Our continued growth and success are dependent on the calibre of our people. We demand the highest standards from our personnel and will only employ candidates who share our quality-driven focus. In return, we will train and support our personnel every step of the way, to enable them to develop their careers as part of the Castor Vali team.

We are currently looking for candidates for the following positions:

SIS Analysts Kenya, Nigeria, or South Africa

Castor Vali is looking for exceptional, experienced candidates to join our growing SIS team continent-wide. We pride ourselves on producing high-quality, client-focused products.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least three years’ experience in a relevant position within political and security risk, or within a complementary sector, such as government, NGOs, civil society, or the media.
  • A postgraduate qualification with a very strong academic record.
  • An existing specialism in continental political and security risk
  • Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to edit and proof in English as well.
  • Impeccable research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in another language is desirable, particularly French.
  • Efficient time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work remotely and with minimal supervision.

Candidates must be eligible to work in one of the above locations without sponsorship.

How to Apply:

To apply for the role, please email a CV, cover letter, copy of your most recent academic transcript with grades, and a writing sample to recruitment@castorvali.com

Compliance Manager

We are seeking a diligent and experienced Compliance Manager to ensure that our group of security and risk management companies operates in full compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards across all African regions where we operate. The Compliance Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining effective compliance programs and policies to uphold the highest ethical standards and mitigate legal and regulatory risks.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree in business administration, law, finance, or a related field is required. An advanced degree or professional certification in compliance or risk management is preferred.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in compliance management, preferably within the security, risk management, or related industries in Africa.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards governing security and risk management operations, both on and offshore in Africa.
  • Task Organisation and Management: Excellent organisation skills to deal with a large volume of tasks, to effectively prioritise and track all tasks to completion, delegating as required.
  • Problem-solving and Decision-making: Ability to identify compliance challenges, evaluate alternative courses of action, and make timely and informed decisions to resolve issues and mitigate risks effectively.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to assess complex regulatory requirements and develop practical compliance solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams and driving organisational change initiatives.
  • Ethical Leadership: Strong ethical principles and integrity, with the ability to foster a culture of ethical conduct and compliance awareness throughout the organisation.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Awareness of cultural nuances and sensitivities across African regions, with the ability to navigate diverse cultural environments and tailor compliance strategies to local contexts.
  • Proficiency in English (proficiency in other languages is a plus).
  • Willingness to travel as required.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and relevant experience to recruitment@castorvali.com. Please indicate “Compliance Manager Application” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2024

Junior Analyst, Nigeria

Castor Vali is looking for highly motivated candidates to join its growing Security Information Services (SIS) department in Nigeria. The SIS department produces subscription-based and ad hoc assessments to give our clients in Western Africa and the Sahel a comprehensive understanding of the political and security environments in which they operate. These products include dailies, alerts, weeklies, monthlies, etc as part of country packages and bespoke reporting such as journey threat assessments and security risk assessments as part of ad hoc assessments.

Qualifications, Experience and Qualities:

  • A postgraduate qualification and a strong academic record, averaging 65 percent and above in a relevant degree – such as political science, international relations, intelligence, criminal investigations, or strategic studies etc.
  • Impeccable research, writing, and analytical skills. Applicants should be able to show that they have worked on political or security issues in Africa (either as part of their degree or as part of work experience).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A can-do and positive attitude.
  • Fluency in French is desirable.
  • Applicants should have the ability to work with little supervision to tight deadlines, be reliable, and be willing to work overtime when required to meet client requests.

To apply for the role, please email the following to recruitment@castorvali.com        

  1. Updated CV
  2. Cover letter relevant to this role
  3. Copy of your academic transcript, showing marks
  4. One reference letter

Incomplete applications that do not include all the above attachments will not be considered.

Investigator/Loss Controller

We are seeking an experienced investigator/loss controller to join our team in Nairobi. The primary focus of this role will be to safeguard our clients’ operations from potential threats and risks throughout the entire production and distribution process for our client a major FMCG business. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing teams, identifying, and mitigating risks, as well as experience in conducting investigations and implementing loss prevention strategies. Police or military experience an advantage. As an Investigator/Loss Controller, you will hold a pivotal role in the organisation, actively contributing to our security and risk management objectives. Your responsibilities will encompass conducting thorough investigations and implementing loss control measures to ensure the safeguarding of our clients’ assets and interests.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in loss prevention or investigations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Please send your CV/resume to recruitment@castorvali.com with ‘Investigator/loss Controller’ as your subject.

Maritime Business Development Manager
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Maritime Business Development Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for driving business growth and expanding our client base within the maritime industry. As a key member of our team, the Maritime Business Development Manager will play a crucial role in identifying new business opportunities, building strategic partnerships, and promoting our risk management services to potential clients within maritime sector.

Qualifications, Experience and Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a related field. Master’s degree or relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Proven track record of successful business development within the risk management or related industry, with a strong network of industry contacts.
  • Minimum of 5 years of business development knowledge and industry experience (preferably in Maritime Security / Oil and Gas environments).
  • Have previous experienced relating to maritime security sector and a thorough knowledge and
    understanding of maritime security compliance.
  • Manage, maintain, and foster all current company clients and prospective clients.
  • Support the CCO and the wider business unit.
  • Be prepared to travel on behalf of the company.
  • Oversee and expand on business relations in maritime environment.
  • Experience of developing new client accounts and growing existing accounts.

If you are passionate about driving business growth and have a good knowledge background in global risk management or related industries, we invite you to join our team and contribute to our mission of delivering exceptional risk management services to our clients across diverse sectors.

Please send your CV/resume and other relevant documents to recruitment@castorvali.com with ‘Maritime Business Development Manager’ as your subject.

We are not actively recruiting for security personnel at present but if you would like to submit a speculative CV for consideration for future positions, please send this to recruitment@castorvali.com.

When sending applications please be aware that you must meet the below minimum qualifications for maritime security personnel , these are mandatory (unless otherwise stated):

  • Proof of military service and testimonial
  • Seaman’s Card and Discharge Book
  • Maritime Firearms Competency Course Certificate
  • FPOS(i) or equivalent – must include trauma element
  • Industry recognised psychological assessment
  • Drug and alcohol test
  • STCW
  • ENG1
  • Enhanced DBS certificate (or equivalent for non-UK residents)
  • Maritime Security Operators (MSO) Course

Additional requirements for offshore maritime security personnel:

  • BOSIET – not mandatory but highly desirable

Land-based security personnel

  • FPOS(i) or equivalent – must include trauma element
  • Industry recognised psychological assessment
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Enhanced DBS certificate (or equivalent for non-UK residents)

To find out more about Castor Vali and how we can help you, contact us today ....