Program Officer

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Inc.
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 08

Position description


- Design, conceptualization, planning, budgeting, implementation, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of UN-related programs and activities focusing on our core areas: 

- Foreign- and Security Policy, Conflict Management 

- Development Policy 

- Policy on Climate Change and Energy Security 

- Democracy and the Rule of Law 

- Document the programs and activities using our global project management tool 

- Prepare research papers, write and proof-read analytical briefings, articles and event reports in the related thematic areas for public and internal use 

- Update KAS New York´s website and social media accounts concerning our programs and activities 

- Cooperate with finance officer concerning accounting related issues and liaise together to ensure responsible financial implementation of activities and programs 

- Report regularly to the head of the office on the status of implementation of projects 

- Liaise with partners from UN and UN-related agencies and NGOs


- Master’s degree or equivalent in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Law or other relevant fields of study 

- At least two years of professional experience in international affairs, ideally at the United Nations or at a Permanent Mission to the United Nations 

- Experience working with relevant international think tanks and NGOs an advantage 

- Excellent command of English (native), knowledge of German an advantage 

- Strong interest in international politics, regional specialization is an advantage 

- Impeccable writing skills 

- Excellent organisational skills; ability to multitask and prioritize; capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure 

- Able to work independently as well as within a team 

- Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity; capability to deal with people from a variety of backgrounds; ability to build effective working relationships with external partners 

- Problem-solving, solution-oriented; hands-on personality 

- Proficiency in MS Office; experience with social media of advantage 

- Candidates must be a US citizen, have valid Green Card or US work permit

We offer:

  • Work in an international environment

  • Interesting and complex responsibilities in a dynamic team

  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • Training opportunities in Europe

  • Excellent healthcare (including dental & vision)

  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability

  • 401K and employer match

  • Generous vacation and sick leave 

Application instructions

Motivation letter, CV, reference letters/diplomas (optional) Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 21st, 2018.

To apply, please send a cover letter and supporting documents with the subject line — Your name, Program Officer KAS — to [email protected] Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

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