View Vacancy - Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Programme Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the UK Mission to the UN. The successful candidate will manage a $6m programme to help the UN address peace and security issues in line with UK values, including strengthening the role and voice of women, preventing sexual violence and abuse, protecting children in armed conflict, preventing mass atrocities and countering violent extremism.
This role is in the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Multilateral Strategy Team, which manages a $25m annual programme to deliver UK objectives on peace and security through the UN, NATO, the Commonwealth and OSCE. The team consists of six people - four are based in the UK, but this role and one other are based in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a project management, policy liaison, influencing and communications role. It would suit someone who has an understanding of protection and gender issues. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, those outlined below:
• Oversee the delivery of a $6 million annual programme to support the UN’s work on women, peace and security, sexual violence in conflict, children and armed conflict, sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers, mass atrocity prevention and countering violent extremism.
• Liaise with a range of UN partners to set up, monitor and evaluate over 20 projects to ensure they deliver value for money in progressing UK policy objectives.
• Ensure each project produces a rigorous implementation plan and accurate financial forecasting. Use proactive risk management to foresee problems and initiate corrective action where necessary.
• Establish systems to measure and communicate the impact of UK funding.
• Deputise for two CSSF Programme Managers based in New York and London.
Engaging and influencing
• Work with policy leads across the UK Government - in New York and London - to agree strategic objectives for the $6 million annual programme. Given the cross-government nature of the CSSF, this role offers the opportunity to work with departments represented on the UK National Security Council, in particular the Foreign Office, Department for International Development, Ministry of Defence and the Home Office.
• Build strong relationships with a wide range of UN and NGO implementers to ensure effective project delivery. Identify and pursue additional opportunities to allocate CSSF funding to deliver UK policy objectives.
• Lead on the internal and external communications of the CSSF Multilateral Strategy Programme.
The postholder will need to work in a fast-paced and changing environment and be willing to support other team members and priorities as needed.
**This is a three-year contract position, with the possibility of extension.
- A graduate or post-graduate degree.
- Strong project management experience with the ability to handle numerous projects simultaneously.
- At least 6-8 years of relevant work experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to deliver at pace.
Under US State Department requirements, the Mission may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or G or NATO visa holders with EAD cards. If you hold a visa other than an G or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Mission. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at
www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
*Applications will only be accepted from nationals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK or US.
**A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.
• Experience of working with the UN system, in particular on conflict, stability and gender issues.
• Knowledge of the UK Government.
• Financial management and budgetary expertise.
• Experience of working with communications tools.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.
The British Embassy Network offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.
Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 14 May 2017. Please note in your cover letter if you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy.Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.
The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other category protected by la
This opportunity is closed to applications.