Intelligence Analyst

Hong Kong 

About Sibylline:

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.

Minimum Requirements
  • A bachelors degree in international politics, international relations or a related field; with a strong comprehension of global political, security, business and governance dynamics
  • An excellent academic record with professional experience in a relevant field desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail, and determined in the execution of research
  • Strong analytical and writing skills, with native-level spoken and written English; with an aptitude for writing and editing with speed and accuracy in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to set, manage and meet tight deadlines Experience in editing and proofing written work.
  • Internet / online database research skills, including knowledge of proprietary databases such as Factiva and Lexis Nexis.
  • Creative research capabilities; the ability to solve problems by thinking out of the box

General Role Description:

Sibylline Ltd is looking for an Analyst with 12-24 months of experience to be embedded with a global financial-sector client based in Hong Kong for an initial 6-month period. The selected candidate must have excellent analytical and interpersonal skills in order to deliver actionable intelligence products and engage with other stakeholders across the organisation and within the Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC), where they will be based. In addition, they must be able to demonstrate a robust understanding of geopolitical developments on both a global scale and on a more regional basis in relation to the client, understanding how these may impact the client’s personnel, assets or operations. Good knowledge and experience of investigations, threat monitoring and travel risk management is also highly desirable.

Your work will help our client to make critical decisions about security and operational challenges. The key responsibilities of the Analyst will therefore be as follows:

  • Maintaining strong situational awareness of risk factors that have the potential to impact the client
  • Investigating various threat actors and the potential implications for the client
  • Production of insightful and actionable intelligence products
  • Threat monitoring of social and open source media
  • Maintaining strategic awareness of global and regional trends and their likely trajectories
  • Liaising with a range of stakeholders across the firm in a timely and effective manner

This position represents an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to continue their development as a strategic risk analyst with a leading financial firm. The right candidate will however remain part of the Sibylline team, and we will continue to offer strong career progression, maintaining a keen interest in building your personal professional profile.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications – Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject area
  • Between 12-24 months of relevant industry experience
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of political, security, criminal, and governance issues and a strong interest in security and intelligence
  • Excellent research skills, and ability to rapidly digest, evaluate and “sift” large quantities of information
  • Analytical flair: an ability to provide rigorous, creative insight into complex situations
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Able to work in both individual and team environments
  • Experience in conducting investigations
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level competency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Skills, Experience and Qualifications Preferred:
  • Advanced degree (Master’s)
  • Active professional network
  • Experience working in intelligence, geopolitical or security-related disciplines (public or private)
  • Strong personal initiative: ability to take ownership of tasks and deliver solutions under minimal guidance
  • Experience working with highly confidential information

The remuneration for this role is competitive. The initial period of employment will run for six months, with the shift pattern within the GSOC adhering to a Monday-Friday schedule. Some weekend work will also be required.

Next Steps:

To express interest in this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing why the position is of interest, and why you feel that you are well-placed to meet the role requirements. The attachments should be emailed to recruitment@sibylline.co.uk with the subject line reading, “Intelligence Analyst – Hong Kong”.

 Following filtration of candidates based on a review of the cover letter and CV, a writing assessment will be conducted (at an arranged time to suit you) to test analytical abilities. Successful applicants will then be invited to interview. Interviews will be performed over the Zoom communications platform. The successful candidate would ideally be available to start as soon as possible.

To apply for this position please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@sibylline.co.uk with the subject line "Intelligence Analyst – Hong Kong”.