London Office

IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, ONE YEAR FIXED-TERM CONTRACT

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is one of the world’s leading think tanks and the foremost authority on strategic and military capability globally. We are looking to recruit a Systems Administrator to join our expanding IT Department on a one-year, fixed-term contract.

Reporting to the IT Manager and working closely with the Senior Systems Administrator, the role supports our users throughout four global offices and is based from the Central London Head Office.

The successful candidate should ideally be Microsoft Certified and must have extensive experience/qualifications in the following technologies:

  • Desktop support for PCs and laptops,

  • Active Directory across a global domain,

  • Windows Servers - installation and administration,

  • VMware virtualisation platform,

  • Microsoft Exchange,

  • Microsoft SharePoint,

  • Office 365 administration,

  • Citrix Xen Desktop/App.

Additional experience in the following would be advantageous:

  • MS Dynamics including GP and CRM,

  • LAN, WAN, switching and routing (ideally Cisco and HP),

  • Avaya IP telephony.

The successful candidate will directly support our users with their daily tasks and processes, as well as work on second and third line issues to ensure the stability of our infrastructure, software applications and networks. They will have proven client support experience with a working knowledge of FITS/ITIL service delivery. Some bespoke audio/visual system support is also involved and full training will be given.

The individual will be highly professional, a team player and will proactively contribute to improving systems and services. They will join an existing team that successfully supports around 250 users. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in projects as new systems and technologies are implemented. International travel is required as part of the role.

We are looking for someone with a positive, can-do approach, a problem solver with excellent communication, prioritisation and time management skills.

Salary £32K – £38K (dependant on skills and experience) plus benefits.

Please apply by email to hr@iiss.org  by Friday 23 January 2015, attaching CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.  We apologise that due to expected volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will receive a reply.

Only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply.


IT PROJECT COORDINATOR

About Us

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is one of the world’s leading think tanks and the foremost authority on strategic and military capability globally. We are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator to join our expanding IT Department on a one-year, fixed-term contract.

Reporting to the Technical Project Manager and working closely with the IT Manager, the role supports key project work throughout four global offices and is based from the Central London Head Office.

The department has three main programmes which this position will support:

  • Interactive / Web: the development of our online presence and deployment of updates and new products to support the Publications Department.

  • Infrastructure: improvements to the underlying IT services which include servers (physical & virtual), desktop (including Citrix XenDesktop), networking (LAN and WAN for international offices).

  • Event Management: the technical delivery of major international conferences and events.

About You

The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a Project Management Office and experienced in supporting multiple, concurrently running technology projects. Experience in Microsoft products is essential, in particular Outlook, Excel & Project.

We are looking for someone to join our team with the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal.

  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills.

  • Attention to detail, able to follow tasks and improvise where necessary.

  • Well organised, professional and self-motivated person.

  • A team player.

Understanding of PRINCE2, Agile, PMBOK and/or APMP would be advantageous.

About the Role

The role will be exciting and varied. It has the opportunity to develop rapidly with the right candidate. New processes, systems and technologies are implemented frequently as the organisation expands. The IT Department successfully supports around 250 users worldwide, so international travel may be required.

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • All administration related to projects and programmes.

  • Creating and maintaining project documentation, including plans, reports (risk, lessons learned, etc.) & budgets.

  • Assisting Project Managers in delivering projects aligned with the department’s three core programmes.

  • Project performance monitoring.

  • Running of small projects where required.

Salary £23K – £28K (dependant on skills and experience) plus benefits.

Please apply by email to hr@iiss.org  quoting reference by Friday 23 January 2015, attaching CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability. 

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.  We apologise that due to expected volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will receive a reply.

Only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply.


CORPORATE & EXTERNAL RELATIONS INTERN, MEMBERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is seeking an energetic intern to contribute to the enhancement of corporate & external relationships between the Institute and its corporate members, partners and contributors.  Reporting to the Managing Director, Corporate & External Relations, you will have the opportunity to be part of a small but dedicated team working on an exciting and challenging new project of re-engineering the processes and practices of the Corporate & External Relations division. In the process, you will gain insight into how a charitable Institute like IISS fosters and develops relationships with corporates, and how the IISS’s non-charitable arm, IISS Consulting, engages clients and brings its offering to market.

You will be involved in:

  • Using systems including Microsoft Dynamics to manage client relationships, through inputting and outputting data, and analyzing the data output to maximize sales and leverage opportunities;

  • Researching prospective and existing corporate members, partners and contributors for IISS and IISS Consulting;

  • Researching government bodies including Ministries and Embassies that can be engaged in IISS work as strategic members;

  • Targeting Universities as sources of both institutional membership and of expert individual members;

  • Marketing and business development groundwork for the Institute and IISS Consulting, including the development of visuals and copy, and the management of the appropriate channels for outreach and distribution; 

  • General support to the Managing Director of Corporate & External Relations.

You should possess or be studying for an undergraduate or Master’s in business studies, economy, politics or international relations. You need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, an astute and diplomatic manner, the ability to write with minimal supervision, attention to detail, methodical working, the ability to multi-task and a flexible approach to work. Solid knowledge of Microsoft Suite (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word) is essential; Publisher and MS Dynamics are desirable. An understanding of a company’s financial accounts (profit & loss / income statement, balance sheet) is desirable.

The internship programme has a duration of six weeks and requires a weekly commitment of approximately 20 hours. It can be tailored to fit the intern’s other professional or study commitments.

Please apply by email to hr@iiss.org by Friday 23 January 2015, attaching CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply.


IISS–Middle East Office

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IISS–US Office

Information on internship opportunities in our US office.

Corporate Relations Manager 

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the leading authority on global security, defence and geo-economics, is seeking to appoint a Corporate Relations Manager for its Corporate & External Relations Department; the post will be based in the IISS-US office in Washington, DC. 

The Corporate Relations Manager, inter alia, will be responsible for:

  • Corporate membership recruitment and retention
  • Working with colleagues in other IISS offices to arrange for the sponsorship of flagship events
  • Supporting senior colleagues with consultancy lead generation 

The successful candidate will:

  • Ideally have a BA and a Master’s.
  • Possess at least 3 years’ professional experience in business development, marketing and sales at think tanks, academia, government, business or consulting, with a proven track-record of initiating and winning business deals.
  • Ideally have experience running events (workshops, breakfast meetings, dinners).
  • Have first-rate written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Be proficient using CRM or other contact manager software.
  • Possess an energetic and entrepreneurial approach to work.
  • Have an interest in international relations, current affairs and corporate strategy. 

Applications should be made by email to hr@iiss.org and include a letter stating the skills you would bring to the IISS, a CV and list of references.  Closing date is 20 February 2015.  Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.



IISS–Asia Office

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IISS–Asia Office

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