Posted: 8 months ago
Mid Level Consulting Services Full Time Hybrid: Dubai

About Teneo

Teneo advises private and public sector leaders, enabling them to achieve goals faster and at lower cost by earning trust, navigating disruption, and removing barriers. We are built to help drive success in a world no longer defined by boundaries and disciplines. Working with the world’s leading companies and organizations, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues, with a focus on five main services offerings, including Risk Advisory, Strategy and Communications; Management Consulting; Financial Advisory; and People Advisory.

Teneo employs more than 1,600 people around the world, offering global reach from a light infrastructure, built out of regional hubs. Our culture is critical to our success. We have a flat management structure with an open and supportive office atmosphere. To support progression and learning, we foster a supportive environment with a focus on mental health and wellbeing as well as adopting an inclusive environment that allows all employees to flourish. We recognise that diversity is essential for our business and encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

Risk Advisory

Associate, Corporate Resilience & Intelligence

Teneo Risk is looking for a talented and driven Associate with a passion for security, risk, resilience and intelligence to join our Risk Advisory team in the Middle East. Teneo’s Risk Advisory, led by former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, is comprised of a world-class team of practitioners, investigators, analysts, technical advisors, and strategic partners with a broad array of operational and advisory backgrounds from the world’s most respected corporate, military, intelligence, consulting, technology, public health, and public-safety organizations. Our team’s vast experience and backgrounds equip us to address the myriad internal and external threats that CEOs must navigate daily.

Teneo Risk Advisory helps organizations protect their most valuable assets: people, information, and infrastructure. Our tenet is prevention, problem-solving, and partnership with our clients. We provide comprehensive strategic guidance to build risk awareness, resiliency, and mitigation and bring an added dimension to our clients’ risk-management capabilities. Our core offerings are Risk Intelligence, Corporate Resilience, Cyber Security, and Public Safety.

An Associate within Teneo Risk Advisory is a core member of the team, with 3-5 years’ experience and will be reporting to a Vice President or Managing Director, leveraging project management, analytical and consulting experience in support of the business operations of the division and in development of critical client deliverables. As an Associate, you are responsible to work with the Risk Advisory team on the creation of internal division management deliverables, project plans, project tracking mechanisms, threat monitoring & reporting and other key client facing deliverables as part of our security risk mandates.

Your primary role will be to work with the team in the monitoring and analysis of the geopolitical environment, critical digital and social media platforms, including monitoring deep and dark web applications for insights into potential threats facing our clients. As part of this effort, you will attend key team and client meetings to gain a better, first-hand understanding of the client’s business operations and threat landscape, which will then enable you to refine, configure, analyse and optimize the tools for effective risk monitoring and reporting. From a client facing standpoint, you will also have an opportunity to work on client teams in delivery of client work, which can include threat assessments, threat intelligence briefings, security risk management recommendations or other deliverables related to project execution. In this capacity, you will help create reports which will enable Risk Advisory to run regional intelligence briefings for client work. This is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand, critical intelligence agency methodologies, including how to write concise and executive-level briefings on business risk.

The ideal candidate is someone with experience supporting a corporate resilience or security program at a Fortune 500 firm or major security consultancy. We’re interested in meeting candidates with wide-ranging perspectives, that are intellectually curious, creative, collaborative, and eager to learn. The Associate will report directly to the Managing Director of Risk Advisory in the region and will work closely with Teneo’s global and regional teams to manage client engagements and deliver best-in-class service. Given we work directly with the executive leadership of major global and regional corporations, including a large percentage of Fortune 100 firms, and on some of the highest profile, strategic engagements, we hold our people and our work to the highest standard.

Working at Teneo in the Middle East

Teneo works with some of the world’s biggest public sector and corporate entities across a wide range of sectors and issues, including energy, tech, FMCG, financial services and government offices. Our clients include a significant number of the FTSE 100 and Fortune 100, as well as other global public and private corporations and government entities. We’re an ambitious, global consultancy which allows candidates unmatched opportunities to develop and work with inspiring, motivated people.

Although this role is to primarily support our corporate risk advisory clients, we actively encourage our people to grow and develop their advisory skills across all our disciplines, including financial and M&A, digital, creative campaigning and corporate communications, change and employee engagement, leadership coaching, sustainability, strategy and research, and restructuring and management consultancy, to solve complex business issues for our clients.

Key Responsibilities

As an Associate with the Risk Advisory team at Teneo, your role will include:

  1. Threat Intelligence Monitoring and Reporting - conduct research into emerging threats, trends in the security industry, and advances in technology or risk management methodology in support of our client work and our client operations. Research and analyze content from open sources, including social media and digital platforms, to produce concise, high-quality written analyses for a range of conditions.

  2. Project Coordinator - support the team in meeting deadlines and timelines in collaboration with the project manager to facilitate workstream activity, create project deliverables and ensure the team can meet critical deadlines. Maintains an entrepreneurial spirit and is innovative by nature – in ideas, approaches, products, etc. and approaches complex issues with intellectual rigor and good judgement.

  3. Analytical Skills - demonstrate proven ability to break information down, search and review data, problem-solving skills, and the ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems, driving solutions through to resolution.

  4. Stakeholder Relationships - build strong client and team relationships, fostering long-term partnerships and seeking growth opportunities through new business proposal development.

  5. Communication Skills – create advisory notes, updates, briefings and reports for client leadership, addressing and monitoring OSINT narratives, geopolitical risks, resilience and reputational issues. Understand when appropriate to escalate client issues / risks through right chain at client and / or within the internal Teneo management framework.

Furthermore, you will be expected to:

  • Have a knowledge or understanding of technological trends and developments in physical, technical and information security and risk management;
  • Provide support and insight to the Risk Advisory team, proactively highlighting opportunities, and potential areas of concern;
  • Proactively seek formal and informal learning and development opportunities to support your professional growth and contribute to the sharing of learnings across the wider team; and
  • Drive and exemplify Teneo’s culture both internally and externally while working with our clients.

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience working in a corporate security or security consulting role is required.
  • Graduate education in the areas such as political science, international relations, emergency management, cybersecurity, or resilience preferred but not required.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English preferred.
  • Prior experience as a consultant or security professional in either private or public sector also desirable
  • Good written and verbal communications and presentation skills.
  • Strong international awareness and regional experience.
  • Ability and comfort interacting with senior executives, high net worths, or well-known public officials.
  • This position requires critical thinking, effective time management, professional writing and communication skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with multiple competing priorities and deliverables.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products – PowerPoint, Word and Advanced Excel experience (pivot tables; charts; functions; etc.).

Characteristics and Attributes

  • Strategic and critical thinker.
  • Collaborative and a team player.
  • Problem solver with a positive attitude.
  • Flexible and growth mindset.
  • Detail oriented and committed to high quality deliverables.
  • Intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Humble, honest and respectful.
  • Resilient and performs well under pressure.
  • Readiness for travel and time at clients’ offices.

What we can offer

New joiners are supported by an induction programme, and continuous development is a key focus of life at Teneo - learning and knowledge sharing are at the heart of this. We have an environment and culture that is focused on supporting your development and career progression. We support this with a dedicated Learning Team who provide a range of learning opportunities and personal development support.

Given our client base you’ll be working on career-defining work that is exciting, rewarding, and one where you can make a real impact to high profile projects.

Teneo works with clients on complex issues and challenges that often require a multidisciplinary approach that leverage our main business segments – Strategy & Communications, Management Consulting, Financial Advisory, People Advisory, and Risks Advisory. You will have opportunities to work alongside our experts in these disciplines to develop and deliver an integrated solution.

Company Benefits

As well as this we offer a whole host of benefits and reward including:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 25 days holiday.
  • Discretionary annual bonus.
  • Annual salary review.
  • End-of-service benefits.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave (depending on length of service).
  • Private medical insurance (individual and immediate family members).
  • Life insurance.
  • Regular social, cultural and charitable activities.
  • Flexible and remote working with office laptop provided.

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