Research Analyst

  • Professional
  • Brussels, Belgium

Research Analyst

Job description

The research analyst is based in our Brussels office and reports to the Director of Research. S/he supports Crisis Group’s conflict prevention work through assisting in the delivery and quality production of the monthly global conflict tracker CrisisWatch and its associated products. The analyst also works closely with the editing team to edit Crisis Group’s reports and other publications. The post-holder will ideally have one or two geographic areas of expertise and will also help conduct research projects on selected conflicts and crises.



  • Assist in the management, writing and editing for CrisisWatch, Crisis Group’s monthly global conflict tracker, which assesses trends and alerts in 70-80 countries around the world.
  • Support our horizon scanning work including by helping prepare our monthly meetings with the European Union, and conveying our policy positions on selected deadly conflict situations to EU policy-makers and other key stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Edit reports and other Crisis Group publications, working closely with Crisis Group’s senior editor and policy team
  • Conduct or manage research projects on selected deadly conflict situations and thematic/cross-cutting issues to support global research needs of the organization.
  • Support the Director of Research as directed, including by drafting or editing internal and public materials on selected deadly conflict situations, cross-cutting issues and to support the delivery of annual workplans and impact reporting.
  • Coordinate and supervise research consultants (especially for CrisisWatch production) and interns working in or with the Research Unit as appropriate.
  • Carry out administrative duties relevant to the Research Unit’s work.


Requirements include:

  • Three to five years professional experience in research and/or policy analysis in international relations and conflict prevention issues.
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills in English. English at mother tongue level is essential.
  • Masters degree in political science, conflict studies, international relations, international law, or similar.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills, management ability, as well as familiarity with international relations think tanks, NGOs, and multilateral organisations.
  • Experience in policy analysis, ideally related to conflict prevention/international peace and security.
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • In-depth knowledge of one or two geographic regions of interest to Crisis Group; field experience a big advantage.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Authorisation to work in the EU.

Candidates should apply before 8 March 2020.