IPI is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Senior Policy Analyst – IPI NY
Policy Analyst – IPI MENA
Office & Events Assistant – IPI MENA
Intern – IPI MENA


Senior Policy Analyst – IPI NY

IPI seeks a Senior Policy Analyst to manage research and outreach for its peacebuilding and women, peace, and security programs in New York. The position reports to the Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations on site at IPI headquarters in New York.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include a mix of research, strategic outreach, program management, and organizing research and policy events in New York and abroad. Approximately sixty percent of the Senior Policy Analyst’s time will be dedicated to research and analysis, with forty percent to program management and outreach.

Research and Analysis

  • Conduct research on international peace and security, specifically on peacebuilding and inclusive approaches to peace with a focus on women’s participation and gender equality.
  • Help to shape IPI’s research agenda in these areas, and work with other IPI program staff to develop research projects on related topics.
  • Draft policy papers, background papers, concept notes, and meeting briefs. Supervise outside authors and provide editorial support.
  • Contribute articles regularly to the Global Observatory, a website of timely analysis.
  • Network and manage partnerships with the UN community, government representative, and topic experts, to promote IPI research and publications.
  • Represent IPI in policy discussions and practitioner forums in New York, related to peacebuilding and women, peace, and security, and stay up to date on policy developments in these areas.
  • Additional research tasks can be determined by the Director of the Center for Peace Operations or the Vice President in coordination with the Director.

Program Management and Outreach

  • Support organization of program-related meetings, workshops, and conferences, including identifying and corresponding with speakers, and developing invitation lists in collaboration with IPI’s Events Team.
  • Work in coordination with IPI’s Development Team to identify and engage with possible donors to IPI’s work across peacebuilding and women, peace, and security.
  • Draft and edit reports to donors in coordination with the Development Team.
  • Coordinate with the Publications Team on production and dissemination of research publications.
  • Supervise interns, as needed.

 Qualifications

  • BA and MA required, in International or Public Affairs, Political Science, Peace Studies or related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of conflict analysis and prevention, related to peacebuilding and women, peace, and security;
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in a policy and/or academic environment, and/or field experience in a conflict-affected setting;
  • Strong analytical and research capabilities, with a track record of writing and publications for a policy audience;
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of international, regional and sub-regional organizations, including the United Nations;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including in finance, budgeting and program management;
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff and colleagues;
  • Ability to perform well and creatively in a fast-paced work setting, with colleagues from multicultural settings;
  • English proficiency required; and
  • Candidate must be prepared to relocate to New York City.

Compensation

Competitive salary, based on experience. IPI offers visa sponsorship, comprehensive medical, dental and vision health coverage, a TransitChek program, a retirement savings plan amongst other benefits.

Application Process

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please apply before May 15. Please send to employment@ipinst.org (“Senior Policy Analyst” as the email subject) the following: 1) cover letter with current resume/CV; 2) a short writing sample; and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Please send only Word, Word Perfect or Adobe Acrobat files. Do not compress or zip files. No telephone or faxed inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Policy Analyst – IPI MENA

IPI seeks a Policy Analyst to support its programs administration and research for IPI’s office in Manama, Bahrain.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are under the overall supervision of the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Office. Responsibilities will involve a mix of research, program administration, and organizing of policy events, roundtables and seminars in Manama and other locations, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region. Approximately sixty percent of the Policy Analyst’s time will be devoted to organizational, administrative and fund development support and forty percent to research support.

Program management and administration

  • Support organization of program-related meetings, workshops, and conferences, drafting meeting agendas and concept notes, identifying and corresponding with speakers, in collaboration with the Events Team
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring project-related budgets
  • Draft and edit reports to donors in coordination with the Development Department
  • Work with the Development, Events, and Publications Departments to maintain and update contact/mailing lists
  • Coordinate with the Publications Department on production and dissemination of research publications
  • Supervise interns, as needed.

Research Support

  • Conduct background research on peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa region
  • Draft background papers, concept notes, meeting briefs, literature reviews, meeting reports, and policy reports
  • Contribute articles regularly to the Global Observatory
  • Work with other IPI program staff to develop research projects
  • Network with partners, experts, and the UN community to promote IPI work
  • Remain abreast of recent policy developments on the Middle East and North Africa region, internal regional cooperation and the region’s engagement with the multilateral system
  • Additional research tasks can be determined by the Director of the Middle East and North Africa Office, in support of new projects or specific requests by the President.

Qualifications

  • BA required , MA preferred, in International or Public Affairs, Political or Social Science or related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of conflict analysis and prevention, humanitarian affairs and peacebuilding, related to the Middle East and North Africa region;
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in a policy and/or academic environment of field experience in a post-conflict setting;
  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation capabilities and intellectual versatility;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of international, regional and sub-regional organizations, and the United Nations;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including in finance, budgeting and program management;
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff and colleagues;
  • Ability to perform well and creatively in a fast-paced and high-pressure work setting and with colleagues from multicultural environments;
  • English proficiency required; and proficiency in Arabic preferred; and
  • Candidate must be prepared to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional referees, and a relevant writing or editing sample to employment@ipinst.org (with “Policy Analyst Position – MENA Office” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or faxed inquiries. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.


Office & Events Assistant – IPI MENA

IPI seeks an Office and Events Assistant to support the Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office on all office administration matters and preparation and organization of events for IPI’s office in Manama, Bahrain.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are under the overall supervision of the Director of MENA Office. Responsibilities will involve a mix of administration, and organizing of policy events, roundtables and seminars in Manama and other locations, primarily in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Administration

  • Handle general paper and electronic correspondences;
  • Maintenance of records;
  • Purchase and maintain office supplies;
  • Organize upkeep of office space, including kitchen, meeting room and other facilities spaces;
  • Assist with negotiating contracts and vendor relations and settle disputes over billing matters;
  • Monitor and prepare Expense Reports (ER) for payments of general office expenses;
  • Prepare ER for monthly banking activities;
  • Prepare ER for credit cards; and
  • Other ad hoc administrative tasks as determined by the Director.

Events

  • Organize events as needed;
  • Arrange catering and other services;
  • Prepare or copyedit events-related materials, including invitations, agendas, thank you notes, and other correspondences;
  • Contact invitees prior to an event and other outreach duties related to the planning of an event;
  • Compile participant list and biographies for upcoming events;
  • Coordinate and execute all logistical aspects of IPI events, including room setup, check-in of participants, greeting of guests, handling of microphones, display of publications, and other matters as they arise;
  • Coordinate logistics with speakers and their staff as needed;
  • Arrange for special needs, including translators, photographers and others;
  • Manage post-event follow-up, including sending the photos and transcript to our website manager, sending a follow up message to participants in order to direct them to our website to view photos, transcript, etc.;
  • Take inventory of events-related materials as needed;
  • Assist with the coordination of the work of the interns; and
  • Other ad hoc event tasks as determined by the Director.

Qualifications

  • BA required, in International, Public or Business Administration or related field;
  • in Office Assistance and Events Administration;
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in office assistance and meetings organization;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Excellent ability to multitask;
  • Excellent Word and Excel skills;
  • Ability to perform well and creatively in a fast-paced and high-pressure work setting and with colleagues from multicultural environments; and
  • English and Arabic proficiency required

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional referees to employment@ipinst.org (with “Office and Events Assistant – MENA Office” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or faxed inquiries. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.


Intern – IPI MENA

IPI seeks an Intern to support the Director and the Policy Analyst of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office in Manama, Bahrain. This role offers an exciting opportunity for a driven individual interested in doing research and working in the area of international relations. This is a full-time (9:00hrs-17:00hrs) unpaid internship position. The intern is under the overall supervision of the Director and the Policy Analyst.

The Intern will work closely with other interns as well as the Policy Analyst and the Office and Events Assistant. The position requires an energetic and polite individual with a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the team with research on existing and potential new projects;
  • Providing general logistical/organizational support to the team as required;
  • Attend staff meetings;
  • Assisting with events; and
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
  • Excellent ability to multitask; and
  • Interest in/knowledge of multilateral institutions/international affairs a plus.

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional referees to employment@ipinst.org (with “Intern – MENA Office” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone or faxed inquiries. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Manama, Bahrain.

IPI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly committed to recruiting and retaining an internationally and culturally diverse staff.

Please note:
We do not award financial aid, grants, or scholarships to students or individuals.