Program Specialist/Inclusive Peace Processes

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 26

Position description

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 were chartered in 1984 as 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.



The INPROL Coordinator will provide coordination and administrative support for activities related to the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL). S/he will be responsible to coordinate INPROL’s activities under relevant inter agency agreements. S/he will also coordinate INPROL’s transition into a new online platform for practitioner use in the future.  The INPROL Coordinator reports to the Director for Rule of Law, Justice and Security in ACT/GPI.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Program Planning Support:

  • Manage INPROL activities at a global level, tracking progress towards and ensuring completion of deliverables.  ·         Coordinate implementation of Afghanistan INPROL activities with the Asia Center Afghanistan team and USIP Kabul Office (KBO) rule of law staff.
  • Lead regular meetings with Kabul based colleagues and confer with USIP’s Afghanistan team as needed to support Afghanistan project implementation.·         
  • With support from the Kabul office, lead the quarterly reporting process, collecting and organizing data and updates and drafting necessary documentation.·        
  • Coordinate with the Kabul office to track regular collection of data for Monitoring and Evaluation (for both donor-defined and internal/ACT indicators).·        
  • Work with the Kabul office to form a coherent, documented strategy for fostering network sustainability in Afghanistan.

Budget & Contract Management:

  • Develop and monitor program budgets, tracking expenditure and adjusting as necessary.
  • Support procurement work for the INPROL project, preparing contract requests, communicating with vendors, and briefing contract COTRs on expected vendor deliverables.
  • Assist with finance tasks, including invoicing and the generation of receipts. Serve as PoC for vendors if there are issues with processing payments.
  • Make domestic and international travel arrangements for staff.

 INPROL Specific Duties:

  • Facilitate INPROL’s Rule of Law and Police Forums in partnership with USIP colleagues and/or external contractors, securing technical support as needed. Promote interaction amongst international and Afghanistan based INPROL-members using these online spaces in coordination with the Afghanistan team.
  • Support KBO-based updating of the Afghanistan country page, assisting team members with generating and structuring content that meets website users’ needs and providing support with editing.
  • Support KBO-based teammates in creating a strategy for the regular updating of the Afghanistan Digital Library. Draft a policy to standardize entry of resources that exist in multiple languages, and assist generating new entries.
  • Identify and share relevant news, tools, case studies, and jobs for the Afghanistan network.
  • Partner with the Kabul office to develop blogs, podcasts, one-pagers, or other resources featuring lessons from USIP’s Afghanistan-based projects. Lead development of USIP publications relating to INPROL as appropriate.
  • Manage the INPROL website, updating content and arranging for technical support from contractors as necessary to ensure site security and functionality.
  • Provide technical support to members experiencing difficulties with the INPROL website.
  • Generate content for INPROL’s social media accounts. 

Strategic Planning:

  • Work with the Director of Rule of Law, Justice, and Security to transition INPROL into a new website that will serve as a low-intensity, low maintenance, but scalable resource hub with plug-ins to support content in multiple, critical languages. · Support the establishment of partnerships and the conduct of outreach activities that advance USIP’s and INPROL’s mission. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in international relations or related field.
  • Four (4) or more years related business or administrative experience to become familiar with general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of major office activities.
  • Familiarity with the work of INPROL an asset.
  • Strong skills in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word, MS Outlook, and MS Excel, is required.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Highly motivated individual who is a self-starter.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; adept at multi-tasking.

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