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[16days_discussion] Please share: Call for applications: WILPF PeaceWomen Security Council Monitor Fellowship

Abigail Ruane abigail at
Tue Aug 4 12:07:26 EDT 2015

Dear colleagues and friends,

Appreciate your support in circulating our WILPF PeaceWomen call for our
2015 Security Council Monitor fellow, available below and here:

The fellow will have many opportunities for monitoring and engagement on
Women, Peace and Security (WPS) issues in this important 15th anniversary
WPS year.

Application deadline is 14 August; expected start date late August/early
September; and preferred commitment is 9-12 months. Please note that this
fellowship is not paid.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Abigail E. Ruane, Ph.D.
PeaceWomen Program Manager
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
UN Office
777 UN Plaza, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10017
abigail at <maria at>
+ 1 212 682 1265



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*UN Security Council Monitor Research Fellowship*

*Application Deadline: 14 August 2015*


The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) PeaceWomen
Program offers a United Nations (UN) Security Council Monitor (SCM)
Research Fellowship through our New York City UN office. This competitive
unpaid fellowship is offered to graduate students or professionals
interested in women, peace and security issues. A small travel stipend is
included. The experience offers an opportunity to do analysis, research and
write about women, peace and conflict issues and gain experience with
communications and non-governmental organization management in the context
of the United Nations.

The SCM Research Fellow is the project lead for PeaceWomen’s Security
Council Monitor project, which provides comprehensive and up to date
information on all Security Council debates and other action addressing
issues of Women Peace and Security. The fellow attends and monitors
Security Council debates and related events, writes policy analysis, posts
monitoring information on the website, and provides PeaceWomen staff with
information allowing timely and relevant interventions or advocacy with UN
Member States. The fellow collects monitoring information about the Council
including on upcoming missions and countries on the Council’s agenda with
particular focus on countries where there are peace support operations.
They participate in PeaceWomen’s Women Peace and Security lecture series
and have access to related events and policy discussions through the UN and
civil society community.

Fellows should be highly self-motivated and well-organized; work well both
independently and as part of a team; open-minded, flexible, and not afraid
to take initiative; and able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks on
tight deadlines. The fellowship requires initiative, creativity,
flexibility, and commitment while maintaining PeaceWomen’s high
professional standards.


The term of this fellowship is for 9 to 12months: from August/September
2015 to June/August 2016. While we prefer a 1 year commitment, we are open
to considering the shorter term lengths for exceptional candidates.


   - Currently be enrolled in a graduate program (MA, MS, JD, LLM, PhD) or
   recently graduated with studies in international relations/affairs,
   international law, political science, public policy and administration,
   human rights, international development, international security, gender
   studies, or related field
   - Background or interest in issues related to women, peace and security,
   including but not limited to sexual violence in conflict, women's roles in
   decision-making, women’s participation in conflict prevention, peace
   processes and post-conflict peacebuilding
   - Background in or strong interest in the United Nations system,
   understanding of its basic functions, structure
   - Exceptional oral and written communication skills and attention to
   - Strong interpersonal skills
   - Computer proficiency in Windows environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
   editing and website development experience including Content Management
   System (CMS) a plus

·       Strong communications background with working knowledge of
traditional media (press releases, events), and social media (Facebook,
Twitter); experience with blogging, multi-media platforms, and desktop
publishing (InDesign, Photoshop etc.) a plus

·       Ability to commit to at least 4 full days per week beginning
August/September 2015;

·       Ability to speak additional languages, such as French, Spanish or
Arabic an asset, but not required;

* Please note that we are unable to provide work visas for this position.*


The SCM fellow will work four to five days per week in the WILPF PeaceWomen
office and will have a key role in programmatic work. The fellow’s work
will be guided by the PeaceWomen Program Manager and Program Director.

In addition to being project lead on the Security Council Monitor, we
expect the fellow to contribute as part of a team to other PeaceWomen
projects and communications. Fellows will also be responsible for posting
news, resources, and initiatives on the website according to their regional
focus area as well as which are forwarded to them for posting by Program
staff. The regions which PeaceWomen covers are listed online:

Fellows who thrive will enjoy working in the fast-paced, changing
environment of the WILPF UN office and maintain high levels of
professionalism and quality. Additional duties include:

   - Develop expertise on Security Council procedures and work
   - Monitor and analyze international policy developments with short
   turn-around times to maintain most current information for advocacy and
   - Contribute to other PeaceWomen projects including other UN and
   national implementation advocacy, monitoring & evaluation,  & capacity
   building initatives
   - Contribute to PeaceWomen communications, including monthly Enews and
   social media

Fellows are also responsible for a certain amount of general office work
which they will be trained on, including updating the PeaceWomen website,
attending meetings, taking notes and performing general support and
administrative tasks.

*Application Process*

To be considered for the UN Security Council Monitor Research Fellowship,
applicants should submit the following documents – by *14 August 2015* to:
uno.wilpf at The subject of the e-mail should be “2015-2016
Security Council Monitor Fellow Application” and all documents should be
combined into one PDF or DOCX file.

*1.      **CV or Resume* indicating education, relevant past activities and

*2.     **Cover Letter (1 page, single-spaced)*, including start/end dates
& days/week available

*3.     **3 References*: names and contact information only

*4.     **Writing Sample (optional, no more than 5 pages)*, addressing an
issue related to women, peace, and security demonstrating ability to write
in short, clear, and concrete language (may be an excerpt of longer work)

*No phone calls please. Please e-mail **uno.wilpf at
<uno.wilpf at>** with any questions. Thank you!*
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