Women, Peace and Security Analyst

Applications are due by Tuesday, 17 May 2022 by 11:59pm (EDT / UTC-4). 

Application Form & Instructions: https://wps.ngo/application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please submit your application at your earliest possible convenience.

Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security is an inclusive offfice that welcomes neurodivergent applicants. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the application process. Please contact applications@womenpeacesecurity.org to advise in writing of of particular accomadations that might be needed during the application process.

Job Title:                     Analyst

Reports to:                  Senior Program and Research Manager

Location:                     NY City -based preferred; remote is possible for exceptional candidate

Duration:                     6 months

Language Required:  English*

FLSA Status:               Temporary, part-time, non-exempt position         

Start Date:                   1 June 2022

Pay: `                           $20 per hour / 24 hours per week

*Note: Although not required, strong preference for an individual with proficiency in French and/or Arabic.


The Analyst reports to and works with the Senior Program and Research Manager (SPRM) to analyze the work of the UN Security Council to support broader advocacy efforts of the NGO Working Group (“NGOWG”) on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”).  The Analyst will also work with the Executive Director and Program Officer as needed.

The work of the analyst will primarily contribute to analysis and research that is published in various formats that will examine the way in which the UN Security Council and the UN system are meeting women, peace and security obligations, notably those related to women’s rights in crisis and conflict-affected settings, and ensuring women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation in peace and political processes.

This position is ideal for an individual with knowledge of women, peace and security, experience in qualitative data analysis, specifically content and/or discourse analysis, and a desire to contribute meaningfully to efforts to hold stakeholders responsible for protecting women’s human rights.


  • Support development of research framework: In coordination with the SPRM, refine research framework to guide analysis, including identification of codes and tags.
  • Data collection, extraction, processing and analysis: Collect information related to the work of the UN Security, extract relevant data, process, code using a range of technical tools, and assist in drawing analytical conclusions from the data.
  • Data visualization: Develop visualizations to reflect analytical conclusions and clearly highlight key findings.
  • Support the drafting of analytical outputs: Contribute to the drafting of written summary and analysis of findings published in various formats.
  • Ad-hoc support for ongoing advocacy efforts: As needed, provide support for social media, fact-checking and translation of documents, and other operational support.


  • Prefer an individual with expertise and knowledge of peace, security, human rights, and/or gender issues, and qualitative / quantitative data analysis, derived via a combination of academic and/or professional experience:
    • Peace, security, human rights and/or gender: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in international relations, women’s or gender studies, human rights, conflict or post-conflict studies, or a closely related discipline and/or two years equivalent professional experience.
    • Qualitative / quantitative data analysis: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in data analysis, qualitative research and inquiry, social research, public policy, public administration, data science, data visualization, or a closely related discipline or two years equivalent professional experience.


  • Demonstrated passion for women’s rights and international issues.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills with the ability to research a wide range of topics using multiple sources, drawing on diverse analytical lenses, including feminist and intersectional approaches.
  • Strong qualitative data analysis technical skills, including data collection, processing, data coding, and analysis.
  • Strong ability to synthesize policy documents, identifying relevant key points, facts, and statistics that help explain complicated policy topics.
  • Comfortable working in an environment that is responsive to peace and security developments, requiring flexibility and willingness to contribute where needed as advocacy priorities shift.
  • Ability to work in a small team, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong attention to detail and able to identify gaps, errors, and inconsistencies.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with proficiency in French and/or Arabic an asset.


This position requires use of a computer for eight hours per day, three days per week.


The preference is that the individual is based in New York; in New York, the position will be located in a small office in New York City. The incumbent will work from a shared office with a door. There is an elevator in this multi-story building.

If the individual is based remotely, the individual is responsible for ensuring their workspace has access to all necessary utilities to ensure they can carry out job functions.

COVID Vaccine Requirement: NGOWG employees are required to confidentially show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, unless the employee seeks and receives an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice.