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Senior Manager, Advocacy and UN Engagement, Girls & Women

Company: United Nations Foundation
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position OverviewIn the continuation of the Generation Equality journey and with the push to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda and its Goals by 2030, the UN Foundation Girls and Women team seeks an adept and innovative Senior Manager, Advocacy & UN Engagement to support the team's work to connect and strengthen gender equality ecosystems in the multilateral space.

The Senior Manager, Advocacy & UN Engagement will work closely with the Director, UN and Civil Society Engagement and a New York-based UN Engagement team, including the Program Officer, UN Engagement and the Associate, UN Engagement.

This position is based in New York, New York. -Essential Functions

  • Lead UN advocacy engagement, including with UN Missions and relevant offices of the UN Secretariat, Agencies, Funds, and Programmes, with guidance from the Director, UN and Civil Society Engagement and the support of the Program Officer, UN Engagement
  • Work closely and in partnership with civil society on advocacy strategies and messaging related to the UN advocacy ecosystem, with the Director, UN and Civil Society Engagement
  • Develop and maintain close and collaborative working relationships with UN Mission contacts, UN system technical staff, and civil society representatives
  • Support on Member State and civil society advocacy and collaboration requests, briefings, and meetings, working closely with the Program Officer, UN Engagement
  • Track and monitor key advocacy developments within the UN ecosystem, such as resolutions relating to gender equality, CSW agreed conclusions, and other policy language negotiation as relevant
  • Develop advocacy briefs, position papers, and other relevant materials as needed.
  • Attend relevant virtual and in-person meetings and negotiations during key moments such as UNGA, CSW, and HPLF
  • Ensure active and engaged membership in the Women's Rights Caucus, the Women's Major Group, and other key stakeholder groups
  • Collaborate with the Head of the New York Office, the Senior Director for Sustainable Development Initiatives, and other New York office colleagues to ensure aligned advocacy and awareness on gender equality issues
  • Provide regular synthesis and updates of advocacy developments and issues to monitor for the Girls and Women team and external partners
  • Support Generation Equality engagement, through coordination with UN Women's advocacy priorities
  • Provide strategic advocacy guidance to the Director, Generation Equality, for key partner engagement, including the Nest for Generation Equality and the High-Level Champions for Gender Equality
  • Serve as CSW and HLPF planning and coordination lead for the Girls and Women's team; provide support as needed during key moments such as UNGA, CSW, HLPF, and other relevant UN or civil society conferences and summits
  • Support the Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, and the Senior Director for Girls and Women Strategy with relevant UN advocacy talking points, briefings, research and knowledge products as needed
  • Other duties as assignedSelection Criteria
    • Bachelor's degree required in relevant field; Master's degree preferred
    • Minimum of 7 years' experience working in the gender equality ecosystem on women's rights, girls' rights, or other human rights areas, international development, or international relations.
    • Demonstrated commitment to intersectional feminist values and principles
    • Proven track record of advocacy skills
    • Existing collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in the UN gender equality ecosystem
    • Expert understanding of UN advocacy space, mechanisms, and modalities
    • Demonstrated ability to build trust-based partnerships with a wide range of key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and institution, including UN missions, civil society, and youth leaders
    • Track record of successful engagement with UN processes on gender equality including Generation Equality, the Commission on the Status of Women, and HLPF
    • Excellent technical knowledge on gender equality and rights-based issues
    • Strong research, analytical, and synthesis writing and presentation skills
    • Proficiency or fluency in languages other than English preferred
    • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationallyBenefits & Compensation -For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
      • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
      • dental insurance
      • vision insurance
      • flexible spending accounts
      • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
      • group term and supplemental life insurance
      • short-term disability
      • long-term disability
      • health club discounts
      • commuter subsidy
      • back-up care
      • employee assistance programAdditionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.**NOTE: Closing date of January 21, 2023.** The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Powered by JazzHR

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