UK/Europe Policy Analyst, The Sentry


Position: UK/Europe Policy Analyst, The Sentry
Location: UK, France, or Belgium
Status: Contractor
Reports to: Policy Director, The Sentry


Position Summary

The Sentry’s UK/Europe Policy Analyst will work closely with The Sentry Policy Director, Lead UK Investigator, and Sentry team members, including Enough Project policy staff and investigative contractors, to develop, lead, and produce policy analysis and written materials focused on policy and law enforcement tools and approaches that can be deployed by the United Kingdom (UK), European Union (EU), and key European states such as Belgium and France to impede the financing of conflict in, and the laundering of the proceeds of corruption from, East and Central Africa. The UK/Europe Policy Analyst is also partially responsible for managing relationships with policy makers and the private sector in the UK and EU necessary to the implementation and enforcement of these tools and approaches.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Evaluate financial and judicial tools used by the UK and Europe to counter illicit activities, such as terrorism and nuclear proliferation, and advise on a specific policy agenda derived from these tools that could be adopted and implemented by the UK and EU, and other European states to advance peace, human rights, and good governance
  • Lead development of “tools”-focused policy work, specifically through research and writing on specific financial and judicial tools that can be adapted to create leverage for peace and human rights Work closely with Enough Project policy analysts and advocacy team to advance policy objectives of The Sentry, which is comprised of Enough, NOOW, and C4ADS
  • Advise The Sentry on optimal approaches to moving investigations forward for action by relevant authorities in the UK, the EU, and other key European states
  • Coordinate outreach and engagement on behalf of The Sentry with policymakers and law enforcement officials in the UK, EU, and other key European states
  • Coordinate outreach and engagement on behalf of The Sentry with the private sector, particularly financial institutions in the UK and Europe, to implement the Sentry policy agenda
  • Contribute to The Sentry’s investigations focused on UK and European entities profiting from conflict and corruption in East and Central Africa, in conjunction with the Lead UK Investigator
  • Co-author, author, and edit policy reports, memos, op-eds and other policy and investigative documents
  • Represent The Sentry and – at times – the Enough Project in the media and at subject-related meetings
  • Contribute to the development of investigative and advocacy strategy for the UK and Europe
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts in governments, multinational corporations, financial institutions, news outlets, and civil society organizations that can assist with both investigative and advocacy efforts

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Deep understanding of financial and legal mechanisms possessed by the UK and European governments that can be deployed to curb corruption and financial crimes originating in East and Central Africa but involving Europe, whether as a destination or transit point
  • Experience with policy research and analysis in the UK and/or EU contexts
  • Experience overseeing and implementing independent research projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to collaborate
  • Experience with working remotely as part of a broader team
  • Good humor and general problem-solving skill
  • Organized, disciplined, and proactive
  • Works well under deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • At least ten years of professional experience, including at least five years of direct policy experience in the UK or EU
  • Expertise in Africa

Preferred experience:

  • Master’s degree or other equivalent higher degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to peace and human rights consistent with the mission of the Sentry
  • Investigation management experience
  • Familiarity with East and Central Africa
  • French language skills

Not On Our Watch and Sentry Careers

NOOW and The Sentry are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The Sentry and Not On Our Watch’s work environments are safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability.

This contractor will support The Sentry via their position with Not On Our Watch and will not be employed by the Enough Project of New Venture Fund.

Please send resume and cover letter to Please reference the title of the position to which you are applying in the email subject line.