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  • Posted on: 5 August, 2016 Deadline: 31 August, 2016
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  • Control Risks is an independent, specialist risk consultancy providing solutions for businesses to manage political, security and integrity risks, enabling them to operate successfully in challenging environments. We are looking for motivated and highly skilled people to join our business intelligence team in West Africa, based in our Lagos, Nigeria office.

    The business intelligence team sits within our Compliance, Forensics & Intelligence practice. The practice provides business intelligence, ethics & compliance, fraud &  corruption vulnerability assessments and investigations services to both local and international businesses operating in West Africa.

    Our clients come to us for support dealing with complex issues – such as assessing levels of corruption in new markets, identifying and managing third party integrity risks, investigating sources and incidences of fraud and embedding best practice anti-corruption frameworks into their organisations.

    Our researchers work within an experienced team, delivering solutions to influential organisations across the region.

    Employer vision We provide real benefit to many of the world’s leading organisations. In doing so we give our people direct responsibility, career development and the opportunity to work on some fascinating projects in a rewarding, diverse and enjoyable environment.

    Researcher - Nigeria and West Africa


    Department: Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence (CFI)
    Manager: Associate Director, Nigeria

    Job Purpose

    As a researcher in our team, you will work with colleagues who are self- driven, passionate about  African business and politics and who are curious  and  informed  about  the  governance  challenges  faced  by businesses in West Africa.

    Our consultants have a background in law, business consulting, business administration, finance, journalism, among others. The diversity of our consultants makes our strength: we welcome candidates who can demonstrate a high level of maturity and professionalism.

    You will support the team by managing desktop research on subjects in Nigeria and West Africa in support of business intelligence projects which are focused on identifying issues related to integrity, anti- corruption and good corporate governance.
    Tasks and Responsibilities
    Our researchers are detail-oriented and curious, and demonstrate rigour and creativity in equal measure, With guidance from your line manager and project managers, the Researcher will be responsible for the following:

    Investigative case work

    • Conduct thorough database research using complex search criteria
    • Analyse research results within the context of the project and suggest additional avenues of research
    • Summarise research findings into draft reports for consultants on larger and multi-jurisdictional projects
    • Draft reports for external clients on research-only projects
    • Undertake case-related administrative tasks including liaison with subcontractors, invoice approval and provide support to the case manager in proposal and report writing.

    Business and practice development

    • Carry out background research to support client development
    • Prepare focused briefings for client initiatives
    • Contribute to marketing and profile raising events
    • Seek opportunities to be improving our approach to delivery of solutions including through the application of new technology and identification of new desktop information sources.

    Level and Qualifications

    • Education to degree level
    • 2-3 years’ demonstrated professional experience
    • Right to work in Nigeria
    • Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese beneficial
    • Experience of operating within a commercial environment.

    Skills Set

    • Excellent verbal and written English
    • Ability to summarise large amounts of information in a concise manner and communicate effectively for colleagues and clients
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Interest in key issues and business trends in the region

    Method of Application

    If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements please email a covering letter and C.V. to by 31 August 2016.

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