Policy Associate, Enough Project
Reports to: Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst
Department: Enough Project
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: Exempt, full-time
Enough, a project of the Center for American Progress, has an immediate opening for a Policy Associate. The Policy Associate will be responsible for researching the political and conflict dynamics primarily in the Republic of Sudan and secondarily in the Republic of South Sudan, analyzing U.S. government and international policy related to these conflicts and contributing to Enough’s strategy papers, reports, and other publications. Additionally, the Associate will contribute to research and reporting production for the Satellite Sentinel Project. This is a position requiring research and report-writing experience, excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong understanding of conflicts in the two Sudans and the Horn of Africa. This position reports to the Sudan Policy Analyst.
- Conduct original research primarily on Sudan and secondarily on South Sudan in Washington, D.C. and on the ground in the region.
- Track peace negotiations between the two countries.
- Co-author, author, and edit policy and advocacy reports, memos, op-eds, blog posts, and other documents.
- Build relationships with partner organizations, participate in multistakeholder fora, and liaise with officials in the U.S. government to gather timely information for conflict analysis and report writing and carry the Enough Project’s policy message to key decision makers.
- Regularly liaise with field staff and consultants and work collaboratively to set a research agenda for the two Sudans and the surrounding region.
- Represent Enough at meetings and events with stakeholders in Washington, D.C., New York, and Addis Ababa.
- Collaborate with advocacy and campaign staff to help shape campaign messaging on Sudan and support the work of the Darfur Dream Team.
- Assist with report production and administrative and organizational tasks for the policy and advocacy team.
- Deep academic background and/or work experience in prevention of atrocities, human rights, conflict prevention and resolution, or responsibility to protect.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Sudan and South Sudan and ability to provide in-depth analysis and write professionally.
- Strong understanding of the policymaking community and the potential implications of various advocacy and policy approaches.
- Adept team player with good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to research and analyze complex issues.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Committed to the organization’s missions and goals.
- Previous field experience in Sudan or South Sudan significantly preferred.
- Strong writing and editing skills. Experience writing and editing for blogs and other online publications preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least two years relevant work experience in international relations, human rights, law, political science, or a related field. J.D. preferred.
- Good understanding of Enough’s priority areas and demonstrated ability to write professionally on these topics.
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