Overview of Role
As UN Director, you will play a key role in crafting and delivering on strategies for impactful collective campaigns to protect civilians from armed conflict. You will continue building the network of partners, policymakers and media in New York and work closely with colleagues across the world to build effective advocacy campaigns and maximize their impact to achieve change. We are looking for a passionate and dynamic advocate who understands how to make change happen at the UN, an exceptional strategist and powerful networker who strengthens our UN presence and ensures we are ever more effective in our mission to protect civilians affected by conflict.
Commitment to Crisis Action’s mandate.
8+ years of experience working on conflict prevention, human rights or humanitarian assistance at the international level
Excellent political judgement and instincts, especially with regard to foreign policy.
High levels of ambition, energy, drive, dynamism, determination and focus.
Knowledge of and experience in influencing UN policies and processes.
A broad range of established relationships with key UN officials and relevant Permanent Missions.
Proven ability to analyse complex political issues, to identify campaign opportunities and to devise sophisticated strategies and innovative approaches for achieving policy change.
Expertise in media and communications; including knowing when and how to engage the media on a campaign, a deep understanding of different audiences, crafting media stories, producing high-quality media materials and working across media platforms, including social media.
Knowledge and experience of using a broad range of popular campaigning tactics, including stunts, photo-ops, social media pushes, etc. to achieve campaign aims.
First-rate project management and organizational skills.
First-class interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent writing skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain high-level contacts within governments, the media and the NGO community.
Demonstrated ability to work as a collegiate member of a small team, as well as to lead and empower your team to deliver their best.
Ability to instil trust and confidence in partner organisations and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds.
Resilience and an ability to cope with multiple internal and external demands.
Excellent administrative and information technology skills.
Fluent written and spoken English.
Relevant authorization to work in US.
Expertise in relation to advancing the women, peace and security agenda.
Experience working with the corporate sector, social movements or faith-based organisations to drive social change.
Experience of working with global teams and with people from varied cultural backgrounds.
Established relationships with media.
Additional languages, particularly French or Arabic.
Please submit applications by sending your CV, completed application form and cover letter via our online system. Closing date is Sunday 17 December at 23:59 EST.
First round interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place during week commencing 01 January 2018 and second round the week commencing 08 January 2018.