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  • Web, Communication and Social media Expert (100%)

    The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international organisation with 63 member states. We help our partners achieve good governance of the security and justice sector. We work with governments, parliaments, security and justice providers, international organisations, civil society and media to assist the development of transparent and accountable governance of the security sector. 

    The Middle East and North Africa Division is seeking a highly motivated and creative person for the following position at its headquarters in Geneva:

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  • Communications and Social Media Intern (50%), Public-Private Partnerships Division

    Initiated by the Swiss Government, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) supports good governance and reform of the security sector.

    DCAF’s Public-Private Partnerships Division supports multistakeholder approaches that foster and strengthen innovative partnerships between states, parliaments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector. DCAF’s strength lies in its ability to offer tailored and impartial advisory and services, as well as in its multi-level approach bridging the international, regional and domestic levels. DCAF is the strategic implementing partner for both the Montreux Document (see www.mdforum.ch) and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (see www.icoca.ch/). Together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), DCAF supports companies working in complex environments to ensure that Human Rights are integrated into safety and security approaches (see www.securityhumanrightshub.org). Finally, DCAF fosters innovative approaches to cyber security challenges. To find out more about our work visit the Public-Private Partnerships Hub at www.ppps.dcaf.ch 

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  • Administrative Assistant 80-100%

    Initiated by the Swiss Government, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is one of the world’s leading institutions in the areas of security sector reform and security sector governance. DCAF’s Public-Private Partnerships Division is seeking to recruit an Administrative Assistant for an initial period of 7 months, starting on 1 September 2017.

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  • Research Assistant / Policy and Research Division (50%)

    An international foundation initiated by the Swiss Government, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is one of the world’s leading institutions in the areas of security sector governance and security sector reform. DCAF’s Policy and Research Division conducts applied research, provides policy advice, develops guidance tools and provides tailor-made capacity-building in selected countries.

    The Policy and Research Division is seeking a part-time Research Assistant working at DCAF premises in the Maison de la Paix in Geneva. The position commences on 15 September 2017 (or a mutually agreed date).

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  • Intern 100% - Southeast Europe Division

    The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is one of the world’s leading institutions in the areas of security sector reform (SSR) and security sector governance (SSG).

    DCAF provides in-country advisory support and practical assistance, develops and promotes appropriate democratic norms at the international and national levels, advocates good practices and makes policy recommendations to ensure effective democratic governance of the security sector. DCAF is looking to fill the following position inside its Operations Southeast Europe Division: 

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  • Programme Manager / Policy and Research Division

    Headquartered in Geneva, DCAF is one of the world’s leading institutions in the areas of security sector governance and security sector reform. 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 (100%). The Programme Manager will be part of a professional team in Geneva and report to the Head and Deputy Head of the Division. She/He will support the Division in implementing projects within the Division’s portfolio as well as strengthening its applied policy research function.

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