Deputy U.S. Program Director

International Crisis Group
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 06

Position description

The Deputy U.S. Program Director will work under the supervision of the U.S. Program Director to advance International Crisis Group’s mission to prevent and resolve deadly conflict, and to achieve in particular the goals of the U.S. Program. On a day-to-day basis, the Deputy will work in tandem with the U.S. Program Director in performing the full range of Program functions, which include:

  • Research and analysis on U.S. government policy and actions with respect to conflicts around the world - including their impact on conflict mitigation and prevention; their implications for victims of conflict; and, the role of the U.S. in multilateral institutions and support for collective response mechanisms;
  • Preparation of policy recommendations by which the U.S. can strengthen its role in mitigating and preventing armed conflicts worldwide;
  • Drafting written products for publication that set forth U.S. Program findings, analysis and policy recommendations;
  • Providing support to other International Crisis Group Programs by researching and sharing information about U.S. government policy, proposing and preparing written input for reports and other products, and helping to shape policy recommendations intended for U.S. officials and other stakeholders;
  • Working with International Crisis Group colleagues to develop and implement advocacy strategies focused on selected U.S. and U.S.-based stakeholders, including in the Executive Branch, Congress, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, the media, think tanks, academia, and other communities with an interest in conflict prevention and mitigation;
  • Engaging with other non-governmental organisations to share ideas, deepen partnerships, and develop strategies for working together to pursue common objectives;
  • Developing new and expanded audiences for International Crisis Group perspectives by working through traditional and new media, participating in conferences and roundtables, and other public engagement;
  • Working with donors and prospective donors to explore and generate support for the U.S. program and other Crisis Group programs;
  • Oversight of office management and administration for International Crisis Group’s Washington, D.C. office.


  • Advanced degree (MA, JD, or PhD) in relevant field preferred;
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience;
  • Knowledge and experience of interacting with U.S. government/administration;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience conceiving, designing, implementing effective advocacy strategies;
  • Strong research and analytical skills and ability to propose policy interventions;
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment;
  • Authorisation to work in the US.

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