Program Associate, International Peace and Security Program

Parliamentarians for Global Action
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 05

Position description

PGA's International Peace and Security Program (IPSP) is seeking a Program Associate to support the Program's Senior Director. This position offers a unique opportunity for the successful applicant to gain valuable, first-hand experience in a dynamic professional non-governmental setting, supporting PGA IPSP's four Global Parliamentary Campaigns/Initiatives.


This position, preferably commencing January 24h, 2022, is for one year, with an initial probation period of 3 months.


Assignments and Responsibilities associated with this position will include:


• Assisting with the organization of Virtual Meetings, Regional Workshops and Field Missions convened by the Program for the benefit of PGA Membership in several different global regions, under the supervision of the Senior Director. This includes travel and logistical arrangements, at such time as circumstances may permit in the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic


• Outreach to PGA Member Legislators worldwide in connection with furtherance of the four Campaigns/Initiatives of the Program, under the supervision of the Senior Director


• Attendance at meetings of relevance to the Program at the United Nations and other venues in New York, when and as may be possible in current circumstances, or virtually


• Preparation of initial draft Proposals and required Reports to existing and potential future PGA IPSP donors/partners, under the guidance of, and in close coordination of the Senior Director


• Research and preparation of policy papers on international disarmament matters of relevance to PGA Member Legislators as well as Weekly Updates prepared by PGA IPSP


• Other relevant duties as occasionally may be assigned by the Senior Director of PGA IPSP or by the Secretary-General of PGA.


List of qualifications and desired competencies:


•                Undergraduate Degree in International Relations/Security/Disarmament/Biosecurity/Public Health with preference also for a Master’s Degree in a related field 


•                At least one year of experience working in an international/multilateral security-related setting, preferably within the disarmament and/or biosecurity arena. While not required, significant recent professional experience, including on the ground engagement, in one or more African States will be favorably considered 


•                Familiarity with the Logical Framework methodology, in the context of meeting reporting requirements


•                Political awareness and sensitivity, as well as advanced inter-personal and diplomatic skills


•                Basic French language competency


•                Pro-active, dynamic, adaptive, responsive, solutions-oriented


•                Legal authorization to work in the United States of America


Salary is competitive and commensurate with other NGOs based in New York. PGA also provides health and dental insurance.


In order to provide equal employment and advance opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at PGA will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. PGA does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity, political affiliation, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training. 

Application instructions

Qualified applicants should submit an application by email (in one file) with full name in the subject line. 


The application should include: 


1. A Cover Letter indicating key competencies and confirming availability to begin work, ideally on January 24th, 2022 

2. Resume/CV, including a section with the name, relation and contact information of two professional references. 


Applications are due by January 12th, 2022. Applications received after this deadline may not be reviewed. 


Short-listed candidates will receive an invitation to submit a writing sample and be called for interview which may be held virtually or in accordance with required social-distancing protocols. We regret that we may not be able to notify or contact unsuccessful applicants. 


Applications should be e-mailed with the applicant’s name in the subject heading on or before January 12th, 2022 to: Mr. Peter Barcroft, Senior Director, International Peace and Security Program, PGA at [email protected]  and Mr. Michael Agbeko, Director of Administration at [email protected]

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