Senior Analyst Jobs Kenya

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Purpose of the role:
Based in the Nairobi office, the Senior Analyst will research and produce reports on security, political, legal, governance, human rights and social issues related to Kenya and/or the region.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Conducts extensive field research into prevailing issues of Kenya and/or its region;
  • Provides written analyses on the key issues;
  • Prepares detailed reports, briefing papers and derivative products (op-eds, commentaries, short notes) setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations in concise and clear fashion;
  • Proposes policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, political, and non-governmental stakeholders to address the underlying issues;
  • Advocates, both locally, nationally and internationally, when appropriate, and represents Crisis Group at events, meetings and in media interviews;
  • Provide general support to the Project and/or Program Director with respect to current and future Crisis
  • Groups activities and projects in the region.
  • Candidates who wish to be considered for the role should apply before 10 November 2016.

Requirements for the Senior Analyst Jobs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience. Masters degree an asset;
  • Three to five years professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism.
  • Proven excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations.
  • Strong research and analytical skills and ability to propose policy interventions;
  • Extensive knowledge of key issues in the region;
  • Expertise covering governance issues, security sector reforms and institution building;
  • A proven strong network of governmental and non-governmental officials, media and civil society in the country and region;
  • Experience in political analysis and conflict prevention;
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of local languages advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, and a very strong capacity for effective teamwork.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.

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