Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments. We support clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations, handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on-the-ground protection and support.
Our unique combination of services, geographical reach and the trust our clients place in us ensure we can help them to effectively solve their problems and realise new opportunities across the world.
The Associate Consultant is a fee earning consultant who will support clients and other team members to deliver end to end risk consulting services including crisis management, business continuity and related risk and resilience consulting across the West Africa region.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Work with team members on crisis and security consulting engagements of diverse scope and complexity consistent with industry best practice and drawing on personal experiences. Specifically, with guidance from senior team members:
Security risk consulting
⦁ The associate consultant will be expected to support security reviews and audits, security risk assessments, security planning, risk management and other similar tasks. The incumbent will also be required to undertake broader crisis and security consulting tasks as directed.
⦁ Support consultancy assignments
⦁ Participate in client meetings
⦁ Ensure that practices, policies, strategy and services are fully aligned with client need
⦁ Support maintenance of client relationships; act in conjunction with consultants and key account managers
⦁ Maintain time and expense records to ensure accurate invoicing in accordance with company procedure
⦁ Delivery of tasks for clients on time, on budget, to the highest standards
⦁ The role will involve significant travel to client sites and Control Risks offices across the region
⦁ From time to time the role may require consultants to support in crisis or emergency evacuation situations, sometimes requiring short-notice and/or extended deployment to the field.
Knowledge and Experience
⦁ Exceptional written and interpersonal communications skills
⦁ Creative and analytical problem-solving skills
⦁ Demonstrated team player as well as independent capacity to work with minimal supervision
⦁ The ability to multi-task and balance competing requirements
⦁ Ability to undertake frequent, short trips as needed
⦁ Commitment to continuous professional development
⦁ Excellent presentational skills
⦁ Regional experience in Africa or extensive experience on the ground in developing countries and emerging markets
⦁ Management consultancy
⦁ Project management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2) and expertise in their application
⦁ Current standards and practices used security risk management
⦁ Understanding of security and risk management challenges in emerging markets (particularly in West Africa)
⦁ Languages (French)
⦁ Educated to degree level or equivalent
Educated to degree level or equivalent
If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements please email a covering letter and C.V., stating your current salary to: CSCRecruitment@controlrisks.com by 18/06/2015