NGO Working Group on the Security Council – Coordinator New York, NY

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



708 Third Avenue
New York
New York
United States


About the Working Group

The NGO Working Group on the Security Council (NGOWG/SC) is a group of about fifty NGO representatives whose organizations have a special interest in Council matters. Founded in its present form in 1997, the group organizes off-the-record briefings with ambassadors of States members of the Security Council, United Nations officials and other relevant stakeholders. Organizations part of the NGOWG/SC include international NGOs in the fields of humanitarian relief, human rights, disarmament, global governance and development. Due in part to the diversity of its membership, the NGOWG/SC as a whole does not undertake specific advocacy positions, but rather provides a forum for NGOs and members of the Security Council to come together to exchange information and build relationships for bilateral advocacy.

About this consultancy

The Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) is looking for a consultant to work for the NGOWG/SC through 2018, beginning as soon as possible. This consultancy is hosted by the WFM-IGP in New York. All substantive work related to the operations of the NGOWG/SC should be cleared with the Chair of the NGOWG/SC or other Steering Committee officers, as relevant. The consultant reports to the Chair of the NGOWG/SC, in consultation with the Deputy Executive Director of WFM-IGP on administrative matters. 


  1. Assist with the setting up of briefings and events for the NGOWG/SC, including monitoring and updating attendance lists, assisting with the preparation of the agenda, coordinating conference calls, taking minutes, and more;
  2. Liaise often with the Chair of the NGOWG/SC and other officers as needed;
  3. Maintaining NGOWG/SC contact databases, including members and UN contacts;
  4. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of UN Security Council news and regularly update the NGOWG/SC listserv;
  5. Draft and send letters to NGOWG/SC members, UN Security Council missions, and high-level UN representatives;
  6. Assist with logistics planning for NGOWG/SC events and briefings;
  7. Provide general administrative and office support for the NGOWG/SC, including answering phones, maintaining the calendar of events, and assisting with post office mailings, word processing, filing, and faxing;
  8. Any other tasks for the NGOWG/SC, as needed. WWW.WFM-IGP.ORG | INFO@WFM-IGP.ORG


  1. Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Politics, or related field
  2. Familiarity with the UN system, particularly the UN Security Council
  3. Excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skills
  4. Proficiency using Microsoft Office software (including Outlook)
  5. Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines
  6. Previous experience in a nonprofit environment preferred
  7. Proficiency in English required, but additional language proficiencies are a plus, particularly one or more of the other official UN languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, or Chinese).

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a brief writing sample (3-5 pages maximum) on a related topic. Please include the name of the position in the subject of the email. Be sure to indicate your approximate start date as well.

Applications can be emailed to Brittany Roser at Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but we ask that all applications be received by Friday, 20 April at 5:00pm EST.

For further information about the NGOWG/SC, please visit

No phone inquiries please.