*Purpose of the role: *

Based in the region, the Senior Analyst will research and produce policy
reports on conflict-related issues, including security and governance,
in the Gulf.
 
 
*Specific responsibilities: *

* 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 Project and/or Program Director for
Crisis Group activities and projects in the region;
* If required supervises consultants and/or stringers;
* Works closely with the Senior Analyst, Iran, and with other members
of the MENA team.


Crisis Group will review and assess applications on a rolling basis.
Candidates are requested to submit their applications via this website.

Requirements

* At minimum 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;
* Experience in political analysis and conflict prevention;
* Fluency in English; strong knowledge of Arabic;
* Ready access to Gulf states;
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good
public presentation skills, and a very strong capacity for effective
teamwork;
* Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding
environment.

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