Research Assistants
NATO Parliamentary Assembly Research Assistant Programme

Brussels, Belgium

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly usually employs eight paid Research Assistants from NATO nations each year. In general, four of these start in late January and finish in June. The second group starts in August and finishes in late November or early-December. In addition, the Assembly employs two Research Assistants from Associate Delegate countries.

All applications from candidates with the appropriate qualifications are placed on a list for consideration. Their names remain on the list for consideration for about twelve months. Candidates are requested to inform the Assembly by e-mail if they cease to be available to take up a position during that time.

The Assembly receives well over two hundred applications per year from very well qualified candidates.

Every effort is made to assess applications objectively, but many factors must be taken into account. These include the need for a regional balance among participants in the programme. Consequently, it is rare to select two candidates from the same nation for the same intake. Due to the large number of applicants, only candidates selected to participate will be contacted. The names of those selected will be published on the web site ( See below for further details regarding candidates from NATO Member Countries and from Associate Delegation Nations.

Information for Candidates from NATO Member Nations
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly is the parliamentary consultative organisation of the Atlantic Alliance, comprising about 200 members of the national parliaments of the 26 NATO member countries, as well as legislators from 13 Associate Member Nations.

The Assembly is divided into five committees: the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security, the Defence and Security Committee, the Economics and Security Committee, the Political Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. The full Assembly meets twice a year in different member countries at the invitation of national parliaments. Sub-committees and Special Groups examine specific issues and conduct fact-finding missions throughout the year.

The International Secretariat of the Assembly is based in Brussels and is staffed by some 30 people from the various NATO member countries. The main task of research assistants is to contribute, at the request of Committee Directors or Senior Management, to the research necessary for the drafting of the Assembly reports and other documents. The job occasionally entails some administrative work, but most tasks are research oriented.

Research assistants from NATO member nations are typically recruited for a three-month period, which can be renewed for up to two additional months. Due to the Assembly’s work schedule, research assistants are usually requested to commence work either in late January or late August. The stipend is EURO 720 net per month. The Assembly provides a small furnished and equipped flat free of charge, which the researchers are expected to keep in good condition, and provides a basic health insurance policy for the duration of the internship.

Candidates must possess a first degree and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political Science, International Relations, History, International Economics or related subjects. Preference will be given to candidates who have recently completed their Masters degree. Ph.D. candidates are also welcome to apply but should recognise that during their tenure with the NATO PA, their workday will be dedicated to Assembly defined projects.

Candidates should be completely fluent in oral and written English and/or French. If neither is mother tongue, certified evidence of proficiency level will be required. Knowledge of other European languages is a further asset.


Applicants should apply by typewritten or word-processed letter, indicating their areas of interest and competence, nationality, and period of availability. A curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation from referees well acquainted with the applicant’s recent work or professional experience should also be forwarded to the International Secretariat.

Please note that the Assembly receives a very large number of applications for only a few places.  Applications for positions commencing in August 2009 should be received by 15 April 2009. The names of those selected will be posted on the website (  Applications or requests for information should be sent to:

Director of the Research Assistant Programme

NATO Parliamentary Assembly
3 Place du Petit Sablon
Fax: 0032 2 514 1847


Research Associate
MACRO International

Calverton, MD

MACRO is seeking a Research Associate to support international research and evaluation projects involving child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, basic education research and related international social development topics.

MACRO INTERNATIONAL INC. (MACRO) is a professional services firm offering high quality research, management consulting and information technology services supporting business and government. Duties include:
* Conducting international qualitative research and analysis including in-country research, site visits, key informant interviews, group interviews.
* Working with in-country researchers to design interview guides.
* Supporting in-country researchers in methodology design, quality control, and analysis in Africa, Asia, Latin America/ Caribbean, Middle East and Central Eastern Europe.
* Conducting on-line research and conducting quality control of annotated bibliographies.

Bachelor’s degree in social science discipline and 1-3 years experience conducting international research and evaluation required. Master’s degree preferred. Use of qualitative and quantitative information in the creation of reports, a plus. Must have excellent writing and oral communication skills and must be able to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary international team environment. Must be proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). French, Portuguese or Spanish language proficiency a plus.

MACRO offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including 401(k), profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, casual business dress, and free parking. MACRO is conveniently located in suburban MD at the intersection of 495/95 adjacent to Route 29/Colesville Road. EOE/M/F/V/D.

Send resume to Attn: RA/AHT/SB to MACRO INTERNATIONAL INC., 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705


Vice President Of International Programs
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Washington, DC

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has been designated as one of five coordinating partners for Michael R. Bloomberg’s initiative to reduce tobacco use in low and middle-income countries, where more than two-thirds of the worlds smokers live. As part of this initiative, the Campaign has established a global advocacy resource center to provide accurate public information about tobacco use and effective tobacco control interventions and to assist advocates with resources and technical assistance to achieve policy change. These resources include policy, research, communications, legal and grassroots expertise and support. The Bloomberg Initiative and the Campaign have placed a priority on working in China, Russia, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico and Ukraine, but also work in many other countries. As part of this initiative, the Campaign is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Vice President of International Programs.

The Vice President of International Programs is responsible for the formulation, supervision, and management of the Campaigns international programs and for playing a major role in developing the departments policies. The Vice President for International Programs oversees a staff of more than 25 employees and consultants and all activities related to the international programs of the Campaign.

The Vice President reports directly to the Campaigns President and is a member of the Campaigns management team and chairs the International Management team. The Vice President is responsible for ensuring that the policies and programs of the International Department fully support and are consistent with the Campaigns main mission and policies, that the International Department meets its goals and objectives in a timely manner and that the different units and teams within the International department work cooperatively and effectively with each other.

– The management and supervision of the International Department staff including ensuring coordination between country teams, regional coordinators and communications, research, advocacy, grant and legal staff and the development and implementation of departmental and country team strategic plans;
– Coordinate the formulation of policy positions, goals, objectives, and strategies on issues relating to international tobacco control issues;
– With the Vice President of Administration, develop and monitor the International Departments budget;
– Track compliance with deliverables and mileposts from the Bloomberg grant and other grants received from other outside donors;
– As appropriate, serve as spokesperson for the Campaigns international programs;
– Establish and maintain good working relations with NGOs and others involved in tobacco control, including with the Bloomberg Partners and Framework Convention Alliance;
– As requested, assist in fundraising efforts;
– Coordinate the work of the International Department with other departments; including the formulation of the Campaigns policy positions on US policy related to international tobacco control issues; and
– Accomplishing other duties as assigned by the President.

– Minimum 10 years experience in management with 3-5 years experience in international policy work and/or issue campaigns and/or tobacco control;
-Experience and success in management, teambuilding and consensus building;
-Ability to work as a partner in a multi-cultural environment;
-Strong communications skills, both written and spoken;
-Ability to work under tight time constraints; and
-Proficiency in more than one language a plus.

The Vice President of International Programs is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.

Send cover letter and resume to, subject line: VP of International Programs.

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