[TimorLesteStudies] Job Vacancy - ICG Project Director South East Asia

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Tue Jan 13 21:38:28 EST 2009


The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit,
non-governmental organisation, with nearly 130 staff members on five
continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to
prevent and resolve deadly conflict. For our Jakarta office in Indonesia, we
are currently looking for a:



Reporting to the Asia Program Director, the South East Asia Project Director
will supervise the work of a small team responsible for high quality
research, analysis and report-writing on conflict and violence in South East
Asia, and will carry out advocacy activities in the region and in European
and US capitals. Travel within the region, sometimes under demanding
conditions will be required.


      Conduct regular field research in the region and produce at least four
reports per year or the equivalent in briefing papers;
      Run a successful research and advocacy program designed to contribute
to the objectives of conflict prevention, containment and resolution in the
      Coordinate and supervise the research and analysis of team members to
write high quality reports and briefings;
      Provide professional leadership, vision and direction to the work of
the South East Asia team;
      Work closely and liaise with representatives of governments and
international and local organisations in gathering information, seeking
input and feedback, and supporting the distribution of Crisis Group reports
and recommendations; and,
      Manage and oversee budgetary and administrative aspects of the


      Extensive knowledge of the South East Asia region with experience in
policy analysis and conflict prevention;
      At least seven years professional experience in government, academia,
international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
      In-depth knowledge of politics and society in South East Asia with
field experience in Indonesia, Timor Leste, southern Thailand or the
southern Philippines;
      Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to
formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
      English language at native speaker level and fluency in a local
language, with  Indonesian/Malay strongly preferred;
      PhD or Masters 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 and
experience in a supervisory role;
      Ability to work in a fast-paced and often demanding environment, and;
      Experience in overseeing budgetary and administrative matters, and
management of a small team and field office. 

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) 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 South East Asian conflicts. Please refer to Crisis
Group's website (www.crisisgroup.org) to see previous reports and briefing

Please send applications by email to open_positions at crisisgroup.org to the
attention of Clay Johnson, HR Manager, including "South East Asia Project
Director" in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 20 January 2009.

Bu Wilson
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet) Research School of Pacific and
Asian Studies
College of Asia and the Pacific,
Australian National University 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

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