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With a legacy of more than 100 years, Janes provides the only single resource for comprehensive, unclassified and up-to-date intelligence on military equipment in production and use around the globe. By structuring and connecting this data to the inventories for more than 190 countries, Janes is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with timely, accurate, validated intelligence to support entity recognition, capability assessment and market analysis.

Janes is a leading provider of timely and assured data, information, analysis and forecasts for Defence & National Security organisations globally.


The Janes Liaison Officer (JLO) will join the Janes Intelligence Unit (part of Janes advisory services) for a fixed-term project focused on geopolitical analysis. You will be based on-site with a client in the Gulf region. 

The JLO will report to Janes Request for Information (RFI) Service Director and be responsible for facilitating this service and building RFI response capability within the client organisation. You will be uniquely positioned to represent Janes, understand the client organisation, and grow this important relationship, including through:

  • Mentoring client analysis teams in open-source intelligence (OSINT);
  • Conducting research and analysis, writing and reviewing RFI responses (reports);
  • Liaising with colleagues across Janes and senior management in the client organisation.

The JLO's educational and training component will involve general training and advice on intelligence practices and products, as well as some training of client analysts in how to use Janes products and data.

You will aid the client in the organisational design of at least two analytical teams. This will involve understanding the client’s operating model, tailoring existing options for country/regional/thematic-based analysis units, and working with the client over the course of the contract to develop this capability.


  • Building relationships between Janes and stakeholders within the client.
  • Helping the client design analyst teams and processes, as well as recruiting and developing analysts.
  • Fielding RFIs, with the RFI Service Director identifying and working with the appropriate teams within Janes to support the response.
  • Working collaboratively to support report production and dissemination.
  • Providing advice and mentoring on general OSINT techniques and products. 
  • Providing training in how to use Janes products and data resources.
  • Producing intelligence summaries; report-writing and editing of RFI responses.


 Required experience:

  • Proven professional research and analysis experience within a managerial/team lead capacity.
  • Previous training/mentoring experience.
  • Previous experience in liaison/client-facing roles.
  • Graduate degree could be beneficial.
  • Subject matter expertise in a specific country could be beneficial.
  • Specifically in research, analysis, and/or writing intelligence updates/assessments.

Required skills:

  • Stakeholder management (comfortable in client interactions). 
  • Excellent report writing skills. 
  • Good briefing skills. 
  • Fluency in English. 
  • A strong motivation and ability to work remotely from your parent organisation.

Please note - The JLO role is an 18-month fixed term contract

For successful candidates, Janes provides a supportive, stretching and dynamic environment with the ability for you to grow rapidly both personally and professionally.  

We value diversity at Janes and are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our colleagues. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation and age.


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