Senior Analyst, China

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Senior Analyst, China

Job description

Based in one of Crisis Group’s offices or in the candidate’s home location (if based in a location where there is no Crisis Group office), the Senior Analyst will undertake research and draft reports and other forms of shorter publications that examine and propose solutions to prevent or mitigate deadly conflict. The Senior Analyst’s work will focus specifically on Chinese foreign policy, considering China as a regional and global actor dealing with conflicts, conflict mitigation and conflict resolution.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Researches topics related to China’s foreign policy;
  • Provides written analyses of the risks and origins of deadly conflict in the form of detailed reports and briefing papers for Crisis Group publication, shorter pieces (such as op-eds), Crisis Group publications produced in collaboration with other analysts, internal updates on developments related to China, and contributions to our monthly Crisis Watch;
  • Proposes policy recommendations and initiatives, including those by which China can strengthen its role in preventing, mitigating, and resolving deadly conflicts worldwide;
  • Advocates and disseminates Crisis Group policy analyses and recommendations directly to policy makers and conflict actors and indirectly through media and by networking with other organizations;
  • Represents Crisis Group by speaking at events and to the media;
  • Provides support to the Program Director and Deputy Program Director for Crisis Group activities and advocacy in Asia and globally.


Qualifications include:

  • M.A. degree in international relations, political science, social sciences, journalism, or other relevant field of academic study;
  • At least seven years of professional experience in conflict research and analysis, conflict resolution, and/or conflict prevention, working in government, academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, or the media;
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills in English;
  • Strong reading and conversational skills in Mandarin;
  • Strong research and analytical skills, and experience of formulating persuasive policy recommendations;
  • Extensive knowledge of China’s foreign policy;
  • A network of relevant governmental, media, and civil society contacts;
  • 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.

We will review applications on a rolling basis and continue until the position the position is filled.