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Research Assistant in Basra, Iraq

Reporting to the BSOC Intelligence manager in Iraq, the Research Assistant’s duties will include all aspects of the intelligence cycle, developing information from a wide range of sources and using computer-based applications such as Google Earth. The intelligence products developed include a range of reports with a strong focus on security and operational risks to foreign commercial operations in Iraq. These will be used for internal purposes and sent to a myriad of clients including international Oil and Gas companies, BSOC consultants and their affiliates, and other ad hoc clients.

Job description

The core competency of the BSOC's Research Assistant team is to support the Insight and Operations departments in monitoring public sources to collect, analyse and disseminate information. BSOC Insight helps clients make timely, well informed decisions to enable business by reducing risks and facilitating business continuity. BSOC Operations supports freedom of movement and emergency liaison for subscribing clients. Both services function in support of the BSOC and its clients' core business objectives through the provision of intelligence to pursue competitive advantage, demonstrate duty of care, mitigate risk and promote business continuity.2

Your main responsibilities will be:

Provision of monitoring and bespoke research on behalf of the BSOC Insight team and in support of BSOC Operations, in particular:

1. Supporting the efficient operation of information gathering within Iraq, building on accrued contextual insight into the environment and core issues.

2. Ensuring that intelligence products are well informed and researched to a very high standard, meeting the requirements of the BSOC and its clients.

3. Undertaking high-quality bespoke research into specific issues and events upon tasking by the Insight Manager.

4. Production and maintenance of geospatial information systems and databases.

5. Maintenance of high standards and working practices.

6. Daily support to the Insight Manager.

Extra information

Education Level
Basra, Iraq
Type of Contract
Graduate Jobs, Full Time Jobs
Type of Job
Security / Stewarding
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required
English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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