Senior Analyst: Political Risk, MENA

Company/ Firm Name

S&P Global


London, UK

Published Date

7 June 2022

About the job:

The Team:

S&P Global Market Intelligence's Economics and Country Risk leads the way in helping our clients to anticipate and manage critical external strategic business risks that could negatively impact investments, personnel, interests, and assets across the world.

We work within an intelligence-led approach to methodology and risk forecasting and all-source intelligence that sets us apart. On the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) team you will be working with a group of experienced and driven individuals who excel at supporting each other.


We are seeking a Middle East and North Africa expert to join S&P Global’s country risk team. You will assess the region's political, business and security environment, specializing on several countries. You can work remotely and will help clients make business decisions with succinct written briefings, regular interactions with clients, and presentations based on ongoing, in-depth research.

  • Research and analysis of key political, business environment and security-related developments taking place across MENA. This includes assessment of government instability, tax, contract alteration and regulatory risks, as well as crime, terrorism, and protests and riots

  • Writing articles and research papers on client-relevant developments taking place in the MENA region

  • Maintaining and building a sources and contributor network across countries of coverage

  • Maintenance of Country Risk products, as well as addressing questions and presenting views to S&P Global clients

What We’re Looking For:

  • Excellent drafting and speaking skills in English. knowledge of Arabic is essential

  • Highly effective organisational and prioritisation skills, including the ability to stay on task and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Must be able to work collaboratively

  • Master’s degree in political science, economics, security, business, or industry-related fields desirable

  • Demonstrable knowledge of political, economic, and business environments in selected MENA countries; experience of living in-region and having a local network of contacts preferable

Flexible Working:

We pride ourselves on our agility and diversity, and we welcome requests to work flexibly. For most roles, flexible hours and/or an element of remote working are usually possible. Please talk to us at interview about the type of arrangement that is best for you. We will always try to be adaptable wherever we can.

Return to Work:

Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return-to-Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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