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NOW HIRING: Senior Program Associate Position at The Wilson Center’s Africa Program

Are you passionate about addressing critical issues facing Africa and enhancing U.S.-Africa relations? The Wilson Center’s Africa Program is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our team as a Senior Program Associate. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects, engage in thought leadership, and foster strategic partnerships in an intellectually stimulating environment.

About The Wilson Center’s Africa Program: The Africa Program at The Wilson Center is committed to tackling the most pressing challenges in Africa and U.S.-Africa relations. Through comprehensive research, in-depth analysis, and engaging public discussions, we strive to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between Africa and the United States. Our work encompasses a wide range of topics, including politics, economics, culture, and public policy, with a focus on providing practical solutions to complex issues.

Position Responsibilities: As a Senior Program Associate, you will play a pivotal role in managing the Africa Program’s projects, operations, and partnerships. Your responsibilities will include:

Project and Program Management (35%):

  • Collaborating with the Program Director to establish strategic priorities and administrative direction.
  • Overseeing internal program operations, including grant activities and timelines.
  • Leading the planning and organization of conferences and events in Africa and the United States.
  • Supervising Africa Program interns and providing financial oversight support.

Programmatic Research and Content Development (35%):

  • Driving thought leadership on African affairs and U.S.-Africa relations.
  • Conducting specialized research on relevant topics and preparing written materials for publication.
  • Serving as a resource for event moderation, media requests, and external publications.
  • Managing the program’s website and ensuring consistency in branding.

Outreach and Partnerships (30%):

  • Supporting engagement with key stakeholders, including Congress, the U.S. government, and peacebuilding organizations.
  • Developing outreach strategies and identifying new partners aligned with program priorities.
  • Managing collaborations with peacebuilding organizations and other entities in Africa.
  • Representing the Africa Program in high-level meetings and managing alumni engagements.

Qualifications: To be minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate:

  • At least one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, including research on African affairs, fundraising, project management, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in managing projects, conducting research, and developing written materials for publication.
  • Familiarity with website management and social media platforms.

Application Process: If you are interested in joining our team, please submit the following documents by the closing date of April 18, 2024:

  1. Résumé/CV detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.
  2. Complete Occupational Questionnaire, including narrative responses.
  3. Veteran Preference Documentation, if applicable.
  4. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration, if applicable.

Salary and Location: This position offers a competitive salary range of $99,200 to $128,956 per year (GS 12) and is located in Washington, DC. Telework may be eligible as determined by agency policy, with occasional travel required for conferences and program activities.

Join Us: If you are a motivated individual with a passion for Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, we encourage you to apply for the Senior Program Associate position at The Wilson Center’s Africa Program. Together, we can make a difference in shaping the future of Africa and strengthening international cooperation.

Open & closing dates: April 5, 2024, to April 18, 2024

Note: Photographs are not required and should be omitted from application packages.

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