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Security Council ReportEssentials

  • Security Council Report (SCR) is seeking to fill a Research Analyst position.
  • SCR is located near the UN headquarters in New York.
  • Application deadline: 28 April 2016
  • Job description website

Summary
Security Council Report (SCR) is seeking to fill a Research Analyst position. SCR is a non-profit organisation that aims to improve the availability of information and analysis regarding the Security Council and its subsidiary organs to governments, UN delegations, the UN Secretariat, NGOs, the media, scholars, and the public. SCR is located near the UN headquarters in New York.

Research Analysts report to the Executive Director and Director of Research and produce high-quality and timely material for publication.

The position requires excellent writing, research and interpersonal skills. Research Analysts:

  • conduct background research to obtain detailed knowledge of the workings of the Security Council and its subsidiary organs;
  • develop relationships with the delegations of all of the members of the Security Council and a wide range of other UN member state delegations, as well as relevant staff of the UN Secretariat, the NGO community and academia; and interact regularly with their contacts;
  • consistently monitor issues that could potentially impact and/or be included in the Security Council’s agenda;
  • regularly draft articles for SCR’s on-line service What’s in Blue and the Monthly Forecast as well as in-depth research reports on issues of interest to the Security Council;
  • participate as presenters in SCR outreach and capacity building activities; and
  • contribute to SCR’s production process

Candidates should have a minimum of five years of relevant experience, such as UN, journalism, diplomatic or policy oriented work. The position requires the ability to convey structured and complex analyses of existing political dynamics within the Council and on the ground, and a strong understanding of the sensitive nature of the work of the Security Council and the positions of relevant actors.

Excellent oral and writing skills in English are essential.  Knowledge of another of the UN’s working languages would be an asset.  A policy-oriented degree in international relations or a related field and experience in policy writing are strongly preferred.

Security Council Report is seeking a candidate that is highly skilled, strongly motivated, thrives in a deadline-driven environment and contributes to the staff’s geographic diversity.

Remuneration will be competitive, depending in part on a candidate’s experience and previous salary history.  SCR offers a generous benefits package. Interested applicants should send a cover letter with a C.V. and references to [email protected] by 28 April 2016.