June 06, 2013
Crisis Group International Project Director Southeast Asia
Project Director, South East Asia
About Crisis Group:
Crisis Group is made up of highly motivated and dedicated individuals committed to the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict around the world. Our diverse staff population, currently over 130 full-time employees, is composed of 40 different nationalities and is capable of speaking almost 45 different languages.
Employment at Crisis Group provides challenging and intellectually stimulating opportunities whether based in the field or in one of our advocacy offices. Alongside colleagues from varied backgrounds, many of whom already have distinguished track-records in the academic and the public domain, the organisation provides a unique work environment. Staff members are supported and encouraged to enhance research and analytical skills, contribute to the development of policy recommendations, and through strategic advocacy initiatives be part of the debate in resolving some of the most intractable conflicts of our time.
Purpose of the role:
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 donor countries. 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 region;
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 project.
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, 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 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 the South East Asia conflicts. Please refer to Crisis Group's website (www.crisisgroup.org) to see previous reports and briefing papers.
Please send applications by email to email@example.com, including “South East Asia Project Director” in the subject line.
Crisis Group offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
Recruitment will remain open until the appropriate candidate is appointed. Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.