Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking an Analyst on the Middle East and Africa to support the FDT Middle East and Africa Section as it conducts research and policy analysis relevant to congressional needs. Issues covered by the section include political, military, social and religious, and economic developments in the sub-regions and countries of the Middle East and Africa.
This entry-level analyst will work as part of the Middle East and Africa Section. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in contemporary affairs in the Middle East and Africa. Relevant language skills are not required, but would be a plus. The ability to write, clear, concise, balanced policy analysis is essential.
The analyst will locate and interpret factual information; conduct research; prepare objective, non-partisan descriptive, background, and analytical reports; and participate in team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.
CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
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