Policy, Plans and Operations Research Program Analyst

All Native Group | Washington DC

About Job

Summary

The Analyst will be required to produce academic research products, monitor, and analyze academic and think-tank research and to work under the guidance of GEC’s Academic & Think-Tank Liaison and with other GEC analysts to provide regular reports about violent extremist and state sponsored propaganda to GEC leadership and partners.

Essential Functions

  • Produce research reports and other products analyzing trends in research related to counter violent extremism, state sponsored propaganda, misinformation, and connection to U.S. policies related to communications to foreign audiences. Research reports will be tailored for use by GEC’s threat teams and other partners.
  • Monitor research development, organizations, and publications, to maintain situational awareness of the environment.
  • Develop collaborative relationships and programs that are aid in the reaching of relevant audiences in their region.
  • Review the research and other products developed by other members of the team to ensure they are grammatically correct and in support of GEC’s mission.
  • Work with the Academic & Think-Tank Liaison to identify and track metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of their products and engagements.
  • Work as a member of a team to assist in the design of research products and academic engagement events and programs.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of university and think-tank related programs, grants, and events.
  • Work with other GEC analysts to compile analysis of the information environment and violent extremist and state sponsored propaganda for distribution to GEC leadership and other partners.
  • Alert designated State Department officers to issues warranting attention and possible response.
  • Share relevant research products once cleared by designated State Department officers.
  • Review open source and classified reporting on extremist messaging and propaganda to determine effective counter-narratives, engagement priorities and opportunities.
  • Complete other duties related to the academic and think-tank engagement, as assigned.

Competencies

  • Candidates must have a high degree of knowledge about political events, especially in conflict areas, which drive or are utilized by extremist organizations in their respective region.
  • A strong capability in the English language, particularly in writing, is required.
  • Ideal candidates would have some experience living or traveling internationally.
  • Expertise in the International Affairs, the online communications environment, in-depth knowledge of a culture and history related to GEC’s mission.
  • Familiarity with USG policy on designated issues and be able to draw upon publicly available, cleared U.S. Government information resources and the vast resources of quality information about the United States available online.
  • Expertise with current extremist and/or state-sponsored messaging narratives and techniques affecting their region

Supervisory Responsibility

  • No additional supervisory Responsibilities separate from what has already been noted

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Experience

Ideal Mid-level Research and Program Analysts will have a strong communications background and research experience. They should have personal and professional experience using academic and think-tank research and be fluent with the research sources and academic areas that are most used in their region/area of expertise.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in subject matter area, or closely related discipline.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

N/A

Security Clearance

Must be a U.S. citizen. Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a Top-Secret security clearance.