Senior Analyst, Gender

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Senior Analyst, Gender

Job description

Purpose of the role:  

Crisis Group is hiring a Senior Analyst to conduct research on gender and conflict-related issues, advise Crisis Group's leadership and experts across the organisation on gender aspects of conflict, help integrate gender analysis across Crisis Group's work and draft reports and other materials. The position provides a unique opportunity, in coordination with the Director of Research and Special Adviser on Gender, to shape the gender work of a leading conflict prevention organisation, with the commitment and support of its top leadership. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Provide expert advice to Crisis Group's leadership and regional Program staff on field-based, gendered conflict analysis at all stages of the research, policy development and publication drafting process.

  • Review Crisis Group concept notes, reports and other outputs to help ensure gender dimensions are incorporated across relevant Crisis Group analysis, policy prescriptions and advocacy; help shape Crisis Group’s annual work plans accordingly.

  • Conduct field-based and desk research on specialised work concerning “Gender, Peace and Security”, particularly the different roles and agencies of women in conflict, and provide written analyses.

  • Draft reports, briefing papers and other written products (op-eds, blogs, commentaries) setting out research findings and policy recommendations for publication in a concise and clear fashion.

  • Represent Crisis Group at events, workshops, meetings and in the media as relevant.

  • Provide support to the Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender for Crisis Group activities and projects on “Gender, Peace and Security”.

  • If required supervise consultant(s), researcher(s) and/or intern(s).

Candidates who are interested in this role should apply before 26 March, 2018.


The position could be either an expert with about five years' experience, with proven research and writing skills, able to work with and advise others; or a more senior expert, with a longer track record of publication and advice. Requirements include:
  • Top notch drafting skills in English; strong research skills; a track record of rigorous analysis and ability to question conventional wisdom, and a proven ability to propose, argue and discuss policy options.

  • A post-graduate degree in international relations, gender studies, political science, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience.

  • Five to ten years professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the gender dimensions of armed conflict and conflict prevention including field experience in fragile or conflict-affected states.

  • Fluency in English; knowledge of French and/or Spanish and Arabic advantageous.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public presentation skills, and a strong capacity for effective teamwork.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.