12AUG - Analyst, Oxford Analytica - Deadline: 20AUG

Organization Description

Oxford Analytica is a global analysis and advisory firm drawing on a macro expert network to advise clients on strategy and performance in complex markets

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Oxford Analytica, a leading firm of political risk analysts, is seeking an Africa Analyst to join its Oxford-based team delivering authoritative analysis to clients in government, NGOs, multinational corporations and the financial sector. Your remit will be region wide, but your focus will be on developing the firm’s macro risk coverage of West and Southern Africa, providing forward-looking qualitative analysis of the political, security and investment risks flowing from events in the region.

Job Responsibilities

  • shape the firm’s macroeconomic coverage of the region by commissioning, editing and writing analysis for our flagship daily subscription publication, the Daily Brief;
  • manage and develop a network of expert external contributors from the world’s leading universities and research institutions;
  • brief clients in conference calls and in person;
  • represent the firm at external events and with print and broadcast media; and
  • contribute your regional expertise to the firm’s other macro risk products and services.

Job Requirements

  • demonstrable ability to interpret complex developments in an international context for specialist and non-specialist audiences of strategists, policymakers and investors;
  • an academic and working background relating to contemporary Africa with a post-graduate degree in a relevant field;
  • a track record in commissioning, writing and editing macro risk analysis, preferably in the context of daily publishing;
  • an aptitude for writing and editing with speed and accuracy in a fast-paced and collaborative professional working environment;
  • analytical, review, teamwork and organisational skills;
  • verbal and written communications skills in English, including experience in briefing clients, public speaking and talking to the media;
  • a working knowledge of a regional language;
  • a grasp of business, finance and economics as they pertain to geo-politics;
  • comfort with developing strong working relationships with senior scholars and other specialists;
  • high levels of integrity and initiative; and
  • an abiding passion for world affairs.

How to Apply

Please email a letter of introduction, your CV, details of current salary and the status of your right to work in the United Kingdom to:


Paul Maidment
Director of Analysis

Oxford Analytica Ltd
5 Alfred Street
Oxford OX1 4EH

Deadline – August 20, 2016