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Senior Research Analyst
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Recruiter: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Listed on: 8th January
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Upto £42000
Salary Notes: including a location allowance of £5,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1612578_expired
Contact Name: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Expertise for diplomacy

Help ensure UK diplomats have the best possible information and advice on modern Africa.


We are the Africa Research Group, part of the Foreign and Commonwealth’s Research Analyst cadre of subject matter experts. Our role is to provide historical context, institutional memory, advice and challenge to all staff in the FCO’s Africa Directorate, including senior policy makers. It is a particularly exciting time to join as the FCO develops its new strategic approach to Africa.

Joining us as a Senior Research Analyst , you will have extensive expertise in at least one, preferably more, countries of East Africa/Horn of Africa. You’ll cover a wide range of themes, including politics, democratic processes, peace-keeping, conflict, economics and demography. Working with people at all levels, from desk officers to Ministers, you’ll play an integral role in policy-making as you provide policy advice, expert input and detailed research to meet specific policy needs. Your work will be varied as you research past precedents, provide comparative lessons or apply your expert knowledge, but you’ll consistently produce in-depth research and analysis to a tight deadline.

The Senior Research Analyst package is £42,000 depending on skills and experience. This role is at C5 grade and is offered as a fixed term appointment for two years (we may be able to offer an extension

What we are looking for
You will be a British citizen, resident in the UK for at least two of the last ten years. You will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline plus at least two years’ relevant experience in policy and/or research with a solid track record of analytical products. You will be prepared to undergo security clearance vetting to a high level.

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