Center for Civilians in Conflict’s mission is to improve protection for civilians caught in conflicts around the world. We call on and advise international organizations, governments, militaries, and armed non-state actors to adopt and implement policies, tools, and training to prevent civilian harm. When civilians are harmed we advocate for the provision of amends and post-harm assistance. We bring the voices of civilians themselves to those making decisions affecting their lives.
The Advocacy and Policy Associate will help manage a portfolio of advocacy and policy projects to advance CIVIC’s objectives at the United Nations (UN) in New York and Geneva. This will involve engaging with the UN Secretariat, Member States, and other actors on the protection of civilians, civilian harm mitigation, peacekeeping operations, and other country-specific and thematic issue areas, including in support of CIVIC country programs. The Associate will be responsible for developing and implementing advocacy and policy strategies in a collaborative and coordinated manner. The Associate will also provide technical research, project management, and day-to-day operational support.
This position requires professionalism, strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to think logically and follow process through to completion with minimal supervision. Strong knowledge of the UN system, particularly relating to peace and security, is essential. Experience working with the UN, governments, intergovernmental organizations, or NGOs, including in New York or Geneva, is strongly preferred.
Job Purpose: Provide substantive, operational, and technical support to CIVIC’s UN program to create advocacy and policy impact to strengthen the protection for civilians in armed conflict.
Travel: Up to 20% required (domestic and international)
This position requires 3-5 years of related work experience, with strong preference for candidates who demonstrate strong knowledge of and experience working with the UN system. CIVIC provides thorough induction training to all new staff members. The successful candidate will have an active and curious mind, the ability and desire to learn new skills, be proactive in identifying opportunities and collaborative in capitalizing on them, strong writing and oral communication skills, and a strong sense of humor.
CIVIC provides an innovative leave package geared toward attracting and retaining high potential individuals and includes a flexible leave package (including all government holidays and the week between Christmas and the New Year). We also offer employer paid health benefits (medical, vision and dental), life and disability insurance, and 403b retirement savings plan with employer-matched contributions (up to 5% of salary).
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