The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is the largest global network of people supporting and engaging with the United Nations. As a global nonprofit organization, we represent and coordinate a membership of nearly 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents. Guided by our vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations. We achieve this through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.
Our organization has offices at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva, as well as in Seoul, Korea. www.wfuna.org
Location – 1 United Nations Plaza, Room 1177, New York, NY
The Global Citizenship Education Officer is responsible for coordinating WFUNA's Mission Possible program, including planning, implementing and monitoring operations in India, Armenia and other countries. She/he will be primarily engaged in working to ensure effective and timely implementation of the Mission Possible program. She/he will also be responsible for grant management and fundraising, developing educational materials and curriculum for training purposes, liaising with partners, and representing WFUNA in a variety of contexts.
She/he will report directly to the Director of Sustainable Development, and will manage program staff based in the field.
The position is based in our New York office.
Mission Possible is WFUNA's flagship global citizenship education program for high school students. Promoting the goals, principles and experience of the United Nations, Mission Possible develops students' knowledge, competencies and attitudes in global citizenship. Mission Possible equips students with skills in project management, as well as an understanding of the United Nation's global agenda. By enabling students to not only identify global issues in a local context, but to also act upon relevant issues, participants of Mission Possible gain global competencies, which they apply to develop and implement projects related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their local communities.
- Manage all aspects of the Mission Possible portfolio, including logistics, capacity-building activities, conducting field visits to project sites and providing onsite support, and communications and outreach
- Develop program curriculum and materials
- Train, manage and support country and school staff in implementing Mission Possible
- Build and manage relationships with stakeholders and program partners
- Manage the program budget, grants and reporting obligations
- Monitoring and evaluation of the program, including occasional case studies
- Fundraise for Mission Possible, including researching donor prospects, managing donor relations and creating a fundraising plan
- Manage program expansion, start-up and school selection as required
- Frequent communication on programs as well as thematic updates on WFUNA's communication platforms
- Support WFUNA's other education activities as required
- General staff duties related to WFUNA's work
- Master's degree in international education or relevant field required
- Teaching experience a must; experience working on education programs in the developing world preferred
- Knowledge of the United Nations, SDGs and global citizenship education required
- Experience with and knowledge of project management, budgeting, and evaluation methodologies
- Fundraising experience required
- NGO experience a plus
- Ability to think strategically and to analyze, interpret, and assess programmatic information
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with partner organizations, donors and stakeholders, including remotely
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience using social media networks and media tools for outreach
- Fluency in English is required; knowledge of another language is a plus
- High energy, results-oriented
- Ability to involve and motivate key stakeholders
- Adaptive and flexible
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Well-organized and thorough, with close attention to detail and follow-through
- Ability and willingness to travel
- Works well in a small office and thrives in a multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to GCED@wfuna.org.
Candidates MUST possess a valid visa to work in the United States. Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Deadline – N/A