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About the Role:

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MENA Country Risk Analyst

The Team:

We are a team of subject matter experts developing the forward-looking insights and analysis underpinning the Global Intelligence and Analytics (GIA) products and advisory, supporting clients to anticipate and manage critical business risks as well as leverage strategic opportunities. We work within an intelligence-led approach to methodology and risk forecasting and all-source intelligence that sets us apart. Our structure is evolving in line with our client needs and to deliver on our business vision – which is to enrich our output through more integrated and holistic analysis within and across regional markets and industry sectors.

The Impact:

You will be part of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) country risk team, subject matter experts and external contributors developing the forward-looking insights and analysis for our diverse client set. You will participate in cross-capability collaboration and partner within Insights & Analysis, across GIA verticals as well as cultivate strategic, internal relationships to deliver timely actionable intelligence and unique insights to our clients from across the public and private sector.


  • Deliver client driven strategic research on political, business and security-related risks for the MENA region. These will include government stability, expropriation, contract risks, regulatory risks, terrorism, civil unrest, and war

  • Deliver analysis on sectors driving economic growth across region, as well analysis on topics related to areas of expansion for GIA, including ESG, supply chain and geopolitics. Key regional focus for the role will be on North Africa

  • Maintain existing products and deliverables, meeting S&P Global’s methodological and high-quality standards, and ensuring they reflect latest analytical views in a forward-looking, commercially relevant and timely manner

  • Maintain and grow a resilient and flexible network of external contributors across countries of coverage

  • Engage in innovative approaches to analysis and forecasting, including via the uses of new research methods, tools and GIA proprietary data

  • Interact directly with clients through formal presentations, consultancy projects, tailored client work, and media engagements

  • Uphold S&P Global's high stands of quality and style (verbal and written communication) and a regional team culture espousing key values of inclusion, diversity, agility, accountability, commercial relevance and collaboration

What We’re Looking For:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in politics, international relations, or a closely related field

  • Deep understanding of the North African region’s political, security and business environment

  • Proficiency in a widely spoken regional language, particularly Arabic and French, is required

  • 3+ years of related analysis experience

  • Highly effective organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to stay on task, meet deadlines and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills (written as well as verbal) and fluency in English

  • Work independently and regularly collaborate with colleagues across multiple time zones

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong self-awareness and cultural intelligence

  • Experience working or living in-region desired

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global we understand the importance of accurate, deep and insightful information. Our team of experts delivers unrivaled insights and leading data and technology solutions, partnering with customers to expand their perspective, operate with confidence, and make decisions with conviction.

For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include: 

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://www.spglobal.com/en/careers/our-culture/

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


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.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfdescribes discrimination protections under federal law. 


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH203 - Entry Professional (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 294794
Posted On: 2024-01-02
Location: London, United Kingdom
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MENA Country Risk Analyst
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