13 August 2007
ESI analyst positions in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

The European Stability Initiative (ESI) is currently expanding its work to the South Caucasus. We are seeking to employ analysts in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to work under the supervision of the Istanbul and Berlin offices of ESI.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Caucasus Project Coordination Centre and the Berlin Headquarter of ESI to design and implement a research programme geared at raising the level of in-depth understanding in relevant European circles about the country and contributing to domestic debates about socio-economic dynamics
  • Conducting extensive field research and providing analysis on political economy, institutional development, governance assessment
  • Coordinating with local partners and conducting joint research and capacity-building with them
  • Developing a collection/archive of basic information about the economy, public administration and statistics, summarizing and analysing international reports (such as World Bank) and government programmes
  • Developing a database of contacts in the country
  • Communication and public relations; Dissemination of information about ESI and ESI's work in the country
  • Organising local events, travel and logistics for ESI seminars and visits
  • Carrying out administrative work as required
  • Providing regular updates to ESI staff about current affairs in the country
  • Making presentations of research in different countries
  • Supporting ESI in relevant fundraising initiatives
  • Monitoring of project budgets

Required skills/qualifications include:

  • A college degree and 3-5 years experience in media, government, NGO work or academia
  • Field experience in the Caucasus desirable
  • A strong understanding of the country and extensive contacts
  • Demonstrated commitment to international institutional work, with particular interest in and/or experience with issues pertinent to ESI's mission
  • Excellent organisational skills and the capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Capacity to take initiative, prioritise duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple, concurrent responsibilities
  • Oral and written fluency in English, native in local language, fluency in Russian also desirable
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, ability to work with extensive amounts of material
  • Flexibility to take research trips in country as well as availability to travel abroad
  • High energy and creativity
  • Computer, Internet research and database skills

Please submit your application (CV and a letter of motivation) until 14 September 2007 via e-mail to:
Sandra Bien-Aime
European Stability Initiative (ESI)

Job opening Analysts in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com