Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Manager, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom


Remote, U.S.


Monday, October 3, 2022

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$67,722 – $84,527


Full Time




Not Stated

Job Description

WILPF is looking to hire a temporary replacement (6 months) for its Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Manager position. We are looking for a person who is committed to feminist peace and human rights, has a background in gender analysis, and has strong writing, research, advocacy, fundraising, and management skills.

The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Manager should be a highly motivated and politically driven individual with feminist, anti-racist and inclusive ways of working. The WPS Manager should have demonstrated skills in fundraising and advocacy, including international, regional and/or national level advocacy; experience in multicultural settings; experience in conflict and post-conflict settings; and communicating issues of WPS, gender, peace, and/or human rights to policymakers. This temporary position will specifically focus on the fundraising and advocacy aspects of WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security programme, based in New York.

This individual has the opportunity to support WILPF members and partners on strategic advocacy at all levels of influence, with a particular focus on the United Nations and its Member States in New York. The WPS Manager will focus on WPS from a conflict prevention, disarmament, and human security perspective, and will lead the WPS programme implementation of the WILPF International Programme 2022-2025 adopted during WILPF’s 2022 Congress. This position also entails managing programme operations, budget, donor relations, and fundraising.


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Role and Responsibilities

WILPF WPS Advocacy Work

  • Represent WILPF in meetings and events around the UN in New York on the theme of WPS.

  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with key NGO partners, UN entities and/or Member State representatives to the UN.

  • Liaise with key partners to accelerate advocacy goals on both country and thematic priorities, including at the UN Security Council.

  • Identify advocacy opportunities. Develop and maintain ongoing, specific advocacy priorities and projects in collaboration with relevant WILPF staff to advance WILPF’s visibility and influence.

  • Work across WILPF programmes and projects, staff, members, and partners to develop analysis and recommendations on key country and thematic priorities based on advocacy opportunities at the Security Council.

  • Manage the research, writing, and editing of PeaceWomen newsletters, publications, fact sheets, and other outreach material as needed.

  • Oversee WILPF’s WPS Security Council, National Action Plan, and UN monitoring tools and research.

Management and Operations

  • Oversee financial/grant management, project implementation, and reporting for the programme.

  • Identify fundraising opportunities, develop proposals, and cultivate relationships with donors.

  • Manage a 2-3 (approximate) WPS Team, including a WPS Programme Associate, fellows, and/or consultants.

  • Manage other key partnerships and projects as determined by the Secretary General (SG) and Deputy Secretary General (DSG) consistent with programme priorities.

  • Coordinate relevant programme internal monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) processes with Programme Associate and WILPF’s MEL team.