S-RM is seeking to recruit an Associate in its Crisis Management division, for Latin America & Caribbean.
This role will involve developing and executing crisis prevention and crisis preparation consulting assignments throughout the region, as well as assisting with crisis response projects when necessary.
The Associate will be aware of current security and political issues in Brazil and Latin America, as well their commercial implications. The Associate will liaise with clients up to board level and must present his or her findings with clarity and accuracy whether verbally or in written reports.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Journey Risk Management & Executive Protection
- Managing journey risk management projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This includes subcontractor selection and management, on-the-ground supervision, incident response, client assistance and liaison with authorities
- Assessing and vetting potential new subcontractors and maintaining and reviewing relationships with existing suppliers in the region; adhering to S-RM’s internal guidelines regarding supplier vetting, contractual agreements and compliance.
- Conducting security risk assessments and other consulting projects for clients throughout the region. Writing reports and presentations in English and Portuguese (Spanish a plus).
Client Relationship Management
- Act as lead consultant on a variety of crisis management projects. Liaise with clients from the sale of consulting projects to final delivery of services. Manage and develop existing client relationships. Identify potential business development opportunities with new and existing clients. Ensure that contractual agreements are in place with clients when required and that invoicing is timely and accurate.
The role will be based in our Rio de Janeiro office, with frequent and international travel expected.
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
The qualifications and experience required to perform this role successfully are:
- Fluency in English, Portuguese, and Spanish;
- Excellent analytical and writing skills in English and/or Portuguese;
- Good public speaking skills;
- Excellent planning, numeracy and organisational skills;
- Degree level education or equivalent;
- Ideally a minimum of five years of working experience in a relevant position in the public or private sector;
- Experience working in Brazil and other regional countries (experience in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Mexico is particularly desirable);
- A comprehensive understanding of security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean and their commercial implications;
- A good knowledge of private sector security standards and procedures
- Prior work experience in hostile environments desirable.
The jobholder will need to have the following key personal skills and attributes to perform successfully in this role:
- Excellent planning and organisational skills;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- A proven ability to work unsupervised;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
- A proactive approach and a willingness to work outside the job specification when required;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Excellent planning and organizational skills and a proven ability to work unsupervised;
- Creative problem solving capabilities and the ability to “think outside the box”;
- Honesty and Integrity.
The successful candidate must have permission to work in the Brazil by the start of their employment.