Based in Manila, the (Senior) Analyst will undertake research and draft reports and other forms of shorter publications that examine and propose solutions to prevent or mitigate deadly conflict in Philippines, including consideration of security, political, legal, governance, human rights, and social issues. The Analyst’s work also will consider the Philippines as a regional and geo-political actor in potential conflict and in conflict resolution.
Conducts extensive field research into prevailing issues in the Philippines, including - where relevant - consideration of security, political, legal, economic, and social issues, as well as human rights, gender and governance;
Provides written analyses - in clear and concise fashion - of the risks and origins of deadly conflict in the form of detailed reports and briefing papers for publication, as well as shorter pieces (such as op-eds), including contributions to our monthly Crisis Watch;
Proposes policy recommendations and initiatives for conflict actors including political, civil society, and other stakeholders at the national as well as regional and international levels aimed at preventing, mitigating or resolving conflict;
Advocates Crisis Group policy positions and recommendations directly to policy makers and conflict actors locally, nationally, and internationally and indirectly through media and by networking with other organizations;
Represents Crisis Group by speaking at events and to the media;
Provides support to the Program Director for Crisis Group activities and advocacy in the region and globally;
As required, recruits and supervises research assistants, consultants and/or stringers.
Post-graduate qualification in international relations, political science, social sciences, or other relevant field, of academic study;
At least seven years (to be considered for Senior Analyst) or five years (to be considered for Analyst) of professional experience in conflict research and analysis, conflict resolution, and/or conflict prevention, working in government, academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, or the media;
Demonstrated excellent writing skills in English;
Strong research and analytical skills, and experience of formulating persuasive policy recommendations;
Extensive knowledge of security and public policy issues, and experience of living and working in the Philippines;
A network of governmental, media, and civil society contacts in the Philippines;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public presentation skills;
Experience of working successfully within a team as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
Please apply by 3 May 2019. The extent of relevant work experience will be a factor in our decision to appoint the chosen candidate to an Analyst or Senior Analyst position.