Position: Research Assistant, Leadership and Talent Development, Part-Time
Company: United States Institute of Peace
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Research Assistant will provide research and support to the Director, Leadership and Talent Development.
Work schedule: 15-20 Hours/Week Expected (onsite work may be required)
Start Date: July 2021
- Conducts research about and assists in the creation of competencies for USIP.
- Conducts research and produces summaries for internal decision-making on issues related to leadership, management, and employee engagement.
- Develops job aids, case studies, and informal/on-the-job learning on topics listed above.
- Analyses qualitative and quantitative data and provides findings in a format that fosters understanding and supports the next steps.
- Provides support for virtual and in-person (when possible) learning events, including setting up virtual meetings, reserving rooms/online platforms, developing invitations, monitoring RSVPs, arranging room/virtual set-up, serving as the primary point-of-contact for attendees, and drafting summaries of conclusions and tracking key decision points.
- Conducts research and produces summaries for internal decision-making on alternative platforms and best practices that support interactive and experiential online learning.
- Assists in the collection and analysis of feedback/evaluation data.
- Develops appealing and informative promotional materials for learning events.
- Participates in the planning for multi-year leadership development and employee engagement activities.
- Monitors ongoing developments in the field of learning and development in international organizations.
- Completes special assignments as needed.
- Master’s degree (in-progress) in instructional design, leadership, or management strongly preferred.
- Must be a full-time university student.
- Familiarity with contemporary leadership and learning and development practices.
- Familiarity with international NGOs and international development and security issues.
- Strong writing, editing, and research skills, including qualitative methods.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Experience living and working overseas, or other cross-cultural communication experience is strongly preferred.
USIP's Research Assistant program is administered through the Consortium of Universities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Any full-time university student in the Washington area is eligible for these openings.
All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.
Additional information and Steps to apply visit Research Assistant Job Posting.