03/12/2020 keta

Policy Analyst

Job Title: Policy Analyst

Organization: The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)

Reports to: Director and Research Coordinator

Start Date: February 2021


  1. Background

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) is a Tbilisi-based non-profit, non-partisan, research and analysis organization founded in early 2011. GIP strives to strengthen the organizational backbone of democratic institutions and promote good governance and development through policy research and advocacy in Georgia. It also encourages public participation in civil society-building and developing democratic processes.

  1. Objective

GIP seeks a policy analyst to conduct research on policy relevant issues, provide policy recommendations and analysis, and contribute to other organization’s activities. Research topics will cover both Georgia’s domestic politics as well as foreign policy and international developments. The ideal applicant should be an excellent writer who is able to produce high-quality content on deadline and with limited supervision.

We are looking for applicants with graduate-level education and professional experience in political science, international relations, or other social sciences. The successful candidate will have experience performing policy research and have a strong background on Georgia and the wider Black Sea region and/or Euro-Atlantic integration. The working languages are Georgian and English.

  1. Scope of work

 The key roles and responsibilities of the position will include the following tasks:

  • Conduct original research in the scope of GIP programs;
  • Present research results at professional events in Georgia and abroad;
  • Participate in strategic planning, project writing, and program development activities;
  • Raise the organization’s profile by pitching and submitting articles to external publications;
  • Represent the organization at professional networking events;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external parties such as think tanks, CSOs, government bodies, political forums, academia, and the media;
  • Contribute to and eventually lead projects related to applicant’s field of research;
  • Contribute to other GIP’s activities as required.
  1. Working Arrangement

This is a full-time position. It is also necessary for the policy analyst to keep up-to-date on the relevant literature and occasionally attend events outside of normal working hours. Occasional travel may be necessary. Flexible work arrangements may be considered. Supplementing this position with other relevant activities such as lecturing is acceptable. We expect at least two years’ commitment from the successful candidate.

  1. Requirements and application process
  • A master’s degree in political science, international relations, or other social science. Doctoral study is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and a proven interest in the field;
  • Excellent writing skills and a track record of publications;
  • Experience conducting research and making valuable contributions to collaborative research projects is an asset;
  • Good verbal communication skills and experience in presenting findings to various constituencies;
  • Strong work ethics;
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Quick learner, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Georgian is highly preferred; fluency in Russian is an asset;
  • A self-starter with a perfectionist’s eye for detail;
  • Willingness to take ownership over research projects, ensuring the quality of the results.

Please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) to [email protected] by 20 December 2020.