Research Assistants, Africa Team

United States Institute of Peace
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 19

Position description

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you

We are a nonpartisan institute chartered by Congress to tackle the world’s toughest problems.  Working in conflict zones around the world, our staff advise and support the military, government officials and community leaders – to promote knowledge and practices that prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict.  To learn more about USIP programs and job openings go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers.  The Institute is headquartered in Washington DC with staff working in 22 different countries, at any given time up to 20% of the staff could be deployed working in the field.

JOB BRIEF:

We are seeking two research assistants to support USIP’s Africa Team on a variety of tasks and projects.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Assistants (two) (RA) will support USIP’s Africa Programs on a variety of tasks and projects. Duties will include:

  • Conducting research focused to support priority countries including Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic.
  • Conduct research on the role of state peacebuilding mechanisms in elections and national level peacebuilding;
  • Supporting the Africa program strategic communication, including research and writing for events, tracking and maintaining its contacts database (i.e. Salesforce);
  • Conducting literature reviews and other background research for Sudan to support the Sudan Working Group;
  • Support data analysis and production of data visualizations for the Africa team;
  • Providing support to the Africa Program’s events;

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 1+ years of related experience is required.
  • Must be a full-time student in the Washington Metropolitan area
  • A Bachelor’s degree in international affairs or related field required.
  • Demonstrated interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, with preference for knowledge of conflict dynamics in Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, and CAR.
  • Interest in peacebuilding, conflict analysis desired, and data visualization.
  • Experience with organizing, analyzing, and managing data and databases.
  • Basic spoken Arabic and/or French language proficiency preferred, but not required.

Application instructions

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