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Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type

Full-Time

Inclusivity Advisor

New York, New York

Full-time, Fixed term until December 31, 2020

Position Overview

The incumbent will be employed by FCA Americas, but based in the Religions for Peace Office in NY. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Network, the Inclusivity Advisor will strategically advance the inclusion of women, youth and minority groups in e peacebuilding through the Network, ensure inclusivity is mainstreamed across Network programs and coordinating partnerships with inclusivity working group members as well as other key Network members and partners.

Main Responsibilities

· Continue to further develop the existing, country-level processes on inclusive peace support

· Coordinate the research and knowledge development on inclusive peace processes with Network partners

· Coordinate the Network’s Inclusivity Working Group and lead the development of the Network US inclusivity work

· Coordinate and advance partnerships with UN Agencies and other Network partners and establish new strategic partnerships on inclusivity with other organizations

· Technically support the Network Secretariat in inclusiveness of projects, events, trainings, communications and internal procedures

· Organize trainings and capacity building for the Network Secretariat Advisory Group Members on inclusive peace processes

· Support developing funding proposals on inclusive peace processes for various country-contexts

· Ensure that inclusivity is applied through monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Network programs

· Frequent and pro-active interaction with Network members and partners around the globe

Qualifications and Requirements

· At least 5 years of experience in gender equality/inclusivity in peace and development cooperation programming

· At least 5 years of experience in working in multi-cultural and inter-religious contexts

· At least 2 years of experience in working in field operations for gender/inclusivity, peacebuilding and/or development cooperation

· Excellent knowledge of organizations working in the peace-building field and existing networks

· Excellent networking skills and experience in advocacy

· Excellent skills in program/project design and management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting (thematic and financial)

· Excellent interpersonal skills, independent and pro-active way of working and problem solving skills

· Excellent analytical skills and conceptual thinking

· Good understanding of way of operating and structure of non-governmental organizations

· Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of other languages is an asset

· Unpredictable working hours and frequent travel to high-risk areas

· Authorized to work in the United States

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team, with capacity to receive and accept constructive feedback, take initiative and proactively manage work, and demonstrate solid problem-solving skills. Sound organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure is essential. Must be able to quickly grasp and accurately implement conceptual plans in a timely manner with attention to detail. Excellent English verbal and written communication skills a must, with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. Must be an outgoing team player who enjoys helping others.

Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to fca.americas@kua.fi no later than Sunday, April 7, 2019. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.

FCA Americas is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law. Successful completion of a background investigation is required.

About The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers:

Organization Overview
The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (the Network) was founded in 2013 as a concrete response to the growing awareness among peace mediation organization and the United Nations, that religious and traditional actors are vital, but underutilized, actors in peacemaking processes. Since its founding, the Network has grown into a community of peacemakers ranging from grassroots religious and traditional actors to international NGOs, think tanks, and academic institutions. The Network strengthens peacemaking through collaboratively supporting the positive role of religious and traditional actors in peacebuilding processes and through connecting them to national and international peacebuilders. Since its founding, the Network Secretariat has been host by Finn Church Aid (FCA), Finland’s largest development agency and provider of humanitarian aid, while the steering body of the Network, the Core Group, consist of variety of actors from UN Agencies to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Religions for Peace and KAICIID Dialogue Center.