US Advisor – REMOTE

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

The project

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public. ACLED material is regularly used to inform journalism, academic research, and public discourse on conflict, and to support the work of practitioners and policymakers. ACLED is the highest quality and most widely used real-time data and analysis source on political violence and protest around the world.

The role

ACLED is recruiting a Part-Time US Advisor to join ACLED’s Analysis team. The Advisor will support ACLED work in the United States.

This position is fully remote and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. It is open to nationals of any country. This position reports to the Associate Analysis Manager and has no direct reports.

For more information, please review the Applicant FAQs. Please submit your salary range for consideration.

The Part-Time US Advisor will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Contribute to shape ACLED’s coverage of political violence and protest in the United States;
  • Lead the drafting of US-focused analysis products in the lead-up, during, and after the 2024 elections;
  • Provide expert assessment to support ACLED in improving its methodology and coverage of the United States;
  • Identify possible partners to improve coverage in the United States;
  • Engage with ACLED’s donors, partners and users to answer questions concerning the content of ACLED analysis or methodology;
  • Provide commentary to the media upon request.

Skills and competencies

ACLED is seeking applicants who have the following skills and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, Social Sciences, Geography, Conflict Studies or other subjects relevant to this position;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Demonstrated expertise on dynamics related to political conflict and elections in the United States, including, but not limited to, social movements, non-state armed groups, local politics, and electoral geography;
  • Experience with media engagement and externally representing an organization (preferred);
  • Strong understanding of ACLED data;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data analysis and visualization software;
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills;
  • Effective teamwork skills;
  • Experience working to deadlines with limited supervision;
  • High level of attention to detail and the ability to receive and incorporate feedback;
  • Access to a computer, a reliable internet connection, email, and the Microsoft Office Suite.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to our career portal detailing qualifications and experience by 22 August 2023 through our careers portal.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.