ECSP Program Associate at the Wilson Center

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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.


  1. Ability to use a personal computer with standard office software.
  2. Demonstrated ability to write and/or edit materials for publication (English). Please provide a list of those materials.


  1. Two to four additional years of directly related work experience on international population or health issues.
  2. Experience writing grant proposals, managing budgets and activities, monitoring and evaluating results, and drafting written reports to funders.
  3. Knowledge of population or health issues in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America, to include area foreign language skills.
  4. Knowledge of environment and development issues in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America.
  5. Previous grant management experience working with the U.S. Agency for International Development.