US Civil Society Working Group Assistant

Women in International Security (WIIS) is seeking an assistant to work part-time (20 hours per week) supporting the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (U.S. CSWG) as it seeks to strengthen the engagement between civil society and the U.S. Government (USG) on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. The appointment is for one year.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supports the U.S. CSWG secretariat in maintaining communication channels between the WIIS, USIP, the US CSWG executive committee and U.S. CSWG member organizations.
  • Organizes membership and subcommittee meetings by working with the secretariat to develop agendas, track RSVPs and take meeting minutes.
  • Supports the implementation of grant activities, including roundtable discussions with USG and think tanks, and policy brief development.
  • Coordinates and serves as the point of contact for a large, international conference to mark the transition between administrations.
  • Manages the membership database and works closely with the membership subcommittee to onboard new member organizations.
  • Responds to questions regarding general membership procedures and standards.
  • Performs Other Duties as Assigned.
  • At a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, conflict resolution or similar field.
  • An academic interest in peacebuilding, security studies, and/or conflict resolution, and gender issues.
  • Experience organizing conferences, meetings and events preferred.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Demonstrated strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a complex environment; and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • View full announcement here: Civil Society Working Group Assistant
Deadline to Apply:
May 25, 2016

How to Apply:
Please send your resume, a writing sample (1-3 pages), as well as a cover letter to with “U.S. CSWG Assistant” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 25.
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