Background & Description

Description of Saferworld and Pakistan Programme

 

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. Established in 1989, we work with communities in South & South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We have 150 staff across the globe, and our Head Office is in London.

 

Saferworld’s Pakistan programme combines project implementation at the community level, dialogue, capacity building, policy research, networking and advocacy, and working with institutions and civil society at national, regional and international levels.

 

Over the next 3 years Saferworld, in consortium with local and regional think tanks and civil society organisations, will support the development of regional resilience mainly through creating space to harness emerging opportunities on regional economic and infrastructure interconnectivity and supporting structural cooperation across borders which contributes to stable and peaceful relations among the people of South Asia.

To succeed in this post you will be first and foremost a people person, with a flair for detail and a track record of getting things done. Able to motivate and lead teams, you will be comfortable and confident explaining Saferworld’s work to a wide range of senior external audiences, in both English and Urdu. You will bring your experience of detailed financial and project management to the task of building the skills of your team, and of managing the progress of projects. And you will enjoy the task of producing clearly written reports and publications, using your excellent command of written English.

Job Purpose:

 

The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of Saferworld’s project, ‘‘Regional dialogues and economic connectivity”.  As a member of the Pakistan Country Team, the Project Manager will contribute to the development and implementation of Saferworld’s work in Pakistan and will work in close collaboration with civil society partners and other stakeholders. 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

 

Probation:         There will be a probationary period of three months

Holidays:           28 days per calendar year in addition to agreed Pakistan public holidays

Hours:               37.5 hours per week

Expected Start Date: Jan 2018

Requirements and Skills

Knowledge

  • A Master’s degree in international relations, diplomacy, governance or any relevant field
  • Sound knowledge of Pakistan socio-political and economic environment
  • Extensive understanding of project and programme management principles. methods and techniqueses

 

Experience

 

  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management with different donors in collaboration with government

 

Skills

    • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

 

  • Excellent skills of operating Microsoft word and excel spread sheet, knowledge of financial management software is an added advantage

 

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Fluency in Urdu (written and spoken);
  • A positive problem-solving approach
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Willingness to promote the work of Saferworld and develop collaborative work with others
  • A commitment to working in a non-partisan manner
  • A commitment to learn and be open for new ideas and approaches

Other

  • Willingness to travel inside and outside of Pakistan
How to Apply

Complete Job Description

To apply:  Please download and complete a Saferworld application form and send to Marie Aziz at jobs@saferworld.org.uk  Please use subject heading:  Ref:  PMRDEC

Deadline for applications: 10 December 2017

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Please do not send your CV as this will not be accepted in place of, or in addition to, a completed application form

About Organization

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others, including at grassroots level. Established in 1989, we work with communities in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.  We have 150 staff across the globe, as well as in policy centres in London (UK) head office, Brussels and Washington.

 

Saferworld Pakistan programme is relatively new; it aims to work on improving community cohesion, inclusive justice and economic development. Working in consortium with Oxfam, over the next 5 years Saferworld will seek to promote a justice system in Pakistan that is accessible, inclusive, transparent and accountable.

 

Overall, our engagement in Pakistan combines project implementation at the community level, dialogue, capacity building, policy research, networking and advocacy, and working with institutions and civil society at sub-national/provincial, national, regional and international levels.