Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
May 18, 2018
Research Associate Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Research Associate
Position Information Posting Number: S01070 Full-time/Part-time: Full-time Benefits Eligible?: Yes Hourly/Salaried: Hourly Hiring Minimum: $23.08/hour Band/Level: Specialist 2 Department: CNS-WDC Location: Middlebury in DC
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening: Criminal Background check
Recommendations: Position Summary: Under the general direction of a Senior Research Associate in the Washington, DC office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Research Associate will collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of threat reduction programs. This is a full-time, term-limited staff position, running through May 31, 2019. Renewal of position is contingent on funding.
Responsibilities Essential Functions:
Conduct research using internet databases and other sources to collect and analyze data that documents the status of countries regarding the security and security culture surrounding high security-risk nuclear, biological, and chemical materials and facilities.
Gather, under the direction of a Senior Research Associate, data about the security culture of nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries by interviewing individuals who have worked extensively with nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries.
Ensure that all data collected is recorded, coded, and organized in databases that can be queried by category of metric, individual metrics, discipline, and country.
Assist in preparing report graphics, prose, and briefings that present the data and analysis on the effectiveness of nuclear, biological, and chemical projects within each country and comparatively across countries, disciplines, and years.
Contribution to other research and outreach activities of CNS, as assigned. General Responsibilities:
Assist in preparing grant proposals, quarterly reports, and a large-scale final report.
Assist in preparing briefing materials to update project sponsors and other interested parties.
Conduct research on monitoring and evaluation best practices.
Other duties, as assigned.
M.A. in international policy studies, political science, economics, statistics, or related field or a B.A. with relevant experience is required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills to support the conduct of interviews, including cultural awareness.
Foreign language skills, in particular in Arabic, preferred.
Well-honed analysis and writing skills.
Excellent research skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and formula writing to assist in data coding and ability to use data visualization software is desirable.
Knowledge of surveys, quantitative and/or qualitative methodology preferred. Experience:
At least one of the following is required: previous experience working on or researching nonproliferation issues in non-profit organizations or in government, experience with interview-based research, monitoring and evaluation experience, or ability to apply statistical methods to quantitative data.
General knowledge of other nonproliferation initiatives (e.g., United Nations Security Council 1540) and nuclear, biological, and chemical arms control and nonproliferation treaties preferred.
Experience living and working outside the United States a plus.
Physical Demands: The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act. Position requires light to moderate physical effort, the ability to travel domestically by plane, a driver's license suitable for domestic US driving, and the ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
Posting Information Open Until Filled: Yes Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete an online application and attach a resume. Please attach a separate sheet with reference contact information for at least 3 references.
Applicant Document Required Documents Cover Letter Resume/C V
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About Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.