Global Advocacy Adviser


Center for Reproductive Rights

  • Career category:Advocacy/ Policy, Legal
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 125000 / monthly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Location:United States 
Sexual & reproductive rights (SRHR) Health
Advocacy and Technical Support
  • Support the implementation of advocacy strategies to advance the Center’s priorities across multiple processes at the UN NY including the General Assembly, Commission on the Status of Women, Commission on Population and Development and the Security Council;
  • Support the provision of technical support to and build the capacity of UN Member States and partner organizations to protect and advance SRHR in negotiations of resolutions and outcome documents;
  • As requested, monitor events and developments at the UN and report back to the Global Advocacy team to inform advocacy strategies;
  • In coordination with Senior Global Advocacy Adviser, build and maintain relationships key stakeholders at UN Headquarters in New York, including UN Agencies, INGO’s and UN Member States representatives, and institutionalize these contacts to position the Center as a key source for technical support;
  • Represent the Center at meeting with Member States, coalitions and working groups and other events, as requested; 

External Relations 
  • Provide support for the organization of key events at the UN including at UNGA High-Level week, CSW and CPD including through development of concept notes, background materials and supporting logistics;
  • In consultation with the Associate Director and Senior Adviser, work with the Programs Division to help identify key opportunities to profile the work of the regions in New York and provide support as needed to develop and implement strategies for engagement;
  • Support Senior and Executive staff to engage with key UN Headquarters events through the development of background materials including briefings, speeches, talking points, stakeholder analysis and capacity development sessions, as needed;

Institutional Alignment 
  • Prepare internal and external updates and other written analyses of key UN documents including resolutions and outcome documents, key moments or processes;
  • Contribute timely and effectively to internal Center processes such as financial reporting, programmitc updates and others as requested;
  • Provide other administrative and operational support to help ensure the smooth functioning of the team as needed. 

  • Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values;
  • J.D., LLB or LLM in international human rights or humanitarian law, required;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to international human rights, women’s rights and UN development processes. 
  • Advocacy experience and relationships relevant to advocacy on SRHR at UN Headquarters in New York, including as part of NGO coalitions. 
  • Effective public speaking skills and writing skills;
  • Outstanding legal/policy analysis skills;
  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills;
  • Must be willing to be flexible in role as needed to meet the needs of the team and the organization. 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

Don’t meet every single requirement? At the Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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