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WILPF Women, Peace and Security Coordinator

February 8, 2019

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an anti-militarist feminist organisation with a specific focus on issues concerning women, peace and security and sections, groups and partners all over the globe.

We are looking for a dedicated Women, Peace and Security Coordinator to join the inspiring work of our Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Programme based in New York next door to the United Nations’ Headquarters. The WPS Programme advocates for a holistic implementation of the resolution and the entire Women, Peace and Security Agenda and monitors implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The WPS Programme uses a wide range of tools from policy advocacy, research, monitoring, capacity building and communications, and collaborate and organise work with WILPF’s human rights, crisis response, and disarmament programmes to achieve common objectives

As our new WPS Coordinator, you will work with the our WPS Director to advocate, monitor, research, and coordinate our work on WPS. In 2019, the WPS Programme will deepen our key country and thematic advocacy and consolidate our monitoring and outreach work. You will be in charge of monitoring during this consolidation phase, devising advocacy strategies, developing research materials, and supporting outreach and coordination work.

This position will be a good fit for you if you are a committed feminist working for peace, are a positive and solution-oriented team player, love writing and analysis, and are ready to use your analytical and negotiation skills for feminist peace!

Main responsibilities

1. Advocacy

  • Represent WILPF in meetings and events around the UN in NY on WPS.
  • Work with WILPF staff, members and partners to develop analysis and recommendations on key country and thematic priorities based on advocacy opportunities at the Security Council.
  • Participate in and contribute to coalition advocacy with the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.
  • Cultivate relationships with key NGO partners, UN entities and Member State. representatives to the UN and liaise with key partners to accelerate advocacy goals.
  • Engage in country advocacy, particularly Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

2. WPS Monitoring and Research

  • Attend, monitor, and report on multilateral meetings on WPS issues at the UN Security Council.
  • Maintain WILPF’s WPS Security Council, National Action Plan, and UN Monitoring tools
  • Research and develop WILPF’s annual Security Council Scorecard and other WPS related toolkits and briefs.

3. Monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Support on WILPF’s internal monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) processes.

4.  Operations

  • Assist with fundraising by contributing to drafting or updating proposals, reporting to funders, and monitoring activities vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments.
  • Liaise with other WILPF teams to coordinate work.
  • Assist with capacity building, training on WPS, and advocacy of WILPF delegations arriving in NY.
  • Support and liaise with WILPF’s delegations, communications, and outreach.
  • Assist in general maintenance of the WPS programme through performance of ad hoc tasks and responsibilities as mutually agreed with the relevant supervisor

Requirements

Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and advocating within the UN system.
  • Experience and commitment to women’s rights and peace, particularly related to women, peace and security, gender equality, and disarmament.
  • Strong skills in advocacy, networking, communications and persuading positions.
  • Experienced in monitoring, evaluation, and learning with skills in data collection, reporting, analysis, and visualisation.
  • Ability to represent WILPF professionally.
  • Fluency in language other than English (especially Arabic, Spanish, or French) a plus.
  • Good knowledge of and interest in WILPF’s work, aims and principles.
Education and Experience
  • Masters/graduate degree preferable in gender, women’s rights, peace, international relations, human rights, social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience especially with strong advocacy experience and knowledge/experience of Women, Peace and Security.
  • Proven track record with project management and outreach, hereunder ability to establish priorities and to maintain variety of projects and activities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and outreach.
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to organise work across programmes to achieve common objectives.
  • Strong computer skills: fluency in MS Office 365; experience with Trello, Slack, and project management tools a plus.
  • Prior experience in NGOs, UN system and/or campaign organisations a plus.

Other: Applicants for this position must possess current US work authorisation valid from start date.

Conditions

To be considered for the WPS Coordinator position, applicants should submit the following documents to: jobs (a) wilpf.org

– CV or Resume, indicating education, relevant past activities and experience
– Cover Letter (1 page, single-spaced), indicating start date available
– 2 References, including names and contact information and/or a letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to your professional experience
– No phone calls please. Please e-mail jobs (a) wilpf.org with any questions.

The deadline for application is 17 February 2019. Preferred start date is 4 March 2019. Budgeted salary for full time role is up to $55,000 USD / year plus benefits.

The subject of the e-mail should be “WPS Coordinator Application”, and all documents should be combined into one PDF or DOCX file.

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