Global Security Analyst
Location: London, UK (remote)
Sibylline is a leading intelligence and strategic risk consultancy in the security sector. Since 2010 we have supported businesses, governments, and NGOs through the provision of high-quality risk analysis, due diligence, and consultancy services. The firm provides an innovative, entrepreneurial, and fast-growing working environment, offering employees ever greater exposure to high profile clients and challenges. Sibylline offers fantastic opportunities for career progression within a successful company, and we aim to help our employees to build their own personal profiles as well regarded analysts within the broader industry.
General Role Description:
Sibylline is recruiting for the position of Global Security Analyst to be embedded with a major tech client in London, for a start date of 7 June (remote working required currently).
The position will be primarily focused on project support including research, analysis, and product review. The analyst will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of various reports and leverage their research and analytical capabilities to build and/or improve products focused on risk assessment and mitigation.
The analyst will also support incident monitoring and response efforts as a secondary role, assisting with incident monitoring, triage, and escalation of global events through internal comms and advisory messaging. The secondary role will be called upon on an ad hoc basis - typically during emergency events or to provide additional coverage for their colleagues.
Success will be contingent on an analyst’s ability to develop a macro understanding of the business, leverage internal/OSINT resources for research, thoroughly review products for accuracy and completeness through a critical lens, and pivot at a moment’s notice to incident response workflows. Role hours are flexible, but a preference for coverage of or as near to US business hours, 4 to 5 days per week, is desired (the position is full time, but most, if not all of the five days per week need to be somewhat aligned with US business hours).
This position represents an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to continue their development as a security analyst with a leading firm growing at 50% per year. Sibylline offers strong career progression and is invested in building individuals' professional profiles. Moreover, being embedded truly offers “the best of both worlds”, giving a small firm ethos alongside large firm exposure and experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
General responsibilities and estimated time allocations are outlined below. Note that these are subject to frequent changes as business priorities shift.
Primary (75% - Analytical/Research Products & Risk Assessments)
- Preparing, updating, and maintaining various analytical products related to regional geopolitical conflict, COVID-19, and other events that may generate operational/travel disruptions or threats to physical safety.
- Conducting a variety of risk assessments, including country risk assessments for business travelers.
- Ad hoc requests that may include topic research, data entry, and data verification.
Secondary (25% - Incident Monitoring & Response)
- Support preparedness and response efforts during incident escalation including SitReps/Overwatch documents, advisory comms, identifying thresholds and triggers, etc.
- Provide incident monitoring and response coverage as needed.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Master’s degree;
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills - briefing experience is a plus;
- Attentive to detail and able to critically and independently verify accuracy and thoroughness of content within reports;
- Organised and reliable to ensure multiple products are completed prior to deadlines. Able to work with minimal instruction/oversight;
- Familiarity with risk assessments and/or travel risk. Possesses experience or interest in geopolitics, risk assessment and mitigation, and/or security;
- Able to develop a strong grasp of business interests at a macro level to understand potential threats/disruption to operations and safety;
- Comfortable with multi-tasking and frequent transitioning between primary and secondary roles. Analyst must be equally motivated to complete a geopolitical analysis as they would be with updating a spreadsheet.
- 2-4 years of prior experience working in intelligence, geopolitical or security-related disciplines;
- Strong personal initiative, with ability to take ownership of tasks and deliver solutions under minimal guidance;
- Demonstrable evidence of stakeholder management and engagement.
Following filtration of candidates based on CV, a writing assessment will be conducted to test writing and analytical ability. Successful applicants will then be invited to virtual interview to initiate the selection process. The start date is 7 June 2021.
To apply for this position please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “Global Security Analyst” in the subject line.