Monday, September 15, 2008

JOB- Analyst on Central Asia, Bishkek Office, International Crisis Group

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JOB- Analyst on Central Asia, Bishkek Office, International Crisis Group

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Crisis Group - Asia Program

The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent,
non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with some 135 staff members
on five continents, working through field-based analysis and
high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict worldwide.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and applauded actors
in the field of conflict prevention and resolution worldwide, Crisis
Group is seeking an Analyst to work in Crisis Group's Central Asia
Office in Bishkek.

Analyst - Central Asia


Reporting to the Central Asia Project Director, liaising closely with
other research and advocacy staff in the organisation, the successful
candidate will research and analyse developments in Central Asia,
presenting when necessary Crisis Group recommendations to governmental
and international bodies as well as other interested institutions.

* Play an active role in the production of at least three detailed
reports per year, setting out relevant research findings and policy
recommendations, exploring appropriate means of alleviating underlying
causes of tension and conflict;
* Brief the Central Asia Project Director and other Crisis Group
staff on developments in Central Asia, and work closely with Program
and Project Directors to assist them with research and provide input
to Crisis Group publications as required;

* Native or near-native English and demonstrable fluency in Russian,
both spoken and written; this includes an ability to produce timely
and accurate translations from Russian to English. Similar skills in
other regional languages would be a distinct advantage.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a strong team
player as well as a self-starter;
* Flexibility, clarity of thought and the ability to work in a
fast-paced, often demanding environment;
* Relevant on ground experience in Central Asia;
* At least five years' professional experience working in government,
academe, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
* PhD or Masters degree in international relations, political
science, journalism, sociology, a related field, or equivalent through
* Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills, ability to
formulate well-targeted policy recommendations, and to produce these
materials on deadline.
* Energy and self-disciple, coupled with a willingness to work in
sometimes difficult conditions, both in the Bishkek base and elsewhere
in the region.

In return we offer a competitive international compensation and
benefits package and a stimulating environment for both personal and
professional development.

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover
letter, contact details of at least three referees and examples of
unedited work prepared for publication or public presentation. The
cover letter should appear in the body of the e-mail and describe the
specific contribution that she/he would make to Crisis Group research
and advocacy activities in Central Asia and propose his or her own
ideas for one or two future reports. Please refer to Crisis Group's
website ( to see previous reports and briefing papers.

Please send applications by email to
including "Central Asia Analyst" in the subject line of the e-mail.
Recruitment will remain open until the appropriate candidate is appointed.

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