Associate Program Officer - InterAcademy Partnership for Research
**THIS IS A PART-TIME/TEMPORARY POSITION EXPECTED TO END 7/27/2018 **
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.
The mission of the Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) Division is to help improve public policy, understanding, and education in matters of science, technology, and health with regard to national strategies and resources, global affairs, workforce, and the economy. The division is particularly charged to identify and build synergy among the disciplines and issue areas, and to promote interaction among science, engineering, medicine, and public policy. The division includes a range of standing committees and boards concerned with the vitality of the research enterprise in the U.S. and abroad. In that connection, the units of the division focus particularly on the interaction of key institutions central to science and technology policy, on the standing of U.S. research around the world and cooperation with science and engineering bodies in other countries, on the mission and organization of federal research activities, and on the sources of future manpower and funding for research.
With the secretariat hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and housed within PGA, the InterAcademy Partnership for Research (IAP-R) brings together the leading scientists and engineers worldwide to provide high quality, in-depth scientific advice to the United Nations, other international organizations, and national governments on critical science policy issues. To accomplish this, IAP-R produces studies using carefully chosen expert committees and independent peer review. There are currently two IAP-R studies in progress, (1) “Improving scientific input to global policymaking: Strategies for attaining the sustainable development goals” and (2) “Harnessing science, engineering and medicine to address Africa’s challenges.”
Under general supervision, the Associate Program Officer:
1. Conducts background research and data synthesis for ongoing and prospective projects for IAP-R
2. Develops written and graphic materials, edits reports, and coordinates publication of materials
3. Assists with website development for IAP-R and other communications tasks
4. Leads in other programmatic, administrative, and financial tasks, including organizing meetings, travel preparation, consultant vetting, etc.
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