Background & Description

The Pakistan Programme was established in 2010. We currently have two core areas of work in Pakistan:

Inclusive justice: we work with justice providers who are semi-formal (recognised by the government and tend to follow state law) on issues affecting women, young people and marginalised groups. We help these justice services become more accountable and fair by establishing a shared set of principles to serve the needs of all. We make recommendations on how justice providers can work together with the formal courts to help communities understand their rights and the correct processes for resolving disputes.We reach out to local communities, to raise awareness of justice mechanisms through campaigns, community consultations and practical action – such as the creation of help desks.We support communities in working with civil society groups, justice providers and government authorities to improve the provision of justice. This helps people to understand their own rights and the avenues through which they can address disputes in a non-violent way.

Multi-track diplomacy: We support existing Track 1.5 and II dialogues between Pakistan and its neighbours. These dialogues have been running for nine and six years respectively. We remain hopeful of sustaining critical dialogues and also, potentially, to stimulate new and positive conversations that over time open space for Pakistan and its neighbours to pursue long term economic collaboration and peaceful relations.

The programme seeks to achieve change in these two areas through working with local communities and initiatives, national civil society and government stakeholders, including linking local voices and needs to national and international forums.

The Country Manager will be responsible for further developing Saferworld’s Pakistan country strategy and programme, overseeing the implementation of current and future activities and developing and managing relationships with local partners and with international and national actors in country.

The post-holder will also be responsible for overall team management and security, managing and monitoring programme delivery against objectives, managing and monitoring programme expenditure, fundraising and advocacy, and networking with and reporting to donors. Finally, the post holder will contribute to organisation-wide processes and discussions to advance Saferworld's thematic priorities, methodological approaches and organisational development.

Requirements and Skills


·         A minimum of 5 years at senior management level, with proven experience managing multi-thematic programmes in development and/or peacebuilding/conflict prevention organisations, and in a logistically challenging environment.

·         Proven ability to manage and motivate staff at all levels. Experience of remote line management is desirable;

·         Proven ability to undertake and lead strategic planning, programme development, and evaluation;

·         Experience of managing and implementing community programming;

·         Experience of working in partnership with NGOs and other civil society organisations and networks;

·         Experience of donor liaison and fundraising (including reporting to donors);

·         Experience of managing safety and security needs in a challenging and unstable security environment.

·         Experience of financial management of major international donor governments and agencies, including overseeing financial procedures, budget management, and donor reporting



·         Excellent understanding of social, political and economic issues in Pakistan, including conflict dynamics and actors, key political, social and economic issues, and peacebuilding/conflict prevention measures.

·         Desirable:  Master’s degree in conflict or security studies, peacebuilding, gender studies or similar

How to Apply

To apply:  Please complete the Saferworld Application Form (a copy of which can be found at detailing how you meet the selection criteria and send it to: (Please use subject heading: Ref: PCM)

We will only consider completed application forms so please do not send your CV

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.