Global and UN Outreach Fellowship
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Position Decription: TAP Network Global and UN Outreach Fellowship
The TAP Network is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a 6-month Global and UN Outreach Fellowship, who will have the opportunity to provide direct communications and outreach support to a thriving network of civil society actors working around the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. This fellowship will run for six months and will be supported by a monthly living stipend. This Fellowship will provide numerous opportunities for taking on important responsibilities for the TAP Network, with this Fellow expected to develop and maintain key communications and outreach channels for engaging regularly with TAP’s members and partners.
What you’ll ideally bring to the TAP Network:
- Ability to be a multi-tasking self-starter with an entrepreneurial drive
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills
- Expertise and experience in communications and outreach, including previous experience in developing communications and outreach plans for international/advocacy-focused NGOs and non-profits.
- Strong desire to learn and ability to absorb and share information
- Interest and previous experience in international development-related work, ideally working with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
Your qualifications should ideally also include:
- Expertise and previous experience in graphic design, including the Adobe Creative Suite of tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
- Previous experience in designing reports and publications for advocacy-focused NGOs/non-profits, ideally in the international development realm
- Background and experience in website design and social media management (experience with wordpress is a plus)
- Fluency in English is required; knowledge of a foreign language (particularly Spanish or French) is a plus
- Preference will be given to candidates who possess prior experience/knowledge of the United Nations system and political processes, particularly around the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs (specifically SDG16).
What the TAP Network will bring for you:
- Unparalleled access to the UN Headquarters in New York, most notably around key conferences and events around the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, including the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, UN General Assembly and other key meetings throughout the course of the year.
- Opportunity to contribute significantly to a key network of civil society actors working around the 2030 Agenda and SDG16 on issues of peace, justice, governance and strong institutions, in addition to networking opportunities and ability to liaise with UN staff, diplomats, civil society members from around the world.
- Hands-on experience and responsibilities in helping manage a wide-ranging and multi-faceted international programme, including outreach and advocacy, budget and grant management, fundraising, and the opportunity to engage directly in key diplomatic processes around the UN and the SDGs agenda.
- Platform to showcase yourself and your work to hundreds of experts and NGOs/non-profits from all around the world, all of whom engage with the TAP Network’s work through communications and outreach channels that you will largely be responsible for designing and maintaining.
Key responsibilities of this UN Outreach Fellow include, but are not limited to:
- Lead TAP Network’s communications and outreach activities, including website, social media and newsletter
- Directly lead the drafting and development of a comprehensive communications and outreach plan for the TAP Network
- Assisting the TAP Network Coordinator in following all relevant UN processes related to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Attend relevant meetings related to the 2030 Agenda and liaise with relevant civil society representatives, UN personnel and diplomats as needed;
- Help coordinate relevant meetings, events, conference calls and workshops for the Network, and generate agendas, minutes and any other materials needed to advance TAP coordination and advocacy
- Assist in administrative duties and overall grant management for the programme
To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to email@example.com with “TAP Network Fellowship Application – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.
About the TAP Network
The Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network is a broad and influential network of over 300 civil society organizations (CSOs) that works around the UN’s 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals – with a particular focus on SDG16 on peace, justice, governance and strong institutions. The TAP Network collectively works to mobilize and empower civil society at all levels to work with and hold governments accountable to SDG16 commitments and the 2030 Agenda more broadly.
The TAP Network engages some of the foremost expert organizations on the issues of transparency, accountability and participatory governance. TAP benefits from the invaluable expertise, experiences and unique perspectives of its members and partners, all of whom come together to collaborate on joint work and common positions under the TAP Network umbrella. This work is underpinned by recognition that we maximize reach and influence when many stakeholders speak with a unified voice.
The TAP Network’s over-arching goals are to support, contribute and strengthen capacity of civil society stakeholders to work on issues of transparency, accountability and participation in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the global and national levels, with a particular focus on SDG 16 which underpins the entirety of the 2030 Agenda.
Through this work, the TAP Network aims to:
1. Provide the tools and support to civil society organizations (CSOs) to understand, work with, and hold governments accountable to SDG16 at all levels
2. Help CSOs hold governments accountable to the 2030 Agenda and SDGs, including through civil society reporting and engagement in National Voluntary Reviews
3. Mobilize, organize and help empower civil society working around SDG16 and 2030 Agenda accountability through regional and national-level coordination and collaboration
For more information about the TAP Network and our work, visit our website at www.tapnetwork2030.org
The TAP Network is fiscally sponsored by the Proteus Fund who partners with foundations, advocates, and individual donors to advance democracy, human rights, and peace.
Proteus Fund and the TAP Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law. Proteus Fund and TAP Network’s policies and practices are to reflect commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment.
Level of Language Proficiency
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of a foreign language (particularly Spanish or French) is a plus
Minimum Education Required