Open Call: Programs Associate
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect is a non-governmental organization working to encourage the international community to uphold the norm of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) populations from mass atrocity crimes.
To advance its mission, the Global Centre conducts in-depth analysis on crisis situations around the world, advocates for the implementation of R2P, assists in building and supporting networks for the prevention of mass atrocities, and hosts events and courses on atrocity prevention and a variety of cross-cutting issue areas. The Programs Associate will assist in the management and implementation of the Global Centre’s program of work, including the Global Network of R2P Focal Points, events and global engagement, trainings and grant preparation.
The position will be a full time entry-level position based in the Global Centre’s New York office, and may involve some travel. This position is ideal for candidates who want to develop a career in operations, fundraising and program development.
• Assist in planning Global Centre events and in-person programming, including drafting concept notes and invitations, monitoring RSVPs, arranging travel for participants and speakers, coordinating with event venues and vendors, and other logistical tasks responsibilities.
• Work with the Executive Director and Research Director on preparing grant applications and reports to donors. Maintain a calendar for implementing the Global Centre’s annual program of work and reporting. As necessary, liaise with funders and their representatives.
• Arrange meetings between the Global Centre Executive Director and various partners and stakeholders.
• Act as a liaison between the Global Centre Executive Director and Membership of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points.
• Perform general administrative tasks and other related duties in support of the Executive Director of the Global Centre.
• Assist in implementing Global Centre social media campaigns and daily maintenance of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.
• Maintain contacts database.
• Draft and send letters to governments, high-level UN representatives, and partner organizations.
• Perform background research and writing on an as-needed basis.
• Experience in event planning and program logistics.
• Ability to work within the constraints of tight deadlines.
• Ability to work independently while collaborating with team members in multiple offices.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
• Comfortable working and liaising with a diverse group of individuals from around the world.
• A relevant higher degree in a field connected to the work of the Global Centre, including political science, international relations, international law, human rights, etc.
• Proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and shared workspaces such as GoogleDocs. Experience with mail-merge and familiarity with Adobe programs is a plus.
• Proficiency in English required, but additional language proficiencies are a plus, particularly another official UN languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, or Chinese).
Interested applications should submit a cover letter and CV/Resume to email@example.com by 13 May 2022.
Applicants for this position should be available to start in-person by June/July 2022 and must possess valid US work authorization.
TBD, based on experience.