Senior Program Officer, Rule of Law

Department: Governance, Law & Society
Requisition ID: 144854
Employment Status: FTT - Full-Time Term
FLSA Status: Exempt
City, State and/or Region Washington, DC


The United States Institute of Peace is an independent quasi-federal institution established and funded by the U.S. Congress to:

Prevent and resolve violent international conflict;
Promote post-conflict stability and development;
Increase peacebuilding capacity, tools, and intellectual capital.

The Institute accomplishes its mission through direct engagement in peacebuilding efforts around the world, and by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources.


The Rule of Law team in the Governance, Law and Society Center seeks a Senior Program Officer for the Justice and Security Dialogue Program. This position is based at USIP’s Washington DC headquarters, and will work closely with staff and consultants in countries with justice and security dialogue programming, and USIP country program teams as appropriate. This position reports to the Director of the Rule of Law team.

Position is Contingent upon the receipt of funding.


 Program Management 

Communications and Representation 


All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of: 1.  Cover letter 2.  Resume

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If you are having problems submitting your online application, please email This email is for technical difficulties only.

For questions about this position, please email Cheryl Saferstein at . Please do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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