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.
The Humanitarian Disarmament programme at PAX seeks to address challenges around the use and proliferation of weapons and their impacts on security and the protection of civilians in armed conflicts. Within this thematic programme, PAX works on a diverse set of subjects, ranging from nuclear weapons to conventional arms trade, and is looking to build expertise and knowledge on the relationship between conflict, climate, the environment, and peace. The current concentration of this work is on the environmental dimension of armed conflict. PAX aims to focus our research capacities on earth observation and remote sensing to identify and monitor environmental damage impacting the lives and livelihoods of people. The research will be aimed at analysing the observed effects of military activities on pollution levels, agriculture, water use, and biodiversity, among other environmental concerns.
PAX is currently seeking a Geo Information Systems (GIS) expert to contribute to building our knowledge and expertise on the conflict and environment nexus through research and analysis. The results of this project will be used, in cooperation with the international humanitarian community and United Nations organizations, to document conflict-related environmental damage. PAX intends to utilize the following outputs in its advocacy work with states and international organization on these issues.
Due to the extension of the programme, from 1 December 2019, PAX is seeking:
Senior project officer, Geo Information Systems
Responsibilities and tasks
The Senior Project Officer will be part of PAX’s Humanitarian Disarmament team and will closely cooperate with the Project Leader on Conflict & Environment. The complete set of duties will be carried out under the supervision with the Project Leader and contains the following activities:
Who are we looking for
We are looking for a dynamic and hard-working team player who can also work independently. Our ideal candidate would be someone who is proactive, decisive, precise, and has strong communication skills. As PAX values inclusivity and diversity, a successful candidate must be culturally sensitive and able to tactfully operate in politically sensitive environments.
Position Requirements and Qualifications
What we offer
The vacancy is closed.
For more information about the specific programme, please visit PAX’s Conflict and Environment page.
For more information about the position, please contact Mr Wim Zwijnenburg (Project Leader Humanitarian Disarmament), by phone +31 (030) 233 05 92.
Your application, cover letter and CV can only be submitted by using the application form on the bottom of this page., including attn.: Wim Zwijnenburg in the subject line.
The deadline for submission is 24 November 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. Female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. We thank candidates in advance for their interest in the position. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.