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Thursday, 26 February 2009 04:42
Position: Director of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP)

The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) is a project of the World Federalist Movement Institute for Global Policy, which hosts the Secretariat of the Coalition. For more information on the Coalition and WFM-IGP, please go our websites:

Location: New York

Position Description:
The Director of the Coalition will jointly report to the Executive Director of WFM-IGP and to the Steering Committee, as appropriate.

Responsibilities: (including but not limited to the following)
Develop, with the Steering Committee, the strategic direction for the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, and assess targets and goals;
Project management including supervising project staff, overseeing budget and expenditures;
Develop and lead advocacy campaigns for civil society at international, regional, sub-regional, and national levels; engage in high-level advocacy at the UN and worldwide;
Represent the Coalition at meetings and conferences with NGOs, governments and UN officials in New York and worldwide;
In cooperation with Coalition Members, help reinforce a strong like-minded group of Governments in support of RtoP;
Identify and strengthen new Member organizations of the Coalition;
Guide implementation of the Coalitions Steering Committee meeting outputs;
Coordinate and assist with the Coalitions fundraising efforts.

* Full-Time, with benefits; excellent health-care package, employer-paid retirement plan and 4 weeks vacation annually;
* Compensation is commensurate with experience and salary history;
* Starting date: as soon as possible

Masters Degree preferred, ideally in International Relations, Public International Law, Political Science or a related field or equivalent.
A minimum of 8-10 years previous experience working with a non-governmental organization, an international institution, or related.
Preferred 2-5 years experience in launching, running and mobilizing civil society in prior campaigns, networks and/or coalitions. Relevant advocacy experience a requirement.
Experience with project management including budgeting and reporting.
Experience in grant writing and grant editing is a necessity;
Good oral and written communications skills in English required; experience with online communication.
Fluency in a second United Nations language is very desirable.
Strong diplomatic skills, confidence and professionalism in interactions with high level diplomats, government officials and representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
Strong analytical skills and ability to take initiative; proven leadership skills; ability to independently organize and prioritize several ongoing projects; creativity.
Cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Experience in working in diverse international setting is desirable.
Ability to work with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power-point) and Internet search engines.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send:
A curriculum vitae;
A cover letter stating your interest in this position;
Three references (name, affiliation, email and phone number);
Salary history
Information on authorization to work in the United States (citizen, permanent resident, Practical Training, etc.). Those who do not have US work authorization will also be considered on a competitive basis;
Applications deadline March 23, 2009;
Applications can be emailed, faxed or mailed to:
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Fax: +1 212 599-1332

Attn: International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
708 Third Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Please label the subject line according to this structure: Director for the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, 2009.3.23, last name, first name

Please note, we are attempting to fill this position as soon as possible, therefore, applications will be reviewed and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis.

WFM-IGP is an equal opportunity employer, strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff. Non-US nationals, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please no phone inquiries.


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