DCAFAbout Us › Vacancies


  • Research Assistant (50%) - Policy and Research Division

    The Policy and Research Division is seeking a part-time Research Assistant working directly with the Division’s Programme Manager. The position commences on 1 February 2017 (or a mutually agreed date).

    read more

  • Programme Manager, Africa Programme

    Reporting to:

    Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division


    Geneva, with requirement for overseas travel


    Initiated by the Swiss Government, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is a foundation contributing to the process of democratisation of the security sector in countries around the world, including those in transition to democracy or affected by crisis or war.

    DCAF is looking for an experienced, motivated, and flexible individual who will provide daily management and oversight of the Africa Programme and its diverse project portfolio related to security sector reform and governance in Africa. The Programme Manager (PM) will coordinate a professional team in Geneva and ensure the coherence of programmatic activities.

    The PM is innovative and able to support his/her team in developing and implementing projects that capitalize on the expertise and strengths of the team while simultaneously addressing the specific needs of partners in a given context. The PM is thus responsible for the overall supervision of the Programme including contributing to its growth and direction. The PM will advise management on the strategic development of the Programme and will work collaboratively with management on human and financial resource decision-making. In collaboration with the team, the PM will be responsible for overseeing project design, reporting and evaluation, monitoring budgets, and developing funding proposals associated with the Programme.

    read more