The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. To know more about the Wilson Center's GRRP, please click here.
The Global Risk and Resilience Program is an overarching initiative that combines the ongoing efforts of the Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative, Polar Institute, and Urban Sustainability Laboratory, integrating and building upon their already substantial contributions to the field. This position serves as Social Science Program Specialist within GRRP's Maternal Health Initiative (MHI). Major duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Graduate degree in Public Health, Women's Studies, or related field is highly desirable.
Applicants are encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement, including the documents and information required prior to applying.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for this position, which may include international travel.
12 - Promotion is not automatic or guaranteed. It is subject to approval from management.
Conditions of Employment
Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the two criteria below:
1. Basic Requirement in A, B, or C below:
A. Degree: Behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position; for example, international relations or political science. (Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study with at least 24 semester hours of behavioral or social science courses); or
B. Combination of education and experience that provides knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; or
C. Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
2. Specialized Experience in A or B below:
A. Specialized Experience: One full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience at, or equivalent to Grade 09 (relative to federal and market standards): (1) managing and promoting a program or initiative to the public; (2) conducting programmatic research on maternal mortality, reproductive health and rights for women and girls, and gender issues and relevant global health issues; and (3) developing, cultivating, and maintaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to promote a project or initiative; or
B. Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: A combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience my equal one hundred percent. Note: Only higher level graduate education can be used.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
You are required to include a copy of your unofficial academic transcript/s showing the conferment of your degree at the time of application. Your application will be marked "ineligible" if you fail to provide a copy of your academic transcript/s. If selected for the position, you will be required to provide a copy of your official academic transcript/s.
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