Mexico City, Mexico

DEADLINE: 19 January 2020

Emerging Markets Political Risk Analysis (EMPRA) is seeking a highly driven research analyst to join our public security team and assist us in covering regional crime dynamics key areas of Mexico and Central America. 


Responsibilities include:

Monitoring and reporting on criminal activity and criminal dynamics in selected regions and at the national level in Mexico and Central America.

Analyzing key events and regional crime trends and assessing the impact of crime and violence on Mexico’s private sector. Identify trends related to security developments.

Monitoring state responses, law enforcement capabilities, policy and legislation relevant to public security.

Compile crime data and relevant information and skillfully synthesize and translate data and information into narratives, visually informative graphics, and professional presentations.

Provide research assistance to project managers, senior analysts, and senior  management.

Organize meetings and conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders and on-the-ground sources.


Basic Requirements:

  • At least an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Public Policy, Latin America Studies, International Relations, Journalism or any related field.
  • Excellent speaking and writing abilities in English (fluency is a must).
  • Strong skills in Spanish, including the ability to conduct interviews.
  • Strong knowledge of regional public security dynamics in Mexico.
  • Strong writing and inter-personal skills.
  • Comfort with fast-paced and rapidly changing situations.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel, Outlook and Word)


Other Favored Skills & Capacities: 

Knowledge of regional public security dynamics in Central America and/or the Caribbean.

  • An outstanding aptitude for research and data collection.
  • Experience in journalism is valued.
  • Capacity to turn feedback into success.
  • Availability to travel when needed.
  • Experience using a statistics program (R, Stata, etc.) is a plus


How to Apply:

Candidates that meet these requirements should submit a cover letter, CV, and a short sample of past research (in English) to Please include “SecurityResearch Analyst–[LAST NAME]” in the subject line of the email. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Candidates who do not meet the core requirements should not apply. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in regional public security-related matters. 

All interviews will be held in English and Spanish. 



Compensation will be commensurate the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


EMPRA and AIS are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to building a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.