Location: Warsaw, Poland
Application Deadline 15 September 2015
This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities. Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Under the supervision of the Chief, Rule of Law Unit, the Rule of Law Officer will perform the following functions:
-Conducting research, analysis, and assessments on rule of law issues with a particular focus on judicial and administrative justice development, including the effective resolution of electoral disputes;
-Monitoring political and judicial/administrative justice developments in the OSCE region, particularly in the countries where the ODIHR carries out programmes; providing briefings to the ODIHR and OSCE officials on selected rule of law
-Developing, implementing and evaluating ODIHR projects and activities in the judicial and administrative justice domains, with a focus on strengthening capacity of institutions and civil society actors;
-Providing professional advice and expertise to the ODIHR, the OSCE institutions and field operations, governmental and non-governmental agencies in the participating States;
-Performing other related duties as required.
Application Deadline 31 August 2015
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international organisation with 61 member states. DCAF helps its partners achieve good governance of the security sector, adjusting legal frameworks and developing institutions and practices. DCAF is known for its ability to implement projects in complex and dynamic environments. DCAF works with governments, parliaments, security and justice providers, international organisations, civil society and media to assist the development of transparent and accountable governance of the security sector.
DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division is seeking a highly qualified person for the following position: Head of North Africa Desk (100%). Reporting to the Head of Division, the Head of North Africa Desk will oversee the implementation of DCAF’s programme of work in North Africa. Tasks include:
-Implementation of the MENA Division’s strategy in North Africa
-Project management quality control (planning, execution and reporting)
-Exchange of information between the various offices across the region
-Managing relations with donors.
Application Deadline 11 September 2015
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces is one of the world’s leading institutions in the areas of security sector reform and security sector governance. DCAF’s Public Private Partnerships Division works in partnership with states, companies and civil society actors to develop inclusive and innovative approaches to enhance security, development and the protection of human rights.
The Public Private Partnerships Division is currently seeking a Research Assistant. Responsibilities principally involve: research assistance; organisational, administrative and editing support on research projects in the field of private security governance. Applicants should be currently registered in a master’s degree or PhD programme in the Geneva or Vaud region and have a strong background in domestic or international human rights, humanitarian law, international relations or political science.
2. Consulting Opportunities
Application Deadline : 26-Aug-15
The rule of law is a principle of governance, intimately linked with the political development of a country. In and of itself, the rule of law seek to temper or provide constraints on the arbitrary use or abuse of power. As such, rule of law is inherently dependent on the willingness of political leaders and powerful stakeholders in a society to ‘play by the rules,’ and uphold the social contract. Particularly in situations of complex transition, where a society has a legacy of previous political violence, establishing the rule of law is essential to preventing the outbreak or recurrence of conflict.
However, despite the long-standing recognition that establishing the rule of law is an important political element in achieving sustainable peace, conflict prevention actors often do not consider the wider implications of institutional and capacity deficits in the justice and security sectors. Additionally, the linkages between rule of law and conflict prevention are often not explicitly taken into account in the design, planning and implementation of rule of law programming.
Against this background, UNDP in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) will initiate a project on strengthening rule of law assistance in complex political transitions as a means of supporting conflict prevention. The project will focus particularly on utilizing political analysis to inform rule of law engagement in these settings, where political and technical approaches used by peacekeeping, peacebuilding and development actors respectively might otherwise vary in trajectory and remain unlinked.