Deputy Chief of Policy

International Crisis Group

Job description

Based in one of the Crisis Group offices, the Deputy Chief of Policy will report to the Chief of Policy and work closely with the president, regional experts and the editing team to shape and strengthen the output and policy lines of Crisis Group's reports and other publicationsThe Deputy Chief of Policy will have significant experience in a policymaking role, exceptional writing and editing skills, rich knowledge of geopolitics and conflict management, and a passion for Crisis Group’s mission. The post provides an exciting opportunity to play an influential and important role in a leading non-governmental conflict prevention organisation.


  • Under the Chief of Policy’s supervision, and working closely with the president, regional program staff and editors, review Crisis Group reports and other publications to ensure excellence in analysis and policy and overall quality;

  • Support Crisis Group’s program staff in helping conceptualise, plan and draft reports, briefings and other publications;

  • Provide ongoing guidance to colleagues on writing of reports and other written publications to achieve clear, coherent text that enables the organisation to promote its analysis and policy lines effectively;

  • Draft policy notes, statements, and other internal and external documents as required;

  • With the Chief of Policy, keep the President informed of evolving policy discussions and ensure he is brought in in a timely manner:

    • for early consultation on important policy issues;

    • for final definition of Crisis Group’s position on such issues; and

    • for final approval of all reports, and as needed other publications and outputs;

  • Other policy-related responsibilities as directed by the Chief of Policy or the President.


  • At least ten years’ work experience, with some years in a senior policy-making or top advisory role;

  • An interest in global politics and conflict prevention, management and resolution;

  • Full fluency in English and extensive, very strong drafting and editing experience, fluency in French preferred;

  • An eye for detail and commitment to accuracy;

  • Ability to work at pace under pressure and manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines;

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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Location: Brussels, New York, Washington DC, Belgium
Period: June 1, 2019 to indefinite
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019 23:55