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Program Manager & Research Associate at the CSIS Human Rights Initiative

Job summary

The CSIS Human Rights Initiative (HRI) seeks a Program Manager (50%) and Research Associate (50%) to provide, research, writing, social media and general administrative support to the Human Rights Initiative. The research will focus on business and human rights, human rights and technology, labor rights in global supply chains, and the role of human rights in US foreign policy. She/he reports to Amy Lehr, Director of the HRI. The start date is either November 27th or December 7th 2020.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Program Management (50%)

  • Manages event logistics for Program meetings, activities, workshops, seminars, and briefings;
    • Manages logistics for the Program;
    • Assists with Program outreach activities and contact management;
    • Manages the design and implementation of social media outreach plans, particularly leading the Program’s Twitter Account;
    • Manages day-to-day operations, including fielding calls, maintaining program calendar, updating website and contact database, organizing travel;
    • Assists director and staff with development of program budgets, monitoring of financial transactions (revenue and expenses), and processing of invoices;
    • Oversees intern(s)

Research (50%)

  • Conducts topical research in support of program publications and briefings;
    • Monitors news and developments on international human rights issues, including the aforementioned topics;
    • Assists in conceptualizing new project ideas and assists with proposals;
    • Analyzes and writes project findings in HRI products in collaboration with the HRI director, including reports, commentaries, policy briefs, op-eds;

Knowledge, education, and experience

  • Strong knowledge and comfort across disciplines and issue areas including international human rights, business and human rights, technology and human rights, or forced labor;
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous research and present information clearly and efficiently;
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail;
    • Superior writing and analytical skills;
    • Ability to manage competing priorities under time pressures;
    • Strong communication skills;
    • Ability to write, think, and operate both independently and on a team;
    • Ability to work both independently and as a cohesive member of a small team;
    • B.A./B.S. in political science, international relations, or related field; M.A./M.S./J.D. or progress toward a Masters or law degree;
    • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited U.S. institution, or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution, and a record of academic excellence.

Physical requirements and work conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Performances of duties require the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at https://careers.csis.org.


Washington, DC, USA or remote
50,000- 60,000 USD
Closing date
10 Dec 2020

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