Africa Peacebuilding Network Program Assistant

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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops, meetings and conferences, fellowships and grants, training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. For more information, please visit our website:

Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) supports independent African research on conflict-affected countries and neighboring regions of the continent and the integration of African knowledge into global policy communities. The APN facilitates research projects and networking activities involving African academics, policy analysts, and practitioners working on peacebuilding issues by offering competitive research fellowships and other forms of targeted support. For more information on our organization and the APN program, please visit our program website.


  • Support the APN Program Director with the overall administration of the program.
  • Assist with the selection and administrative processes for program awards and agreements, including maintaining a database of contacts, fellows, committee members, and related correspondence.
  • Organize on- and offsite workshops and meetings. This includes handling logistical support, preparing meeting agendas and other relevant meeting materials, and coordinating and facilitating correspondence with participants and all relevant constituents during workshops and meetings.
  • Serve as rapporteur for program workshops and meetings, which will include taking minutes of complex discussions, drafting event summaries, etc.
  • Assist with the production of advertising and outreach materials.
  • Help expand the program’s online presence, which includes managing and updating program web pages and social media applications.
  • Assist with digital media projects, such as blogs, podcasts, and social media postings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Flickr.
  • Assist with drafting program reports and proposals.
  • Maintain contact lists and databases and manage APN files and records.
  • Work with budgets and financial reports and process and reconcile expenses against budgets.
  • Other duties and additional responsibilities and projects as directed, depending upon interest and capacity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the arts, social sciences, or sciences required.
  • One to two years administrative, research, or related work experience in a nonprofit or academic environment preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and a high degree of professionalism are essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and respond flexibly to changing demands.
  • Ability to prioritize daily activities to meet competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook), database management, and internet applications.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with web and database development preferred.
  • Photography and graphic design skills a plus.
  • Ability to travel internationally (10 percent).


Annual salary is $40,000. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; annual tuition and/or student loan reimbursement and professional development funds; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.

The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. SSRC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment with the Council are made on the basis of competence, skill and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, creed, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin/ancestry, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, medical conditions (including pregnancy and/or genetic information) or physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other categories prohibited by law.


The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
300 Cadman Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

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