Program Officer

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Inc.
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-21-2018
  • Posted
    May 08

Position description

Responsibilities: 

- 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

Qualifications

- 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! 

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

follow us on Twitter