Head of DCAF Middle East and North Africa Division

DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance 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. 

DCAF is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Head of the Middle East and North Africa Division (100%). 

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division sits within the Operations Department and has a significant portfolio of activities across the region, including those managed through field offices in Beirut, Ramallah and Tunis. The Head of the MENA Division is responsible for the strategic, operational and administrative management of the Division’s activities, relations with national and regional counterparts and provides leadership to a diverse team of over 45 highly qualified experts. Candidates should be committed to DCAF’s operational principles.

Building on the Divisions strong reputation as a trusted partner in the region the Head of Division would be expected to consolidate the existing programme and widen its thematic and geographic scope. S/he would be expected to reinforce DCAFs reputation as an impartial actor and provider of expert advice and guidance on security sector governance and reform (SSG/R). S/he would be expected to consolidate and enlarge DACF’s partner network through cooperation with national, regional and internationals partners.

The MENA division also manages a Trust Fund for North Africa, and a number of on-line security sector observatories focused on individual countries, the new Head of Division would be expected to build on such innovative initiatives to enhance DCAFs support to SSG/R in the region.

At an organizational level the new Head of Division would be expected to contribute to the overall development of the organization, take a leading role on the sharing of good practice across the organization, support the capacity development of staff and ensure the rigorous monitoring and evaluation of activities. S/he would be expected to broaden the donor base for DCAFs activities in the region and maintain the current high quality of donor reporting.

For more information and application details, please check the vacancy note. 

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Application Contact: ( HeadMENA.recruitment@dcaf.ch )
Application Deadline: July 9, 2020 23:59