Program Officer USIP (Wash DC)

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Program Officer
Department: Governance, Law & Society
Requisition ID: 339549
Employment Status: FTT - Full-Time Term
FLSA Status: Exempt
City, State and/or Region Washington, DC

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The Organization

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, non-partisan, federally funded organization established and funded by the U.S. Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. USIP was founded in 1984 to:
Prevent, mitigate and resolve violent international conflict;
Provide analysis on the root causes of conflict;
Increase peacebuilding capacity, education, tools, and intellectual capital among practitioners and the American public.


The Program Officer will join the RESOLVE project team to help develop and lead a global network of researchers focused on advancing CVE policy and practice. This position reports to the Senior Program Officer who directs the RESOLVE research network.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Takes the lead role in developing and leading the advisory board for the RESOLVE research network (the Resource Group) with direction and oversight from the RESOLVE Director. This includes developing the strategic plan, goals, and objectives for the Resource Group, and recruiting its participants through outreach to relevant universities and research centers.
Works with the Resource Group to establish the parameters, scope and standards around research relevant to and supported by RESOLVE.
Works to identify innovative methodologies and effective learning tools relevant to research on violent extremism.
Contributes to the development of the RESOLVE knowledge platform.
Serves as a senior expert on research on violent extremism, with demonstrable knowledge of the field.
Helps develop and craft a suite of analytic products drawing from the RESOLVE research. Helps aggregate, synthesize and present the research conducted by the network to policy makers and practitioners.
Helps develop and implement a capacity building and mentoring program for the researchers in the RESOLVE network.
Helps 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 the RESOLVE network and related USIP initiatives.
Attends and participates in various conferences, events, and other programs to speak on behalf of the RESOLVE project and USIP on CVE related research.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in social science research, international relations or related field.
Five (5) or more years related experience in managing research programs and capacity building projects.
Knowledge of research methods, protocols and standards­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­.
Knowledge of domestic and international security policy on violent extremism, and demonstrated experience applying research to complex policy issues.
Overseas field experience, working in fragile environments or conflict zones.
Excellent written and oral communication, analytic and presentation skills.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume

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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, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted by Craig Zelizer on February 1, 2016 at 10:36pm in Job/Consulting Opportunities
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