The Researcher supports the Senior Analyst by undertaking field-based primary and secondary research and by providing written findings that contributes to International Crisis Group reports and other forms of written publication which examine and propose solutions to prevent or mitigate deadly conflict in Afghanistan. The Researcher is expected to have strong knowledge and to be based in Afghanistan.
Conducts extensive field research as directed into prevailing issues in Afghanistan (including - where relevant - security, political, legal, economic and social issues as well as human rights, gender and governance) and provides written and oral reports of research findings;
Assists with drafting and translation support for purposes of correspondence with local authorities and other interlocutors as necessary;
Undertakes media reviews and maintains contacts with local journalists;
Travels to provinces of Afghanistan for field research and maintains contact with provincial authorities and residents;
Responds under the direction of the Senior Analyst to other research requests from the Program Director and others in the organisation;
Provides general support and undertakes administrative tasks as needed.
Candidates who are interested in the role should apply before 1 July 2018.
An academic record of study in international relations, political science, conflict studies, or related field;
A minimum of 2 – 3 years of professional experience in research;
Good knowledge of Afghanistan security and public policy issues, and experience of living and working in-country;
Fluency in Dari and Pashto, good knowledge of English;
Experience of working successfully within a team as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment;
Ability and experience of traveling in Afghanistan and engaging with people from different backgrounds.