Research Analyst - Europe Country Intelligence (Hybrid)

  • Janes
  • Croydon, UK
  • 22 May, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Janes enables militaries, governments, and defence companies to make critical decisions. Our expert-driven tradecraft, developed over 120 years, combined with human-machine teaming, delivers assured open-source intelligence across military capabilities and order of battle, equipment, events, countries, companies, and markets.

Linking millions of assured data points, Janes data model creates a framework of interconnected open source defence intelligence. This allows our customers to integrate all relevant data and connections into a single intelligence environment to deliver a more complete and accurate answer. Using Janes, our customers can use their scarce resource more effectively, to get to better decisions with higher confidence, more quickly.

Job purpose

We are seeking a Research Analyst to focus on political, military, economic, social, information and infrastructure risk environments of the Balkan region (including Bulgaria and Romania). The successful candidate will have a strong track record of sourcing and creating content relevant for this role and will be able to demonstrate their subject matter expertise of European security issues.

How you will contribute to Janes

The successful analyst will research and write on security issues, including both state and non-state threats, affecting the Balkan region. They will also research, assess, and produce national security focused country reports as well as same-day and in-depth insight on risk environments.


  • A proven track record of writing detailed security threat reports on the Balkans involving deep-dive OSINT research techniques.
  • Detailed and extensive knowledge of geopolitical issues impacting the region.
  • An effective team worker with excellent attention to detail.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline such as international relations or war studies.
  • Complete fluency in English and experience in producing written analysis to a high degree of literacy.
  • Knowledge of any local languages from the region is preferable.
  • A body of previously published work relevant to this role is a plus.

We believe Janes is truly a great place to work. Our values and leadership code drive everything we do, and we understand that the right behaviours and culture will always result in the best outcomes for our customers, our colleagues, our shareholders, and our business. We provide a supportive, stretching, and dynamic environment with the ability for you to grow rapidly, both personally and professionally.

Janes is an inclusive and equal opportunities employer and encourages applications regardless of age, race, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or gender.

Although this role is advertised as full time, Janes believes that flexibility at work can provide many significant benefits both to our colleagues and the business. We already work in a hybrid style across all offices and regions and can support different ways of working and offer different flexible working arrangements. So, if you are interested and have any requirements or needs in the way you would like to work, please apply, and speak to us about this.

We will always consider part time or flexible applications.