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 (more locations to be added); Training of and networking with PoC actors; Defense and security policy research and lobby for inclusion of people-centered PoC policy at the UN, EU, NATO and in the Netherlands. We work with local partners, likeminded international organizations, military and diplomatic actors, researchers, politicians and policy makers. To increase our capacity to successfully link local civilian insights with international PoC policies and pre-deployment training, we are looking for a:
Program Officer Protection of Civilians (0.8 FTE)
Responsibilities and tasks
The Program Officer (PO) supports the program group and the program lead in the widest sense possible, including secretarial, financial and management support. You will report to and be managed by the program lead primarily with possible extension of tasks within the PoC team. This is a new position. Tasks will include:
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a colleague with a quick and politically savvy mind, experience in research and training course organization, a background in peace and security work and an affinity for PoC. Engaging personality with smart social skills that further our network, flexibility, willingness to travel, a hands-on mentality and a sense of humor will be considered crucial traits to bring to this job.
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What we offer
Information and application
Visit our website for further information on our organization www.paxforpeace.nl.
Make use of the application form at the bottom if this page if you want to apply for this job. Interested candidates matching the profile and requirements are requested to send their CV (max. 2 pages) and a motivation letter (1 page) in English through the application form at the bottom of this page.
Closing date for reactions to this vacancy announcement is March 27th , 2017.
The first round interviews will be held in week 16 and 17 (April 10 – April 21), 2017)
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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