Prog Off, Intern'l Civil Society Action Network (Wash, DC)

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Application deadline is August 1st.

The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) is a DC-based non-profit organization whose mission is to support women’s civil society activism in promoting rights, peace and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition and closed political space. ICAN aims to support women’s efforts through bridging the divisions between activists and the policy community, elevating the voices and experiences of women activists, building skills, and ensuring the exchange of knowledge and resources. Our vision is a world founded on peace, equality and respect for pluralism.

The ICAN team seeks a highly motivated self-starter for the full-time position of Program Officer. The Program Officer is involved in nearly all of the organization’s innovative work, providing cross-cutting support at multiple levels. In particular, the Program Officer provides support to the Executive Director, Communications Director, and the Program Managers for the Better Peace Initiative and Transforming Extremisms program area. The Program Officer also provides basic office management support. Primary responsibilities are as follows:

Executive and Office Management Support
Manage Executive Director’s travel schedule and speaking engagements, assist with outward communications, and ensure materials preparation and distribution;
Manage the office including stocking materials, tracking printing and publications, answering the phone, filing expense reports, and opening mail;
Organizing board events and other internal meetings and events such as weekly team calls, and
Provide other administrative support as needed.

Program Support
Provide administrative and logistical support to the Better Peace Initiative and Transforming Extremisms programs;
Coordinate with ICAN staff and consultants in managing logistics and planning for events in Washington DC, New York, and internationally, including small workshops and a large annual 
conference; Contribute to the development of policy briefs and educational materials such as the Better Peace Tool; Oversee collation and editing of program staff contributions to grant proposals and reports for donors; and Conduct background research for programmatic development and publications.

Communications Support
Provide drafting and editing support to ICAN publications team; Manage the ICAN website, including posting latest articles, interviews and videos produced by ICAN; Manage ICAN’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) by posting about ICAN’s latest publications and responding to relevant posts from other accounts; Follow conversations (articles, publications, Twitter, etc.) on women, peace and security and the MENA/Asia region to share on social media and ICAN website; Attend relevant events in the DC area to increase ICAN’s visibility by live tweeting, participating in discussions, and networking; and Compile content for and distribute a bi-monthly newsletter.

Desired Qualifications:
Must have a permit to work in the US (ICAN cannot offer sponsorship); Must be self motivated, disciplined and flexible to suit a dynamic but non-traditional working environment; Graduate degree preferred in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, or other relevant field;
Knowledge of gender, women peace and security, and MENA/Asia studies; Strong inter-personal skills and respect for people with other cultures and backgrounds; Previous experience with WordPress, Office 360, and social media platforms; and Proficiency in Arabic, French or Spanish strongly preferred.

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