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.

AKE Remote Internship Scheme

AKE International is recruiting interns for its four-month remote, voluntary internship scheme to start on 4 October.

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
  • Europe/ Former Soviet Union
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa – interest in the Sahel, DRC or Nigeria is encouraged.
  • 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*

 


(Senior) Intelligence Analyst - Middle East and North Africa

AKE International is recruiting for the position of Intelligence Analyst or  Senior Intelligence Analyst – Middle East and North Africa.

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 Middle East and North African countries for AKE’s diverse client base, as well as assisting the Head of Department with the day to day running of the analytical department.

Applicants should have strong previous experience in risk consultancy or relevant professional history, a Masters’ degree; a strong regional focus and fluency in the Arabic language.

Applicants should also 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.

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 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 Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA)
  • Internal company reports and briefings
  • Participation in creation and development of new intelligence and projects

Source Development

  • The development of human sources
  • Research and evaluation of electronic sources
  • Management of interns

Departmental Management Support

Assisting, where appropriate, the Head of Department in the following areas:

  • Day to day running of the analytical department
  • Management of the analytical team and the recruiting of new analytical department staff
  • Quality control
  • Product and service development
  • Client relationship management
  • Meeting potential clients to present analytical products and services

Business and Product/ Service Development

A key aspect of the Senior 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 Middle East and North Africa region
  • A Masters’ degree or higher in a relevant subject (e.g. international relations, international security, international development, Middle Eastern Politics, Arabic).
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language. Good working knowledge of the Arabic language is preferred. Other regional languages are also beneficial.
  • Two to five years of relevant experience in intelligence, analysis or related fields.
  • Strong knowledge of Iraq and/ or the Gulf is preferred but not essential.
  • 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.
  • Provide proactive and reactive risk mitigation advice
  • Able to support recruitment cycles.
  • 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 AKE intelligence from multiple sources, for a variety of public and private sector clients.
  • Produce political and economic risk consultancy and reports for the insurance industry, including verbal briefings and presentations.
  • Support internal company reports and briefings.
  • Participate in the creation and development of new intelligence and projects
  • Develop human sources
  • Research and evaluate of electronic sources; manage and analyse a large quantity of information.
  • Manage interns.
  • Manage products and services to achieve strategic, brand, revenue and market-positioning goals
  • Develop and implement creative and effective methods to improve client services and general operations.
  • 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 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*

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 and the position will start as soon as possible.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*