Paid Research Assistantship Africa Program United States Institute of Peace (USIP) for Recent or May Grad
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, non-partisan, federally funded organization established and funded by the U.S. Congress to increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence. USIP was founded in 1984 to:
Prevent, mitigate and resolve violent international conflict;
Provide analysis on the root causes of conflict;
Increase peacebuilding capacity, education, tools, and intellectual capital among practitioners and the American public.
Between $10-14 per hour
An average of 20 hours per week
Expected Project Dates:
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The research assistant (RA) will support USIP's Africa Program on a variety of tasks and projects. Duties will include:
Assist with the Africa program's Sudan and South Sudan initiatives such as the Youth Leaders program and Unlearning Violence project.
Support the Africa program in tracking and maintaining its contacts database (i.e. Salesforce).
Provide administrative and logistical support to the Africa Program's events.
Conduct research on the Sudan and South Sudan conflict dynamics as needed.
A minimum of 1+ years of related experience is required.
A Bachelor's degree in international affairs or related field required
Demonstrated interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, with preference for knowledge of conflict dynamics in Sudan and/or South Sudan.
Interest in youth and peacebuilding and/or gender and conflict analysis desired
Basic spoken Arabic language proficiency preferred, but not required
USIP's Research Assistant program is administered through the Consortium of Universities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Any full-time university student in the Washingtonarea is eligible for these openings.
All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Apply here.