DEADLINE : when position filed. UK, London

Whitehall, London


An opportunity exists to join the Socio-Cultural Assessment Team (S-CAT) within Human Factors, Defence Intelligence in the Ministry of Defence.

S-CAT uses all-source intelligence to understand the attitudes, perceptions and behaviour of groups and populations involved in confl icts or particular situations which are of high interest to the UK’s Defence and Security priorities.

The team provides policy and decision-makers within the MoD and other government departments with a deep understanding of these groups and populations in support of a wide range of activity including current operations, contingency planning and policy formulation. Outputs include written analytical assessments, oral briefs to seniors and responding to quick turnaround ‘Requests for Information’.

The post holder would be expected to employ good analytical, drafting and presentation skills in order to communicate judgments.

S-CAT has a global remit and focuses on Defence’s highest priorities. The post holder will be assigned a particular geographic area within the Middle East or North Africa but would need to be willing to refocus if priorities change.

A Force for Good.

The post holder will be required to work closely with a diverse range of stakeholders across MoD and other government departments as well as with NATO and other allies. They will also contribute to the continuing development of S-CAT’s ethical methodologies and capability development.

Person specification

• Undergraduate or Masters level qualifi cation in a social science, preferably Anthropology, Social Psychology or Social Anthropology.
• Experience of working in or on other cultures. Experience of the Middle East or North Africa is particularly desirable but not essential.
• Ability to produce qualitative analysis, synthesise complex issues and make judgements with incomplete information.

For further details and to apply please visit and search for vacancy 1538773.
Closing date: 00 Month 2017.

The MOD is an Equal Opportunities employer and seeks to refl ect the diverse community it serves. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements.