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The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.
DCAF's Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch
With a nine-person team, the Gender and Security Division leads DCAF’s work promoting gender equality by providing policy advice, conducting practical research and implementing operational projects.
For our Gender and Security Division, we are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and creative individual to be our next:
Project Coordinator (PC) – 100%
Location: Geneva, with frequent travel to different regions of the world
Starting date: September 2018
Duration: Indefinite contract
Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the PC will lead in the development, implementation, and monitoring of complex projects for the Division and work collaboratively with other DCAF divisions. This position requires deep knowledge and expertise in gender and security, strong interpersonal skills, and good understanding of security policy.
Education, competencies and experience:
Personal competences and attitude:
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to email@example.com by 6 July, 2018 with the subject heading “Project Coordinator”, enclosing:
DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.
The Executive Coordinator will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from day to day operations and management of a small office, to representation of the NGO Working Group (“NGOWG”) on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”) to advance its agenda within the UN community in New York. Externally, the NGOWG Coordinator will establish and maintain relationships with key UN entities, Member State representatives to the UN and civil society partners outside the NGO WG, both in New York and at country level. The Executive Coordinator will work closely with NGOWG members to ensure that messages and activities are strategic and reflect NGOWG members’ strategies, objectives and decisions, and that advocacy undertaken as well as any outcomes generated by such activities is reported back to the group in a timely, transparent and regular fashion. The Executive Coordinator will maintain the NGOWG’s position as an acknowledged leader and expert on a wide range of issues under the Women, Peace and Security umbrella.
Key responsibilities include:
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The Researcher supports the Senior Analyst by undertaking field-based primary and secondary research and by providing written findings that contributes to International Crisis Group reports and other forms of written publication which examine and propose solutions to prevent or mitigate deadly conflict in Afghanistan. The Researcher is expected to have strong knowledge and to be based in Afghanistan.
For further information about the position, Researcher, Afghanistan, please kindly follow the link.
This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. Bamako is classified as a “D” hardship duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Director of the Security Sector Reform-Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Section.
For further information about the position Senior Security Sector Reform Officer, please follow the link.
The Country Director will represent CARE in Afghanistan and lead the team that will work towards ensuring the effective implementation of CARE’s programmes across the country. This is an unaccompanied position based in Kabul, with 30% travel to the field. The successful candidate will have to cope with uncertainty and relish a strategic leadership challenge in a complex, conflict-affected country.
The role will involve visioning, designing and implementing the Country Office’s strategic plan, managing resources and budgets, and enhancing relationships with local and international actors to maximize CARE’s impact on the ground, especially on gender equality, women’s education and girls’ empowerment.
The ideal candidate will have at least 6-8 years of experience in senior management positions in the development or humanitarian fields, with a proven track record leading teams effectively in complex and unstable environments, along with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field.
For the full job description and more information about how to apply to the role Country Director Afghanistan, please kindly follow the link provided.
This position is located in the Human Rights Section (HRS) of UNIOGBIS. The Applicant must have a Masters degree or equivalent in the field of Law or Human Rights or another discipline relevant to human rights, alongside two years of work experience in a field related to human rights. Fluency in English and Portuguese is required and French is desirable.
Tasks will include:
-Researching, collecting, verifying, analysing and synthesising significant amounts of information of relevance to human rights;
-Drafting a wide variety of human rights related documents in English and in Portuguese;
-Supporting the Human Rights Section on monitoring, assessment, and reporting activities as well as on capacity building and technical cooperation;
-Conducting and participating in field missions;
-Providing human rights training to various audiences and contributing to capacity building efforts of National Human Rights Defenders and other stakeholders;
-Contributing to efforts towards the institutionalization of human rights education across various sectors;
-Contributing to efforts towards the elaboration of a National Action Plan on Human Rights and Human Rights Education;
-Assisting in gathering information on political and security developments and in analyzing its impact on the human rights situation;
-Contributing to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and specific women/girls' rights issues in all activities and for the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
For more information about the role UNV Human Rights Officer in Guninea Bissau, please follow the link.
Dans les limites des pouvoirs qui lui sont délégués, le titulaire s’acquitte des fonctions ci-après :
•Conseiller et orienter le Chef du Centre de gestion de l’information et des opérations relatives à la sécurité au Kenya en ce qui concerne les menaces propres au pays qui affectent les Nations Unies.
•Concevoir et coordonner les informations requises sur les menaces de sécurité, ainsi que l’acquisition, l’examen, la collecte et l’analyse de ces informations, et leur diffusion aux clients concernés.
•Analyser les tendances relatives aux incidents de sécurité qui affectent le personnel, les biens et les opérations du système des Nations Unies au Kenya.
•Effectuer des visites de liaison et d’information stratégiques concernant les menaces de sécurité pour déterminer si le système de gestion des informations relatives aux menaces de sécurité fonctionne convenablement et s’il est conforme aux normes relatives aux principes et techniques de l’analyse des renseignements sur la sécurité.
•Participer à l’élaboration des procédures relatives aux opérations de sécurité, contribuer à la préparation et à l’analyse des comptes rendus destinés à l’ONU et à d’autres décideurs clés sur les événements significatifs et en cours en rapport avec la sécurité au Kenya
•Fournir des documents d’information tels que des alertes, avis, avertissements et conseils périodiques sur les menaces de sécurité aux cadres supérieurs et responsables désignés du Département de la sûreté et de la sécurité.
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The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to making states and people safer. Good security sector governance, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights, is the very basis of development and security. DCAF assists partner states in developing laws, institutions, policies and practices to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms based on international norms and good practices.
Headquartered in Geneva, DCAF has a global portfolio and employs over 170 highly qualified interna-tional staff with operational activities in over 70 countries. DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). Since 2013, DCAF has been providing support to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Honduras in the areas of security sector reform, conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity. Within SDC’s new program on citizen security in Honduras, DCAF has been given the mandate to continue to support the reform process in the security sector at national level. In this context, DCAF seeks a
Programme Officer for DCAF’ Police Advisory Programme in Honduras (100%)
with a police background and experience in police reforms and project management who will be based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The incumbent will be assisting in the implementation of a multiyear programme and provide technical support and offer advice on all matters related to policing to the programme coordinator and the SDC office in Honduras. The programme’s objective is to support the Ministry of Security and National Police of Honduras in improving their institutional integrity and efficiency within a framework of human rights and meritocracy. SDC’s overall citizen security program in Honduras encompasses two further components on strategic infrastructure investments with the Inter American Bank for Development and a second mandatee responsible for supporting reform implementation in SDC’s two priority regions Golfo de Fonseca and the Mosquitia.
• Support the implementation of DCAF’s Police Advisory Programme in Honduras in close collaboration with the project team on the ground, the SDC and DCAF.
• Provide technical support and advice on police education, policing, police integrity systems and police reforms to the programme coordinator and the SDC office in Honduras.
• Liaise with national authorities, in particular with the Honduran Ministry of Security and the National Police.
• Prepare and organise workshops and trainings for the National Police in Honduras and draft required materials.
• Assist the programme coordinator in monitoring, measuring and provide written reports of political developments and programme results in Honduras.
• Draft relevant project documentation.
Requirements and qualifications:
• Have an impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards.
• Background as a police officer and/or experience in training and coaching of police.
• Familiarity with externally supported SSR/G programmes on police reform and capacity building in Latin America and/or in other regions.
• Extensive experience delivering and facilitating workshops, seminars, trainings, consultations and tailormade capacity building activities.
• Experience in results based project management.
• Good knowledge of SSR/G concepts and the security sector situation in Latin America.
• Proven sensitivity to issues of gender equality in SSR/G.
• Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills as well as an ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with a broad range of stakeholders (especially police) in a challenging environment.
• Excellent communications skills and a perfect command of written and spoken Spanish and English.
Indicative starting date: 1. August 2018
Position location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Period of contract: 4 years
Interested candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to e-mail their curriculum vitae together with a motivation letter by 25 June 2018 to Dr. Cristina Hoyos at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: “Programme Officer”). Interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter.
DCAF is committed to a diverse workplace free of discrimination. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For further information on DCAF, please visit our website: www.dcaf.ch.
The Regional Director (RD) plays the central role in directing, positioning, developing and coordinating Interpeace’s programmes and activities in the West Africa region. The Regional Director’s position in the decentralized structure of Interpeace is responsible for ensuring coherence between the West Africa Office (WAO)’s strategy and the global Interpeace vision and its implementation. The RD provides leadership for the positioning of Interpeace as a legitimate and credible peacebuilding organisation in the region.
While Interpeace is currently undergoing an institutional review process aimed at strengthening its internal model of operations, the RD will, in close coordination with the WAO Management Team and DDG, s/he leads the strategic support of all on-going and new programmes in the region through the establishment of a diverse, competent, integrated and supportive team.
Mirroring the Interpeace Strategic Management Team (SMT), the WAO Management Team (MT) serves as a participatory decision-making body on strategic issues which strives for consensus in decision-making.
The RD leads the fundraising efforts for the region and is responsible for maintaining strong relations with Interpeace’s key external partners and stakeholders at the national and regional levels. S/he is responsible of positioning Interpeace at the regional level by drawing upon Interpeace’s practitioner perspective and/or Interpeace’s operational practice.
The Regional Director is the strategic link between Interpeace and the different engagement/ programmes within the region. As such, the RD will collaborate with the other senior members in the overall management of the programmes. S/he directs the programmatic functions of the regional office, collaborates with the CFO and Director of Administration in managing the administrative and financial functions of the regional office to ensure greatest support and accountability for the work of Interpeace in the region. The Regional Director, in coordination with the MT, is responsible for effectively monitoring the realization of the WAO vision and its related strategic targets plans and annual budgets of the programme of work in the region.
The Regional Director reports directly to the Deputy Director-General. The Regional Director serves as a member of Interpeace’s Strategic Management Team (SMT).
For further information about the position Regional Director for West Africa, please follow the link.
The Country Program Manager will oversee Search for Common Ground’s program in Central African Republic (CAR), serving as the head of office and leading on fundraising, financial management, operations, grant management, program implementation and monitoring and evaluation. S/he reports to the Central and Southern Africa Regional Director and supervises the Finance Manager, M&E Manager and all project managers. S/he collaborates closely with various regional support roles, particularly the Regional Program Manager and the Regional Program Development Manager, as well as HQ services such as the Institutional Learning Team, Communications, Human Resources, Finance and Operations.
For further information about the position, Country Program Manager, please follow the link.