Europe & Central Asia Consultant

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Europe & Central Asia Consultant

Job description

The International Crisis Group is seeking a motivated independent consultant to support its Europe and Central Asia program in the South Caucasus region.

The contracted consultant will work closely with Crisis Group analysts in Tbilisi and Baku, and will assist them with:

  • Desk-based research of conflict-related developments in the region;
  • Drafting of background briefing and updates on conflict-related risks, issues and trends;
  • Drafting of memos and other internal documents;
  • Contribution to event management; and
  • Contributing to project management.


This assignment is for six months only, with no expectation of extension. Candidates must be available from October 2018.




  • Highly proficient in written and spoken English and professional fluency in Russian. Proficiency in one of the languages of the region preferred;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Proven research skills in the topic of conflicts, international affairs and security in the South Caucasus region;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment and work with people and organisations of diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures;
  • Experience of working independently, and support and respond to the policy-related needs of Crisis Group’s staff members based in the region;
  • Based, and eligible to work, in the South Caucasus region.
  • Working knowledge of Armenian and Azerbaijani language (desirable); and
  • Previous experience in elementary programming is a strong plus.

Please note that this assignment requires the ability to work remotely. No accommodation or relocation costs will be offered.


Candidates who are interested in this role should send their 2-page CV; max 300 words cover letter outlining the extent to which he/she meets the essential and desirable criteria above; and contact details of two referees  before 24 September 2018.


Note: This consulting is an independent contractor relationship, not a staff employment with Crisis Group.