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Program Manager | Drugs, Security and Democracy Summary The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. It does this through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges and publications....
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Gerente del Programa Drogas, Seguridad y Democracia

The Social Science Research Council

Lunes 7 de octubre de 2013 (07/10/13)
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Program Manager | Drugs, Security and Democracy




Summary

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. It does this through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges and publications.

Description

The SSRC seeks a full time Program Manager/Officer for the Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship Program (DSD). Funded by the Open Society Foundations and the International Development Research Centre, this project is designed to support post-doctoral and doctoral dissertation fellows engaged in policy-relevant academic research on issues related to drugs and drug policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, across a variety of social science disciplines.

Qualifications

Candidates should have solid field experience in areas related to drugs, security, and democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean and knowledge of policy and policymakers in the region.

Minimum two to three years of successful experience or demonstrated skill in one or more of the following areas: public policy/government, higher education or not-for-profit institutions, advocacy/legislation on the international, federal, state and/or local levels, or communications/journalism.

Academic background (PhD, MA, or professional degree with relevance) in international affairs, political science, political economy, public policy, or social science.

Oral, reading, and written fluency in English and Spanish required. Portuguese competency a plus.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative, respond flexibly to changing demands, and manage complex projects.

Excellent writing and organizational skills.

Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills, political judgment, and high degree of professionalism.

Availability for international and domestic travel.

Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, databases, Internet)Responsibilities

Manage the planning and operations of annual DSD fellowship competition, including promotion, application process, screening, selection, and awards.

Advise and mentor DSD fellows on avenues of policy engagement that could lead to the development of alternatives to present-day security and drug policies.

Establish and maintain relationships with relevant contacts (policymakers, government officials, NGOs, etc.) in the Latin American and Caribbean community to increase visibility and contacts for DSD fellows.

Organize and facilitate the annual workshop for fellows, the annual program committee meeting, and other program-related events.

Coordinate projects with partner institutes in Latin America.

Contribute to strategic planning and evaluate and review program protocols.

Facilitate communications and network building between program committee, fellows, researchers, and policymakers and institutions in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Manage the program’s finances, including managing expenditures and monitoring the program budget.

Track grants and write annual reports and proposals for current and potential funders.

Oversee the program’s online presence, including website, social media, and dissemination of fellows’ research.

Manage the affairs of a multidisciplinary and multinational selection committee.

Supervise support staff.

Identify linkages and synergies between DSD program activities and other Council programming helping to expand the program’s networks.

Other responsibilities and projects, as required and depending upon interest and capacity.Terms, Salary and Benefits

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; professional development funds; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.Application Information

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and brief writing samples in English and Spanish to applications@ssrc.org.

Please write “DSD Program Manager/Officer Search” in the title.

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