Employment @ The Wilson Center
Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
Announcement number: WC-11-09T
Download WC-11-09T – PDF
OPENING DATE: June 14, 2011
CLOSING DATE: June 22, 2011
SERIES/GRADE: WW-0301-11 ($62,467 – $70,794 per annum)
LOCATION: Washington, DC
WHO MAY APPLY: All qualified candidates may apply.
The incumbent will assist the Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) with the day-to-day management of the operations and programmatic activities. Duties will include but are not limited to:
- taking the lead on ECSP programming, planning and execution of seminars, workshops and conferences, focusing on population-health-environment and security issues;
- drafting grant proposals to secure outside funding;
- overseeing budgetary and financial processes;
- representing the Program at external meetings and conferences on population, health, environment, and security issues;
- preparing reports and monitoring evaluation activities as part of the fiduciary responsibility to funding sources;
- working on the Global Health Initiative with responsibility for programming, fundraising, publishing, and financial management;
- contributing to ECSP publications, including occasionally authoring articles, book reviews, and meeting summaries; and
- advising on dissemination and collaborating with Program communications staff regarding themes for Program publications and with authors for population, health, environment, and security related topics/articles.
At a minimum, qualified applicants will have a Master’s degree in public health or a related field and one year of directly related work experience. In addition, qualified candidates must meet all selective factors listed below.
- Ability to use a personal computer with standard office software.
- Demonstrated ability to write and/or edit materials for publication (English). Please provide a list of those materials.
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (desirable):
- Two to four additional years of directly related work experience on international population or health issues.
- Experience writing grant proposals, managing budgets and activities, monitoring and evaluating results, and drafting written reports to funders.
- Knowledge of population or health issues in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America, to include area foreign language skills.
- Knowledge of environment and development issues in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America.
- Previous grant management experience working with the U.S. Agency for International Development.