TOL: Analyst on Caucasus

Transitions Online, Czech Republic
Jan 7 2005

Analyst on Caucasus

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

The Caucasus Analyst(s) will be working under the supervision of the
Caucasus Project Director (located in Tbilisi) to research and
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 [email protected] to
the attention of Johanna van der Hoeven. The closing date for
applications is 15 January 2005.

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