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The Security and Human Rights Grant

Location: Suisse
Application Deadline: 15/11/2019 12:00

The SHRIM is a multi-donor trust fund set up by DCAF in 2016, to promote the on-the-ground implementation of better security and human rights good practices, in a cost-effective way that minimizes bureaucracy and fosters local ownership. Since 2016 six projects have been implemented, which have made a positive impact in over 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Security and Human Rights Grant will award a maximum of CHF 30’000 (each) to two to three innovative projects coming from local organizations based in the Global South that are seeking to support the implementation of security and human rights good practices linked to the operations of extractive or private security companies.

For more information and application to the The Security and Human Rights Grant, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

Recherche de prestataire chargé de produire un « Guide pratique sur la place des acteurs non étatiques de justice et de sécurité dans la réforme du secteur de la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest »

Application Contact: africa.programme@dcaf.ch ()
Application Deadline: 30/10/2019 23:59

DCAF-Afrique Subsaharienne (SSAD) recherche de prestataire chargé de produire un « Guide pratique sur la place des acteurs non étatiques de justice et de sécurité dans la réforme du secteur de la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest ». L'objectif principal de cet outil est de fournir des orientations et des conseils pratiques sur l’intégration des acteurs non étatiques de la justice et de la sécurité aux processus de réforme du secteur de la sécurité dans un contexte ouest-africain et dans le respect des cadres normatifs existants de l'UA et de la CEDEAO.

Ce projet doit développer les points principaux dans des sections bien articulées, étayées par de solides bases factuelles. Il fournira des orientations pratiques tenant compte des spécificités et de la diversité du contexte ouest-africain, notamment à travers des exemples spécifiques au contexte, des enseignements tirés et des bonnes pratiques.

Pour postuler à l'offre Prestataire chargé de produire un « Guide pratique sur la place des acteurs non étatiques de justice et de sécurité dans la réforme du secteur de la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest » veuillez suivre le lien.

Vacancy

Conseiller(ère) Technique National(e) RSS (Poste national)

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Period: 01/11/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: (africa.programme@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 18/10/2019 12:00

En étroite collaboration avec le/la Chargé.e de Projet, le/la titulaire du poste, de nationalité burkinabaise, aura pour principales missions d’assurer la bonne implantation du DCAF au Burkina Faso et de contribuer à la planification, préparation et réalisation des activités du programme, avec les interlocuteurs nationaux pertinents (Ministères, Parlement, Forces de sécurité, Société Civile,…) ainsi qu’avec l’Autorité de Développement Intégré de la Région du Liptako Gourma.

Pour postuler à l'offre Conseiller(ère) Technique National(e) RSS  (Poste national), veuillez suivre le lien.

Vacancy

Chargé(e) de Projet pour le Burkina Faso

Location: Bamako, Mali
Period: 01/11/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: (africa.programme@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 18/10/2019 12:00

Sous la supervision de la cheffe de la division Afrique Subsaharienne, et en collaboration avec un Conseiller National RSS au Burkina Faso, le/la titulaire du poste aura pour principales missions de représenter DCAF au Burkina Faso et de piloter la mise en œuvre du programme dans son volet relatif au Burkina Faso. Il/elle sera initialement rattaché.e au bureau régional de DCAF au Mali (Bamako).

Pour postuler à l'offre Chargé(e) de Projet pour le Burkina Faso, veuillez suivre le lien.

Vacancy

Consultancy – Institutional Needs Analysis and Mapping of External Cooperation for the National Police of Honduras

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Application Deadline: 06/10/2019 23:59

DCAF Latin America and the Carribbean unit are looking for a Qualified Consultant or Firm to carry out an Institutional Needs Analysis and Mapping of External Cooperation for The National Police Of Honduras. 

The long-term goal of the required consultancy is to develop mechanisms to effectively and efficiently channel the resources and support of external cooperation towards the actual requirements of the NPH. The findings of the consultancy should serve as a starting point for the NPH to build a system that provides for a better planning, prioritization, allocation, management, monitoring and evaluation of resources, particularly the external ones, based on institutional needs.

The specific objectives of the consultancy are the following:

  1. Identify the needs of reform, transformation, and adjustment that the NPH must address in order to implement the modernization process and to reinforce the national community policing model.
  2. Map and analyse the external cooperation offer to the NPH (national and international).
  3. Identify gaps between the institutional requirements and the current resources, institutional capacity, and external support.
  4. Provide recommendations to design a Modernization Plan for the NPH. 

The consultant should have a minimum relevant professional track record of at least 10 years in institutional assessment exercises, including needs and gap analysis, preferably in the security sector.

For further details about this consultancy, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Consultoría – Sistema Integral de Gestión y Control de Riesgos para la Policía Nacional de Honduras

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Application Deadline: 06/10/2019 23:59

DCAF Latin America and the Caribbean unit is looking for a consultancy to conduct Comprehensive Risk Management and Control System for the National Police of Honduras(in Spanish). 

Consultor/A O Firma Especializada para El Desarrollo de Un Sistema Integral de Gestión y Control de Riesgos Para Ser Implementado Por la Inspectoría General de la Policía Nacional de Honduras.

El objetivo general de la consultoría consiste en desarrollar un sistema de gestión y control de riesgos que pueda ser implementado por la Inspectoría General de la Policía Nacional de Honduras en sus labores de control interno.

Los objetivos específicos son los siguientes:

  1. Desarrollar un sistema integral para la gestión y control de riesgos, que incluya un conjunto de políticas, principios, normas, manuales, procedimientos, mecanismos de prevención, instructivos, indicadores, entre otros insumos relevantes, para una adecuada gestión de riesgos; y que permita a la Inspectoría General realizar un monitoreo a través de una herramienta informática (es importante que el sistema cuente con soporte documental e informático).
  2. Brindar asistencia técnica al personal de la Inspectoría General en la implementación del sistema de gestión y control de riesgos desarrollado.
  3. Definir los parámetros y mecanismos idóneos para contar con una certificación de los conocimientos del personal de la PNH.
  4. Capacitar al personal de la Inspectoría General en la gestión y control de riesgos, en base al sistema desarrollado.

El candidato debe tener un mínimo de 8 años de experiencia en gestión integral de riesgos con base en estándares internacionales y buenas prácticas.

Para más información sobre por esta consultoría, siga en enlace. 

Vacancy

Consultoría - Plan de Comunicación Estratégica para la Policía Nacional de Honduras

Location: Tegucigalpa - Wikipedia, Honduras
Application Deadline: 06/10/2019 23:59

DCAF Latin America and the Caribbean unit is looking for a consultancy to work Strategic Communication Plan for the National Police of Honduras (in Spanish). 

Consultor/a o firma especializada para la elaboración de un Plan de Comunicación Estratégica para la Dirección de Asuntos Disciplinarios Policiales de la Policía Nacional de Honduras.

 

El objetivo general de la consultoría consiste en la creación de un Plan de Comunicación Estratégica, Integral y Efectiva para la DIDADPOL, que recoja las políticas, principios, estrategias, objetivos, recursos, propuestas, y acciones de comunicación flexibles y adaptables, tanto internas como externas.

Dicho plan tendrá que estar alineado con los procesos institucionales que se engloban en el Plan Estratégico Institucional de modo tal que permita: mejorar la coordinación, ayudar a organizar los procesos de comunicación, guiar el trabajo comunicativo asertivo, evitar la dispersión, y facilitar el ingreso, acceso y salida de la información. Todo lo cual debe redundar en el mejoramiento de la eficacia y eficiencia institucional.

El candidato debe tener un mínimo de 10 años de experiencia en el desarrollo de planes o estrategias de comunicación organizacional, de preferencia en el campo de seguridad.

Para más información sobre por esta consultoría, siga en enlace. 

Vacancy

Convocatoria Para Presentar Propuestas - Análisis de Necesidades Institucionales y Mapeo de Cooperación Externa Para la Policía Nacional de Honduras

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Application Deadline: 06/10/2019 23:59

DCAF Latin America and the Caribbean unit is looking for a consultancy to work analyse institutional needs and mapping of external  cooperation for the National Police of Honduras (in Spanish). 

 

El objetivo general de la consultoría es desarrollar los mecanismos para orientar de manera efectiva y eficiente el apoyo de la cooperación externa hacia los requerimientos actuales de la PNH. Los hallazgos de la consultoría deben servir como base para que la PNH construya un sistema de planeación, priorización, canalización, gestión, seguimiento y evaluación de recursos, particularmente externos, en función de sus necesidades institucionales.

Los objetivos específicos son los siguientes:

1. Identificar necesidades de reforma, transformación o modificación dentro de la PNH, que deban ser atendidas para implementar un proceso de modernización y consolidar un modelo nacional de policía comunitaria.

2. Realizar un mapeo y análisis de la oferta de cooperación externa (nacional e internacional) a la PNH.

3. Identificar las brechas entre las necesidades institucionales y los recursos actuales, la capacidad institucional y la oferta de cooperación externa-

4. Formular recomendaciones para diseñar el Plan de Modernización de la PNH.

El candidato debe tener un mínimo de 10 años de experiencia laboral en ejercicios de análisis institucional, incluida la identificación y análisis de necesidades institucionales y análisis de brechas, preferiblemente en el sector de la seguridad.

Para más información sobre por esta consultoría, siga en enlace. 

Vacancy

International Expert – Complaints Systems

Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Application Deadline: 04/10/2019 23:59

DCAF is currently preparing for the implementation of the project under the DFID funded Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP) aimed at providing support to the Palestinian Security Sector. The CASIP will deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF).

For this project, DCAF is looking for an International Expert on Complaints Systems to be based in Ramallah. 

For more information about the vacancy as International Expert on Complaints System, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

International Expert – Human Resources

Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Application Deadline: 04/10/2019 23:59

DCAF is currently preparing for the implementation of the project under the DFID funded Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP) aimed at providing support to the Palestinian Security Sector. The CASIP will deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF).

For this project, DCAF is looking for an International Expert in Human Resources to be based in Ramallah. 

For more information about the vacancy as International Expert on Human Resources, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

International Expert – Public Financial Management

Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Application Deadline: 04/10/2019 23:59

DCAF is currently preparing for the implementation of the project under the DFID funded Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP) aimed at providing support to the Palestinian Security Sector. The CASIP will deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF).

For this project, DCAF is looking for an International Expert in Public Financial Management to be based in Ramallah.

For more information about the vacancy as International Expert - Public Financial Management, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

International Expert – Planning and M&E

Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Application Deadline: 04/10/2019 23:59

DCAF is currently preparing for the implementation of the project under the DFID funded Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP) aimed at providing support to the Palestinian Security Sector. The CASIP will deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF).

For this project, DCAF is looking for an International Expert in Planning and M&E to be based in Ramallah.

For full details about the vacancy as International Expert - Planning and M&E, please follow the link. 

Vacancy

Project Officer

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Deadline: 20/09/2019 23:59

DCAF's Business and Security Division are looking for their new Project Officer. 

The Business and Security Division works with business, governments and communities to improve security, sustainable development and respect for human rights. The division are a strategic implementing partner for both the Montreux Document and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) and an Observer to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs). In partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the work supports companies operating in complex environments to ensure that human rights are integrated into their business practices. For more information, please see: www.businessandsecurity.dcaf.ch 

For full details about the vacancy as Project Officer, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

CASIP Programme Manager

Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Application Deadline: 22/09/2019 23:59

DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance are looking for a Programme Manager.

DCAF is implementing the program “Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP)” of support to the Palestinian Security Sector, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). CASIP aims to deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF). The programme will support interventions in four identified thematic areas: strategic planning and research, public financial management, complaints and human resources.  Each contributes to the wider Administration Programme (AP) coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior on behalf of the Palestinian Security Forces.

The Programme Manager will be based in Ramallah and report to Head of Ramallah DCAF Office. 

For full details about the vacancy as CASIP Programme Manager, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Project Assistant (50%)

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Contact: (ECARecruitment@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 10/09/2019 12:00

The Project Assistant will be responsible for supporting the implementation of security sector governance capacity building projects. Under the supervision of the project coordinator and in close cooperation with other project team members in Geneva, and Belgrade, the Project Assistant is in charge of ensuring logistical and administrative tasks and carries out research on request.

For full details about the vacancy Project Assistant, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Project Coordinator

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Deadline: 08/09/2019 23:59

DCAF's Business and Security Division are looking for a Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will play an active role in the planning, implementation and monitoring of policy research and operational programmes that address security and human rights challenges in complex environments. Central to this role is leading DCAF’s work on the topic conducted in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

For full details about the vacancy as Project Coordinator, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Project officer / Middle East and North Africa Division

Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Period: 01/10/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: (menarecruitment@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 30/08/2019 12:00

DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division is looking for an experienced, motivated and dynamic individual to serve as Project Officer in Tunis office (100%). The Project Officer will be part of a professional team in Tunis and will report to the Head and Deputy Head of the DCAF Tunis office. 

For full details about the vacancy Project officer / Middle East and North Africa Division, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Project Officer - Gender and Security Division

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Deadline: 31/08/2019 23:59

DCAF's Gender and Security division are looking for a Project Officer. 

With an eleven-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.

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the candidate will support the development, implementation, and monitoring of complex research projects for the Division and work collaboratively with other DCAF divisions. This position requires knowledge and familiarity with gender and security, experience in applied research, strong interpersonal skills, and good understanding of security policy.

For full details about the vacancy Project Officer Gender and Security Division, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Project Officer, DCAF Europe and Central Asia Division

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Deadline: 23/08/2019 23:59

DCAF Euopa and Central Asia Division are looking for a Project Officer. 

The Project Officer will be assigned to the DCAF’s Europe and Central Asia Division, and reporting directly to the Head of Police Programme. The candidate will be supporting DCAF in the implementation the Police Assistance Project on Strategic Reform Capacities for the National Police of Ukraine (PSRC-NPU). The project aims at supporting and institutionalizing strategic management and reform capacities at NPU and is part of a wider assistance Programme of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) in Ukraine. The candidate will support the projects implementation, monitor and review while based at DCAF Geneva headquarters.

For full details about the vacancy as Project Officer at DCAF Europe and Central Asia Divison, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Head, Gender and Security Division (100 %)

Location: Geneve, Suisse
Application Deadline: 10/09/2019 23:59

DCAF is currently seeking an experienced, dynamic, and creative leader to serve as Head of the Gender and Security Division. The candidate will set the vision and provide strategic management and oversight of the Gender and Security Division’s diverse operational and policy and research portfolio related to gender equality in security sector governance and reform. As the Head of division, the candidate will lead a highly professional, 10-member team in Geneva with a wide-ranging portfolio of Projects including policy development and advocacy, provision of technical advice, developing research products, supporting local partners, delivering training, etc. 

This position requires extensive knowledge and expertise in gender and security, hands-on leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as a deep understanding of relevant policy development on gender and security in multinational institutions, particularly the UN, EU, and OSCE. The post requires travel to different regions of the world and frequent engagements as a public speaker.

For full details about the vacancy as Head of Gender and Security Division at DCAF, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

International Expert – Regulation on Receiving Gifts and Regulation on Conflict of Interests

Location: Home-based,
Period: 01/09/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: (opmena@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 12/08/2019 23:00

DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division are looking for an International Expert under the project ‘Enhancing delivery of security and justice for the Palestinians’ in Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

The mandate consists of:

  • Commenting on the regulation of receiving gifts (home based).
  • Participating through video conference in a workshop on receiving gifts (to provide international experience in the regulations on receiving gifts and their implementation).
  • Participation in a conference on the regulation on conflict of interests, with providing presentation on the best practices and success stories on the regulation on conflict of interests (the activity is in Ramallah). 

For full details about the consultancy, Regulation on receiving gifts and regulation on conflict of interests, please follow the link

Vacancy

International Expert – Head of Office

Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Period: 01/10/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: (ECARecruitment@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 23/08/2019 12:00

DCAF Europe and Central Asia Division are looking for a dynamic and highly qualified International Expert as the new Head of Office in Kiev.

The candidate will be supporting DCAF in the implementation the Police Assistance Project on Strategic Reform Capacities for the National Police of Ukraine (PSRC-NPU). The project aims at supporting and institutionalizing strategic management and reform capacities at NPU and is part of a wider assistance Programme of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) in Ukraine. The candidate will support in the PSRC-NPU’s implementation, monitor and review while based at DCAF office in Kiev – Ukraine.

For full details about the vacancy, International Expert – Head of Office, please follow the link

Vacancy

Project Coordinator

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Deadline: 31/07/2019 23:59

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.

For the Europe and Central Asia Division, DCAF is looking for a dynamic and highly qualified expert to be the next Project Coordinator for a materinty replacement.

For full details about the vacancy, Project Coordinator, please follow the link

Vacancy

Interim Team Leader

Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Period: 22/07/2019 to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 16/07/2019 23:00

DCAF is launching the implementation phase of its “Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP)” of support to the Palestinian Security Sector, funded by the UK. CASIP will deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF). The Outcome of this project is: “A more capable, accountable, sustainable and inclusive PA security sector; and improved, more inclusive PA legitimacy and ability to govern.”  Under the outcome, the programme will support interventions in four identified thematic areas: strategic planning and research, public financial management, complaints and human resources.  Each contributes to the wider Administration Programme (AP) coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior on behalf of the Palestinian Security Forces.

Subject to final approval of the CASIP programme implementation phase by the donor, DCAF is willing to engage the services of an expert consultant to serve as Interim Team Leader for the CASIP programme, for a three-month period. Interested expired are called to express their interest. 

For full access to the vacancy, Interim Team Leader, kindly follow the link

Vacancy

Project Officer Lebanon

Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Application Deadline: 15/07/2019 23:59

Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance - (DCAF)'s Middle East and North Africa Division is looking for a Project Officer based in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Project Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of DCAF's projects and activities in Lebanon. 

For full access to the vacancy, DCAF Project Officer Lebanon, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Project Officer

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Deadline: 12/07/2019 23:59

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, is looking for a motivated and flexible Project Officer to the Policy and Research Division. 
The Project Officer will support the Policy and Research Division in implementing research projects related to multilateral organisations, with a focus, among others, on the UN and the OSCE.

For full details about the vacancy, Project Officer at DCAF, please follow the link

Vacancy

Project coordinator (80%) – Latin America and the Caribbean Unit

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Contact: ( dcaf.lac@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 04/07/2019 12:00

DCAF’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Unit strives to strengthen citizen security in the LAC region by promoting the application of good governance principles. For our LAC Unit we are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to be our Project Coordinator, Gender and Security LAC (80%). Under the direct supervision of the Head of the LAC Unit the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the project management of the Unit’s gender and security project in Colombia.  Additionally, as the focal point for gender within the Unit, the Project Coordinator will provide support to the gender components of all other projects of the Unit and assist the Unit in enhancing its capacities and strategies in matters of gender and security.

For full access to the vacancy, Project Coordinator, Gender and Security LAC, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

DCAF-ISSAT Deputy Head

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Period: 01/07/2019 to Indefinite
Application Contact: (ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 29/04/2019 00:00

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

ISSAT is a Department of DCAF it was established in 2008 in response to the need to increase the capacity of the international community to support Security Sector Governance/Reform (SSG/R) processes, to enhance the effectiveness and quality of SSG/R programming, and to facilitate the coordination and coherence of international assistance for nationally driven SSR/G processes. It provides 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 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. The ISSAT provides a deployable capacity to support its Governing Board Members. For more information, please see: www.issat.dcaf.ch

 

We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual for the role of:

Deputy Head of ISSAT – (100 %)

Location:  Geneva (with regular travel)

Starting date: 1 July 2019 or upon mutual agreement

Duration: unlimited

The role    

The successful applicant will play a key role, with the Head of ISSAT, in managing the Department’s programmes and providing oversight to the department’s staff. The position will also involve representational duties. Part of a professional team in Geneva, the Deputy Head will contribute to strengthening the Department’s  work while promoting regional and national implementation of applicable international norms and good practices.

Key activities:

  • Provide management oversight to departmental work programmes
  • Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of ISSAT’s matrix system through coordination of ISSAT’s human resources  
  • Ensure effective supervision and mentoring support to staff within the Department
  • Represent the Department both within DCAF and with external stakeholders
  • Enable continuous improvement in departmental programme and human resource management processes
  • Lead planning, implementation and management of assigned projects, including deployment to field locations
  • Identify opportunities to develop new projects, build partnerships and expand the donor base for the Department’s work

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • The post holder must be a proactive person with strong leadership skills and have demonstrated an ability to work as part of a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team.
  • S/he must have extensive management experience and be prepared to represent the Head of ISSAT in official functions or as required, and to act as the lead for particular field activities.
  • S/he must have experience working in politically sensitive situations and have strong diplomatic skills, with strong experience of working with bilateral donors and multilateral actors supporting SSR/G processes.
  • S/he must have good communication (verbal and written), drafting and presentational skills, and the ability to network and liaise effectively with a wide range of potential stakeholders at all levels both within governments and non-governmental and multinational organisations.
  •  S/he must have outstanding management, organisational and planning skills and have the ability to analyse situations quickly, handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships, and to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and produce workable solutions to meet customer requirements.

Additional skills or experience:

  • Advanced degree in political science/ international relations, economics, business, international human rights or humanitarian law, or related field;
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and spoken, is highly desirable. Additional languages considered a plus;
  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.

We offer:

  • a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience
  • the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
  • the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch by 29th April 2019 with the subject heading “Deputy Head of ISSAT”, enclosing:

  • a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to ISSAT
  • a concise CV (maximum two pages)

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

Vacancy

DCAF-ISSAT Project Assistant (Knowledge and Outreach)

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Contact: (ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 28/03/2019 17:00

DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) provides practical support to the international community in its efforts to improve security and justice, primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states. Established in 2008, it works to increase the capacity of the international community to support SSR processes, to enhance the effectiveness and quality of SSR programming, and to facilitate the coordination and coherence of international assistance for nationally driven SSR processes.

 

We are a dynamic team working with, and across, world-leading government departments, multilateral institutions and experts in the international security and justice sector development arena.

 

You will compliment an experienced, values-driven professional group from a broad variety of backgrounds. Funded chiefly by national governments, we look after our staff and ensure they benefit from a solid employment package, and a proactive and empowering working environment.

Today, DCAF-ISSAT is looking for a dynamic and committed individual to be our next:

DCAF-ISSAT Project Assistant

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Under the direction and coordination of the Head of Knowledge and Outreach and ISSAT’s Deputy Head, the post-holder will support the work of DCAF/ ISSAT’s Advocacy & Outreach service line. 

For the terms of reference and information on how to apply, kindly consult the attached PDF document. 

Vacancy

Head of Professional Development and Training (Advisor)

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Contact: (ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 14/01/2019 23:59

Reporting to Head of ISSAT (with delegation depending on the task), the Head of Professional Development and Training (an advisor level position) will have the following key areas of operation:

• Oversee the portfolio of ISSAT’s current trainings in supporting security and justice reform, and identify and assess future professional development, learning and training needs of the globally deployed SSR practitioners from ISSAT’s bilateral and multilateral Governing Board Members;

• Develop professional and learning development pathways and curriculum for SSR practitioners, which may include training modules as well as other learning, coaching and mentoring opportunities, ensuring that such pathways are designed and assured in line with international best practices, and that they address the goals and expectations of ISSAT strategic and development objectives;

• Seek opportunities for achieving ISSAT strategic and development goals through development and improvement of ISSAT peer-learning, training, coaching and mentoring programmes or courses;

• Deploy and advise on a wide variety of development, learning, and training pathways that understand how to move from blended courses at the individual level to the institutionalisation of career and development paths;

• Quality assure ISSAT’s professional development and training/learning material, approaches and facilitators;

• Lead the provision of assistance to ISSAT’s Governing Board Members in developing their policies for SSR training and professional development;

• Contribute to ISSAT’s development and dissemination of knowledge products based on good practice and lessons identified from the field;

• Build and maintain effective liaison with ISSAT’s Governing Board Members, the wider SSR community, and other actors working on linked thematic areas;

• Input to ISSAT strategic planning and prioritisation, as part of the ISSAT Management Team.

• Given that ISSAT works in a matrix approach, the post holder will also get opportunities for additional advisory field support work and be expected to contribute to ISSAT’s knowledge portfolio.

You

• Over 7 years relevant experience in training and learning development, as well as in conflict and development practice in the field;
• Significant knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: governance mechanisms, conflict and peace development, human resourcing, public financial management;
• Significant knowledge and experience in: training needs assessments, blended training and learning development design, monitoring and evaluation of learning and professional development, coordination;
• Programme and project management skills, and experience in Learning Management Systems (LMS);
• Good communication (verbal and written), influencing, training, presentation, coaching and mentoring skills;
• Recognised training qualification (Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) or equivalent);
• Able to analyse situations quickly and effectively, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and produce workable solutions to meet customer requirements;
• Masters degree in conflict studies, international relations, management and international development, political science, or a related field;
• Fluency in English and French. Other languages desirable (particularly Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese);
• Swiss or EU citizenship, or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.

We offer:

• a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience
• the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
• the chance to contribute to a securer world
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch by 14 January 2019 with the subject heading “APPLICATION Head PDT”, enclosing:
• a one-page motivational statement in English describing your story and what you can bring to DCAF
• a concise CV (maximum two pages)
DCAF is an equal opportunities employer that considers applications from all qualified candidates.

Vacancy

Head of Professional Development and Training (Advisor)

Location: Geneva, Suisse
Application Contact: (ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch)
Application Deadline: 14/01/2019 17:00

Reporting to Head of ISSAT (with delegation depending on the task), the Head of Professional Development and Training (an advisor level position) will have the following key areas of operation:

• Oversee the portfolio of ISSAT’s current trainings in supporting security and justice reform, and identify and assess future professional development, learning and training needs of the globally deployed SSR practitioners from ISSAT’s bilateral and multilateral Governing Board Members;

• Develop professional and learning development pathways and curriculum for SSR practitioners, which may include training modules as well as other learning, coaching and mentoring opportunities, ensuring that such pathways are designed and assured in line with international best practices, and that they address the goals and expectations of ISSAT strategic and development objectives;

• Seek opportunities for achieving ISSAT strategic and development goals through development and improvement of ISSAT peer-learning, training, coaching and mentoring programmes or courses;

• Deploy and advise on a wide variety of development, learning, and training pathways that understand how to move from blended courses at the individual level to the institutionalisation of career and development paths;

• Quality assure ISSAT’s professional development and training/learning material, approaches and facilitators;

• Lead the provision of assistance to ISSAT’s Governing Board Members in developing their policies for SSR training and professional development;

• Contribute to ISSAT’s development and dissemination of knowledge products based on good practice and lessons identified from the field;

• Build and maintain effective liaison with ISSAT’s Governing Board Members, the wider SSR community, and other actors working on linked thematic areas;

• Input to ISSAT strategic planning and prioritisation, as part of the ISSAT Management Team.

• Given that ISSAT works in a matrix approach, the post holder will also get opportunities for additional advisory field support work and be expected to contribute to ISSAT’s knowledge portfolio.

You

• Over 7 years relevant experience in training and learning development, as well as in conflict and development practice in the field;
• Significant knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: governance mechanisms, conflict and peace development, human resourcing, public financial management;
• Significant knowledge and experience in: training needs assessments, blended training and learning development design, monitoring and evaluation of learning and professional development, coordination;
• Programme and project management skills, and experience in Learning Management Systems (LMS);
• Good communication (verbal and written), influencing, training, presentation, coaching and mentoring skills;
• Recognised training qualification (Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) or equivalent);
• Able to analyse situations quickly and effectively, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and produce workable solutions to meet customer requirements;
• Masters degree in conflict studies, international relations, management and international development, political science, or a related field;
• Fluency in English and French. Other languages desirable (particularly Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese);
• Swiss or EU citizenship, or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.

We offer:

• a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience
• the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
• the chance to contribute to a securer world
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to ISSATrecruitment@dcaf.ch by 14 January 2019 with the subject heading “APPLICATION Head PDT”, enclosing:
• a one-page motivational statement in English describing your story and what you can bring to DCAF
• a concise CV (maximum two pages)
DCAF is an equal opportunities employer that considers applications from all qualified candidates.

Vacancy

Case Studies

Mainstreaming Gender in the framework of the Nepal Justice Sector Assessment (Norwegian mandate)

Norway mandated ISSAT to map an overview of the Nepalese population’s emerging needs and identification of possible areas for future programmatic support related to justice sector reform.

From conception, the mandate strived to incorporate gender perspectives into the methodology by creating a diverse team of experts with profiles that were able to reflect upon the full spectrum of security and justice challenges.  This meant that the team did not select female or male members so as to create a gender-balanced team, but instead prioritising the knowledge of each expert. Hence, the ISSAT team included a regional expert, who had previous in-depth knowledge and understanding of governance, security, and justice issues in Nepal, as well as two further experts who were able to capture links between gender and the sector areas or issues being dealt with, in the aim to promote gender equality whether in developing policy or initiatives in specific institutions. 

The mandate focused on the identification of the institutional gaps stemming from unmet needs of some of the most vulnerable individuals/groups. For example, cognisant of the endemic level of gender-based violence in Nepal, the team engaged ten local organisations that specifically worked on gender-related abuses to guide in the data collection. The team further articulated in its methodology, the need for institutions to become more responsive to the security and justice needs of women/girls by enabling more access and providing more inclusive approaches to gaining access.

The methodology employed the collection of sex-disaggregated information to capture the specific gender-related vulnerabilities, gaps and issues. To provide recommendations conducive to the goal of reaching a basic level of justice provision, the team took into account the diverse needs of the population by using a methodology aimed to mainstreamgender perspectives throughout the mandate as part of a set of critical core issues. For example, to ensure that the assessment process was gender sensitive, the ISSAT team mainstreamed gender via key questions relevant to some of the most vulnerable groups, and integrated sex-disaggregated data collection in order to create an evidence base. In addition, the mandate’s Terms of Reference articulated the requirement of an Options Paper, so as to gain a clearer analysis on specific issues that relate to gender.  For example, for many women, marginalised communities and children, social barriers remain the primary obstacle preventing access to justice. The social barriers differ substantially amongst ethnic groups and can range from lack of economic empowerment, traditional values, or even established practice at community level.

Understanding that substantive progress in security and justice reform will likely be a determining factor in the extent to which the Government of Nepal will be able to achieve meaningful and sustainable progress across all Sustainable Development Goals beyond just Goal 16, the team presented the crucial link to gender equality (goal 5). Therefore, the report reiterates incorporating a gendered analysis across all sections.

Proposed takeaways:

  1. There is a proved benefit to engaging with local partners to identify the most vulnerable and marginalised groups and disaggregating justice needs based on age, ethnicity, geographic location etc. 
  2. The inclusion of professionals with relevant diverse expertise who have a cross-cutting gender lens, played a critical role in determining and capturing clear linkages between gender and broader issues such as access to justice, and gender-related threats such as human trafficking and modern day slavery (to name a few) which disproportionately impact vulnerable and marginalized groups, and significantly children, women, and members of lower caste who are more at risk.
  3. The added value of providing an Options Paper as one of the outputs, specifically targeting gender equality, ensures that gender is a core issue with complex characteristics (encompassing class, race, religious affiliation and poverty levels) and thus needs to be addressed consistently to promote more gender responsive and inclusive security and justice institutions.
Case Study

Videos

Interview de Lamine Cissé

En 2013, nous avions interviewé le général Lamine Cissé. Au cours de cet entretien, le général sénégalais retraçait les différentes formes que revêtent la réforme du secteur de la sécurité (RSS) ainsi que la réforme de la justice en Guinée. En sa qualité de membre, il rappellait également le rôle primordial d'ISSAT, dans le soutien aux pays en matière de RSS. 

Le général Lamine Cissé a occupé plusieurs postes de direction au niveau national et international. Sa carrière militaire l’a amené à occuper le poste de chef d'état-major de la Défense. Par la suite, il a été nommé au poste de ministre de l'Intérieur ains qu'à une série de postes internationaux dont celui de chef de mission pour la mission des Nations-Unies en République Centrafricaine et celui de Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l’Ouest. Plus récemment, il a mené une mission d'évaluation RSS pour la CEDEAO en Guinée.

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