Research Assistant

Summit Recruitment & Search

Research, Teaching & Training

Unspecified KSh Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOâs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, a company that provides analysis, assessments, and specialized consultancy to enable companies to understand and mitigate threats and risks when operating in dynamic and complex environments throughout sub-Saharan Africa is looking for a Research Assistant . The selected candidate will be responsible for timely and appropriate response to key incidents and events. The role requires a high level of competency in risk identification and assessment, the ability to perform complex research and analysis, and a commitment to staying updated on events, incidents, and relevant threats and risks in the region.

Key Responsibilities:

Assisting with research and production of information products, including independent research. Conducting background research on political and security developments from a range of different sources. Identifying and monitoring potential significant incidents or events that may impact clients. Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data using different tools, including Excel. Undertaking a daily review of open-source information to identify relevant themes and potential incidents for reporting. Drafting and preparing information pieces, research, and analysis for regular and ad hoc reporting, research projects, and proposals. Performing various editorial duties, including writing and reviewing materials for reports. Maintaining accurate records and following the companysâ formatting and research procedures. Demonstrating awareness when handling sensitive information and ensuring confidentiality. Providing support with language translations, where relevant. Preparing other articles, reports, and presentations. Performing any other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

Must have a bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as international relations, political science, security studies, or a related discipline. Must have strong research and analytical skills. Must be fluent in Arabic or Somali or Borana dialects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and presentation, including the use of Excel. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Attention to detail and accuracy in work. Familiarity with political and security dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa is desirable. Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Additional language such as Arabic, Somali and Borana skills are a plus.

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