Consultant – Political/Conflict Analyst

Location: remote with a possibility of travel

The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 

With over three decades of working in Sudan, an office in Khartoum, and a broad network of relationships across the 18 states, the Carter Center is now working to support Sudan’s ongoing transition. To assist this support, the Carter Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Political/Conflict Analyst The selected candidate will work remotely and report to the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program and Democracy Program Associate Directors.  

Applicants should have at least 10 years of experience working on transitional monitoring or conflict resolution and democratic governance programs with a focus on political analysis. The ideal candidate would have experience working in conflict- or post-conflict countries undergoing transitions, and strong knowledge of and experience in Sudan including expertise in dynamics of conflict prone areas particularly East Sudan, Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Fluency in English is required; Arabic is highly desirable. The position is expected to be remote-based and conducted primarily through desk review, and, if possible, with field-based engagement depending on program contingencies. The initial assignment is for three months, beginning in March 2023.

The Political/Conflict Analyst’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Assess the political environment and conflict dynamics throughout the transition process and identify key political and conflict concerns through both desk review and remote consultations. Provide analysis and strategic advice to the Center on important substantive issues;
  • Assess the transitional and political environment to date, assessing the freedoms of assembly, movement, and expression vis-à-vis international obligations and national law;
  • Provide targeted analysis and briefings on developments in conflict-prone areas such as East Sudan, Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan in the context of transition and constitutional framework;
  • Organize remote consultations with political party representatives, NGO and civil society leaders, government officials, media and other stakeholders to assess views on the transitional process and political environment;
  • Brief Carter Center staff and other stakeholders on important political/conflict dynamics; Support the Youth Citizen Observer Network to inform regional priorities;
  • Prepare supplemental memos assessing specific constitution-drafting related issues on an “as-needed” basis; Contribute to the preparation of statements of preliminary findings and any of the project’s interim reports;
  • Contribute to project documents and reports, bearing primary responsibility for drafting report sections focused on political and conflict related issues; and
  • Perform other duties as appropriate for the good functioning of the project.

To be considered for this position, provide your application details and upload a CV/resume and cover letter in support of your application in the following website: Only applications received through this link will be considered: The Carter Center – Sudan 2023 Core Team of Experts Application (

As this is an international assessment, Sudanese nationals are not eligible for this role. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center, no phone calls please.

Deadline for submissions: March 3rd, 2023