Junior Project Officer (MENA) (m/f/d)

  • Genève, Schweiz


  • > 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung, < 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung, Vollzeit

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : 01.10.2022


  • Bewerbungsfrist : 14.08.2022


For our Operations Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division, we are looking for a highly dedicated and dynamic individual to be our next:

JUNIOR PROJECT OFFICER – Middle East Desk, Operations MENA (100 %)

Location: Geneva, with occasional travel to the region
Starting date: October 2022
Duration: 24 months fixed-term contract, renewable

The role:

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Division Operations MENA, the Junior Project Officer assumes responsibility for supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of programmes and projects in DCAF’s countries of operation in the Middle East and North Africa, Tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Support the development of DCAF’s programmes related to security sector reform and governance in the Middle East and North Africa, including support for conceptualizing, designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes and projects in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Contribute to financial reporting and financial procedures.
  • Adapt project implementation in response to changes in local developments
  • Support field offices and partners on project implementation.
  • Compile and edit periodic project reports to donors
  • Identify partners and experts; negotiate fees and terms of reference, draft contracts, and follow-up to ensure satisfactory implementation
  • Organize and undertake missions to the region as needed
  • Provide additional support across the MENA division as may be necessary determined by line manager.

Minimum requirements:

  • An advanced university degree in law, political sciences, international relations, development, security studies or related field
  • Up to 3 years work experience in public sector reform or management, preferably within the fields of security and/or justice reform (internships not included)
  • Proven track record in managing projects, preferably in the MENA region
  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written); knowledge of Arabic is a strong advantage
  • Strong presentation skills and experience of working as part of an international and multicultural team
  • Cultural sensitivity, ideally familiarity with the MENA region
  • Swiss or EU citizenship or valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is required

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 improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please apply online at dcaf-flexperso.ch by 14th August 2022, enclosing:

  • a one-page motivational statement in English describing your motivation for the position, 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 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.

Veröffentlicht am: 14.07.2022