SRI Advocacy Advisor

  • Company: Confidential
  • Job Location: Geneva - Switzerland
  • Internal reference: SRI Advocacy Advisor Application
  • Date: August 1, 2017 17:08
  • Employment Type: contract
  • Experience: medior
  • Job Functions:

    Analyst, International Relations

Job summary

Based in Geneva, Switzerland. Reports to Senior Representative of the Sexual Rights Initiative to the UN in Geneva. RESPONSIBILITIES • The successful candidate will be an experienced advocate on issues relating to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights in international and national forums including the Human Rights Council, Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and Universal Periodic Review. • The purpose of this role is to advance human rights related to sexuality, gender and reproduction through work at the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review, the relevant Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures. • Monitor events, developments and initiatives within the UN Human Rights Council and its mechanisms (including UPR, HRC, Special Procedures) UN Agencies and UN human rights treaty bodies, and report back to the Senior Representative on upcoming advocacy opportunities • Identify strategic entry points for advocacy initiatives, set priorities, plan and execute advocacy strategies with UN bodies and mechanisms • Meet with key governmental delegations and advocate for inclusion of sexual and reproductive rights within initiatives at the international level • Develop relations with key stakeholders, including permanent missions and NGOs • Working under the supervision of the SRI, bring key sexual and reproductive rights issues to the attention of UN experts, including Special Procedures mandate holders and members of human rights treaty bodies • Promote collaboration on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and related issues through outreach both to NGOs and governments, in order to create greater awareness and stimulate positive action • Liaising with Geneva NGO representatives on implementation of advocacy strategies • Serve as a point of contact in Geneva for the SRI • Assist with planning and running events in Geneva conducted by the SRI • Provide briefings, trainings and seminars on sexual and reproductive health and rights to differing audiences that can include permanent missions, special procedures, treaty body members and NGOs • Develop communications on the work of the SRI, including successes and issues of interest for different audiences such as updates for website or social media and for email listservs of allied organisations • In collaboration with SRI partners develop policy briefs, position papers , briefs, reports and statements on issues relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights • Organise monthly and other SRI meetings • Assist in the development of funding proposals and other fundraising activities and provide input into financial and donor reports • Represent the SRI at external meetings in Geneva as instructed • Prepare regular activity and other reports • Participate in staff meetings and other appropriate committee meetings • Perform other duties as required See Terms of Reference in PDF.

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