Project Assistant Middle East (100%)

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) assists partner states in developing laws, institutions, policies and practices to improve the governance of their security sector based on international norms and good practices. Headquartered in Geneva, DCAF has a global portfolio and employs over 170 highly qualified international staff with operational activities in over 70 countries.

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

Project Assistant Middle East (100%)

Location: Geneva with travel to the region

Starting date: 1 March 2018 or as per agreement

Duration: 24 months, with possibility of extension

Your mission

The Project Assistant will support the Middle East Division in the development, follow-up and coordination of activities in one or more countries in the Middle East.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of security sector reform projects in the Middle East region

  • Contribute to the organization of workshop and events

  • Assist the editing and layout review of publications

  • Conduct research on issues relevant to security sector governance and reform in the Middle East

  • Drafts quality narrative and financial reports, within established deadlines

  • Carry out logistical and administrative tasks for the smooth running of the Middle East desk

Your profil

  • University degree in law, political sciences, international relations, development, security studies or related field

  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in project management, preferably within security and/or justice reform, or for an international organization

  • Excellent command of English; knowledge of Arabic is a strong asset

  • Capacity to write and edit reports in English for publication

  • Strong communication and organisational skills

  • Cultural sensitivity, ideally familiarity with the Arab world

  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland

Are you interested in joining us? Are you inspired by this position?

Please send your dossier with the reference «PA2018» to opmena@dcaf.ch by 24 January 2018, including:

  • a one-page cover letter in English describing your story and what you would bring us

  • a CV (maximum length 2 pages)

  • the completed DCAF Application Form

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