Job Title: Policy, Advocacy and Communications Manager
Organisation: Gender Action for Peace and Security
Location: London, United Kingdom
Closing Date: 7 January 2021
Salary: £33,949 per annum
Contract Type: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) is the UK’s Women, Peace and Security civil society network. GAPS was founded to progress the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and to hold the UK government to account on its international commitments to women and girls affected by conflict worldwide.
The GAPS Policy Advocacy and Communications Manager will support the coordination and development of the GAPS network and delivery of the GAPS strategy. The role works closely with the GAPS Director, the GAPS Policy Advocacy and Communication Manager and the GAPS Network Assistant, GAPS member agencies and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women, Peace and Security (APPG-WPS).
Candidates with experience, talent and/or potential in: policy and advocacy; social media; using their communication and networking skills; working with civil society, government or a multilateral institutions; have a commitment to gender and women and girls’ rights; have an interest will be welcome. Experience in peacebuilding, development, humanitarian and/or international relations as well as governance and monitoring, evaluation and learning will also be of interest. This role will suit someone wanting to work with a dynamic and ambitious civil society network, and specifically work on international women and girls’ rights and/or peace and security policy.
Role and Responsibilities
ion and possible line management (10%) •
Oversight of GAPS events logistics
Collaborate on quarterly monitoring, evaluation and learning processes
Project manage GAPS programmes and projects with donors and/or GAPS members, including GAPS working groups (divided with GAPS Director)
Possible line management
Manage strategic donor relations with GAPS Director (e.g. events with potential donors and communication with donors throughout the year)
Lead GAPS funding applications, develop budgets, develop reports (financial and narrative) – divided between GAPS PAC Officer and GAPS Director
Support development of GAPS annual plans and monthly activities
Draft GAPS Management Board and Advisor meeting documents
Lead GAPS quarterly outcome harvesting process with GAPS Director
Support, draft documents for and lead parts of the GAPS mid-strategy review
More information in application pack.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Experience of project management and working with partners
Experience of drafting policy, advocacy or research documents
Experience of working with a civil society, government or multilateral organisation
Understanding of working with Government, Parliament and/or international institutions
Knowledge and understanding of Women, Peace and Security frameworks and how they apply to the international community and Government policy and programmes
Knowledge and understanding of broader international frameworks and commitments relevant to gender equality and women and girls’ rights
Background in and commitment to gender equality, women and girls’ rights, peacebuilding, international development and/or international relations
Understanding of, and interest in, politics, foreign affairs, women and girls’ rights and/or peace and security issues
Ability to work independently across multiple workloads and with diverse stakeholders
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including digital and online communications
Experience of event organisation and planning, including drafting event Concept Notes, invitations and speaker/chair briefings
Experience of working in busy environments, multitasking especially in a small team
Attention to detail
Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with stakeholders.
Computer literate, including in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and social media
Demonstration of sharing the GAPS values and principles2
Experience of Women, Peace and Security frameworks and how they apply to the international community and Government policy and programmes
Educated to degree level or relevant, equivalent experience
Experience of monitoring and evaluation tools
Experience of working with or within a network and/or coalition
Experience of researching funding opportunities
Experience of developing social media and website content, including working with WordPress Experience of representing an organisation, including to deliver key messaging
Experience of drafting communications plans for projects, events or policy documents Knowledge of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and compliance processes Familiarity with and/or work experience in or on a range of conflict or post-conflict contexts
Some experience of line management
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