The East-West Center is accepting applications for a position as a Project Specialist in the Research Program. The Project Specialist will assist with the project on the Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (RISA) Migration, Climate Change, and Health project. The project focuses on the drivers of migration from the Republic of the Marshall Islands to Hawaii and health impacts that may be factors of influence in islander’s decisions to migrate or not to return. The incumbent will prepare literature reviews, analyze data and coordinate research activities and fieldwork procedures. Major duties include collecting, compiling, analyzing and interpreting data associated with the project; setting up and carrying out fieldwork procedures using social science methods in interviewing study participants; preparing reports; coordinating research activities and study procedures in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Hawaii; preparing papers outlining issues for research; leading workshops and other outreach and communication activities; and updating the project website with relevant research results, publications, and interim products. The position is a full time, limited position with the appointment period ending August 31, 2020.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to climate science, environmental science, environmental policy, health policy, or social science. Plus one year of research experience demonstrating the ability to synthesize varied research findings and write or edit reports about physical and/or socio-ecological systems. Must have excellent communication and technical writing skills including the ability to prepare proposals and draft reports explaining findings. Proficiency with MS Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated ability to work successfully and deal effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of climate and/or health issues affecting the Pacific Islands; experience collecting, managing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data related to Pacific Islanders; knowledge of contemporary migration issues related to climate change, adaption strategies; climate change communication; knowledge of a Micronesian language.
SALARY: $51,940 per year plus a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 10.99% (subject to change) and an attractive benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.eastwestcenter.org/employment. Application information should include a cover letter with position title and a statement addressing how the qualifications are met, along with a resume and contact information for three professional references. Screening and assessment will be based on materials submitted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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