IPI is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations – IPI NY
Associate Editor, Head of The Global Observatory – IPI NY
Peace Operations/Humanitarian Affairs Intern – IPI NY
Development/Fundraising Intern – IPI NY
Policy Analyst – IPI MENA
Office & Events Assistant – IPI MENA


Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations – IPI NY

This position reports directly to the Vice President and will be a member of the management team and work in collaboration with its members. The CPO Director has overall responsibility for developing and managing the CPO’s Programs and Research agenda, particularly related to Peace Operations (peacekeeping & political missions), Peacebuilding/Sustaining Peace, Prevention, Mediation, and Preventing Violent Extremism. This entails responsibility for developing project ideas, responding to research requests of donors and other constituencies, overall quality control of research outputs, managing research staff and working closely with senior advisors, and fundraising – in close coordination with the Vice President and Director of External Relations.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and oral communication skills; an accomplished record of published research focused on international peace and security, demonstrating a nuanced understanding of multilateral affairs; be able to articulate the connections between international security and other global agendas, such as development, health, and energy; and have first-hand knowledge of the United Nations system and other multilateral organizations. The candidate should also demonstrate strong management skills. The individual should also have a global network of contacts in multilateral affairs.

Responsibilities

  • Participating in the development of IPI’s strategic agenda, the design, development, and implementation of programs in the area of peace and security.
  • Guiding the direction of CPO’s research, particularly related to Peace Operations (Peacekeeping & political missions), Peacebuilding, Sustaining Peace, Prevention, Mediation, and Preventing Violent Extremism.
  • Ensuring continuous flow of information and coordination among the programs and between the Management Team and CPO Program staff.
  • Conducting research, drafting written products, chairing meetings, and other substantive activities related to research programs and events.
  • Supervising overall quality control of CPO research products in collaboration with the Vice President.
  • Managing and providing research guidance to junior staff.
  • Supervising the work of all CPO staff (full-time and part-time).
  • Managing the recruitment of CPO program staff, as well as supporting the recruitment of other program staff, as needed.
  • Supporting the Vice President and President and the Management Team in outreach and fundraising efforts.
  • Additional responsibilities can be determined by IPI’s evolving priorities, as assigned by the Vice President and/or President.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree or PhD in international affairs, political science, global public policy, or equivalent with a focus on peace operations;
  • A minimum of ten years working experience in an international organization, government, or a research, advocacy or consulting organization;
  • Academic-level research and solid analytical skills;
  • Exceptional writing skills with experience writing about peace and security issues and the multilateral system;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, as well as management skills.

The following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Previous working experience in a UN peace operation and/or in a conflict or post-conflict context;
  • Familiarity with conflict management institutions and issues in Africa; and
  • Fluency in French.

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.

To apply

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please apply by September 7. Please send to employment@ipinst.org (“CPO Director” 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. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.


Associate Editor, Head of The Global Observatory

IPI is seeking an Associate Editor who will serve as Head of the Global Observatory, IPI’s analysis website. S/he will ensure a consistent stream of articles from expert contributors and help to create a high-quality publication with timely, informative, and visually appealing content. The position will report to IPI’s Director of Web & Multimedia and Web Editor.

Responsibilities

  • Research topics for GO posts and identify potential authors, send pitch emails, and manage pitch correspondences
  • Manage internal review of articles and set publishing schedule
  • Manage publishing of pieces and photos through content management system
  • Write regular GO posts, including monthly Key Events
  • Coordinate logistics of and conduct GO interviews
  • Prepare suggested social media content for GO posts
  • Manage general correspondences, track edits, and copyedit and proofread posts
  • Track documents related to photos, topics and authors, and assist with issues related to GO subscribers and the GO email blast
  • Perform related administrative tasks, including expense requests for payment of authors and service providers
  • Copyedit and proofread other IPI web content as required
  • Additional responsibilities can be determined by evolving IPI’s priorities, as assigned by supervisor and the President

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years minimum editing experience, preferably in international affairs
  • 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 communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and an extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international affairs.
  • Knowledge of web environments.

To apply

Please send cover letter with curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a relevant writing sample to employment@ipinst.org (with “Associate Editor – Head of the Global Observatory” 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.


Peace Operations/Humanitarian Affairs Intern – IPI NY

The International Peace Institute seeks qualified applicants for a three-month paid internship, renewable for a total of six months, to work 60% as part of IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations and 40% within IPI’s Humanitarian Affairs Department.

Responsibilities

  • Research and contribute to drafting analytical reports on issues related to peace operations;
  • Conduct background research to support IPI’s work on the delivery of healthcare in situations of armed conflict and emergency health response in humanitarian crises.
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation of meetings and seminars;
  • Interact with a broad range of international and regional actors working on these topics at the global level: and
  • Perform various administrative tasks. 

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level coursework in international affairs, political science, or a related field with a focus on peacekeeping or peacebuilding. An interest in humanitarian issues and/or global health is desirable;
  • Outstanding research, analytical, and English writing skills;
  • Fluency in French is a plus;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to teamwork and the ability to handle multiple tasks.

To apply

The position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is identified. Please send to employment@ipinst.org (“CPO & Humanitarian Affairs Internship” 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. Candidates must be willing to relocate to New York City.


Development/Fundraising Intern – IPI NY

The International Peace Institute is seeking a part-time Development Intern to support the fundraising activities of the Resource Development Team. IPI is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development.

Responsibilities

  • researching prospective funding sources;
  • preparing background materials for fundraising meetings;
  • drafting donation acknowledgements and other correspondence;
  • coordinating the monthly email brief on IPI’s activities for donors;
  • assisting with maintenance of database records; and
  • other duties as assigned by the Development Officer.

Qualifications

  • BA or MA in international relations, nonprofit management, or a related field;
  • Interest in nonprofit fundraising work;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multilateral institutions and peace and security issues;
  • Strong organizational and writing skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

The proposed duration of this internship is September – December 15, 2017 (negotiable). The intern will work on a part-time basis approximately 20 hours per week, and IPI is pleased to offer a stipend of $11/hour for this internship position.

To apply

Please send your letter of motivation, curriculum vitae (CV), and 2-3-page writing sample to employment@ipinst.org (with “Development/Fundraising Internship” as the email subject) by Friday, September 15.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the US and willing to relocate to New York City. There is no visa sponsorship with this internship.


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.

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