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 brings together representatives of around 60 states. 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 impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. DCAF embraces and promotes values of accountability, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and respect. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch.
For our DCAF Brussels office, we are looking for an experienced and committed individual to be our next Project Officer (work rate 100%).
Location: Brussels, with occasional visits to Geneva
Starting date: Upon mutual agreement
Duration: Three-year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension
You will support the implementation of an EU-funded project called the EU SSG Facility, within a team of five people. You will be responsible for the administrative, logistical and financial support of this €4m project over the next three years. You will work under the supervision of the Team Leader and be accountable to the Head of the backstopping team for this project in Geneva. You will also have to collaborate very closely with the Resource Department team in Geneva. You will liaise with the EU FPI team as well as with the key and non-key experts deployed on missions for the EU SSG Facility.
In addition, you will support the growth of the DCAF Brussels Office by developing existing projects, liaising with Geneva-based colleagues on EU developments, and increasing DCAF’s visibility with EU and other Brussels-based partners. Under the supervision of the SSR Adviser in Brussels, you will support DCAF to identify, structure and reply to EU tenders in the field of security, justice, defense and governance. You will liaise with other DCAF Field offices and advise on upcoming opportunities and new developments within the EU (mainly EEAS, FPI, INTPA and NEAR).
Specific tasks under the EU SSG Facility will include but are not limited to:
Other key areas of operation:
NOTE: In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work at DCAF Brussels office is currently mostly organised remotely. This will change depending on the development of the pandemic and rules in Belgium.
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application by 19 April 2021 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.
Individuals who seek to serve with DCAF in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that that they have not committed or been convicted of 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.
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