Security Analyst, Europe, CIS & Sub-Saharan Africa

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


Position Description – Accountabilities:

  • Analyse security threats as they relate to Shell interests on a thematic, country and regional level and assess security incidents.
  • Present analysis to a range of audiences, including functional and business leadership and security practitioners.
  • Produce threat-related assessment and assurance documents (Country Security Threat Assessments (CSTAs)) as per Control Framework requirement.
  • Maintain strong external focus; develop sources of information and insight that bolster Corporate Security’s understanding of threats.
  • Develop networks with Shell business stakeholders on a regional and Group level; integrate security analysis into the business cycle.
  • Provide information and analysis in support of crisis management and incident response.

Special Challenges:

  • Proactively educate business and functional stakeholders on security threats in the region as well as political, social and economic developments, which have the potential to create security threats.
  • Conduct daily monitoring across a very large and diverse region; demonstrate strong analytical judgment on what issues/countries need additional focus/analysis.
  • Develop good understanding of Shell business footprint and prioritize analysis based on the footprint (Russia, Kazakhstan, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Turkey and South Africa).
  • Develop innovative analytical tools and methodologies to track security trends and changes in threat environment.
  • Evaluate the credibility and reliability of information from open source reporting and regional internal/external networks.
  • Write and present analysis in a time sensitive, articulate, concise and persuasive fashion to interlocutors at all levels of Shell. Provide forward looking analysis.
  • Frequent travel to countries in the region to engage the business, carry out assessment and develop external networks.
  • Provide support outside normal working hours and respond proactively to security-relevant developments and incidents.


  • At least a bachelor’s degree and preferably an advanced qualification in a relevant discipline (eg International Relations, Politics, History, Security/War Studies, International Development).
  • At least 3 years of relevant government, commercial, consultancy or research experience, with a strong focus on information collation/analysis and a proven track record in presenting written/verbal briefings to senior audiences.
  • Strong understanding of political, social, economic and security dynamics in Europe, CIS and Turkey and academic/professional experience analyzing developments in the region.
  • Basic understanding and willingness to learn political, social, economic and security dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills in English.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Powerpoint and associated software packages.
  • Ability to bridge cultural differences and work effectively with team members spread across multiple locations and time zones.
  • Personal impact, initiative, resilience and an ability to influence others.
  • Another regional language an advantage.

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