Apply by Feb 12 International Crisis Group Analyst – Northern Sahel

Closes: Feb 12, 2017  International Crisis Group Analyst, Northern Sahel

Purpose of the role:
Based in the region, and preferably in the Crisis Group Office in Dakar, the Analyst will research and produce reports and other works on security, political, legal, governance, human rights and social issues related to Northern Sahel region, including in Northern Mali and Northern Niger.

Specific responsibilities:
Conducts extensive field research into prevailing issues of Northern Sahel;
Provides written analyses on the key issues;
Prepares detailed reports, briefing papers and derivative products (op eds, blogs, 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;
Works under the supervision of the Project Director to define Crisis Group activities and projects in the Sahel region;
Provides general support to the Project Director in respect to current and future Crisis Groups activities and projects in the Sahel region, including through the production of monthly situation report.

Candidates who are interested in the role are requested to apply before February 12, 2017 and submit their application via this website.

Bachelor’s Degree in international relations, political science, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience. Masters degree an asset;
Around three years of professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
Proven excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
Knowledge of politics and society in the Sahel;
Experience in political analysis and conflict prevention;
Fluency in English and French; knowledge of local languages strongly recommended;
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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