Senior Program Officer

Center on International Cooperation
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 07

Position description

New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) has built a reputation over two decades for its work on the links between politics, security, and sustainable development. We are a champion for the role that global institutions can play in fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies.

In 2018-19, CIC is supporting: (i) the Secretary-General’s reforms of the United Nations; (ii) the UN’s priorities for conflict prevention and sustaining peace; (iii) cooperation between humanitarian and development actors at country level and the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration; (iv) and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, as they implement the 2030 Agenda targets for SDG16+.  Pathfinders includes including major applied policy research and consultation on three Grand Challenges: Access to Justice, Violence Prevention and Inequality and Exclusion. CIC also supports country-level programs for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and for Afghanistan.

CIC is seeking a Senior Program Officer to support its work on the Pathfinders Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion. The Pathfinders Roadmap and Background Paper on Inequality and Exclusion provide background.

This role will entail:

  • Working closely with CIC’s Director, and the Pathfinders program’s Associate and Deputy Associate Directors to manage research grants, donor relations and project staff and consultants.
  • Leading policy analysis and research related to inequality and exclusion, including publishing research papers or policy notes.
  • Maintaining effective communications with counterparts for the Grand Challenge, including the UN, OECD, World Bank, the Open Society and other Foundations, the Open Government Partnership and the Global Center for Pluralism. 
  • Organizing and documenting country level missions for the Grand Challenge on inequality and exclusion.
  • Representing ideas and findings of the Grand Challenge in meetings with these partners and other external interlocutors.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong interest in combatting inequality and exclusion, and knowledge of existing policy debates.
  • Experience in leading, or contributing at a substantive level, to complex policy and research processes.  Previous experience with program management and experience producing grant proposals is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the SDGs, development actors and their tools and instruments.  
  • Strong organizational skills, including managing deliverables under tight deadlines.
  • A background in research, analysis, and policy writing with a track record of producing analysis for a policy audience.   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and representational skills.
  • A Masters degree in a related field with a minimum of 8 years of relevant and paid professional experience.


Application instructions

All applications must be submitted through NYU's online Interfolio portal. For further information and to submit an application, please follow this link.

Deadline for applications are January 25, 2019.

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