Senior Analyst, North Korea

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Senior Analyst, North Korea

Job description

Based in the region, the Senior Analyst will undertake research and draft reports and other forms of shorter publications which examine and propose solutions to prevent or mitigate deadly conflict.  The Senior Analyst will focus on the Korean Peninsula, with a specific emphasis on DPRK, and related issues and developments in ROK, China, the US, Japan, and other relevant countries, including consideration of security, political, legal, governance, human rights, and social issues.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Conducts extensive field research into issues related to North Korea, in coordination with colleagues, including - where relevant - consideration of security, political, legal, economic, and social issues as well as gender;

  • Drafts reports, briefings, and shorter commentaries and op-eds on the risk of deadly conflict on the Korean Peninsula and on how best to resolve the crisis related to North Korea’s nuclear program.

  • Proposes policy recommendations and initiatives for conflict actors including political, civil society, and other stakeholders at the national as well as regional and international levels aimed at preventing, mitigating or resolving deadly conflict;

  • Advocates Crisis Group policy positions and recommendations and represents Crisis Group at events and in the media - locally, nationally and internationally as appropriate;

  • Provides support to the Program Director, Deputy Director, and other relevant staff for Crisis Group activities and advocacy in the region and globally;

  • As required, supervises research assistants, consultants, stringers, and/or interns.


  • Master's degree in international relations, political science, social sciences or other relevant field of academic study;
  • Expertise on the Korean peninsula with at least seven years of relevant professional experience in conflict research, analysis, prevention, or resolution in government, academia international organisations, non-governmental organisations, or the media.

  • Extensive knowledge of security and public policy issues related to the Korean peninsula, and experience of living and working in the region;

  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills;

  • Strong research and analytical skills, and proven experience of formulating persuasive policy recommendations;

  • A network of governmental, non-governmental, media, and civil society contacts in the region;

  • Fluency in English;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public presentation skills;

  • Experience of working successfully within a team as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.

Candidates who are interested in the role should apply before 30 December 2018.