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Asunto:[CeHuNews] 27/06 - ISA job watch: 1 post/ CRISIS GROUP - LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM
Fecha:Viernes, 28 de Julio, 2006  16:32:34 (+0000)
Autor:Alexander von Humboldt <cehumboldt>

CeHuNews 27/06

The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit,
non-governmental organisation, with nearly 120 staff members on five continents,
through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve


Crisis Group is looking for a new director to head the Andes project who will be
responsible for overseeing Crisis Group projects and leading research in
Colombia and the
Andes region.
The Project Director will head a team of analysts and supporting staff (3 staff
in total). She/He reports to the Director of Latin America Program of the
The Project Director will supervise the work of a small team of specialists
for producing high quality research, analysis and reporting. The Project
Director will
also oversee the preparation of report drafts. She/He will be based in Bogotá,
conducting research and advocacy work in conflict zones of Latin America.
travel will be required.

Run a successful research and advocacy program designed to contribute to the
objectives of conflict prevention, containment and resolution; 
Regularly conduct field research in the region and annually produce at least
reports or the equivalent in briefing papers and advocacy documents; 
Coordinate and supervise the research and analysis by team members to produce
high quality reports and briefings; 
Provide professional leadership, vision and direction to the work of the Latin
America team; 
Lead the advocacy activities of the project in the Andean region itself; 
Supervise the production and professional editing of some 6/8  published papers
in the course of the year and help conduct research necessary for their
preparation; and 
Work closely and maintain professional rapports with representatives of
governments and international and local organisations in gathering information,
input and feedback, and supporting the distribution of Crisis Group reports.

Strong and recent field research background with a significant policy
or experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or
media, with a
substantial policy analysis component. Experience in the field of conflict
prevention is
a strong asset. The ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations is
In-depth knowledge of Latin American politics and society in Colombia and
in the other Andean Countries as well; 
Fluency in English and Spanish. Knowledge of any local languages highly
Excellent writing and analytical skills (applicants must submit a minimum of
writing samples of recent published articles or white papers on issues pertinent
conflict in Latin America and will be asked to take a demanding writing and/or
Extensive knowledge of Latin American governments, civil society organizations
and press in the region; 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including very good public
presentation skills, a strong capacity for effective teamwork and experience in
supervisory role; 
Ability to work in a fast-paced and often demanding environment; 
Experienced in supervising  budgetary and administrative matters related to the
funding of the project, operation of the office and research team; and 
Skills in information technology would be highly appreciated.

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter, and
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 Latin American conflicts.
Please refer
to Crisis Group's website for previous reports and briefing papers:

Please send applications by email to open_positions@... to the attention of
Johanna van der Hoeven, HR Director, including "Colombia - Andes Project
Director" in the
subject line.

The job offers a good salary, accommodation allowance, medical, pension and
insurance and a friendly and highly professional team to work with.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2006.


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