The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of more than 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
The CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC) works with diverse stakeholders to make U.S. global health efforts more strategic, integrated, and sustainable, as well as to raise awareness of global health and its importance to U.S. national security. The key focus areas include global health security, women’s and children’s health, nutrition and food security, the sustainability of U.S. bilateral and multilateral global health initiatives, and the burden of infectious diseases.
CSIS GHPC seeks a highly motivated, experienced Fellow to support its global health portfolio and GHPC’s operational and substantive goals, and play a key role in advancing the GHPC’s major initiatives. This position will directly support GHPC’s Director and Executive Director in implementing its diverse portfolio of activities in immunization, infectious disease, health security, nutrition, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The ideal candidate will be a global health policy generalist who has significant experience in a variety of different global health subject areas, is able to work concurrently on activities and projects that span multiple subject areas, is adaptive and reflexive to changing operational needs, and can quickly digest and synthesize information in new subject areas. Experience with multimedia, external communications, and social media is highly desired.
Within the substantive portfolio, responsibilities include drafting and finalizing short, medium, and full-length pieces of policy analysis; qualitative data analysis; podcast development and execution; and (possibly) international travel to conduct field research. Work includes synthesizing large amounts of information and tailoring messages to different audiences, including policy makers, international donors, and the advocacy community. The Fellow will work on several projects simultaneously, in addition to responding to daily demands. S/he must be able to multi-task, appropriately prioritize competing demands, and effectively communicate. In addition, the Fellow will support the Director and Executive Director in the following duties and responsibilities and coordinate daily with other GHPC staff, associates, interns, and external consultants.
This is a term-limited position through July 31, 2020, but may be extended based on funding availability.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to supporting the Director and Executive Director in the following:
Contribute to the intellectual vitality of the Center by producing work which embodies the CSIS principles of scholarly independence, objective analysis, political bipartisanship, and policy impact.
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Performances of duties require the use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter that speaks directly to interest and experience in global health (especially any policy and/or interagency experience), and a short writing sample (no more than five pages) at https://csiscareers.silkroad.com/. Applications that do not include all materials may not be reviewed. Closing date is May 3, 2019.
For more information on the Global Health Policy Center’s work, please visit: https://www.csis.org/programs/global-health-policy-center.