Deputy Director, Peace Tech Initiative

Nov 18, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
Cheryl Saferstein
Full Time

USIP’s new PeaceTech initiative is looking for a talented Deputy Director to provide project management and oversight of its growing portfolio of media and technology-related projects. The project demands a combination of communication and leadership skills, along with a strong background in using media and technology tools in the field for peacebuilding, development, or social change.


•Oversees the staff, budgets, and day-to-day operations of all existing media and technology-related projects at USIP, under the guidance of the current Director.
•Nurtures relationships with USIP country programs, technology industry, US government, media development professionals, NGOs, external funders, and other relevant partners.
•Implements high-quality projects, ensuring that deliverables and external reporting meet the highest standards.
•Ensures that projects have clear goals and measurable peacebuilding impacts, including by helping project leads develop robust monitoring & evaluation (M&E) plans.
•Manages the program budget and makes regular financial reports to relevant USIP Staff and external PoCs.
•Contributes to securing new sources of funding for USIP’s media and technology projects, especially through Inter-Agency Agreements with US government funders such as USAID, State Department, and the Department of Defense.
•Assists with external relations for projects, including through USIP publications, public events, conference participation, and media appearances.
•Performs other duties as assigned.


The applicant must have the following skills/experience:

•Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals of countries listed in our Foreign Hiring Policy. To view our Foreign Hiring Policy click here.
•10 years’ experience managing media and technology-related and/or conflict management programs, including personnel and budgets.
•Proven ability in using media and technology tools and techniques, including radio, television, mobile phones, mapping, social networking, and crowdsourcing in conflict management, development, or other related fields.
•Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. A graduate degree is preferred.
•Experience implementing programs in conflict zones is preferred.
•Ability to work independently in a complex environment; and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.