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Oxfam Novib – Job Profile
Job Title
Duty Station
Duty Station
Type of Contract
Reporting to
Programme Officer - Safety First
Oxfam Novib, Country Office Islamabad
D1 (PKR: 1,358,488/-) gross per annum divided in 12 installments.
8 months (extendable)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Islamabad, Pakistan with frequent field visits
Fix Term National Contract
Project Manager (Citizens First)
Not Applicable
Oxfam Novib’s Mission:
Oxfam Novib is based in Netherlands with field offices in different countries in Asia and Africa. We work with
poor men and women, local organizations, private sector organizations and governments aiming to
ridding the world of poverty and injustice. We have a conviction that people are capable of building a
livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. This is why Oxfam Novib supports local
initiatives in developing countries to lobby with governments and companies to take into account the interests
of the poorest people. We believe that poverty and injustice are global problems. They are about unjust
economic and political relationships. That is why all the Oxfams are working together to have more influence
and achieve more in our struggle for a just world without poverty. For more details about Oxfam Novib,
please visit our web site
About the Conflict Transformation Programme:
Oxfam’s vision to conflict transformation is to transform cultures of violence into cultures of peace. The goal is
to work holistically based on a thorough conflict analysis to identify and address key driving factors of the
conflict in a strategic manner (targeting the key people and the general public) based on Oxfam and its partners
added value. In Pakistan context, Oxfam is working “on” conflict to address such key driving factors of the
Oxfam has opted for a form of conflict transformation in Pakistan in which it wants to influence the key driving
factors that cause and maintain violent conflicts. This means that in addition to direct violence, the underlying
inequality and powerlessness of many groups (cultural violence), and the ideas and laws maintaining this
inequality (structural violence’) need to be addressed. Such a form of conflict transformation fits with Oxfam's
mandate. Safety First project aims at deepening knowledge of existing country level work in the area of police
reforms and to integrate it into existing programmes of Oxfam Novib.
Main Task and Responsibilities:
Ensure effective implementation of the project;
Contribute towards documenting lessons learned from the project and future programme development;
Follow up on national and regional conflict assessment;
Ensure effective linkages between conflict analysis findings and effective programming to ensure conflict
sensitivity and strategically addressing key driving factors;
Work in coordination with MEAL staff towards development and implementation of MEAL strategy for the
Work with other Advocacy and communication staff towards development and implementation of advocacy
and communication strategies for the project
Support to country team in the identification of new opportunities (i.e. programmatic, cooperation and
funding) to extend the conflict transformation activities at national level;
Provide regular input to country team and Communication officer to ensure the visibility of the conflict
transformation work;
Coordination with key stakeholders of Oxfam affiliates to promote Novib’s approach to conflict
Representation of Oxfam at relevant regional meetings/conferences;
Provide support in project implementation under Peace My Right campaign/ MFS funds.
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Internal Contacts:
With Project Manager for overall steer and guidance
With all members of the Country Programme especially with (1) the Project Team (2)Finance Team (3)
Programme Support.
External Contacts:
 With Oxfam Novib partners at national level in Pakistan
 ON Head Office
Required Qualification and Experience:
 Master degree in international relations, political science, human rights, peace and conflict studies or any
other relevant subject;
 Working experience of min. 5 years, preferably knowledge and practical experience with conflict analysis
methodologies and tools as well as do no harm/conflict sensitivity ;
 Knowledge of reflecting on peace practices a strong advantage and working experience with MEAL;
 Good understanding of core concepts of conflict transformation, gender and human rights;
 Excellent communication skills;
 Experience with lobby/advocacy work;
 Experience of working in multi-cultural teams;
 Strong networking skills
 Experience in bringing together citizens and government especially police around peace issues
 Experience with facilitation and moderation
Who Should Apply for this Position?
Oxfam Novib believes in maintaining diversity of its human resources. We encourage women and persons
from disadvantage groups having relevant experience to apply. We are looking for the following skills and
Competency profile
Planning and organisation
Written communication
Level 3
Level 3
Level 3
Level 3
Application procedure:
We are thankful for your kind interest to work with Oxfam Novib. We encourage you to apply for this post before
the closing date. Oxfam Novib will screen applications on daily basis until we find an appropriate candidate to fill
this post. Please send your application at the earliest. The closing date for the post is May 29 2015.
Oxfam Novib is an equal opportunity organization. Women & Minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send your
application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to the following address (Email Address:
[email protected]
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Please clearly write the title of the position in Subject of your email “Application for the Post of Programme
Officer (Safety First)”.
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