Call for Consultants: Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is looking for Junior Consultants to Work Remotely

Junior Consultants on Security Sector Governance in North Africa

Application Deadline: 30 April 2024.

Reference: Expertise Call TFNA 2024-

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to making states and people safer through more effective and accountable security and justice. DCAF adheres to the principles of impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality.

The Trust for North Africa, a regional cooperation programme hosted by DCAF – The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance invites you to submit your application for the tender below for a Junior Consultant specialised in Security Sector Governance, and Political Economy in North Africa, to contribute to its various initiatives in the MENA Region.

The Junior Consultant will support the TFNA team and contribute to the implementation of projects. This position is open for a registered consultant, preferably based in Geneva, for a maximum of 60 days over a period of 6 months.

Scope of Work

During the assignment, the Junior Consultant is expected to:

  • Undertake and support others in scoping analyses, literature, and desk reviews, in particular drawing upon a range of sources with an emphasis on academic literature and media;
  • Contribute to data gathering and data analysis and write-up;
  • Provide assistance in the development of research outputs such as policy briefs, briefing notes, presentations, empirical papers, and other research outputs;
  • Help design research activities, including developing robust research methodologies and instruments, clear terms of reference and engagement schemes;
  • Contribute to data gathering and analysis as well as results write-up;
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of academic events organized by DCAF, which may include but are not limited to conferences, seminars, and research meetings.
  • Lead in the development and maintenance of databases (e.g. database of partners, conferences, experts) for the expansion of networks;
  • Contribute to the dissemination of fundings and the communications of lessons learned to various audiences;
  • Perform such other functions as may be assigned by the project team and related to the functions enumerated above.

Description of Education, Competence, and Required Experience

  • Completed Masters ‘degree or PHD candidate in economics, social sciences, public policy and/or international development policy with a focus on research;
  • Relevant experience designing and implementing research projects using qualitative and quantitative methods, ideally involving experience in applied econometric analysis of social, economic, and development indicators;
  • Excellent Arabic and English language skills, at native level, capacity to deliver at academic standard and to access and summarize information in Arabic; with French as an additional advantage;
  • Thematic familiarity with public finance, governance and institutions, political economy, and /or security sector governance;
  • A background in international development issues in North Africa a strong advantage
  • Project management experience is an advantage;
  • Graphics presentation and research communication skills are an advantage;
  • Excellent organizational skills and capacity to deliver outputs with minimal supervision and to contribute effectively to processes;
  • Able to work independently in a remote setting.

How to apply

Application: Candidates meeting the listed requirements are invited to apply online by 30 April 2024.

Contracting Arrangements: Service contract, for a maximum duration of 60 days over 6 months.

Evaluation of Applicants: Applicants will be evaluated against qualifications and the competencies specified for each thematic area/subcategory and the level of requested fees.

Samples of previous work can be requested, and interviews may be conducted as per the needs.

If eventually selected for an assignment, 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, and 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.

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

DCAF is bound by the legal requirements and regulations regarding the issuance of work permits of the jurisdictions in which we operate.

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.

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