Position Status: Full-time
Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: ASAP
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
The Center for International Policy is seeking a full-time Program & Research Associate for the Africa Program. This position reports to the President and CEO.
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
CIP will launch its new Africa Program this spring (2019). The Africa Program will track and analyze U.S. foreign policy toward the nations of Africa. By informing policymakers, media, scholars, NGOs and the public in the United States and in Africa about trends and issues related to U.S. foreign policy toward Africa, CIP seeks to promote greater positive engagement with the nations of Africa and with Africa’s regional and continental organizations. CIP will work to increase the level transparency in U.S. relations in Africa and promote greater Congressional oversight of U.S. policies on human rights issues in Africa, security and development assistance to Africa, and trade policies and practices impacting Africa, as well as U.S. positions on global issues – such as climate change – that have major significance for African countries.
We will produce occasional reports, articles and commentary and also organize roundtable discussions and briefings to promote an informed debate about key U.S. policies toward Africa. CIP’s objective is to promote the demilitarization of U.S. Africa policy and to increase peaceful cooperation toward addressing regional and global challenges and promoting human rights, democracy and development.
The Program and Research Associate will contribute research and provide programmatic support for the Africa Program to enhance research and debate on U.S. foreign policy towards Africa. The primary focus of the position will be analyzing U.S. bilateral and multilateral relationships with African nations and institutions, U.S. development and security assistance to African nations, U.S. positions on human rights issues in Africa, and U.S. trade relations with Africa.
Research and Analysis
Communications and Administrative
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 single document when you apply and send it to Salih Booker, President and CEO, at [email protected], with “Africa Program Associate” 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.