The International Crisis Group was founded in 1995 as an international non-governmental organization on the initiative of a group of well-known transatlantic figures who despaired at the international community’s failure to anticipate and respond effectively to the tragedies in the early 1990s of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia. They were led by Morton Abramowitz (former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Thailand, then President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Mark Malloch-Brown (former head of the UN Development Program, then UN Deputy Secretary-General and UK Minister), and its first Chairman, Senator George Mitchell. The idea was to create a new organization – unlike any other – with a highly professional staff acting as the world’s eyes and ears for impending conflicts, and with a highly influential board that could mobilize effective action from the world’s policymakers.
The International Crisis Group is today generally regarded as the world's leading source of information, analysis and policy advice on preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
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Based in the New York Office and reporting to the Director Multilateral Affairs/Head of New York Office, the Analyst will research and produce reports on the evolution of the membership, tactics, strategies and ideologies of various non-state armed groups.
- Monitor, via a variety of sources including Crisis Group colleagues, the evolution of the membership, tactics, strategies and ideologies of various non-state armed groups.
- Draft regular updates for Crisis Group’s internal use;
- Assist in drafting sections of comparative reports and other published work;
- Help organise events on engaging with non-state armed groups, including providing logistic support and drafting meeting summary notes;
- Perform other duties as required.
- Masters degree, ideally PhD or its equivalent in field experience, in relevant subject;
- Proven expertise on Salafi-jihadist groups and ideology; ideally expertise on one or more conflicts in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia;
- Native Arabic speaker or equivalent;
- Strong writing skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a very strong capacity for effective teamwork;
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment;
- Permission to work in the U.S.
How to Apply
Please send applications in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including "Analyst, non-state armed groups" in the subject line and your cover letter, CV and details of three references in attachment. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the vacancy will be closed as soon as a candidate has been chosen.
Deadline – N/A