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. 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 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 operational principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. DCAF embraces and promotes core values which are accountability, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and respect. 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 third annual performance report, available at:
the RBM function will now be further consolidated with the creation of a dedicated RBM position (project coordinator level). While the focus of DCAF’s corporate approach to RBM has been on the accountability function, there is now a need to further strengthen reflections on how to support strategic steering, including Results Based Budgeting and lessons learning.
For our corporate services, we are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to be our next:
Performance Reporting and RBM coordinator
Location: Geneva (availability for minimal travel if required)
Starting date: March 2020 or upon mutual agreement
Reporting to the Head of Resources, the Performance Reporting and RBM coordinator has an overall mission to manage DCAF’s corporate-level RBM system to develop, improve, and operationalize results-based planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting across the entire organisation.
Main responsibilities and related activities:
Development of Performance Report (November through April)
- Collecting and analysing monitoring reports from DCAF staff;
- Liaising with DCAF’s RBM focal points;
- Providing quality assurance of performance reporting, confirming that results are at the appropriate level, with a focus on outcomes, and supported by relevant data;
- Supporting reflection on how to better integrate RBM with information management system;
- Drafting the yearly performance report based on monitoring reports.
Support to enhancing approaches to project management in line with RBM
- Supporting Divisions in reporting for results as well as the preparation of monitoring reports;
- Supporting Divisions in improving project design and reviewing project implementation in line with the corporate approach to RBM;
- Coordinate efforts to support lessons learning for quality and accountability.
Support to capacity building on M&E/RBM
- Supporting the development and implementation of an RBM Induction programme for new staff as well as ongoing staff training;
- Providing advice on M&E and RBM-related matters including on the development of project logical frameworks as appropriate and in coordination with departmental staff;
- Supporting the planning, development and operationalization of RBM tools, frameworks and guidelines;
- Creating or updating core RBM documents (guidelines, tools, templates, etc.).
Provide input to reflections on corporate strategic steering
- Supporting reflection on how to strengthen DCAF’s approach to RBM, notably in the area of strategic steering and lesson learning and collaborating with all departments to develop a results culture across the organisation and lead more systematic approaches to lesson learning;
- Upon request, supporting and advising the Senior Management Team on how to monitor the implementation plan for the 4-year strategy;
- Supporting reflection on how to design and implement Results Based Budgeting in cooperation with the finance team;
- Other tasks as required.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in economics or social sciences.
- Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in programme management, utilizing a results-based management approach in an international context, preferably in the fields of development and/or peacebuilding;
- Adequate knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools;
- Hands-on experience in validating results and synthesizing monitoring data;
- Expertise in the areas of security sector governance and reform or a related area is a requirement;
- Excellent drafting skills and capacity to synthesize detailed information;
- Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and ability to liaise effectively with staff at all levels;
- Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence across all functions;
- Ability to work independently and to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
- Fluency in English and good knowledge of French required.
- Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.
- 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;
- the chance to accompany the further development of DCAF’s corporate approach to RBM.
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6th, 2020 with the subject heading “Performance Reporting and RBM Coordinator”, enclosing:
- a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF;
- 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.
Individuals who seek to serve with DCAF in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.