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Project Assistant – Ombuds Institutions Programme (50%)
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Domaine Sécurité et désarmement
Type Contrat à durée déterminée
Lieu Genève
Taux 50 %

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is dedicated to making people and the states they live in more secure. We help countries to develop sound laws, institutions, policies and practices that improve the way the security sector is governed. Good security sector governance – rooted in respect for human rights and the rule of law – is a cornerstone of security and development.

DCAF is a leading global centre of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR) knowledge and practice. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we operate in over 70 countries and have a team of more than 170 international staff.

For our Policy and Research Division, we are looking for an organized and motivated individual to be our next:

Project Assistant – Ombuds Institutions Programme (50%) 

  • Location: Geneva, with some travel to sub-Saharan Africa
  • Starting date:  As soon as possible
  • Duration: 9 month fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension

The role

The project assistant will work in a small team and assist in the implementation of the Policy & Research Division’s Programme on “Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces.” In particular, the project assistant will provide support to the International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF).

Key areas of operation:

  • Conduct research on ombuds institutions for the armed forces
  • Support in the organization of meetings, capacity building activities and conferences
  • Liaise with staff of ombuds institutions and coordinate logistical support, such as booking flights and accommodation
  • Draft texts, conduct editing and proofreading
  • Perform other tasks as required


Essential characteristics:

  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Experience successfully organizing events
  • An ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security sector governance
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English
  • MA degree (or currently in the process of obtaining) in international affairs, security studies, international law or a related area

Desirable characteristics:

  • Experience or familiarity with ombuds institutions for the armed forces is a significant advantage
  • Knowledge of other languages (particularly French or Russian) is an advantage
  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite

We offer:

  • 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 a securer world

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to [] by Sunday 18 March 2018 with the subject heading “Application for PA”, enclosing:

  • a one-page motivational statement in English describing your story and what you can bring to DCAF
  • a concise CV (maximum two pages)

DCAF is an equal opportunities employer that considers applications from all qualified candidates.

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Envoyez votre candidature par e-mail à l'attention de :
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Chemin Eugène Rigot 2E
1202 Genève (Genève)