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Program and Outreach Coordinator – Migration and Development
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The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Program Coordinator to support work on migration, forced displacement, and development. CGD has recently scaled up its work to develop and recommend innovative solutions and frameworks designed to assist refugees and migrants, as well as their countries of origin and destination. The Program Coordinator’s role is to fulfill a broad array of research, policy outreach, and support functions. The ideal candidate should demonstrate strong management, analytical, and communications skills; experience working on international development and migration/refugee issues is also desired.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of duties, including:
Organize and coordinate workflow on migration and forced displacement
Track migration and development news and newly published research
Organize internal and external meetings and conferences; help with scheduling and logistics for senior staff
Support policy outreach team in activities related to migration program, including tracking relevant policy developments, such as legislation and hearings
Support policy outreach team in developing opportunities to share research and policy proposals with the US government, international financial institutions, the United Nations system, and the development and immigration advocacy communities
Assist with fundraising prospects
Carry out literature reviews and conduct background research
Provide other research, writing, and editing support
Perform other administrative and basic research tasks as necessary
Qualifications and skills:
Bachelor’s degree in international development, economics, or another related field
Knowledge of migration and refugee issues highly desired; prior work experience in these fields helpful though not strictly necessary
Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment
Comfort working independently and with little supervision. An ability to see ahead and think strategically is essential
Excellent communication and writing skills
Proficiency in a foreign language, particularly Spanish, preferred but not required
Study or work experience in a developing country a plus
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to email@example.com. Please use the title “Program Coordinator - Migration” in the subject field in all e-mail correspondence.
CGD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. Finalists may be subject to a pre-employment background screening.