Senior Analyst, India

  • Professional
  • preferably New Delhi, India

Senior Analyst, India

Job description

Based in India (preferably New Delhi), the Senior Analyst will conduct research and draft reports and other shorter forms of publications that examine and propose solutions to prevent or mitigate deadly conflict in and involving India, including consideration of security, political, legal, economic, and social issues. The Senior Analyst’s work also will consider India as a regional and geo-political actor in potential conflict and in conflict resolution. They will advocate Crisis Group analysis and recommendations to national and foreign governments, conflict parties, non-governmental organisations, international organisations, and the media.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Conducts extensive field research into prevailing conflict-related issues in India, including - where relevant - consideration of security, political, legal, economic, and social issues, as well as human rights, gender and governance;
  • Provides written analyses - in clear and concise fashion - of the risks and origins of deadly conflict in the form of detailed reports and briefing papers for publication, as well as shorter pieces (such as op-eds or commentaries), including contributions to our monthly Crisis Watch;
  • 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 conflict;
  • Advocates Crisis Group policy positions and recommendations directly to policy makers and conflict actors locally, nationally, and internationally 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 for Crisis Group activities and advocacy in the region and globally;
  • As required, recruits and supervises research assistants, consultants and/or stringers.


Qualifications include:

  • Post-graduate qualification in international relations, political science, social sciences, journalism or other relevant field of academic study - or equivalent through experience;
  • 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;
  • Fluency in English and Hindi (oral and written);
  • Strong research and analytical skills, and experience of formulating persuasive policy recommendations;
  • Extensive knowledge of India’s security and public policy issues, politics, conflicts and foreign policy, and experience of living and working in India;
  • A network of governmental, media, and local and international civil society contacts in India;
  • 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.

The application process will close on December 15.