PAX means peace. PAX brings together people who have the courage to stand for peace. Together with people in conflict areas and concerned civilians worldwide, PAX works to build dignified, and peaceful societies across the globe.
The protection of civilians in armed conflict is a widely shared objective, but effective ways to organize protection are few and far apart in today’s violent conflicts. PAX aims to amplify the voices and capacities of civilians in conflict to improve the effectiveness of Protection of Civilians (PoC) actors and increase the security of local communities.
This position is based within the PoC Program Group at PAX. The PoC group’s main activities include: survey research and advocacy in South Sudan and Iraq; training of and networking with PoC actors internationally; and defence and security policy research and lobby for inclusion of people-centred PoC policy at the UN, EU and NATO. We work with local partners, likeminded international organizations, military and diplomatic actors, researchers, politicians and policy makers. (See www.protectionofcivilians.org for details.)
To support our existing research, community engagement, and advocacy efforts in Iraq, and to serve as a maternity cover for the current Project Leader, we are looking for a:
Project Leader for the project Human Security Survey Iraq
(0,8 FTE - 6 months, maternity leave cover)
Responsibilities and tasks
The temporary Project Leader (PL) will contribute primarily to a key initiative of the PoC department: the Human Security Survey (HSS). The HSS combines research, advocacy and community engagement efforts to amplify the voice of civilians and to improve the provision of security in situations of conflict. The PL will be responsible for general project and partner management, and will also guide various technical aspects of project implementation. The PL will also be responsible for working collaboratively and strategically with other HSS staff and the local partner organizations in the widest sense possible. The PL will:
Who are we looking for?
Given that this is a temporary position, we are looking for a highly skilled individual who is capable of taking over the responsibilities for the current Project Leader, and is therefore a quick learner, highly organised, detail-oriented and capable of taking initiative. The PL should have experience with general project management and with technical aspects of conducting quantitative field research, as well as an affinity for peace, security and PoC issues. Our ideal candidate is a team player who is also capable of working independently and with limited supervision under potentially stressful conditions. This individual should have strong social skills and be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with partner organisations located at a distance. The PL should also be a capable networker, a pragmatic problem solver and be someone with a flexible nature and a good sense of humour.
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Information and application
for more information about PAX www.paxforpeace.nl
Visit our website for further information on our team: www.protectionofcivilians.org
Interested candidates matching the profile and requirements can submit their application, consisting of both a letter of motivation (max. 1 page) and resume/CV in English (max. 2 pages) addressed to Carrie Huisman, Project Leader HSS Iraq, only by using the application form on the bottom of this page.
Closing date for responses to this vacancy announcement is Sunday 15 September 2019.
PAX is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone with skills, passion and courage to participate. We invite applicants from all backgrounds, also with special needs, to apply for this position.
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