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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
For our Europe and Central Asia Division, we are looking for a dynamic and highly qualified expert to be our next:
Project Coordinator (100%)
Starting date: Starting as soon as possible
Defence and security sectors in many countries of the former Soviet Union are undergoing reform and transformation with the aim of achieving a closer alignment with international standards and harmonising governance standards with those prevailing in the Euro-Atlantic community.
Several governments of the region, such as Ukraine and Georgia, have declared and adopted a broad range of bold reform commitments and objectives with the aim to ensure that their defence and security sectors function in a democratically accountable, transparent and efficient manner. Successful security sector reform is essential for ensuring a positive trajectory of the ongoing consolidation of democracy and enhancing regional stability and security. Improved security sector governance is also essential for achieving progress on the path towards a closer integration with the Euro-Atlantic community for those countries which have proclaimed this to be their national objective.
To support the development and implementation of its activities addressing defence and security sector reform in the former Soviet Union, with a particular focus on Ukraine and Georgia, DCAF is recruiting a Project Coordinator to be stationed at its Headquarters in Geneva. This is a senior professional position for someone with at least 7 years relevant work experience at an international level advising on and managing governance programs in the area of institutional capacity building and policy development in the defence and security sector.
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Headquartered in Geneva, DCAF is one of the world’s leading institutions in the areas of security sector governance and security sector reform (SSG/R). DCAF has a global portfolio and employs over 170 highly qualified international staff. Responding to numerous mandates from states and international organizations, the Policy and Research Division principally conducts applied research, provides policy advice and develops guidance tools.
DCAF’s Policy and Research Division is looking for an experienced, motivated and flexible individual to serve as Programme Manager (80-100%). The Programme Manager will be part of a professional team in Geneva and will report to the Head and Deputy Head of the Division.
Programme Manager (80-100 %)
Location: Geneva (availability for minimal travel if required)
Starting date: 1 July 2019 or upon mutual agreement
The Programme Manager will support the Policy and Research Division in implementing projects within the Division’s portfolio as well as strengthening its applied policy research function. This includes:
For more information regarding the vacancy of Programme Manager - Policy and Research Division, please follow the link.
L’action du CICR se fonde sur les Conventions de Genève de 1949 et leurs Protocoles additionnels, ses Statuts – ainsi que ceux du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge – et les résolutions des Conférences internationales de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge. Le CICR est une institution indépendante et neutre qui fournit protection et assistance aux victimes de conflits armés et d’autres situations de violence. Il apporte une aide humanitaire dans les situations d’urgence, et s’emploie également à promouvoir le respect du droit international humanitaire et son intégration dans les législations nationales.
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Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY). This position is currently located in Amman, Jordan with possibility of re-deployment to Sana'a or to Aden. The Security Sector Reform Officer will report to the Senior Security Sector Reform Officer.
Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Supports the provision of advice on inclusion of SSR elements within the negotiation/mediation process, and develops options for security sector issues that would encourage parties to achieve a negotiated resolution.
• Develops options for transitional security arrangements, oversight mechanisms, and security sector initiatives to support the peace process.
• Assists in the overall management and administration of the SSR-DDR capacity. Also provides support in the development of the SSR capacity’s support to national SSR efforts, as well as the day-to-day coordination of activities with other mission components and UN entities;
• Supports the provision of operational and technical advice to both national stakeholders, international partners and Mission/UNCT leadership on security sector-wide issues, with special emphasis on civilian oversight, participation of communities and civil society, management and coordination;
• Supports the development of mission strategy, policy and proposals with respect to support of national SSR efforts;
• Supports the provision of advice and assistance to key parties; consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes;
• Assists national efforts to mobilize and coordinate international assistance to security sector initiatives; Prepares substantive inputs to SSR papers and reports for presentation to the relevant bodies;
• Provides substantive support to the organization of meetings, seminars, and other events on substantive issues including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparing documents and presentations;
• Organizes and/or undertakes research on various aspects of SSR work; analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources; identifies problems and issues to be assessed and proposes corrective actions and/or way forward;
• Contributes to the preparation of budget documents and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting;
• Performs any other assigned duties.
Professionalism: Knowledge of security or defence sector reform (concepts, terminology, research and policy literature), in particular in the area(s) of specialization (e.g. governance, oversight and accountability of the security sector; institutional development, sustainable development or other relevant area) and ability to apply technical expertise to identify, assess and resolve a range of difficult issues/problems. Ability to conduct research and data collection using various methods, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the SSR activities in assigned country and area. Ability to work with a wide range of technical experts including police, military, public administrative and judicial actors and to support inter-disciplinary/interdepartmental teams and task forces, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, social sciences, defense-security, management, international economics, international relations, law, development or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in security sector reform (SSR) or a related area is required. Experience in policy coordination or project management is desirable. Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required. Experience in SSR in advising and guiding defense or security forces is desirable. Experience in drafting high quality, analytical reports is required. Experience in support to mediation/negotiation on security arrangements is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.
For more information about this vacancy, Security Sector Reform Officer, please follow the link provided.
PROGRESS: Expert principal pour appui à la réforme et formation
Expert principal : Appui à la réforme/formation – AT3
Cet expert, en charge de la mise en œuvre des activités relatives à l’atteinte des résultats 1.1, 1.2 et 2.4 du programme, aura un rôle clé en matière de conseil auprès du Ministre de la défense et des anciens combattants (MDNAC) et de l'Etat-major Général (l'EMG). Sous la direction du chef d’équipe, il pourra avoir la charge d’assurer la synergie et la cohérence du programme (stratégie, aspects transversaux, etc.).
Qualifications et compétences
Expérience professionnelle générale
Expérience professionnelle spécifique
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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.
Over the last four years, DCAF has developed a corporate approach to results-based management (RBM). With the successful introduction of DCAF’s RBM system, including the release of the Centre’s second annual performance report, available at: https://www.dcaf.ch/sites/default/files/imce/About-Dcaf/DCAF_Performance_Report_2017_web.pdf, the RBM function will now be further consolidated with the creation of a dedicated RBM advisor position (programme manager level).
For DCAF's corporate services, they are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to be their next:
RBM Advisor (80-100 %)
Location: Geneva (availability for minimal travel if required)
Starting date: 1 July 2019 or upon mutual agreement
The RBM Advisor is responsible for managing DCAF’s corporate-level RBM system. This includes:
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to email@example.com by 15 March 2019 with the subject heading “RBM Advisor”, 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.
To apply for the position, RBM ADVISOR (80-100 %), please follow the link provided.
The better aid learning adviser role has been created to lead on the Conflict Sensitivity Research Facility's (CSRF) approach to an expanded learning agenda for donors and aid organisations working in South Sudan. The post-holder will work closely with the team and CSRF consortium to link the learning agenda with other elements of programming, including research, analysis, outreach and capacity-building.
To learn more about the position, better aid learning adviser, and to apply, please follow the link provided.
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Under the direct supervision of the Security Co-operation and Governance Programme Manager, the incumbent is responsible for liaising with all local law enforcement officials in order to offer strategic and tactical law enforcement advice/assistance. She/he will be performing the following specific duties:
To learn more about this vacancy, SSR Advisor, please follow the link provided.
Le/La chargé-e de relations publiques en Afrique est responsable de concevoir et de mettre en œuvre des stratégies de communication médiatique proactives relatives aux opérations humanitaires du CICR dans le monde et aux dossiers thématiques en lien avec l’institution. Il/Elle coordonne les messages et pilote les plans de communication médiatique dans le sens à renforcer la visibilité du CICR et à gérer sa réputation. Il/Elle contribue à la mise en œuvre de ses stratégies en matière d'engagement avec le public et de positionnement digital.
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DCAF's Foundation Council comprises 63 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
For our Sub-Saharan Africa Division, we are seeking a dynamic, organised and creative individual to be our next:
Position Resident Project Coordinator/SSR Adviser (100%)
Location Banjul, Gambia
Period of contract: Starting as soon as possible, until October 31st (with the possibility of an extension.)
Reporting to SSAD Head of Division
Security and rule of law institutions in The Gambia face deep-rooted governance challenges as a direct result of 22 years of authoritarian rule.
The reform of the security sector is therefore key priority to stabilizing the newly elected government and volatile society in order to sustain peace in The Gambia. Security institutions in The Gambia include the armed forces, police, immigration service, customs, correction service, intelligence service and drug and law enforcement.
To support the security sector reform process DCAF is recruiting a Resident Project Coordinator / Senior Security Sector Advisor, to support key security sector actors of the Gambia. This is a senior professional position for someone with at least 7 years work experience at an international level advising on and managing governance programs in the context of developing or transitional states. The Resident Project Coordinator is based in Banjul, Gambia, and will lead an EU funded program to contribute to security sector reform in the Gambia.
2) Duties and Responsibilities
Advice to the security sector reform process
3) Criteria for the candidates:
Advanced university degree in political science, law, international relations or a related field; a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th February with the subject heading Recruitment PC Gambia enclosing:
Due to a large amount of applications, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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