Program Assistant, MENA Regional Initiatives

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace around the world. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing and mitigating violent conflict.

We 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 https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

JOB BRIEF

The Program Assistant (PA), as part of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Center, joins the MENA Leadership and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Programs Teams, to provide day to day administrative and logistical support to the program and staff for the expansive country and regional portfolio, with a focus on study groups, events, and meetings. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Program Officer, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program, who will coordinate closely with the Director, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program, and the Vice President, MENA Center, and other colleagues across the portfolio, on the needs and tasking of the role.

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 7 - $49,000 - $50,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Programmatic and Administrative Support:

* Supports the day-to-day operations and administration for regionally focused programs, initiatives, and study groups.
* Supports the program-related research, writing and reporting as needed under the guidance of the Vice President.
* Support in developing, editing, and updating program informational items for internal USIP staff members and external guests.
* Ensures timely and accurate communication and coordination between individuals and organizations through regular communication.
* Assists in the communication of weekly convening of staff meetings, including communicating agendas, tracking next steps, decisions, and follow-up tasks.
* Assist in managing participant lists and related protocol.

Procurement, Finance and Travel Support:

* Arrange domestic and international travel and overnight accommodations for event participants and MENA staff as needed.
* Completes administrative travel processes for domestic and international travel.
* Process travel authorizations, advances, cash requests, vouchers, and reimbursements.
* Coordinate with the USIP Finance team to obligate and expend funds and track budgets.
* Assist in the development of budgets for events, vendor contracts, new concept notes or modifications, for review and approval by relevant team members.
* Provide data entry in the Financial Monitoring System (FMS) for requisitions pertaining to the I-P program, including vendor enrollment, new contract requests, contract management, deliverable monitoring, receipts, and invoice processing.
* Process vendor invoices and receipts for the I-P program field teams.
* Troubleshoot issues related to requisitions in FMS for the I-P program.

Tracking and Reporting:

* Maintain and regularly update program documents, files, email lists, and relevant databases.
* Support a range of partnership tracking and reporting functions.
* Assist in coordinating, collecting, and organizing the Weekly Reporting on Activities and Programs (WRAP) reports from all MENA teams, and prepare instructions on the WRAP process.
* Update the program databases, trackers, and documents to ensure documentation, lessons and impact are captured from MENA programs.
* Develop and maintain the MENA Center's contact list using Salesforce.
* Maintain electronic and written program-related files and documents.
* Collect and file program/project monitoring and evaluation reporting.

Event Coordination:

* Coordinates all logistical and promotional arrangements for program events, including reserving rooms, developing informational descriptions and event invitations, monitoring RSVPs, ordering food and supplies, arranging room set-up, and serving as the main point-of-contact for attendees.
* Ensure that events are planned and executed according to set timelines, standards, USIP policies, and procedures.
* Coordinate logistics, maintain event budgets and serve as the focal point and liaison between the MENA team and other USIP departments.
* Schedule and coordinate internal meetings, program-related meetings, events, and activities.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

* A bachelor's degree in international relations, business administration or a related field is required.
* One (1) or more years of related experience required.
* English proficiency required; Arabic proficiency preferred.
* Strong communication, writing and editing skills, experience blog-writing a plus.
* Advanced use of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Outlook and Excel, experience with Salesforce and event planning tools preferred.
* Demonstrated experience supporting virtual and in-person events, conferences, meetings.
* Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
* Highly motivated individual who is a self-starter with a great attention to detail.
* Knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa region and Israeli-Palestinian conflict preferred.
* Experience supporting program management in coordination with teams based abroad.
* Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in person, adhere to protocol and coordinate the input and priorities of multiple players.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements.

2. Cover letter

3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

Program Officer, Central Africa and Sahel

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace worldwide. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world. Together we tackle the most challenging problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you .

JOB BRIEF

The Africa Center seeks a mid-career professional who will support the Africa Center's mission and programs with a focus on Central Africa, the Sahel, and other regional or country programs as needed. The Program Officer (PO) will be responsible for supporting and overseeing the Central Africa and Sahel portfolios, including administrative, reporting, and operational needs. The PO will also work closely with field-based and HQ-based USIP staff. The position will be based in Washington DC but will include regular travel to project countries. The PO will report to the Senior Program Officer (SPO).

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 12 - $87,000 - $90,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Development and Planning:

  • Take the lead on the day-to-day management of select USIP programs in Central Africa and the Sahel, including designing, managing, evaluating activities and events, and meeting reporting requirements.
  • Provide oversight and technical support to USIP partners in the field. May supervise field staff or contractors.
  • Support the SPO in developing overall program direction and strategy.
  • Contribute to designing programs and identifying resources to support them by drafting work plans, concept notes, and proposals.

Financial Management:

  • Serve as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) and monitor contracts of different sizes and scope, maintaining records, including copies of all contract deliverables, and reviewing reports and deliverables as needed.
  • Maintain project work plans, manage contracts, and oversee budgets to ensure smooth implementation of programs.
  • Manages the program budget to ensure that the program is operating within its budget limitations in order to meet its goals and objectives.
  • In coordination with SPO, pursues external funding for project initiatives.

Events and Public Outreach:

  • Design and execute public or invitation-only events to further program objectives.
  • Draft or supervise the drafting of program materials, communications, and other documents.
  • Serve as a resource internally and externally on Central African Republic, Chad, and other countries in the region. Represent the project and USIP at external meetings and by speaking at public events.
  • The PO will build relevant relationships with stakeholders in DC, in multilateral institutions, and in program countries.
  • Cultivates contacts with subject matter experts and a wide variety of external organizations to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
  • May represent USIP to the media.

Program Management:

  • Supervises Central Africa and Sahel regionally based staff and consultants.
  • Manages reporting and updates for IAA funds for Central Africa and the Sahel portfolio.
  • Convenes the Central Africa and Sahel working group meetings to update colleagues on political and conflict developments, coordinate activities and share information.
  • Serves as the focal point and liaison with all activities and projects conducted by ACT or other USIP centers in Central Africa and Sahel.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree with six (6) years of experience in the field of peacebuilding and conflict management, including some field experience required.
  • A Master's degree with four (4) years of experience in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Previous field-based experience in conflict settings is preferred.
  • Experience implementing adaptive programs in highly complex and dynamic environments.
  • Must have strong project management skills and experience managing complex projects.
  • Must have the ability to design and manage budgets.
  • Must have strong collaboration skills; must have the ability to coordinate the input and priorities of multiple players.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Following the Federal mandate, USIP will require USIP employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated (with the exception of religious and health exemptions). The vaccine mandate applies to employees and contractors with building access regardless of telework or remote status.

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire, and salary requirements.
2. Cover letter
3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

Business Development Officer

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace worldwide. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We 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 https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you .

JOB BRIEF

The Business Development Officer (BDO) will scale up USIP's online-learning initiative (the Global Campus) by leading the business development, partnership development, award management, and marketing efforts. A successful candidate will have substantial funder-relations experience and pre-existing networks and contacts with relevant audiences. The BDO will craft creative proposal writing strategies and have a deep understanding of funder requirements, agreement policies, regulations, procedures, financial reporting, and funder-relationship management systems. The BDO will also bring strategic-communications experience and expertise to strengthen outreach and marketing efforts as well as internal reporting to stakeholders and USIP senior leadership.

This position is based in Washington, DC, and reports to the Director of the Global Campus. USIP's Global Campus produces online courses, podcasts, and other virtual training for a large and growing global audience. The Global Campus is part of the Center for Applied Conflict Transformation, which serves as the hub of the Institute's thematic expertise for governments, NGOs, and individuals seeking to prevent mitigate, and resolve violent conflict worldwide.

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 13 - $106,000 - $110,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Business Development :

  • In collaboration with the Global Campus Director and USIP's finance office, design, lead and implement a new fundraising effort to pay for course fees and other participation costs.
  • Develop, manage and grow a comprehensive and diverse portfolio of fundraising initiatives.
  • Hire, train, and supervise support staff as required.
  • Research, identify, solicit, and steward new corporate, foundation and individual partners in the area of online learning.
  • Build relationships with potential funders and manage a database of funding opportunities and sources.
  • Leads in writing coherent, organized, and compelling proposals.
  • Lead all aspects of proposals as it relates to securing funding for fees and course participation costs.
  • Track and analyze opportunities and make recommendations to improve performance and compliance as needed.
  • Track, review and ensure accuracy and compliance with timely and accurate financial reporting requirements.
  • Compose routine correspondence with existing and prospective funders, including acknowledgements and letters of inquiry.
  • Manages relationships with key external partners regarding research and projects coordination and execution.

Communications and Outreach:

  • Oversee and conduct business development, partnership development, and marketing efforts to expand awareness of the Global Campus' courses, podcasts, and training events.
  • Leads the writing of strategic communications and reports for stakeholders and USIP senior leadership.
  • Provides advice and communication information to the Global Campus team on external communications activities.
  • Develops key messages and communications materials appropriate for different target audiences.
  • Build strategic partnerships and cultivates contacts with subject matter experts and a wide variety of external organizations to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
  • Develops and implements new means to expand Global Campus' outreach to appropriate audiences (foundations, corporations, individuals, and other appropriate audience) across the country, including strategic and targeted outreach plans based on institutional priorities, and including work with partner organizations and networks.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree with seven (7) years of experience in business development, project management, financial management, accounting and/or related field required. Master's Degree with five (5) years of similar experience is preferred.
  • Excellent project-management skills with a focus on contract writing as well as marketing and outreach.
  • Advanced knowledge of the philanthropic community (foundation, corporate and individual) at both the U.S. and international levels. Understanding of donor/stakeholder stewardship and prospect relationship management.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging the philanthropic community and securing funding.
  • Ability to present contract-related issues and matters to subordinates, superiors, and colleagues.
  • Advanced skill level in online databases and funding opportunity systems.
  • Excellent research and writing ability; strong organizational skills; and ability to work independently and yet collegially.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of teams and partners.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Following the Federal mandate, USIP will require USIP employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated (with the exception of religious and health exemptions). The vaccine mandate applies to employees and contractors with building access regardless of telework or remote status.

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire, and salary requirements.
2. Cover letter
3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

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Request for Proposal: Writer, Senior Study Group on Littoral West Africa

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Request for Proposal

United States Institute of Peace

Writer, Senior Study Group on Littoral West Africa

United States, West Africa Program

Release Date: January 21, 2022

RFP Due Date: 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time on February 4, 2022

Refer Questions to:

Submit Proposals to:

West Africa Program Staff

West Africa Program Staff

africa@usip.org

africa@usip.org

Any inquiries should be submitted no later than 5 pm EDT on January 28. No inquiries will be accepted after the specified time and date. Pertinent responses will be made available to all offerors by e-mail on or before January 30.

The response must be submitted by the time and date listed above to be considered.

Proposal Submission Requirements:

Any proposal that does not contain all items listed in the Submission Requirements section below may be considered nonresponsive. For detail including corresponding evaluation criteria, please see the "Evaluation Criteria and Submission Requirements" section below:

* Technical proposal (maximum 4 pages)
* CVs
* Cost proposal
* Certification Page

Introduction and Background

USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for the U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. For more information, please visit http://www.usip.org.

In 2022, USIP will convene a senior-level bi-partisan study group as a basis for developing new strategic approaches for peacebuilding in the coastal West African region. Through the senior study group, USIP will offer new insights into the complex political and socioeconomic vulnerabilities reshaping dynamics in the region and will generate recommendations for ways the U.S. government and key stakeholders in the region can leverage inclusive economic growth to prevent and mitigate the growing threats of violent extremism and authoritarianism.

Based on analytic needs identified by the senior study group, USIP will organize a series of expert-level working group discussions on specific sub-topics taking place within the region. The analysts, scholars, and senior officials engaged in the working group will be drawn from U.S. think tanks, the U.S. diplomatic corps, and relevant institutions in West Africa.

The senior study group will focus on five coastal countries including Benin, Ghana, Togo, Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea in line with the U.S. Government's regional classification for Littoral West Africa. Experts and scholars from USIP and other institutions in the United States and the Littoral West Africa region may provide briefings to the senior study group as a basis for debate.

Ultimately, the senior study group will develop and present a report targeted to the U.S. Congress and the Administration. The report will be released publicly and will outline recommendations for a strategic re-framing of U.S. policy and practices for conflict prevention and peacebuilding in Littoral West Africa. It is expected that the study group will convene over a 6-month period.

Purpose of the RFP

USIP is seeking a writer for the new Senior Study Group on Littoral West Africa to serve as the person responsible for keeping written records of all discussions of the senior study group and performing administrative duties associated with those meetings. As is described below, the selected offeror will work at the direction of USIP's Director for West Africa and Senior Visiting Advisor for West Africa, who will both oversee the operations of the senior study group. The Senior Visiting Advisor for West Africa will serve as the direct supervisor for this position. Ideally for the position, the selected offeror will have at least 7 years of administrative experience and excellent English writing and speaking skills. The French language is a plus. Familiarity with the region and knowledge of the issues the senior study group will focus on are also a plus.

Scope of Work

The Writer for the Senior Study Group on Littoral West Africa will be responsible for keeping written records of all discussions of the study group, recording attendance at meetings, preparing talking points, taking the lead in drafting the final report under the supervision of the Senior Visiting Advisor for West Africa, and working with other team members to incorporate edits from the senior study group members and USIP staff.

The final report will be a minimum of 10-pages long and have U.S. government officials as the primary audience. The study group itself will consist of current and/or former officials from the U.S and West Africa, including Ambassadors, high-ranking individuals, leaders of civil society, and respected academics.

More specifically, the Writer will:

* Coordinate closely with the West Africa team to ensure he/she attends all meetings.
* Responsible for logistical planning related to enhancing his/her ability to prepare useful notes.
* Work with the Senior Visiting Advisor for West Africa to develop meeting agendas and frame key questions for discussions.
* Prepare meeting notes and talking points.
* Fact-check data collected and carry out research on specific themes discussed during the study group meetings
* Write and distribute meeting notes after every convening of the senior study group.
* Propose an outline for the final comprehensive report, including determining the clearest and most logical way to present the information for the intended audience. Serve as lead writer for the report itself, receiving and incorporating comments and edits from SSG members and USIP staff.
* Support the drafting a short article for the USIP website on key recommendations from the report. Review USIP's West Africa draft strategy and provide edits based on the recommendations made by the senior study group

Tentative Timeline

Deliverable

Estimated Due Date

Monthly Progress Reports, including a summary of key meetings and activities and outcomes

Monthly

Draft Study Report Submitted

March 30, 2022

Review and Input to USIP's Littoral West Africa Strategy

April 15, 2022

Final Study Report Draft

July 31, 2022

Level of effort: 6 months part-time (20 hours/month)

Expected Type of Contract: Labor Hour

Submission Requirements

To be considered under this RFP, please submit the following:

Technical/Narrative Proposal (no more than four [4] pages)

The narrative proposal should include the following sections:

Motivations: Summarize the offeror's motivations for applying, including their interest in Littoral West Africa and U.S. Foreign policy in the region.

Past Experience: Describe at least two projects of similar scope and complexity-including a focus on strategy development, multi-stakeholder engagement, and coordination-the offeror has worked on previously. Provide a point of contact with a telephone number and email address for each of the described projects. Also, include whether the offeror and/or essential personnel have received funding from USIP in the past and if so, include a short description of the project, the name of the USIP main point of contact, and the grant or contract number, as applicable.

Overall Approach and Methodology: Based on the information provided, describe the proposed approach to administering the coordination of the senior study group and drafting the minutes and reports. The approach should include a list of potential key stakeholders, proposed timeline, and other project design considerations. As noted above, the final methodology will be developed in consultation with USIP.

Curriculum Vitae

Please provide a CV of no more than three pages. CVs will not count toward the maximum number pages of the technical proposal

Cost Proposal

The cost proposal shall include a detailed budget, including daily or hourly rates. Budget must be in US dollars and in a spreadsheet format (e.g., Excel).

USIP allows organizations to include up to 12% indirect cost recovery on total direct costs for contracts.

Certification Page

Complete and sign the Certification Page below and submit with the proposal.

Selection Process

Proposed Schedule

January 21, 2022

RFP issued

January 28, 2022

Inquiries are due no later than 5 pm EDT.

January 30, 2022

Pertinent responses will be made available to all offerors by e-mail.

February 4, 2022

Proposals are due no later than 5 pm EDT. Late submissions may not be accepted.

February 10, 2022

Notification to the selected offeror

February 24, 2022

Estimated project commencement date

The USIP Selection Committee will review all proposals received on time using the selection criteria established in this RFP based on the best value offered to USIP. The Selection Committee reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, to award multiple contracts, and/or to enter into negotiations with any party, in the best interests of the Institute. The Institute may cancel this RFP at any time prior to contract award.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated as follows. For more detail on each submission requirement, see the Submission Requirements section of this RFP.

Evaluation criteria

Corresponding Submission Requirement

Weight

Motivations

Technical Proposal

10%

Past Experience

Technical Proposal

CV

References

50%

Overall Approach and Methodology

Technical Proposal

10%

Total Cost

Cost Proposal

30%

General Instructions and Terms

* Complete proposals must be submitted by email to Africa@usip.org by 5pm EDT on February 4, 2022.
* The Institute is not liable for any costs incurred by offerors prior to issuance of an executed contract with the Institute.
* Submissions must be typed and submitted electronically and must include all submission requirements outlined in the Submission of Requirements section of this RFP. No changes or corrections to a response will be allowed after the deadline.
* All submissions should be in English and US dollars.
* Any questions concerning this RFP should be directed to West Africa Program Staff at Africa@usip.org. No inquiries will be accepted after January 28, 2022 at 5pm EDT. Pertinent responses will be made available to all offerors by email on or before January 30, 2022.
* Any proposal not addressing all RPF requirements may be considered non-responsive. Late proposals may be rejected as non-responsive.
* This RFP is not an offer to enter into an agreement with any party, but rather a request to receive proposals from offerors (organizations or persons) interested in providing the services outlined herein. Such proposals shall be considered and treated by USIP as offers to enter into a contract.
* USIP shall not be obligated for the payment of any sums whatsoever to any recipient of this RFP until and unless a written contract between the parties is executed.
* Unless stated otherwise within this RFP, the selected Contractor shall be responsible for providing all equipment and/or supplies required to perform the services.
* The selected Contractor shall not discriminate against any person in accordance with Federal, state, or local law.
* The submission of any materials to USIP in response to this RFP will constitute (i) a representation that the Offeror owns or has unrestricted license to use and license such materials and all intellectual property expressed therein; and (ii) the grant of a non-exclusive license to USIP to use such materials and intellectual property for any purpose, including specifically the evaluation, negotiation, and documentation of a contract with any party.
* Offeror will commit to adhering to the attached USIP Terms & Conditions, else risk removal from consideration. Exceptions to these terms must be clearly outlined in an annex to the Technical Proposal.

Certification Page

(Please submit with the proposal)

The Offeror certifies that: (1) Prices in the offer have been arrived at independently without consultation, communication, or agreement with any other competitor; (2) Prices in the offer have not been and will not be knowingly disclosed by the offeror, directly or indirectly, to any other competitor before bid opening or contract award unless otherwise required by law; and (3) No attempt has been made or will be made by the offeror to induce any other competitor to/not to submit an offer for the purpose of restricting competition.

On Behalf of Offeror:

Name of Organization or Independent Contractor

Signature of Authorized Official

Printed Name of Authorized Official

Title

Date

USIP's terms and conditions will be sent to applicants

Research Assistant, Congressional Relations

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace worldwide. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world. Together we tackle the most challenging problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

JOB BRIEF

The United States Institute of Peace seeks a Research Assistant to provide research and writing support to the Congressional Relations program. Applicants must be organized, analytical, attentive to detail, excellent communicators, and able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment.

Pay: Starting at $15.20- 16.00 per hour

Work Schedule: An average of 20 hours per week; up to 40 hours when school is not in session.

Work Location: This position is based at USIP's Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Expected Project Dates: January 2022 - August 2022

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Supports and conducts research and writing and develops documents related to the Congressional Relations program.
* Provides support for virtual and in-person (when possible) events
* Assist in administrative tasks, such as supporting event logistics and taking notes during meetings and events.
* Analyze data using various statistical methods, and write reports to summarize data and the implications of the results

QUALIFICATIONS

* Current B.A, M.A or Ph.D. student studying international relations, conflict resolution, political science, economics, or a related field.
* Familiarity with international NGOs and international development and security issues.
* Demonstrates good organizational skills, can plan and prioritize own work and work of internal stakeholders.
* Strong writing, editing, and research skills, including qualitative methods.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills.
* Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Must be a quick learner, well-organized, and attentive to detail.
* Must be able to multi-task and work under deadlines in a dynamic environment.

USIP's Research Assistant program is administered through the Consortium of Universities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Any full-time university student is eligible for these openings.

Following the Federal mandate, USIP will require USIP employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated (with the exception of religious and health exemptions). The vaccine mandate applies to employees and contractors with building access regardless of telework or remote status.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

* Cover letter
* Resume
* A brief writing sample demonstrating your research and writing ability

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

Program Specialist, Middle East and North Africa

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace around the world. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing and mitigating violent conflict.

We 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 https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

JOB BRIEF

Provides analysis, research and administrative support for the "Agents, Actors and Ideas of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa" program. Writes original articles for two Middle East websites, The Iran Primer and The Islamists, and solicits and edits new articles from outside experts. Conducts research on Iran and Islamist movements and the Middle East. Maintains program database and manages social media accounts. Plans and executes events on both Iran and Islamists. Supports budget and contract management activities. Provides day-to-day administrative support for the program.

For Consideration applicants must submit two or more writing samples that have not been edited by others.

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 10 - $66,000 - $68,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program and Administrative Support:

* Generate content for two Middle East websites - "The Iran Primer" and "The Islamists" -- including drafting original pieces for publication on a weekly basis.

* Solicit contributions, conduct interviews and edit content for both websites.
* Manage and load content on both websites. Be innovative in updating web design.
* Monitor current events closely in Iran and the Arab World.
* Write newsletters for The Iran Primer and monthly newsletters for The Islamists.
* Publicize the websites, work with other publications to reprint articles from both sites and increase their reach to new audiences.
* Track and analyze website and social media analytics and develop strategies to increase traffic.
* Conduct research on relevant topics for both sites and the senior fellow.
* Provides programmatic and administrative support to the program and the Middle East and North Africa Center.
* Complete special assignments as needed.

Procurement, Finance, Budget and Travel Support:

* Maintain contract management and execution processes (e.g., requisitions, invoice and expense processing, and payment monitoring).
* Generate routine budget and financial reports to help monitor program budget.
* Help reconcile the budget of program by inputting transactions correctly, obligating funds, processing travel vouchers and reimbursements, and tracking the budget using financial software.
* Provide contract management support activities, including drafting the initial contract proposal language, completing the USIP contract template, processing invoices, and monitoring payment of contractor services.
* Complete administrative travel processes for domestic and international travel (e.g., travel authorizations, advances, cash request, vouchers and reimbursements).

Event Planning:

* Coordinate all logistical arrangements for program events, including reserving rooms, developing invitations, monitoring RSVPs, ordering food and supplies, arranging room set-up, and serving as the main point-of-contact for attendees.
* Develop promotional and informative descriptions of events for internal USIP staff members and external guests.
* Coordinate domestic and international travel and overnight accommodations for event participants.

Performs Other Duties as Assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree with four (4) years of experience in international relations, conflict management or related field is required. A major in Middle East studies preferred.
* Master's degree with two (2) or more years related experience is preferred.
* Two (2) of more years of business or administrative experience to become familiar with general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of major office activities required.
* Strong working knowledge of the Middle East required, with demonstrated enthusiasm for subject matter. Knowledge of the full cast of characters in the region.
* Excellent writing and editing skills are required. Experience preferred.
* Knowledge of Arabic or Persian is preferred.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent organizational skills; flexibility; strong detail orientation.
* Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
* Experience organizing conferences and meetings, making domestic and international travel arrangements preferred.
* Familiarity with standard office software, Lexis-Nexis, and online content management programs required; knowledge of HTML preferred. Work with fellow on Microsoft Cloud transfers and knowledge management.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements.

2. Cover letter

3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

Congressional Relations Specialist

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace around the world. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We 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 https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

JOB BRIEF

The Congressional Relations Specialist executes the congressional relations strategy. The Congressional Relations Specialist provides critical operational support and leads in strategic data management to improve and amplify engagement with Congress. The Congressional Relations Specialist has strong networks and contacts, excellent organizational and time management skills, and exercises good judgment and initiative. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director of Congressional Relations.

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 12 - $87,000 - $90,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Takes a lead role in assisting the Director of Congressional Relations in the execution of strategic communications with Congress.
* Manages, develops and builds working relationships with congressional staff who work for Members of Congress and congressional committees.
* Takes a lead role in researching, developing, and disseminating informational materials to Congress about USIP.
* Serves as a point of contact for congressional inquiries and assists in the development of responses in a timely and professional manner.
* Analyzes USIP's work and assesses developments in Congress to identify and disseminate USIP work products that align with issues of interest to relevant committees, congressional staff, and members of Congress.
* Drafts program-related writing that includes letters, biographies, talking points, and invitations to Members of Congress and congressional staff.
* Takes a lead role in researching and developing briefing materials for USIP experts in preparation for testimonies, briefings, and meetings with Members of Congress and congressional staff.
* Provides knowledge of USIP's products and on-going work to explain USIP to congressional staff.
* Regularly monitors and reports on legislative activity in Congress that is relevant to USIP.
* Tracks relevant committee hearings, analyzes legislation, monitors Senate and House chamber floor activity, and follows specific issues of interest to Members of Congress related to USIP.
* Manages an integrated system to track and report on USIP's congressional engagement and efficiently synthesizes and converts database information into operational and relationship building opportunities for USIP on Capitol Hill.
* Compiles USIP's congressional outreach data for quarterly Board Reports and quarterly reporting to the Policy, Learning and Evaluation unit.
* Manages planning and logistical arrangements for Congressional events at USIP and on Capitol Hill and serves as a point of contact.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelors' degree in a related field is required.
* A minimum of six (6) years of legislative experience working on Capitol Hill or in organizations seeking to influence Congress is required.
* Possess strong critical thinking skills and knowledge of the legislative processes of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
* Must be able to write clearly in concise prose under tight deadlines on a wide range of technical and complex subjects.
* Must be able to absorb large amounts of information on fast-changing issues related to USIP's mission.
* Requires excellent oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly and succinctly convey technical information and maintain close working relationships with congressional staff and USIP personnel.
* Proficiency in data and customer relationship management systems, ideally Salesforce and Quorum, and ability to produce concise, consolidated information is required.
* Expertise in U.S. foreign assistance legislation and U.S. national security policymaking preferred.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire, and salary requirements.

2. Cover letter

3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

Program Manager, Regional and Horn of Africa Initiatives

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace worldwide. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world. Together we tackle the most challenging problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

JOB BRIEF

The Program Manager (PM) is a key member of the Africa Center's regional and Horn of Africa programming. The role will be responsible for overseeing program progress towards objectives and the calendar of program activities, ensuring that they are implemented on schedule, overseeing procurement, reporting, and financial management activities, and leading on operations, compliance, and human resources management. The position will supervise HQ and regionally based staff in close coordination with the Director, Africa Programs. This position is based in Washington, DC, and reports to the Director, Africa Programs and requires limited travel to the region.

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 12 - $87,000 - $90,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Coordination and Planning:

* Coordinating, in consultation with the Director, Africa Programs, the prioritization and implementation of the Horn of Africa and regional programming.
* Maintaining the overall program calendar and coordinating different work streams with the in-country team and Washington-based initiatives.
* Determining and establishing, in consultation with the Director, Africa Programs, weekly, quarterly and annual milestones, and work plans.
* Ensuring that all program activities are implemented within program timelines in a manner that meets program standards and objectives.
* Maintaining communication and collaboration with relevant USIP departments/divisions/teams and within the regional initiatives and Horn of Africa programming teams.

Field Operations and Finances:

* Providing start-up support and setting up operations for possible implementation in Ethiopia and for regional programming, including legal status for operations, selection of office space, mechanisms for the safe disbursement of funds, and overseas safety and security.
* Lead on operations for the Horn of Africa and regional programming initiatives, including setting up financial monitoring systems and tools and training staff on procurement, contracts, and financial reporting.
* Serve as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR), maintain contract administration records, including copies of all contract deliverables, and review and accept reports and deliverables to confirm the Contractor is meeting the terms and conditions under the contract.
* Oversight, compliance and reporting function, trouble-shooting operational roadblocks.

Human Resources Management:

* Direct supervision of an HQ-based program assistant, as well as possible regionally-based staff.
* Acting as chief of staff for possible future country-based staff through tracking human resources indicators, developing the staff performance evaluation framework, and overseeing recruitment and hiring for all positions.
* Setting standards for adaptive management and leadership among a diverse team.

Management and Representation:

* Coordinating the identification, preparation, and submission process of all Horn of Africa and regional programming initiatives requiring final management decision by the Director, Africa Programs.
* In collaboration with the Director, Africa Programs, support monitoring, evaluation, learning, and knowledge management for the program.
* Coordinating the Horn of Africa team efforts to generate an optimal representation of the Horn of Africa and regional programming initiatives in internal and external events, and to disseminate strategic information about USIP's programs and research findings.
* Making limited overseas trips to observe and support programs, to train, onboard, or coach staff and partners, and to meet with stakeholders and partner organizations.

Performing other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in international relations or related field.
* A minimum of six (6) years' in program management, coordination, human resources management, business administration, oversight, or compliance, preferably with field implementation experience in a post-conflict setting.
* Track record of working in countries with complex environments, integrated policy and program activities, and in programs of comparable size to the regional and Horn of Africa program initiatives.
* Proven supervisory experience, including managing staff in remote locations and monitoring performance in a cross-cultural setting.
* Demonstrated project design, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation skills.
* Strong interest and experience with innovative and adaptive programming.
* Excellent communication skills, including the ability to mobilize peers, and write effectively in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences.
* Additional language skills (Arabic, French, or other language) a plus.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Following the Federal mandate, USIP will require USIP employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated (with the exception of religious and health exemptions). The vaccine mandate applies to employees and contractors with building access regardless of telework or remote status.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements.

2. Cover letter

3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

Program Officer, Curriculum and Training Design

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace around the world. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We 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 https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you .

JOB BRIEF

The Program Officer will lead the curriculum development efforts for the Border Security Training Program (BSTP) and other training programs for the Curriculum and Training Design (CTD) team. The qualified candidate will have substantial experience developing training curricula, a solid foundation in learning theory and using participant-centered approaches, and significant experience facilitating training.

This position is based in Washington, DC, and reports to the program lead for the Internal Trainer Development (ITD) program on the CTD team. The CTD Team creates and implements rigorous and sustainable transformative learning processes that strengthen the capacity of individual and institutional partners to build peaceful, just and equitable societies. CTD is part of the Applied Conflict Transformation Center, which serves as the hub of the Institute's common resources for governments, organizations, and individuals seeking to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict worldwide.

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 13 - $103,000 - $107,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Contractor offers are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Development and Planning :

Border Security Training Program (BSTP)

  • Takes a lead role, in close collaboration with the BSTP Training Lead and curriculum developers, in ongoing and iterative curriculum development and materials design and standardization for new projects.
  • Lead trainer in delivering in-country BSTP training, including piloting new curricula, executing training and training-of-trainers programs, and serving as a resource for the mentoring and coaching of trainers on new curricula.
  • Takes the lead role in developing, after-action reports and project progress reports, in close collaboration with BSTP project managers.
  • Maintains communication and collaboration efforts with relevant USIP centers and within CTD.

CTD Team:

  • Contributes to the Curriculum Guidance Group to support USIP teams in developing and revising training curricula.
  • Takes a lead role in coordinating with program and training leads to design new training curricula for CTD programs.
  • Works closely with the CTD team to develop and revise content for CTD's existing training curricula.
  • Oversees the development of concept notes and/or proposals for potential inter-agency agreements to support and expand the portfolio of the CTD team.
  • Delivers and supports CTD training programs in-country.
  • Stays up to date on new research, policy, and practice on training pedagogy.

Public Outreach:

  • Builds strategic partnerships and cultivates contacts with subject matter experts and a wide variety of external organizations to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
  • Attends and participates in various conferences, events, and other programs to speak on behalf of USIP on a specific subject matter area of expertise.
  • Takes a lead role in responding to the public or media regarding specific program areas.
  • Provides regulatory briefings to governmental or other organizations on key subject matter areas.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in education, pedagogy, curriculum, and instruction, or related field required.
  • Four (4) plus years of experience in the design and delivery of education and/or training programs.
  • Experience developing curricula for training programs.
  • Experience implementing training programs.
  • Experience facilitating training-of-trainers programs and mentoring/coaching participants in the delivery of training.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the peacebuilding field is a plus.
  • Excellent research and writing ability; strong organizational skills; and ability to work independently and yet collegially.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of teams and partners.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:


1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire, and salary requirements.
2. Cover letter
3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

Latin America Human Security Expert

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
Who We Are

Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people's shared values and commitment to peace around the world. We know that Peace is Security - it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We 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 https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you.

JOB BRIEF

The Latin America Human Security Expert will provide technical support for USIP's security and security sector governance and reform (SSG/R) efforts, with a strong emphasis on enhancing the Institute's programmatic efforts on SSG/R in Latin America. Requests for technical support may cover concrete technical questions pertaining to citizen security; culture of lawfulness/rule of law; justice sector and police reform; border security and management; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration; anti-corruption strategies; organized crime; gang violence; and financial sustainability of security sector reforms. In addition to technical support, USIP is seeking creative new ideas for security programming, especially in Northern Central America.

The Latin America Human Security Expert will be assisting headquarters and field-based colleagues and/or other USIP partners on the design, development, planning, and/or implementation of high-quality strategic plans, programs, and projects, as well as ensuring that the programs under his/her responsibility are implemented to a high standard. She/he will be responsible for making sure that the Institute's programs, projects, and other initiatives are aligned with and contribute to USIP's vision and strategy on SSG/R and with the strategy of the Latin America Program at the Institute. She/he will also be responsible for the financial management and public outreach for programs she/he undertakes in a responsible and effective way. The Latin America Human Security Expert reports to USIP's Security Governance Advisor and coordinates closely with USIP's SSG/R thematic team and her/his relevant counterpart(s) in USIP's Latin America Program.

This is a contractor position based at USIP's headquarters.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Field-oriented technical and programmatic support:

* Takes the lead role in coordinating and providing technical advice to USIP's programs and projects aimed at improving human security, with an emphasis on Latin America. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: advising on program design and implementation; providing field support, upon request from USIP's Latin America Program, or colleagues across USIP and the USG. This position requires extensive technical practical expertise in one or more subject matter areas to include: citizen security; community resilience and violence reduction programming; culture of lawfulness/rule of law/justice sector reform programming; police reform; anti-corruption efforts; organized crime; and gang violence.
* Provides advice and counsel to USIP partner organizations;
* Conducts and/or oversees research and the development of technical publications, training courses, lectures, workshops, and educational programs and materials;
* Reviews, comments and contributes to reports, proposals, and other relevant submissions.
* Makes overseas trips to support programs and projects and meets with key stakeholders.

Support for SSG/R Hub:

* Supports USIP's Security Governance Advisor in efforts to enhance USIP's partnerships on human security in Washington DC or abroad, including by elevating the Institute's position as a trusted and reliable U.S. government partner on human security.
* Supports institutional efforts to build strategic partnerships and cultivates contacts with subject matter experts and a wide variety of external organizations to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
* Convenes relevant thematic experts and partners, and makes public presentations at conferences and workshops;
* Attends and participates in relevant conferences, events, and other programs to speak on behalf of USIP on issues relating to human security, with an emphasis on security sector governance and reform, and other subjects pertinent to the portfolio.
* Provides regular briefings to governmental or other organizations on key SSG/R thematic matter areas.
* Drafts periodic blogs and/or analyses pieces related to human security and SSG/R more broadly.

Financial Management:

* Implements key portions of the program budget, related to the functions of the position, to ensure that the program is operating optimally within its budget limitations in order to meet its goals and objectives.
* Pursues external funding for project initiatives.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

* A minimum of 10 years of professional experience is required. Candidates with twelve (12) to fifteen (15) years (or more) of concrete, field-based, technical SSG/R support in conflict-affected environments have an advantage; and of these, at least five (5) years programmatic experience in justice and/or security sector reform within a governmental agency, multilateral organization, non-governmental organization, security-related technical centers or institutes.
* J.D. or Master's degree in international relations, criminal justice or related field is desirable, as is a law enforcement background.
* Extensive SSG/R field experience in Latin America is required, and specific experience in Central America is strongly desired.
* Extensive experience working on citizen security and community resilience is an advantage along with an entrepreneurial mindset, i.e. a willingness to experiment and adapt to difficult political conditions.
* Fluency in Spanish is required.
* Strong writing skills in both English and Spanish.
* Strong partnership-building and coordination skills.
* Some experience with training programs, preferably in security sector governance and reform.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Following the Federal mandate, USIP will require USIP employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated (with the exception of religious and health exemptions). The vaccine mandate applies to employees and contractors with building access regardless of telework or remote status.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:

1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire, and salary requirements.

2. Cover letter

3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It 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.

System Administrator

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

Research Analyst, North Africa Team

United States Institute of Peace
Remote or Washington, DC

Senior Program Officer, Office of Strategic Stability and Security

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

Research Analyst, North Africa Team

United States Institute of Peace
Remote or Washington, DC

Deputy Director, Congressional Relations

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

Program Specialist, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC

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