Purpose of the role: Based in the region, the Senior Analyst will research and produce policy reports on conflict-related issues in the Gulf, particularly the foreign policies of Gulf states and how they affect conflicts elsewhere.
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 Program and Deputy Program Directors for Crisis Group activities and projects in the region;
Works closely with other members of the MENA team, as well as the Africa Program;
If required supervises consultants and/or stringers.
Candidates should apply before 30 August 2019.
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;
Fluency in English; strong knowledge of Arabic;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, and a strong capacity for effective teamwork.