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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Project Assistant (100%) – Gender and Security Programme in Africa, Centre for Security, Development and Rule of Law, Geneva

Project Assistant (100%) – Gender and Security Programme in Africa

The Operations III Division is responsible for the Africa Programme and for the Gender and Security Programme. DCAF Operations III is looking for an experienced, motivated, and flexible individual who will undertake a wide range of support tasks related to gender and security sector reform.
Eligible applicants must be Swiss or EU citizens, or hold a valid work permit. Other requirements for the position are:
  • Advanced university degree or equivalent in international relations, peace, or security studies, with a strong focus on women’s/gender studies
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French
  • Practical knowledge of issues of governance and/or security and women’s/gender studies, or women, peace and security
  • Excellent academic research and analytical skills in social sciences or international law
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and concise communications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in an international team
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, solve problems and exercise initiative
Further desirable characteristics for the position are:
  • Experience in web-based communication
The position commences on 1 December 2015. Candidates meeting the requirements are invited to email or post their CV with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria:
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Administrative Assistant, Operations III
P.O. Box 1360
CH-1211 Genève 1
Re: Project Assistant
DCAF is committed to a diverse and discrimination-free workplace. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 
Applications must be received, by post or e-mail, by 30 October 2015. Interviews will take place in early November. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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