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There are currently 5 job openings at IPI:

Events Assistant
Events Intern
Senior Policy Analyst
Policy Analyst
Assistant Editor — The Global Observatory

See below for job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply.


Events Assistant - IPI seeks an Events Assistant to support its event organization and planning.

This position is under the overall supervision of the Events Administrator. The Events Assistant will work with the events team, as well as program staff members, to organize all events and meetings. The position requires an energetic multitasker with related experience and excellent judgment, discretion, attention to details, initiative, and the ability to prioritize. It is imperative and essential that the person in this position has good communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, is polite and has a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests. It is recommended that this person has at least 2-4 years of professional experience.

Responsibilities

• Arrange catering and other services, including follow-up prior to events;
• Liaise with vendors and internal program staff when organizing events;
• Prepare or copyedit events-related materials, including thank you notes and other correspondence;
• Liaise with the Events Administrator on the invitation process, including editing, distribution, and tracking of responses;
• Evaluate and suggest new vendors and update the event vendors contact list as needed;
• 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;
• Assist with building tables and the IPI stage when necessary;
• Participate in the clean-up process following the conclusion of events, including putting away the microphones, removing left over food, papers, pens, notepads and assisting with re-arranging the conference room;
• Arrange for special needs, including translators, equipment, and technicians;
• Setup A/V equipment, including PowerPoint projector and microphones;
• Manage post-event follow-up, including sending the photos to our website team, etc.;
• Update the event records in the database with all of the planning information related to an event and record all of the follow up information;
• Coordinate the updating of the database regarding the attendance at an event;
• Work evening and weekend hours when assigned;
• Assist with the coordination of the work of the intern for the events department;
• Other duties as assigned by the Events Administrator.

Qualifications

• BA preferred, but not required;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail;
• Excellent ability to multitask;
• Interest in/knowledge of multilateral institutions/international affairs a plus.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter with your resume and contact information for three professional references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (with “Events Assistant” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.


Events Intern - IPI seeks an Events Intern to support its event organization and planning.

This is a full-time, paid internship position in the events department to support IPI's convening. The intern is under the overall supervision of the Events Coordinator. The intern in the events department will work with the events team to organize events and meetings. The position requires an energetic person with excellent judgment, discretion, attention to details, initiative, and the ability to prioritize. It is imperative and essential that the person in this position has excellent communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, is polite, and has a positive disposition when liaising with staff and guests.

Responsibilities

• Contact invitees prior to an event and other outreach duties related to the planning of an event;
• Assist with projects related to the database;
• Arrange catering and other services, including follow-up prior to events;
• Take inventory of events-related materials as needed;
• Provide support during events, including room setup, check-in of participants, greeting of guests, handling of microphones, display of publications, and other matters as they arise;
• Assist with the set-up of the conference room;
• Participate in the clean-up process following the conclusion of events, including putting away the microphones, removing leftover food and event materials;
• Other duties as assigned by the Events Coordinator.

Qualifications

• B.A. preferred, but not required;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Excellent attention to detail and the ability to multitask;
• Interest in/knowledge of multilateral institutions/international affairs a plus.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter with your resume and contact information for two professional references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (with “Events Internship” as the email subject).


Senior Policy Analyst - IPI seeks a Senior Policy Analyst to support its programs research and administration.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are under the overall supervision of the Senior Director of Programs. Responsibilities will involve a mix of research, program administration, and organizing of policy events, roundtables and seminars in New York and overseas. Research will focus on strengthening the multilateral system’s approach to the prevention, management and settlement of armed conflict with a particular emphasis on new threats and challenges in a globalized, networked world – including linkages between security and development, humanitarian affairs, and governance. Approximately sixty percent of the Senior Policy Analyst’s time will be devoted to research and forty percent to program administration and fund development.

Research

• Conduct research on peace and security, which contributes to IPI’s mission of promoting the prevention and settlement of international conflicts by strengthening the multilateral system.
• Draft policy reports, concept notes, meeting reports, meeting briefs, analyses on pertinent topics, literature reviews, and policy analyses.
• Contribute articles regularly to the Global Observatory, IPI’s website of timely analysis.
• Identify and coordinate research consultancies with external experts.
• Provide editorial assistance on major publications, grant proposals and reports in French and English.
• Assist in the drafting and editing of donor reports.
• Work with the Senior Director of Programs and others to develop new projects.
• Additional research responsibilities as determined by IPI's program priorities, which include identifying risks that drive armed conflict and factors which mitigate those risk and build resilience.

Program Administrative Support

• Contribute to the conceptualization, organization, budgeting, administrative details and outreach for meetings, workshops, conferences, and other events in New York and overseas, as needed.
• Contribute to resource development by identifying, conducting outreach and managing donor relationships.
• Lead the development of a network of experts on the linkages of governance, peace and security.
• Prepare and monitor project budgets in consultation with the Senior Director of Programs and IPI management.
• Supervise temporary support staff assisting with program activities.

Qualifications

• MA required, Ph.D preferred, in International or Public Affairs, Political or Social Science, African Studies, or related field.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience of conflict management, peacebuilding and good governance processes; 5-6 years relevant experience in a policy and/or academic environment.
• Work experience in post conflict settings with the UN, civil society, or donor governments.
• 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 and French proficiency required.
• 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, and a retirement savings plan.

Application Process

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (“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 seeks a Policy Analyst to support its programs administration and research.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities are under the overall supervision of the Senior Director of Programs. Responsibilities will involve a mix of research, program administration, and organizing of policy events, roundtables and seminars in New York and overseas. Research and analysis will focus on the prevention and settlement of armed conflict based on the strengthening of the multilateral system. 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, which contributes to IPI’s mission of promoting the prevention and settlement of international conflicts by strengthening the multilateral system.
• 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 multilateralism.
• Additional research tasks can be determined by the Senior Director of Programs, 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.
• 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 knowledge of a second UN language preferred.
• 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, and a retirement savings plan.

Application Process

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (“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.


Assistant Editor - The Global Observatory

The International Peace Institute (IPI) is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states. IPI’s Global Observatory is an online publication that provides timely analysis on peace and security issues by analysts, scholars, journalists, and policymakers.

The Assistant Editor will support the editors of the Global Observatory by researching topics for posts and soliciting potential contributors. S/he will help to ensure a consistent stream of high-quality articles from expert contributors.

Responsibilities

• In coordination with the editors, research topics for GO posts and identify potential GO authors, send pitch emails, and manage pitch correspondences.
• Coordinating logistics of GO interviews.
• Coordinating internal review of select articles when required.
• Managing general correspondences, tracking edits, and copyediting and proofreading posts as directed.
• Tracking documents related to photos, topics, authors and assisting with issues related to GO subscribers and the email blast.
• Performing related administrative tasks, including expense requests for payment of authors and service providers.

Qualifications

• BA or MA in the humanities (especially English or Journalism) or social sciences (especially international affairs).
• Outstanding command of English, particularly in writing and editing.
• Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail.
• Editorial or communications experience is strongly preferred, especially copyediting.
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international affairs.
• Knowledge of web environments.

Application Process

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a relevant writing sample to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (with “Assistant Editor” as the email subject).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.

IPI is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.

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