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Jun 05, 2015


Control Risks

Job Title

Associate Consultant, Crisis Security Consulting At Control Risks

Job Type



Control Risks is a global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments.

We are a medium sized, rapidly growing company. Since our inception in 1975, we have worked with more than 5,000 clients in over 135 countries worldwide. Our renowned expertise, the breadth of our services and the geographical reach of our organisation enables us to help our clients meet their challenges and realise new business opportunities across the world.

Associate Consultant, Crisis Security Consulting

Job description

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.


Task Management


  • 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


Task Delivery


  • 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.

Desired Skills and Experience

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 Presentation 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)
  • Commercial skills


Qualifications and Specialist Skills


Minimum Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in security, risk or related discipline
  • Appropriate professional membership
  • ISPS Ship Security officer or Chief Security Officer

Problem Solving / Decision Making

  • Information gathering
  • Analysis and judgement

Relationship   / Personal Impact

  • Strong interpersonal skills building trust and rapport
  • Managing clients


  • Report writing in English to the highest professional standard
  • Ability to communicate using range of  techniques with clients and colleagues alike


  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise work
  • Sound knowledge of all Microsoft programme

Year of Experience

Does Not Matter


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