CRISIS GROUP – MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA PROGRAM
International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with some 130 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict worldwide. Widely recognised as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict, Crisis Group is seeking a Senior Analyst to report on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Senior Analyst (Israeli-Palestinian Conflict)
Based in Jerusalem, the Senior Analyst will work under the supervision of the Program and Deputy Program Directors to research and produce reports on security, political, governance, human rights and social issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with heavy emphasis on the domestic Palestinian dimension. Regional travel and travel to US and European advocacy capitals will be required.
Conducts extensive field research and provides analysis on prevailing security, social, legal, governance, and political issues, especially in Palestine;
Proposes policy initiatives for the relevant governmental, intergovernmental, political, and non-governmental actors to address and resolve sources of conflict;
Prepares detailed reports and briefing papers, setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations; and
Liaises with relevant staff from Crisis Group’s advocacy offices on the implementation of particular advocacy initiatives developed in pursuit of a comprehensive settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In-depth knowledge of Palestinian history and politics, as well as wider Middle East issues;
Extensive contacts with government and non-government officials, media, and academia in Israel and Palestine;
5+ years of professional experience in conflict analysis, journalism, NGO, IGO or government work related to the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts;
Excellent writing, research and analytical skills;
Fluency in English and Arabic, with knowledge of Hebrew an asset;
M.A. or Ph.D. in international relations, political science, sociology, history or similar field;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including proficiency in public speaking; and
Ability to work closely with a team as well as independently.
Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, contact details of at least 3 referees and two writing samples pertaining to conflict issues on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. In the cover letter (which should be sent as an e-mail) the candidate should briefly propose his or her own ideas on themes for two future Crisis Group reports relating to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and briefly describe how she/he would research them (in no more than two pages). Please refer to Crisis Group's website for previous publications: http://www.crisisgroup.org
Please send applications by email to MidEast.email@example.com including "Senior Analyst – Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" in the subject line.
Recruitment will remain open until the appropriate candidate is appointed. After sending us your e-mail you will receive a response confirming receipt of your application. Please note that after that, only candidates selected for further consideration or interview will be contacted.
Crisis Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.