Job- Senior Program Associate Science and Technology Innovation Program

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    Tarryn Reddy

    OPENING DATE: January 31, 2011
    CLOSING DATE: February 9, 2011
    SERIES/GRADE: WW-0301-12 ($74,872 – 97,333 per year)
    LOCATION: Washington DC
    WHO MAY APPLY: All qualified candidates may apply.

    DUTIES: This position is focused on identifying and addressing

    DUTIES: This position is focused on identifying and addressing research and policy needs at the intersection of emerging technologies and social behavior, with an emphasis on improving the use of citizen-generated information to address public policy challenges. This will include work to improve the development, dissemination, and application of citizen-generated information in disaster response efforts and mass emergency events, both domestically and internationally, and the development of policies and policy frameworks that will facilitate effective technology-mediated interventions involving both citizens and more formal governmental and non-governmental organizations. As such, this position will (1) conduct or manage research which may include the analyses of relevant federal research programs and projects, legal issues, or ‘lessons learned’, and the development of technology roadmaps, innovation strategies, ethical frameworks/codes of conduct, or information security and reputation systems; (2) identify and build bridges to relevant researchers and research communities (including behavioral scientists) working on the application of peer-generated information to decision making in the crisis response and other relevant fields (environmental protection, public health, or national security); (3) organize meetings to explore public policies; (4) assist in managing the work of the program (planning, budgeting, communications, and outreach); (5) develop or supervise the development of briefings, after action reports, and white papers for public dissemination and use; (5) create and implement impact measurement/evaluation for products; and (6) perform other related duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Minimally qualified applicants will have a Masters or PhD in business, geography, science policy, public policy, international relations, computer science, or other relevant area and one year of directly related work experience researching and writing on a variety of policy related issues as they relate to crisis response and management, humanitarian relief, participatory decision making, open source community, or other areas related to civil society 2.0.

    SELECTIVE FACTORS (mandatory):

    1. Excellent and proven skills in project management including budgeting, evaluation and reporting.
    2. Excellent writing and oral communications skills. (Please note: a job related writing sample is required).
    3. Experience in the conduct of research and its application to public policy issues and challenges.
    4. High level of digital literacy (established online presence and ability to use social networking tools such as Twitter and information sharing tools such Wikimedia).

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