The Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement is accepting applications for a Fellow position. The basic function of the position is to carry out independent research on displacement-related and humanitarian issues, and to provide leadership, program guidance, and administrative oversight for Project activity. Job responsibilities will be divided between research and analysis (60%); policy and program development (25%); and management (15%).
Research and Analysis:
Conducts independent research for publications subject to peer-reviewed processes on issues related to internal displacement;
Writes articles, papers, op-eds, and reports for publication on a range of issues related to internal displacement;
Leads and manages research projects on internal displacement and related issues; Supervises research projects by Project staff and consultants, providing guidance and substantive input as well as editing of reports and papers;
In accord with the Project’s work plan, organizes events in the U.S. and in other countries to enhance the analysis and response to internal displacement; and
Evaluates the effectiveness of national and international responses to internal displacement and humanitarian response, formulating and furthering recommendations for enhanced responses.
Policy and Program Development:
Provides policy guidance in all activity areas of the Project and mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons;
Promotes policy development through research, advocacy, and representation to UN bodies, regional organizations, governments, and NGOs;
Represents the Project in discussions with governments at international and regional meetings and expert seminars; writes and delivers statements and mobilizes support for Project policy positions; and
Develops and manages new initiatives by the Project; in particular with UN and international organizations, civil society, academic institutions, and governments.
Assists the Co-Directors in the overall management of the Project, including staff supervision as necessary;
Provides leadership to Project staff; and
Supports the Project’s donor relations and fundraising activities, including reviewing fundraising proposals and progress reports.
Candidate should be a scholar who holds a Ph.D. in a relevant field with a minimum of eight years work experience in forced migration, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. Candidate must have record of research and publication on displacement or related humanitarian issues. The individual must also have excellent communication skills (spoken, written, presentational); and experience in liaison and representational functions with government officials and in inter-governmental fora. UN experience preferred and knowledge of French language. Staff supervision and program management experience preferred. Experience working with local partners in developing countries a plus. The individual must be able to travel internationally; and must have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S.