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Danish Family Planning Association is looking for new colleague to support our multilateral work in New York

Sex og Samfund
Lergravsvej 63, Denmark
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DFPA is strengthening our multilateral efforts with a new colleague based in New York. You will be seconded by DFPA at the UN NY office of our global federation International Planned Parenthood Association and will have your daily work with the NY-team, in close dialogue with relevant colleagues in Copenhagen.

The multilateral context, in particular the UN system, is critical in terms of reaching normative, progressive, international agreements. It is an integral forum to engage Member States in discussions relating to gender equality, human rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The Global Advocacy Officer will work to advance the strategic objectives of the IPPF UN New York Office and DFPA with regards to advancing SRHR within relevant UN fora, as well as building cross-regional political support for SRHR, gender equality and human rights.

Key Jobs Responsibilities:

  • Support IPPF and DFPA’s advocacy to build cross-regional support for SRHR, gender equality and human rights within all key, relevant UN spaces.
  • Support advocacy to ensure the inclusion of SRHR in key UN processes and agreements.
  • Support work to explore new policy spaces within the UN system, where SRHR can be advanced and prioritized, such as the UN Security Council.
  • Promote IPPFs strategic priorities and key messages with UN policy makers and decision makers, including in the UN secretariat, UN agencies, permanent missions, civil society, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with relevant civil society and UN partners, including through NGO working groups/coalitions and interagency meetings, that enhance our advocacy impact.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of activities to meet benchmarks set in the NY Advocacy Office working plan including advocacy outreach, engagement in intergovernmental UN processes and related events, participation of IPPF Member Associations, and the evaluation of our overall impact.
  • Support the development of briefs, statements and policy recommendations as needed.
  • Be a credible and effective representative for IPPF, as well as DFPA and its key initiatives in UN and other relevant forums.
  • Coordinate workplan activities to achieve advocacy objectives as mutually agreed by the IPPF UN Representative and DFPA.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have:

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Public Administration, Human Rights, Law, Social Sciences or a related field
  • Experience of successfully operating in advocacy work in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, sound interpersonal and negotiation skills, as well as a definition of a clear way forward and ensuring political buy in.
  • Demonstrated understanding commitment to gender equality, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian issues.
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of the UN system, and its role in sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian issues.
  • Project management experience would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working cross-regionally and/or in national/local/grassroots advocacy experience would be an advantage.
  • Professional proficiency in Danish and English
  • Knowledge of a second UN language would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work to a high standard, managing stress effectively whilst prioritizing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Good networking, and diplomatic skills

You can expect:

An exciting, challenging and developing job in a dynamic and recognized international organization, where we work for a world, where everyone has the right to decide over their own body and sexuality. A world that does not accept that discrimination, persecution, sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancies destroy lives both neither in Denmark and in the world.

DFPA considers diversity as an asset and encourages everyone regardless of gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, or religion to apply for the vacant position.

Please submit your motivated application with updated CV in English no later than 21/4 2023.We ask you to upload only upload ONE (merged) document. We only accept applications uploaded through our web site.

Interviews will be conducted during week 17-18 with the possibility of a case.

For further information, please contact:

DFPA Political Director, Maria Lindhardt: or DFPA International Director, Kristine Mærkedahl Jensen:

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