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Network UN Office Representative and Coordinator

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers in Manhattan, NY, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type

Full-Time

Network UN Office Representative and Coordinator

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 UN Office Representative and Coordinator will represent the Network in New York, advocate and raise-awareness for the Network within UN, be responsible for assisting relevant UN Agencies based on partnership agreements, facilitate convening the Network Core Group and Network NY based partners, and provide assigned programmatic support to various Network activities/events, such as Religion and Mediation trainings. In addition to the Executive Director of the Network, the UN Office Representative and Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Network Secretariat based in Helsinki, Finland, Network NY based partners, UN Agencies, Network Core Group and FCA Americas.

Main Responsibilities

· Represent the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers in New York

· Maintain, coordinate and advance relations with UN agencies and the Network’s US-based partners

· Organize various Network programs and events in New York and elsewhere in the US

· Facilitate logistical arrangements for Network events in the US in coordination with the Network Communications and Administration Coordinator and the Network Secretariat (based in Helsinki, Finland)

· Coordinate advocacy efforts at UN Headquarters and support the Executive Director in advocacy with US-based partners

· Support the Network Communications Coordinator (based in Washington, DC) by developing and disseminating Network promotional material for media and other stakeholders

· Carry out the implementation of partnership agreements between the UN and the Network

· Support the Executive Director in convening high-level meetings, writing minutes, reporting and filing material

· Inform, brief and coordinate with the Network Secretariat staff on activities in the US

· Other tasks assigned by the Executive Director or the Head of Secretariat (based in Helsinki, Finland)

Qualifications and Requirements

· Master’s degree in international relations, development studies, peace and conflict research, human rights or other relevant discipline

· Minimum of 3-5 years of practical experience in peace building work within religious contexts, proven advocacy skills, demonstrated networking skills and ability to work alone and deliver on a broad variety of subjects

· Excellent knowledge of the UN and other multilateral organizations

· Fluent in oral and written English

· Ability to interact with global mediation/peace thought leaders and practitioners

· Be proactive and coordinate with colleagues in the Helsinki office and other offices around the world

· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

· Excellent organizational skills and initiative to proactively manage work

· Ability to meet deadlines under pressure

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

· Ability 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 Friday, March 8, 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.