Managing Adviser Policy and Advocacy

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), The Hague, Netherlands

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th November, 2016

Job Description

Managing Adviser Policy and Advocacy, The Hague, the Netherlands

About GPPAC The Global Partnership for the
Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a member-led worldwide network
of civil society organisations (CSOs) active in the field of conflict
prevention and peacebuilding. The GPPAC Foundation in The Hague fulfils
the task of Global Secretariat for GPPAC. Founded in 2003, the network
consists of fifteen regional networks of local organisations, each
region having its own priorities, character and agenda. GPPAC members
collaborate on issues of common interest. As part of our mission to work
towards a shift from reaction to prevention of violent conflict, the
network supports multi-actor collaboration and advocates local ownership
of conflict prevention strategies. Together, GPPAC members create
greater synergy in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding by
strengthening the role of local civil society groups in conflict
regions and connecting them on the national, regional and global level.

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About the function Under the supervision of the
Executive Director, the Managing Adviser Policy and Advocacy will
coordinate GPPAC’s advocacy efforts towards governments, regional
organisations, the UN system and other actors; channel the perspectives
of GPPAC members in areas such as human security, the sustainable
development agenda, the global and regional peace and security
architecture and other topics relevant to conflict prevention and
peacebuilding. Capacity development of network members to effectively
plan and implement advocacy strategies will be a significant component
of the job. The position is integrated within the Knowledge, Practice
and Advocacy Team and cooperates closely with the Communications Team
and other programme staff and external stakeholders, in particular
network partners.

Responsibilities are

  • Overall management and implementation of the P&A work plan, including finances, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop policy and advocacy (P&A) Strategy for the network and integrates it across the different projects of GPPAC.
  • Coordinate guidance of role of GPPAC P&A Liaisons in New York and other locations as decided.
  • Oversee advocacy activities emerging from the thematic working groups.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the global advocacy
    activities as agreed in the work plan, notably interacting with
    governments and international organisations.
  • Ensure engagement of GPPAC members in P&A activities.
  • Assist and co-organise regional P&A activities and inter/regional exchange.
  • Develops the capacity of network members and staff at the Global
    Secretariat to effectively plan and execute advocacy activities.
  • Provides support to regional networks upon request by the Executive Director.
  • Support dissemination of lessons learned and other information related to core responsibilities.
  • Contribute to Monitoring Programme Management Process in Quality Manual.
  • Support project development and fundraising efforts working closely with the Coordinator Donor Relations.
  • Contribute to donor reporting.


  • A University degree in Conflict- or Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science.
  • At least five years relevant work experience related to civil society lobby/advocacy, preferably with network organisations.
  • Organisational, writing, editing and outstanding communication skills.
  • Preferably field experience in a conflict region.
  • Fluent in English. Command of other languages (particularly Russian or Arabic) will be highly valued.
  • A dynamic networker with different stakeholders.
  • Experience with project development, fundraising and financial management.
  • Independent, flexible, politically sensitive, capable to work in a cross-cultural environment and under stress.
  • Commitment to conflict-prevention and peacebuilding.
  • Computer literate.

How to apply:
Please apply by sending a cover letter
explaining your interest and qualifications, accompanied by a CV. The
letter and CV should arrive in our offices no later than November 7th, 2016, preferably by email to Please put ‘Managing Adviser Policy and Advocacy’ in the subject line of your email message.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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