[TimorLesteStudies] International Crisis Group Vacancy Dili

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Mon Feb 25 13:12:12 EST 2008


The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit,
non-governmental organisation, with some 145 staff members on five
continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to
prevent and resolve deadly conflict. For our South East Asia project, we are
looking for an Analyst-Timor-Leste, based Dili but reporting to the
South-East Asia Project Director in Jakarta.


The successful candidate will research and produce insightful reports on the
situation in Timor-Leste, analysing security and political trends, and
developing recommendations aimed the Timor-Leste government and the
international community.  Crisis Group is looking for someone who combines
excellent field research skills with sophisticated analysis, academic rigour
and a feel for policy.  Dili is not an easy living environment and there is
little local support, so the successful candidates will need a high degree
of resilience and self-motivation. 


.      Brief the Project Director and other Crisis Group staff on
developments in Timor-Leste.

.      Research and write at four detailed reports (25-30 pages each) per
year, setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations.
Provide input to other Crisis Group publications and output as required.

.      Support and provide interpretation for occasional advocacy and
research visits to Timor-Leste by the Project Director and other Crisis
Group staff.

.      Supervise the translation and distribution of Crisis Group reports.

.      Explain and advocate for Crisis Group's recommendations at senior
level in Timor-Leste.

.      Run Crisis Group's small (two-person) office in Dili, managing one
assistant and ensuring good financial management practices.


.      Expert knowledge of politics and society in Timor-Leste with field
experience in the country and the ability to analyse national politics.

.      Experience in foreign policy analysis and/or conflict prevention. 

.      At least five years professional experience in government, academia,
international organisations, NGOs or journalism. 

.      Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to
formulate well-targeted policy recommendations.  

.      Fluency in English and either Tetum or Portuguese; Indonesian an

.      Higher degree in international relations, political science,
journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience. 

.      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 conduct field research for several weeks at a time in an
often demanding environment.

Applications from suitably-qualified Timorese are particularly welcome.

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, and which should be sent as an e-mail) 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 Indonesia.
Please send applications by email to asia.vacancies at crisisgroup.org to the
attention of Michael Shaikh, Asia Advocacy & Research Assistant, including
the job title in the subject line. The closing date for applications is 22
March 2007. Further information on these and other vacancies can be found
at:  http://www.crisisgroup.org.


Bu Wilson
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College of Asia and the Pacific, RSPAS
Australian National University 
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