Asia Senior Analyst

European Union Institute for Security Studies
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 05

Position description

Ref.: EUISS (2019) PER/SEC 001
Senior Analyst (EUISS Post 7)
Contract Staff Member OR appointment by secondment
Grade A2/A3


The salary scale of the EUISS is calculated according to that of the Coordinated Organisations to which the grade A2/A3 makes reference. For a secondment, the salary will remain as determined (and paid) by the current employer plus a daily allowance of €93.60.


  • 3 years, renewable for up to 2 further years if under the status of contract staff member;
  • Up to 2 years, renewable for a further period of 1 year maximum if seconded.

Job description

The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) is an EU agency that analyses foreign, security and defence policy issues. With its headquarters in Paris and a liaison office in Brussels, it also acts as an interface between European experts and decision-makers at all levels.

The EUISS seeks to hire an experienced Asia Analyst who will report to the Director and join a highly qualified and motivated team engaged in providing relevant expertise to both EU/national officials and the wider public – through publications, seminars and other activities.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis on Asian security matters, focusing especially on countries that are most relevant to EU’s foreign and security policy (China, Japan, ROK, ASEAN, India);
  • Author high-quality, quantitative and qualitative analyses;
  • Support the broader activities of the EUISS through analytical, written and verbal contributions;
  • Represent the Institute within Europe and abroad, participating in relevant meetings of the EU, member states, international organisations and research institutes as required;
  • Organise meetings designed to disseminate EUISS research and analysis and inform decision-makers;
  • Contribute to the development of the EUISS work programme on Asia with original and relevant ideas;
  • Monitor ongoing economic and security developments in Asia;
  • Monitor existing EU policies/legislation/strategies/negotiations on Asia;
  • Liaise with relevant Directorates and working groups across the European Union and its member states;
  • Liaise with government officials, think tanks, universities, and regional organisations, as required;
  • Supervise junior staff;
  • Travel on a regular basis, as required.

Eligibility criteria

On the closing date for applications, candidates must fulfil all the following conditions:

  • Be a national of a member state of the European Union who enjoys full rights as a citizen attested by a recent extract from judicial records and/or certificate of good conduct;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by national law on military service;
  • Be physically fit to perform the required duties.


  • A PhD, preferably in the field of security studies, area studies, conflict studies, political science, political economy, international relations or a related field from a university or other institution of higher learning of recognised standing.

Professional experience

  • Minimum of four years’ relevant professional work experience with a research, governmental, academic, or educational institution;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Asia and its security environment;
  • Knowledge of key cross-cutting security issues relative to EU-Asia relations (maritime security, non-proliferation, conflict prevention, regional integration, etc.);
  • Good knowledge of the European Union, its institutions and policies;
  • Field experience (research and/or time spent living in an Asian country);
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to identify and distil complex policy issues and propose viable solutions;
  • Well-developed communication and drafting skills, with a demonstrated ability to write and present effectively to policy audiences;
  • Ability to deliver high-quality results within tight deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment as a team member as well as independently;
  • High professional values and standards characterised by objectivity, analytical rigour, integrity, and confidentiality.


  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills; working knowledge of at least one Asian language would be an asset.


The candidate awarded the position will have the status of either contract staff member or seconded expert. Applicants must state their preference.

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