Senior Program Officer (Researcher)

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 support: (i) the Secretary-General’s reforms of the United Nations (peace and security, development and management tracks); (ii) the UN’s priorities for conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the completion and dissemination of the joint UN-World Bank prevention study; (iii) the new way of working between humanitarian and development actors at country level and the 2018 Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.

In addition to these priorities, CIC will 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 (Researcher) to help steer CIC’s contribution to the Pathfinders and to implementation of the 2030 Agenda targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (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:

  • Promoting national implementation of SDG16+ through country missions and other support to Pathfinder countries.
  • Working with international and regional partners strengthen strategies in areas covered by the roadmap.
  • Overseeing and contributing to ‘grand challenges’ on access to justice; social, political and economic inclusion; and violence prevention (SDG16.1).
  • Supporting CIC’s associate director for the development program to manage research grants, donor relations, project staff, and consultants.

For this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • 10 years’ relevant work experience
  • Required education: BA/BS or MA/MS (preferred)
  • Experience of shaping strategies for implementation of 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, and/or publishing policy analysis and research
  • Demonstrated program management experience, including programs that are global in scope or that are based in developing countries
  • 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.

Deadline for applications are November 30, 2017