Intelligence and policy analyst

Intelligence and Policy Analysts gather, investigate and interpret information for intelligence and analyse policies and their effects to direct government and organisations programs and operations. They offer strategic intelligence and policy and planning advice for organisations and should have excellent analytical abilities and an understanding of organisational policies and objectives.

Duties and tasks

  • Analyse anticipated impact and financial circumstances, effect on other programs and political and administrative achievability of policies
  • Determine the reliability of sources and accuracy of information gathered; perform risk assessments and threat probability, and emergency response procedures
  • Evaluate client or organisation intelligence objectives and procedures and implement means for acquiring intelligence information such as surveillance and tracking systems
  • Implement and oversee research and analysis projects to evaluate socio-economic and commercial trends with organisations expectations of programs and services
  • Prepare analyses of policy options for organisations as well as recommendations for policy development and modifications
  • Prepare briefings, drawing, maps, charts and reports to distribute and present intelligence information to clients and authorised individuals
  • Work with other Managers and Board Members to outline goals and objectives to develop strategic policies

Skills required

  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organisational Skills
  • Strong Writing and Communication Skills
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Intelligence and Policy Analysts typically work regular Monday to Friday, hours but may be required to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines, attend meetings, and gather information and complete reports. They generally work in indoor office settings, but may need to travel to attend conferences and meetings with stakeholders, as well as investigate intelligence issues.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Institute of Management 

Planning Institute of Australia 

The Financial Planning Association of Australia 

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