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Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007
From: Deana Arsenian <DA@carnegie.org>
Subject: Program Officer, International Peace and Security

Position Description
Program Officer, International Peace and Security

Carnegie Corporation of New York's International Program seeks a program officer, to be based in New York City, with professional knowledge and background in the area of nuclear weapons and security. The Corporation's longstanding work in this area seeks to support policy relevant research and outreach on reducing nuclear weapons and their proliferation risks. This position reports directly to the Program Director, International Peace and Security, but works closely with other Program colleagues, including the Vice President, International Program Coordination, Program Associate and Program support staff. Duties include: 1) Developing and updating program area strategy and priorities in collaboration with Program Director and other Program colleagues; 2) Reviewing and assessing grant proposals; 3) Working with potential grantees to develop proposals, budgets and other documentation for grant submission; 4) Preparing materials in a timely fashion and making oral and written presentations to justify support for proposals, and program strategies and objectives; 5) Monitoring grants in support of program objectives, including conducting site visits; 6) Interacting with current and potential grantees, including conveying decisions regarding unsuccessful grant applications; 7) Keeping well informed of developments in the field and identifying new grantmaking opportunities; 8) Building and maintaining professional relationships with a wide range of relevant experts, and participating in conferences and workshops in the field; 9) Organizing and chairing program related meetings both within and outside the Corporation and representing the Corporation at relevant external events and meetings; 10) Meeting deadlines for program related reports and administrative requirements; 11) Undertaking special assignments as required.

Requirements Include:

Strong writing, editing and presentation skills; Advanced degree in security studies, international relations or related field; Special knowledge and expertise related to nuclear weapons and international security; A minimum of five years experience as a scholar or working professional in the security field; Working knowledge of and familiarity with the Washington, D.C. and other relevant policy establishments; Demonstrated experience in program development, evaluation and administration; Strong organizational skills; Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team; Willingness to travel extensively, domestically and internationally

Cover letter, résumé, at least two professional references and writing sample should be sent to, by September 30th, 2007 to:

Ellen Bloom, Vice President HR, IT and Office Services
Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Email: eb@carnegie.org Carnegie Corporation of New York was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." For more than 95 years the Corporation has carried out Carnegie's vision of philanthropy by building on his two major concerns: international peace and advancing education and knowledge.

No telephone inquiries, please.

Carnegie Corporation of New York is an equal opportunity employer.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 USA
Tel: (212) 371-3200 Fax: (212) 754-4073.