Position Status: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: February 1, 2019
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
The Center for International Policy is seeking a full-time Program and Research Assistant for its Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) program. The Program and Research Associate will contribute research and provide programmatic support for SAM to enhance research and debate on U.S. security assistance. The primary focus of the position will be managing SAM’s comprehensive data platform on U.S. security assistance, analyzing U.S. security assistance data trends for SAM publications, and serving as the intern coordinator. The Associate position reports to the SAM Program Director.
About the Organization
The Center for International Policy (CIP) is an independent nonprofit center for research, public education and advocacy on U.S. foreign policy. We work to make a peaceful, just and sustainable world the central pursuit of U.S. foreign policy. We offer common sense solutions to the most urgent problems facing our country and our planet: war, corruption, poverty and inequality, and climate change.
CIP was founded in 1975, in the wake of the Vietnam War, by former diplomats and peace activists who sought to reorient U.S. foreign policy to advance international cooperation as the primary vehicle for solving global challenges and promoting human rights
We bring diverse voices to bear on key foreign policy decisions and make the evidence-based case for how and why the United States must redefine the concept of national security in the 21st century.
About the Program
The Security Assistance Monitor tracks and analyzes U.S. security sector assistance programs worldwide. By informing policymakers, media, scholars, NGOs and the public (in the United States and abroad) about trends and issues related to U.S. foreign security assistance, SAM seeks to enhance transparency and promote greater oversight of U.S. military and police aid, arms sales and training.
Our interactive database compiles all publicly available data on U.S. foreign security assistance programs worldwide from 2000 to the present. Collected from a wide range of government documents, the database provides detailed numbers on U.S. arms sales, military and police aid and training programs (see our methodology here). Users can search these numbers by country, region, program and assistance type. Video tutorials and a frequently asked questions section show users how to find the numbers and information they need. Our programs pages provide descriptions of all U.S. security assistance programs.
While our database is global, our research and analysis provide more in-depth insight on U.S. security policy in Africa, Central Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East, which can be found in our blog, fact sheets and publications. We also organize roundtables and briefings to promote a more nuanced understanding and encourage debate about key U.S. foreign security assistance issues.
In our extensive resource database of news, policy statements, legislation and events, users can find what lawmakers and experts are saying about U.S. global security policy, stay current with public events, hearings, official travel and reporting deadlines, and read all relevant security news for each of our focus regions.
Program and Research Associate Key Duties:
Website and Database (35%)
Research and Analysis (45%)
Communications and Administrative (20%)
Experience, Skills, and Education
How to Apply:
All applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Please attach your cover letter, resume and writing sample as one document when you apply and send it to Christina Arabia, SAM Program Director [email protected] with “SAM Program and Research Associate Posting” in the subject line.
The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origins or sexual orientation. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.