The US Embassy Policy Specialist Program is currently accepting applications for the placement of Embassy Policy Specialist in Ukraine to research highly contaminated sites across Ukraine and their potential impact on environment and human health.
The candidate will work to catalogue the contaminated sites and assess the level of threat to environment and human health. He/she will select a sample of sites for on-site analysis, will analyze the Government of Ukraine’s overall strategy and emergency response plan related to the sites, and will develop a list of recommendations on how to address these issues in Ukraine. The researcher will work with counterparts within the government, academia and non-governmental organizations to accomplish these tasks.
The US Embassy Policy Specialist program (EPS) gives US scholars the opportunity to serve as researchers-in-residence at US Embassies and Consulates in the countries of Eurasia.
Requested Fellowship Length: Two months
Qualifications unique to this placement: Russian or Ukrainian language highly desirable.
Each EPS fellowship lasts one to two months and is structured in consultation with the host embassy or consulate. As part of the EPS fellowship, participants are provided with visa assistance, international roundtrip transportation, housing in the country of service, a monthly allowance for living expenses, and emergency evacuation insurance. EPS fellows work closely with embassy or consulate staff and receive support from field offices in the region.
Technical Eligibility Requirements
Each applicant must:
• Be a US citizen;
• Be able to complete the fellowship between October 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 (final grant dates will be determined with the Embassy/Consulate);
• Hold a PhD or other graduate degree at time of application (MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD); and
• Have fulfilled all requirements from previous IREX grants.
Deadline for submitting the application is July 15, 2011-06-09
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