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Advanced Level 2 Training on Security Sector Reform

Switzerland mandate in Switzerland 01/11/2010 - 05/11/2010

Despite considerable progress on the concept of SSR in recent years, a considerable gap remains in terms of practical knowledge and expertise with regards to the subject. In response to this gap and in order to increase the operational effectiveness of SSR practitioners, the Swiss Inter-Departmental Working Group on SSR ran the first pilot “Level 2 Advanced Training on Security Sector Reform (SSR)” from November 1st till November 5th 2010 in Stans-Oberdorf, Switzerland. 

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On-going Coaching Support to the Head of the Swiss SSR Contact team in Juba

Switzerland mandate in South Sudan 01/11/2010 - 30/04/2011

Switzerland requested ISSAT to provide ongoing support for its project staff based in Juba on strategic planning, programme design and coaching on fulfilling an advisory role. Support and coaching included periodic missions to southern Sudan to provide face to face support. In addition, continuous assistance was provided through regular phone and virtual contact. 

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Support to Review of KAIPTC’s Security Sector Reform Pilot Training Course

Switzerland mandate in WESTERN AFRICA 01/05/2012 - 04/05/2012

At the request of the International Relations Division, Swiss Department of Defence, ISSAT was asked to attend and provide input into the review of KAIPTC’s pilot SSR training course. 

KAIPTC have developed a two-week specialised course on SSR to assist practitioners from West Africa  in carrying out their reform duties as part of multilateral missions in post-conflict and peacebuilding environments. The aim of the course was to enhance the knowledge base, skills and technical competencies of operational level personnel.

Given ISSATs experience in SSR training, and the training materials and tool that have been developed it was felt that ISSATs contribution to the review and further development of this course would be beneficial. 

As part of the attending at the review meeting, meetings will be held with the management of KAIPTC on future collaboration on SSR training. 

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SSR in PSO – Introductory Course on PSO (ICPSO)

Switzerland mandate in Switzerland 26/04/2012 - 27/04/2012

The Swiss Armed Forces International Command SWISSINT will conduct an Introduction Course for Peace Support Operations (ICPSO). The entire course will last for 3 weeks (16 April – 4 May 2012), including three separate modules: 1) Interacting Operational Environment (IOE), 2) Peace Support Operations (PSO), and 3) Basic Security Training (BST).

During the second module on PSO, a two-day training will be delivered on PSO & SSR organised by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport in collaboration with the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

The course will bring together approximately 24 participants who wish to develop key skills and competencies for future field deployment in Peace Support Operations. The target audience will include military personnel from various countries (e.g. Switzerland, Thailand, China, Jordan, Algeria, Serbia and Kazakhstan).

The main objectives of the course include:

  • Better understanding of the concept and evolution of SSR, including actors, concepts and principles;
  • Develop the basic knowledge required to support SSR in post-conflict environments;
  • Better understanding of the linkages between PSO & SSR as well as the importance of stabilisation
  • A comprehension of the DDR concept and process, including the link with SSR
  • Understand governance and its implications for the security sector and SSR
  • Use concrete cases to build on lessons learned and apply concepts to practice

The workshop will take place in Stans, Switzerland, at SWISSINT. The ICPSO training will take place in the context of the Partnership for Peace programme (PfP).

 The main topics to be delivered in the PSO/SSR part of the programme include: Introduction to SSR, SSR in post-conflict contexts, DDR & SSR, PSO, SSR & stabilisation and Governance & SSR. On the second day there will be a simulation exercise on South Sudan. The simulation exercise will be co-facilitated with the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

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Swiss UN Military Observer Course (SUNMOC) - SSR Workshop

Switzerland mandate in Switzerland 15/06/2012 - 15/06/2012

The Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport has organised an SSR workshop as part of the Swiss UN Military Observer Course (SUNMOC).  ISSAT has been invited to support this workshop for one day.

The target audience was a multinational group of military officers who are candidates for UN monitoring missions.  Rank range was from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel. Participant group was between 25-30 people.  

The main objectives of this workshop included:

  • Better understanding of the concept and evolution of SSR, including actors, concepts and principles;
  • Develop the basic knowledge required to support SSR in post-conflict environments;
  • A comprehension of the linkages between PSO & SSR
  • Use concrete case studies to build on lessons learned and apply concepts to practice
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Collaborateur/Collaboratrice Scientifique dans le Domaine de Relations avec les Forces Armées

Location: Bern, Switzerland

La Confédération Suisse cherche un/e Collaborateur/Collaboratrice Scientifique dans le Domaine de Relations avec les Forces Armées.

Les Relations internationales Défense (RI D) au sein de l'Etat-major de l'armée représentent et défendent les intérêts du DDPS ainsi que de l'armée dans le cadre de relations internationales, que ce soit en Suisse ou à l'étranger. Les RI D mènent, coordonnent et évaluent la coopération bilatérale et multilatérale avec les forces armées, la développent et édictent des prescriptions en la matière pour le compte de l'armée.

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