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 defense and security policy research and lobby for inclusion of people-centered 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 assist in the data analysis of our human security survey research, we are looking for a:
Senior Project Officer for the project Human Security Survey
Responsibilities and tasks
The Senior Project Officer (SPO) contributes 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 HSS is currently being implemented in Iraq and South Sudan, and will be extended to new contexts in the future. The SPO will facilitate data collection and will primarily undertake data analysis, reporting and presentation. The SPO will also contribute to administrative, financial and project management support. This position reports to and is managed by the Project Leader for the project HSS Iraq and South Sudan. The SPO will:
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a quantitative data specialist experienced with high turnover of data and pressing deadlines. Our ideal candidate is a team player capable of working both collaboratively and with limited supervision. You should also be flexible and capable of working under stress, willing and able to travel (including to conflict contexts) and have a hands-on mentality with a sense of humor.
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What we offer
Information and application
The vacancy is closed.
Visit our website for further information on the 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 Anton Quist, Project Leader for the project HSS, only by using the application form on the bottom of this page.
Closing date for reactions to this vacancy announcement is Sunday 1 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.