Stimson Center
  • 04-May-2018 to 28-May-2018 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary: The Henry L. Stimson Center is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Deputy Director for its South Asia Program. The ideal candidate will have substantive expertise on regional security, including nuclear issues. We seek someone with outstanding analytical and writing skills, strong communication and public affairs skills, a publication record of note, and experience with programmatic, staff management, and budgeting. The individual we seek must have visited the region frequently and have the ability to work well with key programming audiences in the United States, India and Pakistan.

Essential Functions

  • Provide day-to-day oversight of major projects including South Asian Voices, Visiting Fellows, and the Stimson Open Online Courses;
  • Carry out value-added research, analysis, and writing on nuclear, strategic, and regional security issues;
  • Develop and implement mechanisms to evaluate project progress and ensure timely and high-quality work product;
  • Supervise research associates, research assistants, and interns;
  • Publish work and help with editing of Stimson Center publications;
  • Engage in public speaking and other forms of outreach;
  • Help plan, convene, and oversee Washington meetings;
  • Engage in programming in Pakistan and India, and the rest of South Asia;
  • Monitor project budgets and prepare funding reports;
  • Identify and cultivate funding sources, and prepare funding proposals; and
  • Build relationships with influential individuals and institutions.


  • Masters degree in a related field;
  • 5-7 years relevant work experience;
  • Substantive knowledge of South Asian security issues;
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with peers in a team environment;
  • Superior writing skills and analytical capabilities;
  • Diplomatic skills and cultural sensitivity; and
  • Strong candidates will have some of the following: fundraising and program management experience; prior educational or professional experience in the region; language skills in Hindi or Urdu; experience with data science methods and platforms, or with programming languages.

Application Requirements

Please submit cover letter, CV, salary requirements, and two writing samples (short-form/op-ed and a long-form/paper-length).

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