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Program Fellow
New York, NY
20 March, 2018

About ICRtoP:

The Responsibility to Protect (‘RtoP’ or ‘R2P’) is a new international security and human rights norm to address the international community’s failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) is a global network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to advancing the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP or R2P) at the international, regional, sub-regional and national levels. The Coalition was formed in January 2009 by representatives of eight regional and international non-governmental organizations.
ICRtoP works to achieve the following five goals:
1. Increase awareness of RtoP among governments, NGOs, UN actors, and the public.
2. Push for international, regional, sub-regional and national endorsements of RtoP.
3. Encourage governments, regional and sub-regional organizations, and the UN to build the capacity to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
4. Help build and strengthen global support from governments for RtoP.
5. Mobilize NGOs to push for action to save lives in RtoP country-specific situations.

The ICRtoP Program Fellow will provide logistical and programmatic support to the ICRtoP program. The fellow reports to the Program Officer. The fellow will work on a full-time basis in the New York Office.

This fellowship is with the Secretariat of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), hosted by the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy in New York.

The Secretariat is looking for a fellow for a period of 4 months, beginning as soon as possible.

Communications, advocacy, and content development

+ Maintain the website and compile the ICRtoP newsletter through regular monitoring of news and activities.
+ Draft educational and outreach material on RtoP and country situations, particularly ahead of the UN high-level debate on RtoP an other upcoming events and conferences.
+ Support the program with preparations ahead of the formal debate on RtoP, monitoring the event, and reporting afterwards. Also provide needed support with any outreach activities including Member State engagement, among others
+ Assist with the communications roll-out and strategies surrounding events, conferences, and other activities. Also assist as it relates to the release of new print and online materials.

Logistical coordination, financial and database management

+ Support in the coordination of logistics for ICRtoP events in New York and internationally, as well as work with the Programs Assistant to coordinate travel arrangements and accommodations for the Secretariat, Steering Group, and others as needed.
+ Maintain legal and financial records as appropriate.

Supervisory responsibilities
+ Assist with the supervision of the ICRtoP intern team.

+ Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Politics or related field, Master’s degree a plus
+ Familiarity with the concept of Responsibility to Protect
+ Excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skill.
+ Proficiency using Microsoft Office software
+ Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines
+ Previous experience in a nonprofit environment preferred
+ Proficiency in English required, but additional language proficiencies are a plus, particularly French or Spanish
Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a brief writing sample (3-5 pages maximum) on a related topic. Please include the name of the fellowship in the subject of the email. Be sure to indicate your approximate start date as

Applications can be emailed to Ms. Brittany Roser at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Applications for this fellowship are reviewed on a rolling basis. However, we ask that all applications be received by Monday, 9 April at 5:00pm EST.

For further information about ICRtoP, please visit
No phone inquiries please.

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