Position & Company Details
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Function: Chinese-Language Analyst
Job Location: District of Columbia

Position Summary

TDI—a strategic advisory and risk intelligence firm—is currently looking for a Chinese-language Analyst to join our Due Diligence and Investigations (DD&I) practice in our Washington, D.C. office. The DD&I practice is responsible for conducting sophisticated open-source and human intelligence investigations that directly inform our client’s most critical business decisions and help them mitigate, manage, or exploit risk by providing the best intelligence available. This is an ideal role for a candidate with 1-3 years of work experience with a demonstrated background or interest in international affairs, investigations, and experience in a consulting or similarly fast-paced professional services environment.  

The successful candidate is expected to comprehend complex global issues in various industries quickly while conducting detailed investigative research and analysis to identify and understand commercial, regulatory, and reputational risks. The candidate is also expected to be proficient in Chinese and have professional or academic experience related to China, Taiwan, or East Asia. An essential member of the DD&I practice, the Chinese-language Analyst will primarily be responsible for:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct detailed research on entities and/or individuals of interest, particularly in China and the broader Asia-Pacific region.
  • Understand specific client requests and produce custom risk-analytic reports.
  • Task and manage external sources as required.
  • Review open source or records-based due diligence reports to ensure client readiness.
  • Mentor and train junior research staff members as needed.
  • Process and store sensitive information, including PII, in accordance with Information Management System policies. Promptly report potential security incidents to the Information Technology team.

Required Skills and Knowledge 

  • Excellent English-language writing, research, and analytical skills, including the ability to quickly and concisely summarize complex issues.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Client focus and service mentality.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities with exceptional reading, writing, and analytical skills; candidates will be asked to complete a diagnostic test to this effect.
  • Time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Professional proficiency in Chinese.

Required Experience 

  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience (including internships), specifically researching and analyzing risk issues. 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in international relations, political science, regional studies, criminal justice, business, or related area of study.
  • Professional fluency in English required.

Key TDI Values for this Role: 

  • Client Focus: You are always available and responsive. You urgently address our clients’ needs. You take the approach of “first, do no harm” and take seriously our rule of not accruing risk to clients. You work tirelessly to build long-term, trusting relationships with our clients that place their needs and interests at the forefront. 
  • Impact: You accomplish amazing amounts of important work with a bias for action. You have an organized mind, are able to thrive in a chaotic environment, and achieve great results. You demonstrate consistently strong performance, so colleagues trust and can rely on you. 
  • Teamwork: You seek opportunities to assist colleagues and foster communication. You treat all members of the TDI team with respect and strive to support each other. You rally to help out team members to get quality work done on time and to client expectations. 

Please note interviews will be conducted via video conferencing or telephone.

Compensation decisions are influenced by various factors, such as knowledge, skills, attributes, experience, training, licensure, certifications, location, travel requirements, and other business and organizational needs.

Compensation: $55,000 – $63,000

About TDI

TDI is a strategic advisory and risk intelligence firm that helps multinational organizations more effectively manage commercial, regulatory, and reputational risk. We deliver a decisive information advantage to our clients through advisory services, due diligence and investigations, and a best-in-class analytics suite that dramatically increases efficiency and provides critical insights.  Founded in 1999, TDI’s unique blend of commercial, intelligence, and technology experience allows us to understand and evaluate people, assets, and transactions within their broader political and commercial context.

Global Insight. Actionable Intelligence.

TDI is committed to equal opportunity employment. Applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age, disability or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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