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South Asia Analyst



Gurugram, Haryana, India
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023
Thank you for your interest in this position with Dragonfly, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FiscalNote. The recruitment for this role is being managed by FiscalNote's Recruiting team (parent company), so you are in the right place! Please continue to review this opportunity and apply at your interest. We are excited to review your background. Thank you!
About the Position
An intelligence analyst working on Dragonfly’s Asia desk, with a specific focus on the South Asia region. This is a full-time, permanent position, based in one of the following offices: Gurugram (Delhi), London or Singapore. The analyst (working at Research Associate, Associate or Senior Associate level depending on the successful candidate’s experience and competencies). The South Asia analyst Associate is contracted to work 40 hours a week, though additional work may be occasionally required depending on specific projects or international travel.
About the Team
The Asia team is responsible for Dragonfly’s coverage of South Asia and Asia Pacific primarily for its Security Intelligence and Analysis Service (SIAS). This service provides anticipatory security and strategic intelligence for global businesses and international organisations. The team comprises four analysts (including the South Asia analyst), two of whom are based in Singapore and one of whom is London-based.
About You
Your primary responsibility as South Asia intelligence analyst is to conduct desk-based open source research, production of political and security risk assessments, human source cultivation and development in the relevant markets. You will prepare and deliver reports, presentations and briefings providing briefings to clients and other audiences. You may also have responsibility for mentoring and/or managing other analysts or researchers.

What To Expect In This Position

  • Preparation of near client ready SIAS research, analysis, written reports and verbal briefings to agreed deadlines
  • Conduct open source research in support of timely and high quality security intelligence and political risk analysis and assessments
  • Develop and maintain our resources, including human intelligence sources, subcontractors, data feeds and open source networks
  • Delivery of high quality project work within agreed timescales, seeking guidance where required
  • Giving clear taskings to researchers set out appropriate deadlines and deliverables
  • Providing direction and peer review to peers and junior analysts, including providing constructive feedback
  • Being proactive in dealing day to day operational tasks and ensuring team delivery demands are met. This is likely to include providing support, for example research, on regions or topics that are outside of the individual’s expertise, as well as reviewing and coordinating on TRM, TT, RFIs and other ad hoc requirements
  • Seek guidance, support and training from peers and senior colleagues when appropriate
  • Provide responsive customer service
  • Develop positive working relationships with clients and prospects
  • Represent and advocate for the Dragonfly brand
  • Identify commercial opportunities arising from client contact and engage with appropriate colleagues

What Sets You Apart

  • You take an innovative approach to research.
  • You are able to train and mentor junior researchers on professional grade research methods and how they present research for analytical usage.
  • You effectively initiate, develop and maintain relationships with appropriate sources (particularly subject matter experts and local contacts)
  • You are able to assess people's reliability as a source, including motivations, biases and credibility, access to information.
  • You think creatively and critically about your problem.
  • You make analytical judgements, based on evidence and reason, without concerns about being proven wrong.
  • You test and challenge the reasoning and analytical judgements of others, supporting your team.
  • You make probabilistic judgements in accordance with our methodologies, even where intelligence gaps exist.
  • You draft assessments accurately, clearly and concisely.
  • You ensure all information and intelligence presented is relevant to the requirement.
  • You articulate complex matters clearly and concisely. You present information in a way that aids comprehension.
  • You apply house style fluently and skilfully.
  • You are able to guide others and provide review and feedback on optimising the presentation of research, intelligence, analysis and assessments.
  • You share open and honest insights with team members to help them build their self-awareness and understand their impact.
  • You support the development of a trusting and respectful work environment that embraces and values diversity.
  • You ensure your line reports understand how their personal goals align to their area and to business objectives.
  • Informing decision-making
  • You demonstrate informed, and empathic insight into the roles and typical decisions of our clients, and anticipate their future challenges, decisions and changes they may face.
  • You structure conversations with clients to refine and classify questions to ensure you have fully captured and understood their requirements.
  • You refine client requirements and manage expectations by identifying where and how an intelligence assessment can and cannot add value.
Excited about this role, but don't meet 100% of the expected qualifications listed above? We'd still love for you to apply! FiscalNote is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where unique experiences are valued and everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Research has continuously shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all of the listed qualifications. We want to help overcome this trend and seek to make space for unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when applying to FiscalNote, rest assured that your application is reviewed by a living, breathing human being and evaluated based on key competencies needed for success in the position. Our Recruiting team maintains awareness of all open roles which means your application may be assessed against multiple positions and we will reach out to gauge your interest in other opportunities as appropriate. Questions or concerns? Contact, we'd be happy to connect!
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About FiscalNote
FiscalNote is the premier information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence. By combining AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data, FiscalNote is reinventing the way that organizations minimize risk and capitalize on opportunity.
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