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Research and Policy Manager, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security - Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) examines and highlights the roles and experiences of women in peace and security worldwide through cutting edge research, timely global convenings, and strategic partnerships. Melanne Verveer, who previously served as the inaugural U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, leads the Institute, which is also home to the International Council on Women's Business Leadership, a part of the Women & Economy Project launched in October 2014. Located in Washington, D.C., the Institute leverages Georgetown University's global reach to connect academia and practice, pioneer evidence-based and policy-oriented analysis, and inspire the next generation of leaders.
The Research & Policy Manage r oversees the GIWPS research team and works with the team to envision, craft, and execute research projects, and disseminate findings through academic, policy, and practitioner communities. Reporting to the Managing Director and working closely with the Executive Director, the Research & Policy Manager also helps to coordinate the forthcoming GIWPS graduate certificate. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Working directly with the Managing Director and Executive Director, assists in defining the direction of Institute research.
Tracks developments in WPS research and policy and works with the GIWPS team to develop areas to initiate and expand Institute activities.
Helps to develop research plans, manage workflow, and provide feedback and guidance on the research of the full-time research fellows and graduate research assistants, ensuring compliance with University academic standards and administrative policies and the quality of publications.
Collaborates closely with the Communications Manager on production of research publications. Helps to hire and supervise external vendors for proofreading, translation, graphic design, layout, and printing of reports to ensure timely and systematic production.
Involved in recruitment of additional or replacement research staff.
Develops new research proposals, as appropriate.
Produces original research, policy briefs and other publications in the Institute's areas of focus, including outputs of the semi-annual Bridging Theory and Practice Workshop series.
Informing Policy and Practice
Leads substantive development of the semi-annual Bridging Theory and Practice Workshop series including developing themes and invitee lists, writing briefing materials, and leading production of workshop outputs.
Collaborates closely with the Program Manager to provide subject matter expertise on GIWPS events, including writing concept notes as needed.
Collaborates closely with the Communications Manager on dissemination of GIWPS research and policy recommendations through academic, policy, and practitioner communities.
Coordinates the proposed GIWPS graduate certificate, advising students on how to meet certificate requirements and managing GIWPS course offerings.
A master's degree (PhD preferred) in international relations, international development, security studies, conflict resolution, or related field.
At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in research and policy analysis.
Demonstrated interest in gender issues, as well as policy impact.
Prior work in field of women, peace and security strongly preferred.
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