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Founded in 1945, the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) is the country’s foremost advocate for UK action at the UN; the UK's leading source of analysis on the UN; and a vibrant grassroots movement of 20,000 people from all walks of life. We are the only charity in the UK devoted to building support for the UN amongst policymakers, opinion-formers and the public. Our mission is to build movements for systemic transformation at the UN; to advocate for UK action for global cooperation. We work towards this goal by:

  • Explaining how the UN works and what it can realistically achieve. 
  • Connecting people and organisations to the UN's work and values. 
  • Providing an interface between the UN and the UK. 
  • Calling for active and progressive UK leadership at the UN. 
  • Stimulating debate and action on how to make the UN more effective, transparent, inclusive and accountable. 
  • Convening key players from all sectors, in the UK and internationally, to promote multilateral solutions to global problems. 
  • Equipping our members and supporters to further all of these aims. 

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 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.

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