Senior Program Officer - Readvertisement

New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) over two decades has built a reputation for its work on the links between politics, security, and sustainable development. We are a champion for the role that global institutions can play in fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

In 2017-2018, CIC will continue to assist with the development of a multi-stakeholder partnership, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (see for the Pathfinders’ roadmap).

CIC is seeking a Senior Program Officer to help steer CIC’s contribution to the Pathfinders and to implementation of the 2030 Agenda targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG16+). This is a unique opportunity to be part of a global initiative with the potential for meaningful impact in people’s lives.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Associate Director and will play an important role in leading the implementation of a rapidly developing program. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual who is excited by the opportunity to play a central role in the implementation of SDG16+.

The Senior Program Officer (Researcher) will build on the Pathfinders’ priorities as identified in the roadmap (in particular, see page 60). The role will entail:

  • Supporting CIC’s associate director on all aspects of program implementation, managing a growing team of staff, non-resident fellows, and consultants
  • Promoting national implementation of SDG16+ through country missions and other support to Pathfinder countries.
  • Overseeing and contributing to ‘grand challenges’ on access to justice; social, political and economic inclusion; and violence prevention (SDG16.1).
  • Managing research grants and assisting with fundraising.

For this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • 10 years’ relevant work experience
  • Required education: BA/BS or MA/MS (preferred)
  • Demonstrated program management experience, including programs that are global in scope or that are based in developing countries
  • Experience of shaping strategies for implementing solutions relevant to the SDG targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies, at national, regional or international levels
  • Skills in developing issue-based networks and partnerships, including in the Global South
  • A background in research, analysis, and policy, with a track record of developing strategies
  • Relevant experience in one or more of the current Pathfinder countries (or in similar countries not currently in the Pathfinder group)
  • Fluency in English is required, along with outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in more than one UN language strongly preferred
  • New foreign graduates eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) are eligible to apply

All applications must be submitted through NYU's online Interfolio portal. For further information and to submit an application, please follow this link.

This is a readvertisement of a position; previous applicants need not apply again.

Deadline for applications are February 2, 2018