The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) team is continuing to grow! We are pleased to announce the addition of several staff positions.
The Gender and Climate Security Policy Associate will help GIWPS to center women in all global policy and debates on climate change, particularly in conflict-affected and fragile settings. They will conduct high level policy analysis to track, analyze, and write on global policies and trends, and propose innovative recommendations for addressing challenges posed by the climate crisis. They will work closely with the GIWPS Senior Gender and Climate Security Research Fellow to collect and analyze data, evaluate the impact of existing policies and practice, and translate research findings for diverse stakeholders in ways that generate policy impact. They will also serve as the focal point for the Institute’s policy advocacy and engagement related to climate change. The ideal candidate will have substantive expertise on the gendered dimensions and impacts of climate change, particularly in conflict-affected and fragile contexts, and the corresponding policy implications and solutions for these challenges. The Policy Associate must be familiar with current climate security policies and debates, as well as international climate policy and diplomacy efforts, including working knowledge of the UNFCCC and COP. Candidates should also have working knowledge of how climate change relates to other relevant U.S. and international policy frameworks.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Policy Associate will play an integral coordinating role on GIWPS’ cross-functional Middle East and North Africa work and advancing the mission of centering Middle Eastern and North African women in all global policy and debates. They serve as staff policy lead on Women, Peace and Security issues in the Middle East and North Africa, and track, analyze, and write on global policies and trends. As well, they utilize this expertise as the focal point for organizing and executing Middle East and North Africa-related programs and events, including liaising with Middle Eastern and North African women leaders and organization partners to ensure policy impact. The MENA Policy Associate also represents the Institute externally, and manages administrative duties for the Middle East and North Africa portfolio.
GIWPS is searching for a talented Undergraduate Academic Assistant beginning Fall 2023 to work on the Institute’s new Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conflict Tracker. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and analysis skills, an interest in connecting research to policy impact, and a passion for issues relating to WPS.