Thursday, April 26, 2012

Research Associate, India, Pakistan, South Asia for Council of Foreign Relations

The Council’s Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia and focus on tracking and analyzing political, economic and security dynamics throughout the region. The Research Associate will also focus on U.S. diplomatic, assistance and military/intelligence policies, with a special emphasis on Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

Researching specific areas as requested by the Fellow.

Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material, under the direction of the Fellow.

Tracking news and data sources on issues related to U.S. foreign policy and national security interests in South Asia.

Providing administrative support to the Fellow, including answering telephones, handling correspondence, filing, and responding to requests for information.

Coordinating events, including arranging mailings, preparing invitations, making travel arrangements, scheduling, corresponding with speakers, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.

Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement.

Assisting fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed
District of Columbia
United States
Employment, Full-time Position, Entry Level Position, Paid Position
BA degree in International Relations or a related field, with superior academic achievement; demonstrated interest and academic background in South Asia and security studies required, with a particular focus on Pakistan. Masters preferred.
1+ years related administrative and/or internship experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Outstanding research, proofreading, and editing skills.
Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Email, including advanced functions such as mail merge.
Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below contact information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
  1. By Email: (Preferred method)
  2. By Fax: +1-212-434-9893
  3. By Mail: Council on Foreign Relations
    Human Resources Department
    58 East 68th Street 
    New York, NY 10065

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