Southeast Asia Senior Research Analyst

2 days left

Recruiter
FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE
Location
London
Salary
40000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
27 Sep 2017
Closes
25 Oct 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Southeast Asia Senior Research Analyst

Circa GBP40,000 pa

Part-time (4 days a week), 2 year fixed term contract

London

About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom's interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

The role

Developing our understanding of how Southeast Asia operates and its relations with the rest of the world is a high-priority area of focus for the FCO. Joining us as Southeast Asia Senior Research Analyst, you will be uniquely placed to inform and shape that understanding. We will look to you to provide informed and timely research and analysis on a wide range of issues, particularly on the politics and internal dynamics of Burma, Thailand, and the wider Mekong region. You will also research the region's evolving political, economic, and institutional relationships with its external partners. Working with people at all levels, from desk officers to Ambassadors, you will play an integral role in policy-making, providing policy aware advice, expert opinion and well-evidenced research to support policy making needs. You will also lead efforts to build expertise on Southeast Asia within the FCO and be expected to represent the FCO at conferences and academic events.

This is an excellent opportunity to become one of Whitehall's leading experts on Southeast Asia, as you contribute to and inform the development of the UK's relationship with the region.

What we are looking for

As well as a relevant Masters-level qualification (for example Southeast Asia Studies, or Economics, Politics, History or International Relations with a focus on Southeast Asia), you will have significant professional experience of working in or on Southeast Asia, for example in a multilateral organisation, a non-governmental or private sector organisation, think-tank or academic institution. Your first-class research skills ensure that you are able to identify and solve problems, as you find, sift through and evaluate large quantities of information to provide well-evidenced and accurate answers. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must and you need a talent for setting out answers to complex problems clearly and succinctly for a non-specialist audience. Not only will you have the confidence to represent the FCO at cross-Whitehall analytical discussions on Southeast Asia related issues, you will also have strong communication and drafting skills.

Apply

For further details and to apply please visit our website via the button below.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Midnight on Monday 16 th October.