Mobilising Men for Feminist Peace (MMF) Communications

Website Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)

We address the root causes of violence through a feminist lens.

Job Purpose and Definition

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a leading global organisation focused on addressing the root causes of violence through a feminist lens. We are working to create a world of permanent peace built on feminist foundations of freedom, justice, nonviolence, human rights, and equality for all.

We are seeking to hire a full time Mobilising Men for Feminist Peace (MMF) Communications Coordinator to provide support to project partners in 14 countries and globally to implement project commitments for WILPF’s Mobilising Men for Feminist Peace Project.

About WILPF: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations (UN). Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.

The Mobilising Men for Feminist Peace Project (MMFP) is Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s (WILPF) initiative to counter militarized masculinities and increase men’s active support for the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The project uses five broad social change strategies to mobilize men for gender equality, violence prevention, and peacebuilding: 1) alliance building, 2) research and analysis, 3) advocacy, 4) training, leadership development, and movement building, and 5) communications.

The current and second phase of the project will be implemented globally and in fourteen countries: six focus countries—Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and Yemen—and eight still to be determined as Local Action Fund (LAF) countries. The project website provides detailed information about project goals and activities.

Main responsibilities:
●      Development of the overall project communications plan under the leadership of WILPF’s Head of Communications and the MMFP Team.
●      Dissemination of existing and planned project research reports, blogs, films, podcasts, and other communication products.
●      Communications focal point with project partners.
●      Strengthening the capacity of journalists to report on militarized masculinities and men’s roles and responsibilities in advancing feminist peace.
●      Coordination of social media strategies in collaboration with WILPF’s Digital Communications Coordinator.
●      Coordination of international photography competition on alternatives to militarized masculinities.
●      Coordination of project podcast series.
●      Coordination of regular project blogs and case studies.
●      Support maintenance and use of project communications platforms (website, Trello board, Whatsapp group, etc.)

Development of an overall project communications plan:
●      Work with the WILPF Communications Team, project staff, and project partners to develop and implement a clear project communications plan.

Dissemination of existing and planned project resources:
●      Develop and implement a plan to ensure widespread dissemination of project research reports, documentary films, podcasts and blogs.

Communications support to project partners:
●      Provide training on communications strategies at key project meetings and training institutes.
●      Conceptualise and coordinate communications capacity building peer exchanges amongst focus country partners.
●      Support project partners to implement communications strategies that advance their country specific and regional advocacy goals.

Strengthening the capacity of journalists to report on militarized masculinities and men’s roles and responsibilities in advancing feminist peace:
●      Partner with media training organisations to develop and implement training for journalists and media practitioners focused on strengthening reporting on men, masculinities and conflict.

Development and coordination of social media strategies:
●      Develop and implement the project’s social media strategy across multiple platforms, including but not limited to: Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Coordination of international photography competition on alternatives to militarized masculinities:
●      Develop, coordinate, and ensure successful implementation of all dimensions of WILPF’s International Photography Competition on militarized masculinities and alternatives.
●      Coordinate call for submissions for international photography competition.
●      Engage the international jury, coordinate the jury meetings, and ensure widespread dissemination of announcement of selected images.
●      Work with designers to ensure online placement of selected images on project website(s).
●      Coordinate photography exhibitions in at least four sites of selected images from photography competitions.

Coordination of project podcast series:
●      Plan and ensure effective implementation and widespread dissemination of project podcast series.

Coordination of regular project blogs and case studies:
●      Work with project partners to identify and write monthly blogs and/or case studies chronicling project activities, innovations and insights.
●      Assist with placement of blogs in high impact media outlets and platforms as well as on project partner websites.

Support maintenance and use of project communications platforms (website, Trello board, Whatsapp group, etc.):
●      Develop and implement a comprehensive social media strategy for the project.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
●      Provide the MEL Team with writing and documentation support.

Donor relations and fundraising:
●      Support timely submission to donors of high quality quarterly and annual reports.

Meetings:
●      Participate in WILPF IS staff meetings and other internal and external meetings as required.

Interdependencies and Reporting
This position reports to WILPF’s Head of Communications and works closely with the Director of WILPF’s initiative to Counter Militarised Masculinities and Mobilise Men for Feminist Peace (CMM-MMFP). The position also works closely with the CMM-MMFP Project Coordinator and Administrative Associate, as well as with WILPF colleagues across operational and programmatic teams located in NY, Geneva, London, and around the world.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
●      5-10 years’ track record on implementing high-impact communications strategies.
●      Keen interest and commitment to WILPF’s values and mission.
●      Familiarity with the WPS agenda and/or on mobilising men for gender equality, violence prevention and peacebuilding.
●      Prior experience working on multi-country projects, especially in the project’s focus countries of Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and Yemen.
●      Extensive connections and relationships with key media outlets, journalists, media platforms and training centers.
●      Fluency in written and spoken English (French and/or Spanish a plus).
●      Coordinate multiple projects concurrently and meet critical deadlines.
●      Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience working with global, diverse teams across time zones and locations, both co-located and remote. Ability to collaborate and work well in a team setting.  Ability to build strong and genuine interpersonal relationships.
●      Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work, in particular engaging with clients to develop trust.
●      Excellent communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate across a multicultural and multilingual staff, as well as with internationally based membership sections.
●      Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and take initiative. Detail oriented. Ability to quickly pivot to evolving organizational priorities, based on fluid programmatic contexts in complex conflict environments.
●      Ability to work autonomously on tasks.

Education and Experience
●      University degree in media and communication, international relations, conflict resolution, peace-building, human rights, development studies, gender studies, women’s rights, or social sciences (or another related field).
●      Previous experience in an INGO is a plus.

Compensation
WILPF will provide the MMFP Coordinator with compensation commensurate with experience. Compensation will also be based on the location of the selected candidate.
The New York based salary range for the position is $59,320 – $71,923.
Location                                                                                                                                              This position can be remote, with required travel to in-person meetings to fulfill the duties of the position as listed above. Office space is available in Geneva and New York City should the candidate prefer to work onsite.

 

Submissions                                                                                                                                       Please send a resumé or CV and a cover letter to [email protected] with “CMM Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.
WILPF thanks all applicants for your interest; however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 16

WILPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer
As an equal opportunity employer, WILPF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, ethnic or social origin, disability, religion, or belief. During the different stages of the recruitment process, specific measures may be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@wilpf.org