Senior Analyst, Gulf

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Senior Analyst, Gulf

Job description

Purpose of the role:  

Based in the region, the Senior Analyst will research and produce policy reports on conflict-related issues, including security and governance, in the Gulf. 
Specific responsibilities: 

  • Conducts extensive field research in the Gulf States;
  • Provides written analyses on the key issues;
  • Prepares detailed reports, briefing papers and other written products (op-eds, commentaries, short notes) setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations in concise and clear fashion;
  • Proposes policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, political, and non-governmental stakeholders to address the underlying issues;
  • Advocates -- locally, nationally and internationally, as appropriate -- and represents Crisis Group at events and meetings and in the media;
  • Provides general support to the Project and/or Program Director for Crisis Group activities and projects in the region;
  • If required supervises consultants and/or stringers;
  • Works closely with the Senior Analyst, Iran, and with other members of the MENA team.

Crisis Group will review and assess applications on a rolling basis. Candidates are requested to submit their applications via this website.


  • At minimum an M.A. degree in international relations, political science, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience;
  • Five years professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
  • Proven excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
  • Strong research and analytical skills and ability to propose policy interventions;
  • Extensive knowledge of the region’s key issues;
  • A proven strong network of governmental and non-governmental officials, media and civil society in the country and region;
  • Experience in political analysis and conflict prevention; 
  • Fluency in English; strong knowledge of Arabic;
  • Ready access to Gulf states;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, and a very strong capacity for effective teamwork;
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.