uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

Policy advisor Gender, peace and security (maternity leave cover)

PAX means peace. PAX brings together people who have the courage to stand for peace. Together with people in conflict areas and concerned civilians, PAX works to build dignified and peaceful societies across the globe.

Gender is a cross-cutting policy priority within PAX's intervention strategies. PAX is committed to leveraging the peace potential of diversity and gender equality in programme formulation and implementation, based on practical experience available within the organisation as well as existing and to be acquired knowledge.

The policy advisor advises on the thematic policy frameworks in the field of gender in conflict transformation and peace building, both at programme level and at institutional level, and is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating gender, peace and security policies and programmes.

The Gender, Activism and Capacity building team is looking for a

Policy advisor Gender, peace and security (maternity leave cover, 0,8 FTE)

This concerns a temporary position from 01 September 2020 until 28 February 2021

Responsibilities and tasks

In collaboration and coordination with one of the two policy advisors on gender, peace and security (while replacing the other):

  • Advising management, programme teams and thematic subject teams on gender and ensuring the integration of gender in programme development and implementation, as well as in political lobbying, communication, constituency activities and personnel policy;
  • Developing PAX-wide activities and projects in the field of gender, peace and security, ensuring their implementation and periodically evaluating the results;
  • Contributing to political lobby and external policy influencing, representing PAX in relevant external platforms and networks and contributing to the positioning of PAX as a relevant player in the field of gender, peace and security.
  • Develop strategic policy frameworks in the field of gender in conflict transformation and peace building, based on analyzed trends and developments;
  • Identifying potential partners and developing proposals for new activities and innovation;
  • Contributing to fundraising for activities related to gender, peace and security, and advising and contributing to fundraising for programs;
  • Gathering and developing knowledge and information on gender, peace and security and contributing to the capacity building of PAX colleagues and partners.

We are looking for?

We are looking for an initiative-rich, creative, energetic and service-oriented gender heavyweight with demonstrable knowledge of and experience with gender in conflict transformation and peace building. Someone who is able to embody gender theory and knows how to translate this into tangible results, both programmatically and in terms of fundraising and lobbying. 

We require

  • Academic working and thinking level;
  • Demonstrable relevant knowledge, networks and publications in the field of gender and peace building;
  • At least 5 years of demonstrable work experience in the field of gender in conflict transformation and peace building (analysis, policy development, project implementation, advice, support, (inter)national policy influencing, evaluation);
  • Excellent knowledge (active and passive) of the English language, Dutch is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of a third language (e.g. Arabic, French, Spanish) is an advantage;
  • Eligible to work in the EU;
  • Affinity with the work and mission of PAX.

We offer

  • An interesting, challenging position within a dynamic, informal, internationally oriented working environment;
  • Place of employment: Utrecht, the Netherlands, mainly working from home (Covid-19);
  • Appointment for 28.8 hours per week (0.8 FTE), maternity leave cover from 1 September 2020 until 28 February 2021; 
  • Salary scale 10 according to the PKN terms and conditions of employment (depending on experience), minimum of € 2,503.87 to a maximum of € 4,235.15 gross (with a full-time employment of 36 hours); 
  • Holiday allowance of 8%
  • End of year bonus of 8.3%
  • Full reimbursement of public transport travel expenses.

Procedure and information

The vacancy is closed. 

Interested candidates matching the profile and requirements are requested to send their CV and a motivation letter in Dutch or English addressed to Guido de Graaf Bierbrauwer (team coordinator Gender, Activism and Capacity building team) only by using the application form on the bottom of this page. 

Closing date for reactions to this vacancy announcement is Sunday 9 August 2020. 

The first round of interviews will be held in the week of 17 August 2020.

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.