JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Data Analyst

The Center for International Policy is seeking a Data Analyst. The successful candidate will have a combination of technical, analytical, and leadership skills. A background in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Management, or Economics will serve as a solid foundation. The best candidate for this position must understand the question, answer, and means to get to the answer. An effective analyst understands how best to extract imperfect data using tactics to make the information as accurate, objective, and comprehensible as possible.

 

Position Status:  Full Time

Location: Remote

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: $60-75K, Salary commensurate with experience

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Use automated tools to extract data from primary and secondary sources

  • Remove corrupted data and fixing coding errors and related problems

  • Develop and maintain databases, data systems – reorganizing data in a readable format 

  • Perform analysis to assess quality and meaning of data

  • Filter data by reviewing reports and performance indicators to identify and correct code problems

  • Use statistical tools to identify, analyze, and interpret patterns and trends in complex data sets that could be helpful for diagnosis and prediction

  • Assign numerical value to essential business functions so that business performance can be assessed and compared over periods of time

  • Analyze local, national, and global trends that impact both the organization and the industry

  • Prepare reports for the management stating trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data

  • Work with programmers, engineers, and management heads to identify process improvement opportunities, propose system modifications, and devise data governance strategies. 

  • Preparing final analysis reports for the stakeholders to understand the data-analysis steps, enabling them to take important decisions based on various facts and trends. 

 

Key Skills 

  • Strong mathematical skills to help collect, measure, organize, and analyze data 

  • Knowledge of programming languages like SQL, Oracle, R, MATLAB, and Python

  • Technical proficiency regarding database design development, data models, techniques for data mining, and segmentation.

  • Experience in handling reporting packages like Business Objects, programming (Javascript, XML, or ETL frameworks), databases

  • Proficiency in statistics and statistical packages like Excel, SPSS, SAS to be used for data set analyzing

  • Adept at using data processing platforms like Hadoop and Apache Spark

  • Knowledge of data visualization software like Tableau, Qlik

  • Knowledge of how to create and apply the most accurate algorithms to datasets in order to find solutions 

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Adept at queries, writing reports, and making presentations

  • Team-working skills

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven working experience in data analysis

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a field that emphasizes on statistical and analytical skills is desired.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability for critical thinking

  • Creativity

  • Having a systematic and logical approach to problem-solving

  • Team working skills

How to Apply: 

 

All applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Please attach your cover letter, resume, and writing sample as one document when you apply and send it to Sonya Carter, Director of Finance and Operations, at scarter@internationalpolicy.org, with “Data Analyst ” in the subject line. 

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origins or sexual orientation. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Non- U.S. citizens and international applicants are also encouraged to apply. 

Senior Fellows

 

The Center for International Policy is seeking international Senior Fellows. Senior Fellows are part of the intellectual powerhouse of CIP. We rely on their background in progressive foreign policy research to inform our analysis and expand our research projects. Senior Fellows identify with CIP’s mission of making a peaceful, just, and sustainable world the central pursuit of U.S. foreign policy.

Fellows will be provided with in-house data collection. They will also be supplied with research and analysis assistants to support their work, while they share their extensive knowledge and advice on CIP program structure and analysis, as well as produce individual or collaborative research outputs.

Priority areas include security, nuclear nonproliferation, arms trade, technology, climate change, and regional expertise of Africa.

Position Status: Non-Resident Fellowship

Location: Remote

Start Date: Immediate

Roles and Responsibilities:

The level of involvement and specific structure of the fellowship will be discussed based on individual candidates’ experience, availability, and CIP’s needs. This will include: 

  • Producing solutions-oriented and policy-relevant analytical research. These can be in the form of research reports and short articles that reflect the message of CIP.

  • Collaborating with like-minded scholars and participating in academic webinars

  • Driving discourse through writing, media, and event opportunities. 

Areas of Interest Include:

  • International Cyber Security and AI 

  • Defense and Security policies

  • Anti-corruption 

  • Climate change

  • Security-related Legislations

Key Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in the field you are applying for 

  • Professional writing experience

  • Relevant university-level education. A post-graduate degree or equivalent in international relations or a related field

  • Regional expertise and residing in the region that you are writing on is a plus. 

  • An expert-level understanding of foreign policy

  • Strong record of professional achievement

  • Spanish or Arabic language skills are advantageous 

How to Apply:

 

All applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. Additionally, please include in your cover letter a research topic or project you plan to pursue during the course of the fellowship. Please attach your cover letter, resume, and writing samples as one document when you apply and send it to Sonya Carter, Director of Finance and Operations, at scarter@internationalpolicy.org, with “Non-Resident Fellow” and your desired subject area in the subject line. 

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origins, or sexual orientation. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Non- U.S. citizens and international applicants (especially from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia) are also encouraged to apply. 

 

The Center for International Policy is an independent nonprofit center for research, public education, and advocacy on U.S. foreign policy. CIP's scholars, researchers, journalists, analysts, and former government officials provide a unique mixture of issue-area expertise, access to high-level officials, media-savvy, and strategic vision. We work to inform the public and decision-makers in the United States on policies to make the world more peaceful, just, and sustainable.