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The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Division have a unique opportunity for a Project Officer, to workon a Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Aid Connectfunded project, on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB).
This consortium based project will create a FoRB leadership network involving parliamentarians and belief leaders across eight countries (Bangladesh, The Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda) to address the legislative barriers to FoRB and the social traditions that support societal hostility towards minority groups on account of their religion or belief.
The consortium consists of the following partners: The Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion based at the School of Anthropology (Oxford University), the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (Oslo, Norway), NORFORB (Oslo, Norway), Danish Institute for Human Rights (Copenhagen, Denmark), the African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (Accra, Ghana); the programme for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa (Nairobi, Kenya), the Jinnah Institute (Islamabad, Pakistan), the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (Islamabad, Pakistan), the British Council (Dhaka, Bangladesh).
Oxford University is the Tier 1 partner and hold the contract with the FCDO, and will take lead responsibility for the research dimension of the project. The Church of England is the Tier 2 partner and has responsibility for managing the operational delivery of the project with Tier 3 partners across the 8 countries.
As Project Officer, you will work under the guidance and supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of Operations.
You will be responsible for providing technical and expert support essential for the effective delivery of the FoRB leadership network project.
An analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills, you will be able to multi-task in a high volume, fast-pace environment. You must be a team player with a high level of self-motivation and the ability to set and meet goals.
This role will be part time, working 17.5 hours per week and the salary shown will be prorated for the hours worked. This contract is fixed term, expected to last until September 2023 (subject to review).
Interviews will take place via Teams/Zoom on the 3rd December 2020.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
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