Research Associate, Gender

International Crisis Group
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 21

Position description

The Research Associate will support Crisis Group’s program activities in conflict prevention and resolution, specifically by helping deliver the organisation’s work on Gender, Peace and Security. The work will consist in providing desk research on gender and conflict-related issues for the organisation, helping promote externally our work on gender & conflict including through the delivery of capacity-building workshops, and supporting the overall work of the Research Team, including production of the monthly CrisisWatch conflict tracker. This appointment is initially for one year.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Research and draft materials on issues relevant to Crisis Group’s program activities in conflict prevention and resolution, specifically as part of the organisation’s workstream on gender, peace and security;

  • Coordinate and help deliver capacity building workshops and other events to support Crisis Group’s workstream on Gender, Peace and Security;

  • Help maintain Crisis Group’s tracker on gender & conflict and support overall development and reporting needs in line with Crisis Group’s gender mainstreaming strategy;

  • Help promote Crisis Group’s work on Gender, Peace and Security including by producing communication outputs, updating and promoting relevant communication materials, and maintaining contact management systems to disseminate Crisis Group’s work on gender, peace and security;

  • Support the work of the Research Team including through the production of the monthly CrisisWatch conflict tracker, management of global subscriptions and ad hoc access to external publications, and monitoring of external publications and disseminating relevant material internally (including on gender & conflict);

  • Provide support to the Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender and other Senior Staff for Crisis Group activities and projects on “Gender, Peace and Security”;

  • Carry out administrative duties as necessary.

Candidates who are interested in the role should submit their application before 15 July 2018.


  • A Masters degree in international relations, gender studies, political science, sociology or equivalent through experience;
  • One to two years professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;

  • Understanding of the gender dimensions of armed conflict and conflict prevention, preferably with some field experience in fragile and conflict-affected states;

  • Fluency in English and high calibre English drafting skills; knowledge of French and/or Spanish and/or Arabic advantageous;

  • Excellent research and analytical skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure, on multiple projects and pay close attention to detail;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public presentation skills, and a strong capacity for effective teamwork;

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.

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