Location: Kitchener, Canada, with the option of conducting the internship remotely, with travel to the MENA region
Application Deadline: 09 October 2015
Organization: The Security Governance Group (SGG) is a research and consulting firm headquartered in Kitchener, Canada that specializes in the security and governance dimensions of state building, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction. The SGG also provides eConferencing services to governments, academic institutions, and non-governmental bodies across the world.
Job Description: The Security Governance Group is looking to bring on a new intern to support our research, communications, and eConferencing projects – as well as that of our sister organization, the Centre for Security Governance – over a four-month period. While this part-time position is unpaid, our internship program supports and encourages new researchers and practitioners in the fields of security sector reform, state building, peace building, and/or post-conflict reconstruction.
Interns are expected to devote 10 hours to the position each week. This particular internship can be done remotely by phone and Internet – meaning that the successful candidate is not necessarily required to either spend time at our company’s offices in Kitchener, Ontario or be located in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.
-A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of international affairs or political science; an MA would be considered an asset (upper year undergraduate students will be considered in exceptional circumstances).
-Prior knowledge of security sector governance/reform, state building, or peace building and post-conflict reconstruction would be considered an asset.
-Strong ability to communicate in English.
-Knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic would be considered an asset.
-Strong computer/technical skills.
-Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi-task to meet deadlines.
We invite candidates to send a short cover letter, CV, and writing sample to: email@example.com. Submissions will be accepted until October 12, 2015.
Location:Geneva, with travel to the MENA region
Application Deadline 17 October 2015
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international organisation with 62 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 seeks a highly qualified individual for the following position:
Project Coordinator Yemen (100%)
Based at DCAF’s Head Office in Geneva and reporting directly to the Head of DCAF’s MENA Division, the Project Coordinator Yemen will be responsible for implementing DCAF’s programme of work in Yemen.
Application Deadline 31 October 2015
The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation with some 120 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Employment at Crisis Group provides a challenging and intellectually stimulating work environment, be it in field locations or in one of our advocacy offices, working as a team with colleagues from varied backgrounds, many with distinguished track records in the academic, media or policy worlds.
Based in the region, the Senior Analyst will research and produce reports on security, political, legal, governance, human rights, and social issues related to Afghanistan.
-Conducts extensive field research into prevailing issues of Afghanistan;
-Provides written analyses on the key issues;
-Prepares detailed reports, briefing papers and derivative products (op eds, blogs, short notes) seeking out relevant research findings and policy recommendations in concise and clear fashion;
-Proposes policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, political, and non-governmental stakeholders to address the underlying issues;
-Advocates,both locally, nationally and internationally, when appropriate, and represents Crisis Group at events, meetings and in media interviews;
-Provide general support to the Project and/or Program Director with respect to current and future Crisis Group activities and projects in the region and;
-Supervises a small research team and field office.
Application Deadline 30 October 2015
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 tasks related to security sector reform in Africa, with a focus on Western Africa.
Candidates should meet the following criteria:
-Excellent command of written and spoken English and French
-Advanced university degree or equivalent in international relations, peace, or security studies, with a strong focus on management and governance issues
-At least five years of practical international experience in the Security Sector Reform/Governance area
-Professional experience in Africa
-Experience in project planning, budgeting, implementation and management in areas of reform and governance of the security sector
-Experience in formal representation on different levels, designing, organising and conducting seminars and conferences, trainings and presentations
-Experience in drafting, editing and/or coordinating research and publications
-Familiarity with the UN, AU, ECOWAS, and other intergovernmental and/or regional organizations
-Availability to travel frequently to Africa
Position location: Geneva, Switzerland, with frequent travel to Africa. The position commences in January 2016 with an initial one-year contract, renewable.
2. Consulting Opportunities
Application Deadline : 20 October 2015
DCAF is currently conducting a two year SSR project in Mali, providing support to the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection in establishing the basic architecture to lead an inclusive and holistic SSR process that takes into account principles of good governance and oversight. This entails high-level sensitisation and capacity building work, as well as technical advice. To assess the project’s performance, and to provide guidance for the design and implementation of future DCAF support to the SSR process in Mali beyond 2015, DCAF is looking for a qualified individual to conduct an external evaluation of the project.