This is a temporary part-time position with an anticipated end date of November 12, 2021.
New York University's Center on International Cooperation (CIC) has built a reputation over two decades for its work on the links between politics, security, and sustainable development. CIC co-founded and hosts the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. The Pathfinders is a group of UN member states, international organizations, global partnerships, civil society, and private sector actors working to accelerate the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goal targets for peace, justice and inclusion (SDG16+).
This position will support research all research related aspects of Advocacy, National Delivery, and Halving Global Violence Programs' implementation.
Work with the program lead for the Advocacy and National, as well as Halving Global Violence workstreams and senior staff to support the development of a new research agenda for the implementation of SDG16+
Undertake baseline analysis and contribute to the development of policy briefs, case studies, political analysis, including but not limited to conducting assessments of existing literature, distilling summaries of books and papers, suggesting new evidence sources, and examining linkages across research fields
Contribute to the research and development of policy-oriented concept notes, agendas, and briefing materials for UN country mission bilateral partner dialogues with UN representatives as well as country Permanent Missions to the UN
Research and write content to promote key findings from Pathfinders policy research and recommendations; assist with promotion on social media and in other communications activities
Attend relevant research meetings, ensuring appropriate representation of the Pathfinders and support the liaison with relevant government and non-government partners.
Help organize events and retreats to support the workstream and broader campaign and research priorities; collect existing and draft new materials, invitations, draft talking points and speaker briefs, concept notes, and agendas where necessary, take notes, draft summaries and consolidate discussion highlights
Complete other tasks as required
Bachelor or Master's degree in a relevant field, with a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant work experience
Excellent research and writing skills
Good organizational and project management skills
Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to develop, maintain and enjoy effective working relationships with people from a wide variety of organizations and with a wide variety of functional expertise
Familiarity with operational policies and procedures and operating within them
Proven ability to prioritize a wide range of assignments and consistently deliver at a high level of quality in high pressure, fast-paced environments
Fluency in English is required, along with outstanding written and oral communication skills. Fluency in more than one UN language is strongly preferred. Other non-UN languages considered an asset
Demonstrated interest in taking on a wide range of research and office tasks essential to executing the research program
Knowledge of the United Nations system, diplomacy and interest in International Development, International Affairs and/or the non-profit sector preferred
Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
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