The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, (GPPAC) is looking for an Advocacy Liaison Officer to the United Nations (based in New York).
Starting date: For immediate recruitment
Location: WFM-IGP Office in New York
Deadline for applications: May 21st 2019
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a worldwide network of civil society organisations working on the prevention of violent conflict. The GPPAC Foundation in The Hague fulfils the task of Global Secretariat for GPPAC. The GPPAC Advocacy Liaison Officer to the United Nations provides the essential links between network members, the global secretariat and the UN policy arena.
GPPAC was established in 2003 in response to United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan's 2001 report on the Prevention of Armed Conflict, in which he urged civil society to organise its role in this field. GPPAC builds on decades of prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding work throughout the world and is organised through fifteen regional networks, each of which has developed an agenda to reflect regional principles and priorities, feeding into an overall Global Action Agenda and supported by a Strategic Plan for 2016-2020.
GPPAC is currently pursuing thematic work in the fields of Human Security, Dialogue & Mediation, Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals and has programs on Enabling Collaboration, Improving Practice and Influencing Policies with/of network members. For more information see: www.gppac.net.
GPPAC's global advocacy work is facilitated by three key positions (the UN Liaison, the Policy and Advocacy advisor, and the Executive Director) complemented by the regions' expertise. Through this we closely monitor the work of key international organisations, follow up on relevant debates, and identify entry points to provide the inputs of civil society in the development and implementation of conflict prevention and peacebuilding policies and actions. As part of this initiative, GPPAC has established an advocacy presence in New York in collaboration with the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP).
GPPAC is looking for a new UN Advocacy Liaison Officer. The position is based in New York. Under overall supervision of GPPAC Managing Adviser for Policy and Advocacy for strategic and programmatic questions and the WFM-IGP Director of Programs/Senior Programs Officer, the UN Liaison Officer’s responsibilities include:
Research and Policy
Communications and media support
Strategic thinker with previous experience in advocacy and lobbying, sensitive to practitioners' needs while able to navigate the complexity of the UN system. Good analytical and communication skills (written and oral), comfortable in working across different cultures and committed to the values of conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
Education: Masters degree in the field of international relations, public policy, conflict prevention, peace, development studies or similar.
Work Experience: Three to five years of relevant work experience, including experience in a civil society environment, ideally with experience in advocacy, networking, and/or communication, preferably work experience in a conflict area.
Languages: Fluent in English and preferably also other languages (French and Spanish will be specially valued).
Skills: Outstanding communication and listening skills within complex organisational and cross-cultural environments; able to build and maintain a professional network of appropriate contacts; identify strategic opportunities based on an understanding of GPPAC’s goals; shows initiative; able to work on several simultaneous tasks, prioritise and meet deadlines; proven writing and editing skills, strong project management skills, preferably knowledge of the UN system and how UN policies are developed.
Applicants must be authorised to live and work in the United States.
Interested candidates should send:
Email your complete application.
Please label the subject line according to this structure: GPPAC UN Liaison, last name, first name.
Deadline: May 21st, 2019 with applications being reviewed on a rolling basis
WFM-IGP and GPPAC are equal opportunity employers, strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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