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Research Analyst, Middle East

United States Institute of Peace
Washington, DC 20004
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Peace is our commitment. The United States Institute of Peace represents the American peoples shared values and commitment to peace around the world. We know that Peace is Security it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing, and mitigating violent conflict.

We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world. Together we tackle the toughest problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world. (To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front-row seat on the world stage, USIP is the place for you.


The Research Analyst (Scope of Work contractor) provides research, analysis, and administrative support for the Agents, Actors and Ideas of Conflict in the Middle East and Africa program, primarily The Iran Primer and The Islamists websites. Conducts research on Islamist movements, Iran, and the Middle East.

This is a scope of work contract with the flexibility of remote work. The approximate hourly range is $19 to $25 an hourthe rate to be determined depending on education and experience."

Up to 20 hours per week during regular business hours starting as soon as possible through September 2021 with the possibility of extension.


Program and Administrative Support:

  • Help generate content for two Middle East websites The Iran Primer and The Islamists.

  • Conduct research on relevant topics for both sites and the senior fellow

  • Monitor current events closely in Iran and the wider Middle East

  • Update existing resources, including timelines and profiles

  • Provide web layout support by creating infographics and finding photographs and other media

  • Help promote websites online, including through the use of social media

  • Provide programmatic and administrative support for the program

  • Completes special assignments as needed.


  • Bachelors degreein international relations required. A major inMiddle East studies preferred.

  • One (1) or more years related business or administrative experience to become familiar with general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of major office activities preferred.

  • Strong working knowledge of the Middle East required, with demonstrated enthusiasm for subject matter. Knowledge of the full cast of characters in the region.

  • Excellent writing and communications skills preferred.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent organizational skills; flexibility; strong detail orientation.

  • Familiarity with standard office software, online research databases and social media platforms preferred.

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements.
2. Cover letter
3. Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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