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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

The organisation is at an exciting stage as we embark on two campaigns – on UK foreign policy and on restoring faith in global governance – and look to streamline and focus our activities. The Communications Assistant will play a key role in moving forward these developments by providing high-quality media and online support across UNA-UK’s operations and activities.

Job Opportunities

There are currently no staff vacancies at UNA-UK.

Consultancy Opportunities

Coordinator for the UK campaign to stop killer robots: Part-time consultancy opportunity (Feb – June 2020)

A group of UK-based NGOs concerned with the ethical, moral and technical challenges posed by increasing autonomy in weapons systems is looking for a consultant to coordinate advocacy work to make the case for UK support for a global prohibition on lethal autonomous weapons systems.

The opportunity is for up to 6 months of part-time (roughly 2-3 days/week) consultancy work. The consultant will be hired by the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK), a UK-registered charity based in central London and will work to further the aims of a small group of UK-based organisations. Beyond needing to be within easy striking distance of London role is fairly flexible, with a mixture of homeworking, external meetings and desk-based work at UNA-UK.

Click here for details of the opportunity (PDF)

Please email Ben Donaldson on attaching a CV and cover letter by midnight on 13 January 2020 if you would like to be considered for the consultancy. Interviews will be held in-person on 20 or 21 January 2020 (please state your availability on these days in your cover letter). The interview team will comprise a representative each from three UK members of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots: Article 36, UNA-UK and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Remuneration is TBC commensurate with experience.