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At UNA-UK, we seek to offer a supportive and challenging working environment with excellent opportunities for personal development. Staff can expect to be part of a small and dynamic team, with the opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the organisation.

About UNA-UK

The United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) is the UK’s leading source of independent analysis on the UN and a grassroots membership organisation with a network of supporters and local groups across the UK. Our vision is of a safer, fairer and more sustainable world, which we pursue through the promotion of an effective United Nations. We work towards this goal by:

  • Explaining why the UN matters to key audiences in the UK and beyond
  • Influencing decision-makers and opinion-shapers in support of UN ideals
  • Generating a critical mass of public support for and engagement with the UN
  • Working with educators and young people to foster a new generation of UN advocates
  • Stimulating ideas and action on how the UN can operate more effectively and sustainably
     

Vacancies

UK Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is recruiting a Coalition Coordinator

Part-time consultancy opportunity commencing April 2024

Posted: 26 February 2024.  Deadline: 17 March 2024.

The UK-based Stop Killer Robots coalition is a group of NGOs, academics and campaigners united in their concerns around the ethical, moral and technical challenges posed by increasing autonomy in weapons systems.  The coalition is looking for a part-time consultant to coordinate the group’s work raising awareness of the issue and advocating for the UK to support an international treaty for the prohibition and regulation of autonomous weapons systems.

The Coordinator will be building on the strong institutional and strategic groundwork laid by previous coordinators and coalition members over the past four years to drive our political advocacy work ahead of the next General Election, ensuring that the perspectives of a diverse range of stakeholders are included in our work - from tech-leaders to groups that suffer the impacts of discrimination facilitated by AI.  The work is anchored in human rights, with a general theme of resistance to digital dehumanisation - people should not be reduced to 1s and 0s and such information should certainly not be used as a basis for targeting decisions on the battlefield or anywhere else.

Interviews will be held over zoom during the week commencing 25 March 2024 (please state your availability on 25 and 27 March 2024 in your cover letter). The interview team will comprise a representative from three UK members of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots steering committee: the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom UK and Drone Wars.

The total fee available is £16,800. From this we expect at least 48 days work spread throughout 2024, averaging roughly 2 days per week. This will include required coordination and attendance of monthly (currently virtual) meetings of the UK coalition and its working groups - otherwise the post will be results-based and hours flexible.  There is a limited budget available for expenses. The contract will be extendable, subject to performance and funding availability.

The consultant will be hired by UNA-UK, a UK-registered charity based in central London. We would prefer a consultant based in or able to travel to London for in-person meetings. Otherwise, the role is fairly flexible and would involve a mixture of homeworking, external meetings and the option of desk-based work at UNA-UK’s offices.

Please email Rianna Nayee on jobs@una.org.uk attaching a CV and short cover letter explaining how you meet the attributes laid out in the job description below by 11.59pm on 17 March 2024 if you would like to be considered for the consultancy.

Click here to download the full job description.

Call to Tender: UNA-UK Annual Impact Report Design 

UNA-UK is seeking proposals from graphic designers and agencies to design our annual impact report. The primary objective of the report is to showcase UNA-UK's achievements and impact over the past year. 

Deliverables include: 

- A digital version and a print-ready 2023 Annual Impact Report of approximately 20 pages in alignment with UNA-UK's style guide. 

- Source files for all designs, to be used as a template for future annual impact reports. 

Proposals should include: 

- Relevant experience and portfolio of similar projects. 

- Proposed project timeline and milestones. 

- Detailed cost breakdown including rounds of feedback, minor, and major revisions, as well as taxes. 

- References from previous clients. 

Submission guidelines: 

Please submit your proposal to jobs@una.org.uk with the subject line "Proposal: UNA-UK 2023 Annual Impact Report Design" by 1 March at 5pm.