The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is seeking a China analyst to work in Beijing. The Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization working to prevent and resolve conflict worldwide.
For more information, see their website, or the copy of their job announcement below.
[The language below is taken from the Crisis Group job announcement]
The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with some 135 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict worldwide. Crisis Group is seeking an Analyst to work mostly in Beijing.
Reporting to the China Adviser/North East Asia Project Director, and liaising closely with other research and advocacy staff in the organization, the successful candidate will develop and enhance Crisis Group’s research capabilities as they relate to the role of China in conflict prevention and resolution issues in the region and around the world.
· Conduct extensive research into Chinese foreign policy, particularly as it relates to conflict issues around the world;
· Write at least three detailed reports per year, setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations, exploring appropriate means of alleviating the underlying causes of tension and conflict;
the China Adviser/North East Asia Project Director and other Crisis Group staff
on developments in China,
and work closely with Program and Project Directors to assist them with
research and provide input to Crisis Group publications as required;
· Explain and advocate Crisis Group recommendations with Chinese and foreign government representatives, and NGO, INGO and media representatives;
closely with Crisis Group’s New York
office to monitor Chinese positions on issues covered by the UN Security
Council and other UN bodies;
ties with other researchers in and elsewhere looking at China's growing role around the world, particularly in relation to conflict;
ties with officials of the Chinese government to maintain a dialogue on conflict related issues in the
region and around the world, particularly in Africa and the Middle
· Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese;
of working in China
that includes contact with the government;
· Considerable knowledge of Chinese foreign policy issues as well as experience in international policy analysis, security policy analysis and conflict prevention;
· At least five years professional experience working in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
· PhD or Masters degree in international relations, political science, journalism, sociology, a related field, or equivalent through experience;
· Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, a strong capacity for effective teamwork, as well as the ability to work independently; and
· Ability to work in a fast-paced, often demanding environment.
Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, and contact details of at least three referees. The cover letter should appear in the body of the e-mail and describe the specific contribution that she/he would make to Crisis Group research and advocacy activities in China and propose his or her own ideas on themes for two or three future reports. Please refer to Crisis Group's website (www.crisisgroup.org) to see previous reports and briefing papers.
Please send applications by email to Asia.firstname.lastname@example.org including "China Analyst" in the subject line of the e-mail. The closing date for applications is 21 April 2008.