Associate Director/Associate– Sovereign Ratings, Dubai (S&P Global Ratings)
The Role: We are looking for a highly skilled individual to join our Sovereign and International Public Finance (SovIPF) Ratings group as an analyst at the Associate Director/Associate level, to be based in our Dubai office. The role’s main focus is on fundamental economic and financial analysis of sovereigns and government-related entities in Africa and Middle-East, including Multilateral Lending Institutions. The successful candidate will assume direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of credits in the region, conducting site visits, preparing the analysis, and presenting a rating recommendation to committee. He/she will contribute to the group’s outreach, research, and publishing efforts, including interaction with the media, investors, and cooperation with other groups within S&P ratings.
The Impact: You must be comfortable working at board level and interacting with senior government officials, representing S&P Global Ratings in a professional manner. The position requires regular travel as you will undertake site visits, to extract, compile, and assess information relating to credit quality.
The Career Opportunity: The position offers a diverse mix of analytical challenges, interaction with policy makers and analysts, the option to assume and drive internal projects, and opportunities to acquire and develop new skills.
The Team / The Business: We also expect the successful candidate to be able to co-ordinate work across a number of teams within S&P Global Ratings and to be comfortable in an environment which stimulates continuous improvement and innovation and the highest customer service standards, whilst adhering to established ratings criteria, methodology, policies and procedures. The individual will be able to demonstrate analytical excellence and good presentation skills in front of internal and external audiences, to explain our credit rating opinions both internally as well as externally, to investors and the media. Sound judgement and organizational skills are also required to present detailed information, reasoned opinions, and a rating recommendation to our credit rating committees.