Middle East Analyst 
Hoplite Group Regional Office, Middle East

START: Immediate Start

LOCATION: Hoplite Group regional offices (Middle-East)

The Middle-East Analyst is responsible for Publicly Available Information (PAI) research and analysis as well as the preparation of deliverables to the client. The ideal candidate is a proficient analyst and experienced writer with a demonstrated knowledge of the geo-political and security landscape particularly Iraq or Syria. The position is responsible for the daily correlation of information, triangulation of reporting, and analytical products and work with a world class local team of Iraqi and Syrian (or local nationals from other Middle-East countries) analysts. 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

  • Three (3) years of combined experience to include PAI research or intelligence analysis covering the Middle-East, particularly Iraq or Syria. 

  • Demonstrated experience and exposure to the Middle East, with an understanding of the Iraqi and/or Syrian security, military, social and political environments. 

  • Experience conducting media analysis and/or social media analysis is required.

  • Excellent writing and communications skills, able to produce finalized written products and deliverables, ready to send to clients.

  • Experience with open geospatial apps is a plus (e.g. Google Earth, Arc GIS, etc.).

  • High-level proficiency (to allow speed when producing deliverables) using Microsoft Office tools; specifically, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.     

  • Strong organizational skills and project management to be able to leverage a team of analysts and build reports on time while meeting tight deadlines. 

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Works well with teams or independently, with minimal oversight, able to provide thorough and completed products. Feels comfortable working with local nationals and managing local national teams of analysts.

  • Recent travels: Must have worked /traveled in the last few years to the Middle East.

 

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

U.S. (preferred). For exceptionally well qualified candidates, positions available to UK, Canadian, Australian, or New Zealand citizens, who consider English as their native language.

 

EDUCATION 

Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree desired.

 

LANGUAGES

Required: English Native speakers a must. 

Desired: Working proficiency in one or more of the following relevant languages: Arabic, Farsi, Russian.

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