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Research Assistant Africa Center

Company name
United States Institute of Peace

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Research, Education

Posted on
May 10, 2021

Valid Through
Aug 23, 2021


\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.\u0026nbsp; Together we tackle the toughest problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world.\u0026nbsp; (To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\u0022\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022 rel=\u0022noopener\u0022\u003e\u003c/a\u003e.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e
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 Senior Advisor and Director of the Africa Center on\u0026nbsp;regional engagement, including the establishment of an African Ambassadors\u0026rsquo; Forum, an African Peace Leaders Seminar, and an Africa Day event.\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003ePay: $15.00/hour\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eWork schedule: 20 Hours/Week Expected\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eStart Date:\u0026nbsp;June 2021\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eSupports, conducts research and writing, and develops documents related to U.S. policy in Africa, including policy priorities and processes, Congressional priorities,\u0026nbsp;and advocacy initiatives and their intersection with peacebuilding\u0026nbsp;as directed by the Senior Advisor of the Africa Center;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eConsults with other Africa Center teams and other USIP teams and coordinates their input for the development of the Africa Peace Leaders Seminar as directed by the Senior Advisor of the Africa Center;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProvides support\u0026nbsp;for virtual and in-person (when possible)\u0026nbsp;events\u0026nbsp;for the Africa Center\u0026rsquo;s regional engagement and African diplomatic corps engagements, including\u0026nbsp;setting up virtual meetings,\u0026nbsp;reserving rooms, developing invitations, monitoring RSVPs, ordering food and supplies, arranging room set-up, and serving as the\u0026nbsp;primary\u0026nbsp;point-of-contact for attendees;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMaintains a contact database for the African diplomatic corps and relevant policy 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 African diplomatic corps and key partners;\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 Senior Advisor;\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
\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\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eFamiliarity\u0026nbsp;with contemporary Africa peace and security approaches and U.S. policy in Africa\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eKnowledge of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, or security fields\u0026nbsp;preferred;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExcellent\u0026nbsp;research,\u0026nbsp;writing,\u0026nbsp;and editing skills;\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 (desirable)\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.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\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
\u003cli\u003eCover letter\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eA brief writing sample demonstrating your research and writing ability.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003eFor questions about this position please email \u003ca href=\\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022 rel=\u0022noopener\u0022\\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.\u0026nbsp;\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:2021-05-10T21:54:01.361Z,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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