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Project Officer South Sudan

PAX means peace and is the leading Dutch peace-building & conflict-transformation NGO. Together with people in conflict areas and concerned citizens worldwide, PAX works to build dignified and peaceful societies across the globe. PAX brings together people who have the courage to stand for peace in various conflict regions in the world, such as South Sudan. Our strategies are based on a twin-track approach, in close cooperation with our local partners: on the one hand we promote and facilitate civil-society driven dialogue and peace-building initiatives and on the other we seek to maximize an enabling environment for these through public campaigning and political lobby. To this end we have advocacy offices at the UN in New York and the EU in Brussels.

The work of PAX on South Sudan supports a number of grass roots peace-building initiatives and advocates for a shared, viable and inclusive vision for peaceful democratic transformation in South Sudan. PAX has been engaged with religious and civil society organizations in South Sudan since 1993. We believe that the best chances for reconciliation lie with ordinary people who aspire a peaceful future for their country and that both women and youth have an important role to play.

For our South Sudan Programme PAX is looking to recruit a:

Project Officer South Sudan
(maternity leave cover, 6 months)

The Project Officer is based in Juba, working within a team of colleagues based in Juba and Utrecht (Netherlands). The Project Officer reports to the Project Manager in Juba and to the Programme Leader in Utrecht.

Main activities

  • Main contact person for several local partners. Support in programme development and manage reporting agreements;
  • Support in engendering the PAX South Sudan programme, provide support to partners (in cooperation with the PAX gender team);
  • Undertake regular monitoring visits, including capacity building where necessary and provide support partners in monitoring and evaluating project activities;
  • Contribute to the development of annual plans, reports, and external back-donor reporting where appropriate and required;
  • Assist in organization and preparation of (internal and external) meetings, missions, conferences /workshops etc.;
  • Contribute to project proposals and communication with back donors;
  • Develop strong working relationship with key partners and ensure capacities and learning is shared to improve the quality of the overall programme.

We require

  • Academic degree (Bachelor), preferably in a relevant field such as: Conflict Studies, Rural Development, International Relations, Political Sciences or Law;
  • Project management and organizational skills, including at least 2 years relevant professional experience in a conflict setting for a local or international non-profit organization;
  • Proven strategic and analytical skills – ability to make connections and see new opportunities;
  • Gender-sensitivity skills. Experience in gender sensitive programming is considered an asset.
  • Tact, conflict-sensitivity skills;
  • Good communication, interpersonal and representation skills;
  • Able to adapt to changing circumstances: inventive and assertive attitude;
  • Fluent English speaker, including excellent writing skills; some level of Arabic language skills is preferred;
  • Capacity and willingness to travel regularly and at short notice within South Sudan;
  • Able to work independently, responsibly and under pressure;
  • Affinity working with faith based organizations;
  • Affinity with the work and mission of PAX;
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply to this position.

We offer

  • A position in a dynamic and highly international working environment with committed and enthusiastic colleagues;
  • An organization with budget and opportunities for personal development;
  • Place of employment: Juba, South Sudan;
  • Appointment starting as soon as possible;
  • Appointment for 36 hours per week (5 days a week), for 6 months, starting March 2019.
  • Competitive pay scale according to PAX terms and conditions of employment, depending on experience.

Application Procedure

For more information about the position please contact Ms. Elizabeth Atong (Project Officer South Sudan) by e-mail atong(javascript needed for readable email)

Interested candidates matching the profile and requirements can submit their application, consisting of both a letter of motivation and resume in English addressed to Pritha Belle, only by using the application form on the bottom of this page. Closing date for vacancy is 17 February 2019. Please note that we will review candidates on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.

Applicants for this contract must be South Sudan nationals.

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. Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.

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