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Default Caucasus Analyst - International Crisis Group, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Analyst on Caucasus, International Crisis Group, Armenia and Azerbaijan

The International Crisis Group, an independent, non-profit, multinational
organisation, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working
through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and
resolve deadly conflict is looking for one or two analysts to be based in
Baku
and/or Yerevan.

Crisis Group's approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political
analysts are located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak,
escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and
assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical
reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international
decision-takers. Crisis Group also publishes CrisisWatch, a 12-page
monthly bulletin, providing a succinct regular update on the state of play
in all
the most significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around
the world. Find out more at www.icg.org.

The Caucasus Analyst(s) will be working under the supervision of the
Caucasus Project Director (located in Tbilisi) to research and produce
reports on security, political, governance, human rights and social issues
related to Armenia/Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The
position will be based in Yerevan and/or Baku.

Responsibilities will include:
- 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.

Candidate profile:
- Deep knowledge of the Caucasus region and extensive contacts in
Armenia/Azerbaijan 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 in English, Russian and knowledge of local languages;
- Masters degree in international relations, human rights, political
science, sociology or similar.

Applications should be in English and include a CV, cover letter, research
proposal, writing sample and the contact details of at least three
referees.

In the cover letter the candidate should briefly describe how he/she meets
the position qualifications. In the research proposal he/she should
propose ideas on themes that he/she could write about in relation to
Nagorno-Karabakh, and briefly describe how he or she would research them
(in no more than two pages). The writing sample must be an unedited piece on
current developments in Armenia/Azerbaijan.

Please send applications by email to open_positions[at]crisisweb.org to the
attention of Johanna van der Hoeven. The closing date for applications is
15 January 2005.
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