19 Nov

Nexus Policy And Advocacy Intern Jobs Vacancy in International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region New York

International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region New York urgently required following position for Nexus Policy And Advocacy Intern. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Nexus Policy And Advocacy Intern Jobs Vacancy in International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region New York Jobs Details:

Background/Summary:

The NEXUS initiative is an innovative initiative to support a group of cross-regional high-level government officials in ensuring the highest support to SRHR at crucial UN negotiations related with the Agenda 2030 and ICPD beyond 2014 follow-up processes. This initiative will build on the existing momentum created by the SheDecides movement and will complement its advocacy work by mobilizing the SheDecides government champions alongside other leaders that are not formally part of this initiative. A small secretariat is being established in New York to provide coordination, intelligence and strategic orientation to support the Champions to facilitate cross-regional exchange and define result-oriented negotiation tactics to foster the SRHR agenda at the UN.

An independent unit, established for 3 years and hosted by IPPF/WHR, the NEXUS secretariat coordinates and supports the work of the NEXUS initiative.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Liaison Officer will assist the Director of the NEXUS Secretariat in supporting the substantive work of the NEXUS secretariat, especially in entertaining liaison with various partners and monitoring intergovernmental development at the UN. The Liaison Officer reports directly to the Director of the NEXUS secretariat.

Main responsibilities:

  • Participate in various meetings, conferences and events organized by UN entities, intergovernmental and civil society organizations in NY and prepare summary notes
  • Monitor SRHR-related developments at the UN and assist in identifying opportunities or concerns relevant to NEXUS
  • Establish and entertain working relationships with UN officers, government technical officers at UN missions, and civil society actors
  • Ensure liaison with the UN staff in the secretariats of UN intergovernmental bodies (ECOSOC, CSW, CSD, CPD, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, etc.)
  • Assist in drafting documentation for resource mobilization efforts for the NEXUS Secretariat
  • Assist in planning and supporting NEXUS activities
  • Conduct research on SRHR and assist in drafting tools and inputs for international negotiations, including statements, technical briefs
  • Assist in intelligence and information gathering and draft analyses of UN and national political developments impacting SRHR-related UN and other international processes
  • Assist in preparing background documents, speaking points, op-eds for NEXUS members and SRHR champions
  • Assist in monitoring developments in the US government and Congress activities/statements related to SRHR and prepare detailed notes
  • Perform any other duty, as assigned

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in international relations, development studies, international economics, gender, public health, human rights, social sciences or related field or a combination of some of these

or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with major in at least one of the above subject matters

Professional Experience:

Strong interest in foreign policy, international affairs, SRHR/public health agenda, gender equality, human rights and humanitarian issues

Good knowledge and understanding of international affairs, including the UN system, public health/SRHR related issues

Some professional experience in international development and/or technical cooperation with a government, intergovernmental or not-for-profit organization, or research/academic institution

Some experience in intergovernmental affairs, protocol, coordination, government relations is an advantage

Previous experience or exposure to the United Nations is an asset

Some experience in a developing country desirable

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Solid writing, editing, and research skills with focus on details
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment
  • Solid computer skills: must be able to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, email, and internet applications
  • Good ability to interact will multiple partners and networking
  • Solid communication skills, including excellent writing skills
  • Good coordination, planning and organizational skills
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and to ask questions, when needed

Language Skills:

Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of either French or Spanish, and some knowledge of the other language is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain experience in policy writing with an advocacy focus
  • Learn about complex international negotiation system and factors affecting policy at international and national levels
  • Have an opportunity to observe and interact with governments, UN officials involved in policy decisions
  • Network within the NGO and UN community
  • Gain deeper understanding and strategic analysis of SRHR-related issues and international negotiations
  • Learn about process of coordinating advocacy at the UN and I/NGO

Please note that this internship is unpaid. Stipend will be provided to cover transportation and other official costs.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2-4 pages writing sample, preferably on a topic relating to SRHR issues or international affairs. Applications should be submitted by 30 November 2018. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

IPPF/WHR is an equal opportunity employer, committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people. We welcome and encourage applicants for all positions respecting the full spectrum of education, experience, age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or other military status, legal alien status or citizenship status, genetic carrier status, genetic information, AIDS or AIDS-related complex or HIV status, being a victim of domestic violence, protected activity (i.e., filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing prohibited discrimination), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Type: Internship

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Language:

  • French (Preferred)
  • Spanish (Preferred)

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