Senior Analyst, MENA

Oxford Analytica is seeking to appoint a Senior Analyst for the Middle East and North Africa desk. The successful candidate should be able to deliver authoritative analysis of political, economic, business and social developments in the Middle East and North Africa, for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, in a timely, relevant and actionable way to clients in government, NGOs, multinational corporations and the financial sector.

About the Oxford Analytica team

Oxford Analytica, part of FiscalNote, is an independent geopolitical analysis and advisory firm drawing on a worldwide network of experts to advise clients on strategies, operations, policies and investments.

About you 

You are intellectually curious, with a deep interest in the politics, economics and regional relations of the Middle East and North Africa. You have a desire to work in tandem with our expert contributor network to deliver timely, high quality, reliable analysis to our blue-chip client base. You value working in a team where supporting each other is expected. You have exceptional writing and editing skills and can, under time pressure, produce written copy that is accessible, accurate and precise. You approach work with the attitude that every day presents an opportunity to learn more.

What to expect in this position:

  • Commission articles for the firm’s flagship publication, the Daily Brief, and its associated products, with the support of your colleagues and our Regional Heads (our senior advisers)
  • Edit those submissions to meet Oxford Analytica’s standards of clarity, accuracy and relevance so that they are suitable for publication in the Daily Brief and associated products
  • Write executive summaries and other short analysis for Oxford Analytica products 
  • Manage and develop a network of expert external contributors and developing strong working relationships with regional academic specialists
  • Keep contributor spending within the specified budget
  • Attend daily and participate actively in our Morning Conference
  • Participate in conference calls on your region of expertise and represent Oxford Analytica in engagements with clients, external audiences and the broadcast media
  • Contribute regional expertise to the Analysis division’s other products
  • Contribute regional expertise to the firm’s other departments
  • Train and mentor junior analysts on their desk, and supervise their day-to-day work to fulfil the goals of the department and wider firm
  • Undertake supporting or leading roles in ad hoc and continuing projects for Analysis or the wider firm, as required by the Director of Analysis
  • Take an active role in client engagement, external events and with broadcast media commensurate with their Senior Analyst status
  • Participate in the recruitment of new analysts
  • Carry out other task such as chairing the AMC and performing core roles in the production of the OA Daily Brief by agreement with and at the request of the Director of Analysis or Deputy Directors
  • Act with high levels of integrity and initiative and fosters a collaborative, respectful and professional working environment

What sets you apart:

  • A relevant MA or PhD (in politics, economics, international relations, or similar)
  • 5+ years experience within a similar role
  • Excellent English language skills both written and verbal
  • A working knowledge of Arabic or French language is strongly preferred

The successful applicant will report to the Director of Analysis.

To apply

 This position is a remote role, reporting to our Oxford office in the United Kingdom. Only applicants who are legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom will be considered.