Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Program Administrator, Nonproliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme Job with the International Institute for Strategic Studies-Americas

 We seek to appoint a Program Administrator to support the Institute's programme on Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy (NPNP) for a limited-term appointment through 31 December 2021 (potential for renewal dependent upon grant funding). This position will work with NPNP staff based in both London and Washington, DC on the implementation of research projects, in particular a project on the verifiable denuclearisation of North Korea and one on geopolitics, nuclear issues and the Middle East.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Preparation of project deliverables, including international workshops and briefings, and the dissemination of project publications.
  • Management support for the program, including grant administration, budgeting, drafting of grant reports and research proposals, and the implementation of new projects.
  • Research support on a range of nuclear topics including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme, and nuclear governance.


The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in the field of international relations, defense and security, arms control, or other relevant topics.
  • Relevant experience or demonstrated interest in nuclear non-proliferation issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Computer literacy with excellent Microsoft skills.
  • A demonstrably keen eye for detail and great organisational skills.
  • Grant administration and/or project management experience is preferred.

Application instructions

Eligibility and Compensation:

Applicants must have authorisation to work in the US (the IISS−Americas is unfortunately unable to assist in procuring visas or entry permits). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. IISS−Americas offers a generous benefits package.

Application via the IISS website should include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample no more than 5 pages
  • List of three references
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