Association for International Affairs (AMO) is looking for 2 CHINA ANALYSTS for its China Projects Team

About AMO: AMO is a leading non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to research and education in international politics, active since 1997. Our activities encompass supporting the development of civil society, sharing Czech transformation experiences internationally, connecting young professionals from various sectors, and conducting research on foreign policy issues. Our work contributes to building an informed and open society founded on tolerance and mutual understanding.

About China Team: The AMO China Team analyzes the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China, publishing both expert and public-focused papers and articles. We provide recommendations for Czech and European governments and policymakers and organize numerous roundtables, conferences, and workshops annually. The team leads international projects such as MapInfluenCE and China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE), and co-participates in the European RESONANT project, supported by EU Horizon.

Our focus includes enhancing the resilience of Czech society, ensuring academic research security, protecting media integrity, and scrutinizing foreign investments related to China’s activities in Europe. The team also operates an advocacy office in Brussels. Analyses by the China Team have appeared in reports for the US Congress and the European Parliament, and have been cited by The New York Times, BBC, Politico, Le Monde, and others.

The team currently has openings for two China analysts: one specializing in economics and the other concentrating on domestic issues within China.

Type of work: full time

Place of work: Prague, Czech Republic (remote may be considered)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis on the domestic policy OR economic strategies of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Monitor and evaluate China’s political and social, OR economic developments.
  • Produce high-quality reports, policy briefs, and research papers on China-related topics.
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to policymakers, government officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other analysts and researchers on joint projects and studies.
  • Present research findings at conferences, workshops, and roundtable discussions.
  • Engage with media outlets, providing insights and commentary on China-related issues.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts with experts, academics, and practitioners in the field.
  • Support grant writing and fundraising efforts related to China projects.
  • Participate in public outreach and educational activities to disseminate research findings.


  • Completed university education in China Studies, Area Studies, International Relations, Economics, Political Science and other relevant fields
  • Excellent knowledge of English (both written and spoken), knowledge of Czech considered a plus
  • For an analyst focused on domestic politics: proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (minimum HSK 4 level)
  • Discretion, attention to detail, reliability, and independence
  • Willingness to present projects, including traveling abroad
  • Availability to start in August/September 2024 (flexible)
  • Alignment with AMO’s mission and vision and adherence to AMO’s code of ethics
  • Previous experience in an academic or research environment is an advantage

We Offer:

  • The support of a leading Czech research non-profit organization in international relations
  • Opportunity to participate in unique and internationally recognized projects on China
  • Opportunity to develop and lead your own projects, and to test and implement your innovative ideas
  • Flexible working hours (possibility of home office)
  • Adequate financial compensation
  • A family-friendly environment
  • Opportunity to participate in exclusive AMO events (informal meetings, briefings, internal and external up-skilling trainings, etc.)

For Applicants: Interested candidates should send their concise CV in English or Czech, two writing samples, and contact information for at least two professional references to the lead of the China projects team, Ivana Karásková, at ivana.karaskova@amo.czby June 9, 2024. Any inquiries can also be directed to this email. Please use “China Analyst – domestic policy” or “China Analyst – economy” as the subject line. In the body of the email, please confirm your consent to the processing of personal data for the selection process. We will contact only those candidates who advance to the second round of the selection process (no later than June 12). Thank you for your understanding.


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