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  • Research Assistant (100%) - Public-Private Partnerships

    DCAF’s Public Private Partnerships Division is currently seeking a research assistant.

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  • Senior Justice/Security Sector Reform Advisor & Lead for Advisory Field Support

    Job Title: Senior Justice/Security Sector Reform Advisor & Lead for Advisory Field Support
    Reporting to: Head of ISSAT, or the person designated by her
    Location: Geneva, with requirement for extensive overseas travel
    Application Deadline: 31 January 2017

    Background: DCAF is a centre for security, development and the rule of law, and is one of the world’s leading organisations in the area of justice and security sector reform (SSR) and justice and security sector governance (SSG). The Centre was founded in October 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss government. Its core services includes i) : strategic policy advice to governments and international organisations based on policy relevant and empirical research; ii) technical assistance and advice to national governments undertaking security and justice reforms; iii) practical field support to the international community in the assessment, design, monitoring, and evaluation of security and justice sector programmes/projects and processes; iv) development of knowledge products and tools for security and justice sector reform practitioners.

    The International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) is a department within DCAF that was established in 2008 to provide practical support to the international community in its efforts to improve security and justice, primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states. It does this by working with a group of member states and institutions (its Governing Board Members) to develop and promote good security and justice reform practices and principles, and by helping its Members to build their capacity to support national and regional security and justice reform processes.

    ISSAT provides support to its members across four service lines:

    • Advisory Field Support
    • Training and Capacity Building
    • Knowledge Services
    • Advocacy and Outreach

    ISSAT works on a modular approach, whereby advisors and project officers work on activities or mandates across all service lines. In addition to being the lead for ISSAT’s advisory field support work, the post holder will also be expected to contribute to all other areas of ISSAT’s activities.

    This is a demanding and high profile implementation and representational role, requiring overseas travel and wide-ranging high-level departmental contacts within international organisations, governments, development agencies and their staff overseas. ISSAT may operate in post-conflict contexts, so the post-holder will have to demonstrate an ability to work in challenging conditions.

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  • Intern at DCAF Ramallah (100%)

    DCAF’s Operations Middle East and North Africa (OPMENA) Division is looking for a motivated individual to support its office in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) during a 6-month paid internship.

    The intern will support DCAF Ramallah in all aspects of proposal writing, project management, event organisation and targeted research on Security Sector Reform and Governance (SSR/G) in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). He/she will support the DCAF Ramallah office in editing, reviewing and writing different types of internal and external documents and publications.

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  • Assistant Director and Head of DCAF’s Resources Department

    The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is one of the world’s leading organizations in the area of justice and security sector reform (SSR) and justice and security sector governance (SSG). Headquartered in Geneva, DCAF has a global portfolio and employs a distinctly international and multicultural workforce of over 170 highly qualified staff. The organization is currently modernizing its resource management and business processes. In this context, we are seeking an experienced, dynamic and visionary individual to serve as Assistant Director and Head of DCAF’s Resources Department.

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  • Project Coordinator/Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa Division

    Job Title:      Project Coordinator/Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa Division
    Reporting to: Programme Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa Division
    Location:      Geneva, with requirement for overseas travel
    Deadline:      Applications accepted until 28 February 2017

    Background:  The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is one of the world’s leading organizations in the area of justice and security sector reform (SSR) and justice and security sector governance (SSG).
    DCAF is looking for an experienced, motivated, and flexible individual who will provide daily management and oversight of Security Sector Reform and Governance (SSR/G) projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Project Coordinator/Officer will be responsible for the design, planning, implementation, and/or monitoring of a diversity of field projects.

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  • Project Assistant, Sub-Saharan Africa Division

    Job Title:       Project Assistant, Sub-Saharan Africa Division
    Reporting to: Programme Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa Division
    Location:      Geneva, with requirement for overseas travel
    Deadline:      Applications accepted until 28 February 2017

    Background: The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is one of the world’s leading organizations in the area of justice and security sector reform (SSR) and justice and security sector governance (SSG).
    DCAF is looking for an experienced, motivated, and flexible junior professional who will provide daily support to Security Sector Reform and Governance (SSR/G) projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. As part of a team, the Project Assistant supports the design, planning, implementation, and/or monitoring of a diversity of field projects.

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