Policy Analyst

Security Council Report (SCR) is recruiting a Policy Analyst. SCR is a non-profit organisation that provides high-quality information and analysis on the Security Council and its subsidiary organs to governments, UN delegations, the UN Secretariat, NGOs, the media, scholars, and the public. SCR is located near the UN headquarters in New York.

The Policy Analyst position requires excellent writing, research and interpersonal skills. The Policy Analyst will:

  • conduct research on the workings of the Security Council and its subsidiary organs;
  • develop relationships and interact regularly with Security Council member delegations  and those of other UN member states, staff of the UN Secretariat, the NGO community and academia;
  • monitor issues that could affect, or be included in, the Security Council’s agenda;
  • draft articles for SCR’s on-line analysis of the latest developments in the Security Council, What’s in Blue, and the Monthly Forecast, as well as produce research reports;
  • participate in SCR outreach activities;
  • develop and execute capacity building training; and
  • contribute to SCR’s production process.

In addition, Policy Analysts may be expected to take on additional responsibilities that may require managing projects and donor relations.

Policy Analysts report to the Managing Editor, with day-to-day work supervised by the relevant Deputy Managing Editor

Candidates should have five to ten years’ relevant practical and/or policy-oriented work, typically within the UN, journalism, diplomacy, or in a thematically relevant think tank.  They should understand the sensitive nature of the Security Council’s work, and be able to convey a nuanced analysis of its political dynamics and the positions of key actors.

Security Council Report seeks a skilled and motivated candidate who thrives in a collegial and also deadline-driven environment. Excellent oral and written skills in English are essential. Knowledge of another UN working language is an asset. A policy-oriented degree and experience in policy-making are strongly preferred.

Remuneration will be competitive, depending in part on a candidate’s experience. SCR offers a generous benefits package. Interested applicants should send a cover letter with a C.V. and references to opportunities@securitycouncilreport.org by 11 February 2022.

Operations Assistant

Interested applicants should send a cover letter with a C.V. and references to opportunities@securitycouncilreport.org.

Security Council Report (SCR), a non-profit organization that provides high-quality information and analysis on the UN Security Council (and its subsidiary organs) to governments, UN delegations, the UN Secretariat, NGOs, media, scholars, and the public, is recruiting a talented Operations Assistant to support its finance and administrative operations. The position reports to SCR’s Operations Manager.

The ideal candidate will have experience supporting the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization in areas such as financial operations, human resources, IT, and office management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Operations Assistant will provide finance and administrative support to the Operations Manager. Activities may include:

  • Finance and development: posting accounts payable and accounts receivable in QuickBooks desktop, tracking cashflow, and assisting with annual budget development, grant proposals and reporting, preparation for the annual audit, and other financial reports as needed;
  • Supporting human resource functions, including gathering and inputting data as needed, utilizing BambooHR software and assisting with annual Open Enrollment;
  • Managing relationships with vendors, coordinating with building management and ordering supplies as needed;
  • Serving as a liaison between staff and IT support;
  • Assisting on special projects to improve finance and administrative systems; and
  • Providing general office administrative support, as needed;

The Operations Assistant will need to manage multiple simultaneous responsibilities, demonstrating the capacity to prioritize tasks and juggle when necessary.

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, non-profit management, or a related field.
  • One-to-three years of work experience in a finance/administrative/office management role.
  • Solid facility with numbers and Excel spreadsheets and an ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Experience with QuickBooks Desktop or similar accounting software is a strong plus.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Steadfast resolve and personal integrity.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Experience working on complex projects.
  • Patience and a sense of humor.

SCR is committed to diversity, including race, ethnicity, orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status. We welcome applications from people of every culture and background, and strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply.

Remuneration will be competitive, depending in part on a candidate’s experience.  SCR offers a generous benefits package.