Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible to research and produce reports on security, political, governance, human rights and social issues related to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the wider South Caucasus region.

Responsibilities:

* Conducting extensive field research and providing analysis on prevailing security, social, legal, governance and political issues.

* Proposing policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, political, and nongovernmental stakeholders to address and resolve sources of conflict.

* Preparing detailed reports and briefing papers setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations.

Qualification:

* Deep knowledge of the South Caucasus region and extensive contacts in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with governmental and non governmental officials, media, and academia;

* 5+ years of professional experience in conflict analysis, journalism, NGO, IGO, or government work related to Azerbaijan/Armenia.

* Excellent writing and analytical skills, good in summarizing fast amounts of written material.

* Fluency (including a high standard of English language writing ability) in English, Russian and knowledge of local languages;

* Masters degree in international relations, human rights, political science, sociology or similar.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, and contact details of at least 3 referees. In the cover letter (of no more than two pages in length) the candidate should briefly propose his or her own ideas on themes for one or two future Crisis Group reports or shorter briefing papers on Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the wider Caucasus region issues. Please refer to Crisis Group’s website for previous reports and briefing papers: http://www.crisisgroup.org.

Please send applications by email to open.positions@crisisgroup.org , including “Analyst, South Caucasus” in the subject line by 15 August 2011.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive we may not be able to respond to each individual candidate. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted after the week of 15 August, 2011. No phone calls please.