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Research Assistant Red Sea Initiative

Company name
United States Institute of Peace

Location
Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Research, Education

Posted on
May 10, 2021

Valid Through
Aug 23, 2021

Profile

\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWho We Are\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003ePeace is our commitment.\u0026nbsp; The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people\u0026rsquo;s shared values and commitment to peace around the world.\u0026nbsp; We know that Peace is Security \u0026ndash; it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eWe are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world. Together we tackle the toughest problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\u0022https://www.usip.org/about/careers\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022 rel=\u0022noopener\u0022\u003ehttps://www.usip.org/about/careers\u003c/a\u003e.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eIf
you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage,\u0026nbsp;\u003cstrong\u003eUSIP is the place for you.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJOB BRIEF\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eThe Research Assistant will provide\u0026nbsp;research and support\u0026nbsp;to the Director, Africa Programs on the Center\u0026rsquo;s Red Sea Initiative and Horn of Africa Working Group.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003ePay: $15.00/hour\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eWork schedule: 20 Hours/Week Expected\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eStart Date: June 2021\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRESPONSIBILITIES \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cul\u003e
\u003cli\u003eConducts research and writing, and develops documents related to U.S. policy in the Greater Horn of Africa and Gulf (Red Sea Arena), including policy priorities and processes, Congressional priorities,\u0026nbsp;and advocacy initiatives and their intersection with peacebuilding\u0026nbsp;as directed by the Director, Africa Programs, Africa Center; and,\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProvides support for the development of a case study to inform monitoring, learning, and evaluation on the policy impact of the Senior Study Group on Peace and Security in the Red Sea Arena through review of documentation on/produced by the SSG, desk reviews, key informant interviews, analysis, and case drafting as directed by the Director, Africa Programs and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProvides support\u0026nbsp;for virtual and in-person (when possible)\u0026nbsp;events\u0026nbsp;for Red Sea Senior Advisory Group and Horn of Africa Working Group, including\u0026nbsp;setting up virtual meetings,\u0026nbsp;reserving rooms/online platforms, developing invitations, monitoring RSVPs, ordering food and supplies, arranging room/virtual set-up, serving as the\u0026nbsp;primary\u0026nbsp;point-of-contact for attendees, and drafting summaries of conclusions and tracking key decision points;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMaintains a contact database for Red Sea Senior Advisory Group, Horn of Africa Working Group and relevant policy makers and thought leaders;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eDevelops promotional and informative descriptions of events for internal USIP staff members and external guests, including a regular Africa Center update for the Red Sea Initiative;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eDrafts, edits, and updates program informational items\u0026nbsp;for internal USIP staff members and external guests (e.g., web content, project pages, special reports, fact sheets, etc.);\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eParticipates\u0026nbsp;in the\u0026nbsp;strategic planning and work plan development for\u0026nbsp;the Africa Center more broadly;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eParticipates\u0026nbsp;in regular\u0026nbsp;Africa\u0026nbsp;Center\u0026nbsp;meetings and external meetings with the Director, Africa Programs;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMonitors\u0026nbsp;ongoing developments, initiatives,\u0026nbsp;and innovations related to U.S. policy on Africa, related events in Washington, DC, and regional peace and security efforts; and\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eCompletes special assignments as needed.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003c/ul\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eQUALIFICATIONS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cul\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMaster\u0026rsquo;s degree\u0026nbsp;(in-progress)\u0026nbsp;required,\u0026nbsp;Ph.D.\u0026nbsp;(in-progress)\u0026nbsp;strongly\u0026nbsp;preferred;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMust be a full-time university student\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eFamiliarity\u0026nbsp;with contemporary peace and security in the Greater Horn of Africa/IGAD region and U.S. policy;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eFamiliarity with the political, security, economic and social dynamics in the Red Sea Arena;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eKnowledge of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, or security fields\u0026nbsp;preferred;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExcellent\u0026nbsp;writing, editing, and research skills, including qualitative methods;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eAbility to work independently and as part of a team; strong interpersonal and communication skills;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExcellent organizational skills and strong\u0026nbsp;attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExperience living and working overseas\u0026nbsp;or other cross-cultural communication experience;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProficiency in French\u0026nbsp;and/or Arabic\u0026nbsp;preferred, but not required;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eWorking knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications,\u0026nbsp;including\u0026nbsp;a\u0026nbsp;basic\u0026nbsp;understanding\u0026nbsp;of\u0026nbsp;necessary\u0026nbsp;budget and accounting procedures;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003c/ul\u003e
\u003cp\u003eUSIP\u0027s Research Assistant program is administered through the Consortium of Universities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Any full-time university student in the Washington area is eligible for these openings.\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAll USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHOW TO APPLY\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003eTo be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:\u003c/p\u003e
\u003col\u003e
\u003cli\u003eCover letter\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eResume\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eA brief writing sample demonstrating your research and writing ability\u003c/li\u003e
\u003c/ol\u003e
\u003cp\u003eFor questions about this position please email \u003ca href=\u0022mailto:recruitment@usip.org\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022 rel=\u0022noopener\u0022\u003erecruitment@usip.org\u003c/a\u003e. \u003cstrong\u003eDo not send resumes or attachments to this email address.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOnly those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNo Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eUSIP is an equal opportunity employer. \u003c/em\u003eIt is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.\u003c/p\u003e,EqualOpportunityEmployerDescription:null,PayTransparencyPolicyStatement:null,MatchScore:1.0,HasApplied:false,ApplicationJobBoardName:null,ApplicationJobBoardId:null,DateApplied:null,Salaried:false,CompensationAmount:null,PublishingStatus:1,Links:[],BehaviorCriteria:[],MotivationCriteria:[],EducationCriteria:[],LicenseAndCertificationCriteria:[],SkillCriteria:[],WorkExperienceCriteria:[],JobBoardMemberships:[{JobBoardId:14900d11-c546-42ff-ab52-7bbbfa78cb97,PublishedInternal:false,PublishedExternal:true,ExternalPostedDate:2021-05-10T22:04:40.64Z,InternalPostedDate:null}],AssessmentUri:null,AssessmentStatus:null,OpportunityIsClosed:false,TravelRequired:null,TravelDescription:null,SupervisorName:null,Assessments:[],ApplicationId:null,CompensationAnnualMinimum:null,CompensationAnnualMaximum:null,CompensationHourlyMinimum:null,CompensationHourlyMaximum:null,CompensationCurrency:null});

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United States Institute of Peace
Website : http://www.usip.org

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