 September for the position to start on 11 October.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*


AKE Remote Internship Scheme

AKE International is looking to recruit interns for its four-month remote internship scheme to start on 5 October.

Applicants should have an excellent command of written English, a demonstrable background in international politics or security 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. While the scheme is remote, successful candidates are encouraged to meet with analysts in London where possible.

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.

  • Latin America
  • Eurasia/Former Soviet Union
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Contributing to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates;
  • Assistance in updating AKE’s online risk platform, including Political Violence and Kidnap & Ransom;
  • Assistance in political risk consulting projects.
  • Provision of analytical intelligence for a range of public and private sector clients;
  • Provision of 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 spare time to contribute to the internship programme, usually around 10 hours per week. Although the tasks 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 the very least be working toward a bachelor’s degree (but 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 that AKE will only contact successful candidates*