Women, Peace and Security Advocacy Consultant

WPS Advocacy Consultant


Job Purpose and Definition

The Advocacy Consultant should be a highly motivated and politically driven individual. This role has the opportunity to contribute to advocacy at the United Nations and with its Member States to implement a holistic WPS Agenda tying in conflict prevention, disarmament, and human security, and using tools ranging from policy advocacy, research, monitoring, and capacity building. While the WPS Manager leads the overall advocacy and strategy, the WPS Consultant will engage on key country and thematic advocacy, monitor for accountability, develop research materials, and support outreach and coordination work.  

It is essential that the Advocacy Consultant have demonstrated skills in international, regional or national level advocacy, with priority consideration given to applicants with experience or expertise in communicating issues of gender, security, or global politics to policymakers. 

The position will be a good fit for a person who is committed to feminist peace, has a background in gender analysis, has strong writing skills, and experienced with understanding and analysis of intersectionality between peace, security, and other human rights. The person for this position is experienced with coordination of multiple commitments and able to adapt to quick turnaround during high volume times in the calendar. 

WILPF WPS Advocacy work:

  • Attend, monitor, and report on multilateral meetings on WPS issues. This involves working with team and partners to ensure project completion around monitoring of the Security Council, Member States, and United Nations

  • Support the director in relationships with key NGO partners, UN entities and Member State representatives to the UN.

  • Support WILPF’s engagement in advocacy aspects of events, such as the Commission on the Status of Women.

  • Identify opportunities for projects to advance WILPF’s visibility, goals, and policies.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of specific advocacy projects in coordination with the programme manager.

  • Assist in general programme through ad hoc tasks and responsibilities as mutually agreed in coordination with the programme manager.

Communications on Advocacy work

  • Assist with research, writing, and editing PeaceWomen newsletters, publications, fact sheets, and other outreach material as needed


Collaborate with WILPF to identify and create opportunities that support their work and advocacy on WPS including: 

  • Liaise with other WILPF teams to facilitate work

  • Coordinate and engage with WILPF’s sections related to work on WPS


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Demonstrated commitment to WILPF’s values including feminist peace and gender equality is required.

  • The position requires: A degree in gender, human rights, international relations, journalism, law, social science or a related field OR comparable work experience. 

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience conducting advocacy in a fast paced international non-profit organisation.

  • Expertise on women, peace, and security and experience with advocacy work

  • Ability to orchestrate effective communication among staff, interns/fellows, technical team, international staff, diplomatic and INGO partners, and global peace advocates.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Excellent planning, coordination and prioritisation skills, capable of rapid and quality turn around on a high workload

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, willing to learn, open minded, flexible, and team-oriented

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills in English with high attention to detail, copy-editing, etc.

  • Other UN languages (especially Arabic or French) a plus

  • Skills in CMS platforms, traditional and social media (press releases, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and electronic newsletters (e.g., MailChimp) useful.



WILPF will provide the consultant with appropriate compensation commensurate with experience. This consultancy will run until December 2021.


Other Details

Activity rate: Full Time / 100%.
This will be a remote position to start with a preference for similar time zone to New York (US Eastern Time). Residence in New York desirable for the possibility of in-person work pending developments with the COVID-19 pandemic.



Please send a current resumé and cover letter outlining key qualifications, previous experience in line with this consultancy and indication of daily rate to: peacewomen (at) wilpf.org with “Advocacy Consultant” in the subject line.

WILPF thanks all applicants for your interest; however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


As a feminist, anti-militarist membership organisation, WILPF is dedicated to building a global movement in the pursuit of peace and the fulfilment of human rights. We welcome applications from people of colour, feminists from the Global South, LGBTQ+ people, individuals from conflict-affected and diaspora communities, and people with disabilities. We believe that experience comes in many different forms, and encourage applications from individuals who believe they would be a good fit for the role.