Emerging Markets Political Risk Analysis (EMPRA) is seeking a public security intelligence researcher to join our public security team at Advanced Intelligence Solutions (AIS) and assist us in coverage of crime dynamics and security threats in Central America and the Caribbean.

Responsibilities will include constant monitoring and reporting on criminal activity and organized crime dynamics in the region, with an emphasis on the impact of crime and violence on private sector operations. This role will report to a project manager and the Director of Research.



  • Identify and monitor trends related to security developments in countries throughout Central America and the Caribbean
  • Track organized crime-related activity and federal and regional responses to it
  • Compile crime data for trend monitoring and forecasting
  • Skillfully synthesize and translate data and information into written briefs, visually informative graphics, and professional presentations
  • Provide research assistance to AIS’s Director of Research in other areas when necessary
  • Conduct interviews and build a network of contacts to inform research
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and interviews with high-level decision-makers and on-the-ground actors in fields related to public security


  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, Latin America Studies, International Relations, Journalism or any related field
  • A graduate degree in these fields is of extra value but not required
  • An outstanding aptitude for open source research and data collection
  • Experience in journalism is highly valued
  • Fluency in Spanish 
  • Fluency in English strongly preferred but other applicants will be considered
  • Knowledge of other languages, particularly French or Haitian Creole, is of added value
  • Excellent writing skills in one or more languages
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Availability to provide immediate information to clients in response to major security incidents 
  • Capacity to turn feedback into success 
  • Comfort in fast-paced and rapidly changing situations 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Availability to travel as needed
  • Experience using a statistics programs (R, Stata, etc.) is a plus

Only candidates who meet these requirements need apply. Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in public security-related matters in the region. 



Compensation will be commensurate with experience


How to Apply:

Candidates that meet these requirements should submit a cover letter, CV, and a short sample of past research (preferably in English) to

Please include “AIS LAC Analyst – [LAST NAME]” in the subject line of the email.