Peace and Justice Network
Network Advocacy & Program Development Manager Human Rights & Rule of Law
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Posted date 2nd June, 2024 Last date to apply 11th June, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Advocacy
Salary PKR 90,000
Type Full Time Position 1
Status Closed

The Peace & Justice Network (PJN) Pakistan is one of the largest and fastest growing national not for profit grassroots justice network registered under Section 42 SECP contributing across Pakistan for enhancing community legal empowerment and access to justice and strengthening rule of law and human rights to foster peace and sustainable development. For the year 2023, PJN Pakistan directly implemented programs in 66 districts across Pakistan focusing Gender Justice, Climate Justice, Legal Empowerment, Peacebuilding, Organized Crimes, protecting Fundamental Freedoms, Democratic Inclusion and Human Rights. 

PJN's vision is for a peaceful, just, and inclusive society governed by laws where the rights of individuals are secure. With its commitment to leaving no one behind, PJN's institutional framework guarantees non-discrimination and equality for all, with a particular focus on women, children, religious and ethnic minorities, internally displaced and refugees, transgender, and people with special needs.


Duties and Responsibilities - Network Advocacy & Program Development Manager Human Rights & Rule of Law 

Peace & Justice Network (PJN) Pakistan is looking for an outstanding, dynamic and committed person to lead PJN Pakistan national advocacy work covering all the provinces and regions. As National Advocacy Manager you will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring PJN Pakistan’s national advocacy work and its reform agenda for peaceful, inclusive and just societies for all with the support and direction by PJN’s Technical Advisory Board, PJN’s National and Provincial Secretariat Offices and our community based civil society network member organizations.

You will be responsible for managing and planning advocacy and program development activities; advising on strategy development; executing advocacy activities; engaging at high level with national processes including national and international human rights government compliances review, policy makers and legislators, international development partners, senior government officials, civil society, lawyers bodies and media organizations, as well as leading funds mobilization and partnerships with national and international donors to take the PJN’s agenda for “Peaceful, Inclusive and Justice Societies for All” forward.

 

Specific responsibilities

1. Lobbying and advocacy

  • Help to develop and articulate clear and measurable advocacy objectives
  • Establish coherent plans and activities to achieve the objectives, in coordination with the PJN’s Technical Advisory Board, PJN’s National and Provincial Secretariat Offices and our community based civil society network member organizations.
  • Work with the PJN Pakistan team and the wider PJN network to identify key advocacy opportunities, co-ordinate activities and to maximize positive impact
  • Build strategic relationships among decision makers, experts, allies, partners and other stakeholders
  • Organize expert sessions, develop advocacy campaigns, and in-house consultations to take the PJN’s agenda for “Peaceful, Inclusive and Justice Societies for All” forward.

2. Communications

  • Work with the Communications Officer to co-ordinate PJN Pakistan’s external messaging on national advocacy to ensure consistency in our communications and to maximize reach and impact
  • Prepare information resources on key policy issues e.g. reports and briefings for decisionmakers, material for PJN Pakistan’s website and social media or other channels
  • Perform media outreach, including the regular use of social media, the production of press releases, the building of working relations with media outlets and individuals at the national and international development partners, and elsewhere, in coordination with the Communications Officer;
  • Take on public speaking engagements
  • Lead the production, editing, formatting, and submission of communications to the various national and international policy mechanisms with the support of PJN’s National Technical Advisory Board;

3. Fundraising

  • To support the CEO and the National Secretariat Office to identify and apply for funding for PJN Pakistan’s national advocacy work
  • Other duties as may reasonably be requested by the CEO and commensurate with the post

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have solid, demonstrable experience of campaigning / public affairs / advocacy and successfully influencing positive change. You will have a thorough understanding of how advocacy and lobbying, public campaigning and media can combine to deliver policy change. You will possess outstanding strategic thinking, demonstrable planning, and compelling communication skills.

PJN Pakistan is committed to social justice and doing whatever it can to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and oppose racism and other forms of discrimination. PJN Pakistan particularly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. We view diversity in its broadest form which includes, but is not limited to, the consideration of race, nationality, gender, age, class, disability, sexuality, language and educational background.

 

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential Expertise/Experience

  • At least five years’ advocacy experience
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing successful advocacy campaigns;
  • Experience of advocacy strategy development, planning and management
  • Proven ability to translate complex policy positions and recommendations into clear and persuasive arguments aimed at decision-makers
  • Hands-on experience of advocacy / lobbying / public affairs delivery, especially directed at the national and provincial governments;
  • Experience of successfully mobilizing allies / networks of allies including civil society organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A confident and articulate public speaker

 

Desirable Expertise/Experience

  • An understanding of the strategic context, national and international actors, institutions, and processes relating to key policy areas such rule of law, human rights, gender justice, climate justice, organized crimes, peacebuilding and Sustainable Development Goal 16.
  • A strong understanding of relevant government departments, national commissions, protection authorities, and justice delivery mechanisms.
  • Experience of producing publications, from briefings to campaigning publicity materials and research publications
  • Experience of preparing successful funding applications and building relationships with a range of funders (trusts, foundations, institutional donors)
  • Previous experience working within civil society organizations or non-governmental organizations;
 

Personal Characteristics

  • Committed to PJN Pakistan’s goals
  • Reliable and well-organized
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with stakeholders working in a variety of countries and contexts
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, particularly in written work
  • Ability to be flexible, respond positively to change, work effectively under pressure and deal with conflicting priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude and the confidence to undertake new tasks.
  • Independent and self-motivated.
  • An understanding of the human rights and legal empowerment challenges faced by the vulnerable and marginalized communities in Pakistan.  

 

 

How to Apply? 

If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for the position, please send your CV explaining your suitability to the position at [email protected] not later than June 11th, 2024.

Please write Vacancy Title (i.e. Network Advocacy & Program Development Manager) in the subject line of the email.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the test/interviews. PJN is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. PJN reserves exclusive rights to select/ reject any application and declares no obligation in this regard.

Note: Women, minorities, transgender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Apply By:

If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for the position, please send your CV explaining your suitability to the position at [email protected] not later than June 11th, 2024.

Please write Vacancy Title (i.e. Network Advocacy & Program Development Manager) in the subject line of the email.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the test/interviews. PJN is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. PJN reserves exclusive rights to select/ reject any application and declares no obligation in this regard.

Note: Women, minorities, transgender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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