The Executive Coordinator will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from day to day operations and management of a small office, to representation of the NGO Working Group (“NGOWG”) on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”) to advance its agenda within the UN community in New York. Externally, the NGOWG Coordinator will establish and maintain relationships with key UN entities, Member State representatives to the UN and civil society partners outside the NGO WG, both in New York and at country level. The Executive Coordinator will work closely with NGOWG members to ensure that messages and activities are strategic and reflect NGOWG members’ strategies, objectives and decisions, and that advocacy undertaken as well as any outcomes generated by such activities is reported back to the group in a timely, transparent and regular fashion. The Executive Coordinator will maintain the NGOWG’s position as an acknowledged leader and expert on a wide range of issues under the Women, Peace and Security umbrella.
Key responsibilities include:
- Manage coordination of the NGOWG, including facilitating regular NGOWG meetings, as well as key meetings held with external contacts, and any other meetings as requested by the NGOWG.
- Facilitation of the formation of common policy positions and advocacy strategies among the NGOWG member organizations.
- In collaboration with NGOWG members, organize internal strategic planning and annual work plan development, including holding an annual strategic planning meeting, and coordinating follow-up to that meeting, including reporting at least biannually to NGOWG members and the Advisory Board on resulting actions.
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