Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Program Coordinator & Research Assistant - CSIS Global Health Policy Center

CSIS is seeking a Program Coordinator/Research Assistant to join the Global Health Policy Center (GHPC). The GHPC, now in its eighth year, 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 Program Coordinator/Research Assistant supports the operational and substantive goals of the GHPC and will be expected to play a key role in advancing the major initiatives of the GHPC, including 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 communicable diseases. Responsibilities cross all program components, including program organization, substantive output, outreach, and administrative support.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Administrative (75%):
  • Coordinates event logistics for Program meetings, activities, seminars, and briefings;
  • Coordinates logistics for Program study trips and Congressional delegations;
  • Drafts and edits publications, correspondence, memoranda, and reports;
  • Assists with Program outreach activities and contacts management;
  • Updates web and social media content to reflect project developments;
  • Assists in preparation of fundraising proposals and reports to funding sources of the Program;
  • Assists the Director and Deputy Director with maintaining financial oversight of the Program through budget analysis and review.
Research (25%):
  • Conducts topical and regional research in support of Program publications and briefings;
  • Monitors news and developments in global health and related areas;
  • Assists in conceptualizing new project ideas;
  • Contributes to the writing of GHPC products, including topical analysis, conference reports, trip reports, and blog posts.


Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • B.A./B.S. required. Degree in International Relations, International Development, Global Health, Biology, Economics, or related field preferred;
  • Must possess strong interest in global health policy and related research;
  • Superior research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Ability to operate under pressure and in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must possess strong communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the general public;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Candidates should possess sound judgment and impeccable integrity, positive attitude and creative outlook;
  • Experience with social media in a professional setting preferred;
  • Ability to interact with and respond to questions from a range of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds and dispositions.
Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at The deadline to apply is April 11, 2016. 
Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia