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DCAF Policy & Research Division is seeking a highly qualified and motivated independent expert(s) to conduct an End-of-Programme Evaluation (homebased opportunity): Apply Now!!

CALL FOR CANDIDATES: END-OF-PROGRAMME EVALUATION ‘LINKING GOOD SECURITY SECTOR GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16’

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and gender equality. Since its founding in 2000, DCAF has contributed to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states, and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

DCAF’s Foundation Council members represent over 50 countries and the Canton of Geneva. Active in over 60 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information visit www.dcaf.ch and follow us on Twitter @DCAF_Geneva.

DCAF’s Policy & Research Division (PRDiv) produces empirically grounded and policy-oriented comparative research on global thematic topics relating to security sector governance. Since January 2020, PRDiv has implemented the Programme ‘Linking Good Security Sector Governance to Sustainable Development Goal 16’, which examines how security sector oversight actors contribute to achieving SDG 16 and its targets. The Programme is implemented through three pillars – research, high-level policy events, and national and regional workshops – and focuses on three target regions – Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The Programme will finish at the end of 2024.

DCAF Policy & Research Division is seeking a highly qualified and motivated independent expert(s) to conduct an End-of-Programme Evaluation for the Programme ‘Linking Good Security Sector Governance and Sustainable Development Goal 16’.

  • Location: Home-based
  • Starting date: 1 September 2024 (negotiable)
  • End date: 1 November 2024 (negotiable)

The role

The expert(s) will provide an independent assessment of the Programme’s performance as well as its implementation modality. The conclusion and recommendations of the Evaluation should also provide guidance to orientate and inform proposals for future DCAF interventions which seek to foster greater coherence, coordination and efficiency between the development and security sectors. For more information on the role, please consult the End-of-Programme Evaluation Terms of Reference (ToRs).

NOTE: DCAF will consider joint applications from candidates whose skillsets combined provide for the required expertise (see below). If submitting a joint proposal, please detail the profiles of both candidates and the complimentary of their skills and competencies.

Key deliverables:

  1. Inception report outlining the methodology, timeline, interview subjects and final report structure;
  2. Final report/evaluation; (in English, max. 25 pages excluding annexes)

Your experience

  • Advanced university degree in relevant discipline (e.g. political science, security studies, development and social studies, etc.).
  • At least 7 years of experience in good governance and/or justice and security sector reform;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of challenges in implementing SDGs (in particular SDG 16) at the national and international level;
  • Proven track record in conducting needs assessments, programme evaluations and reviews;
  • Sound understanding of international actors in the security and development sector.

Your skills

  • Experience in project cycle management;
  • Experience in different evaluation methods, including qualitative and participatory data collection methods;
  • Excellent oral and written English skills;
  • MS Office and relevant IT skills

We offer

  • A rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience.
  • 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.

For more information, including remuneration, please consult the Terms of Reference available on our Careers page (bottom of the page).

How to apply

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and this position advertised, please apply online by 28th June 2024 enclosing the following document/information (in pdf format):

  • A one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience with reference to the required competencies and skills outlined in the ToRs.
  • A technical proposal for conducting the evaluation, including an updated timeline (see ToR for indicative timeline), taking into account availability and whether the application includes one or two consultants.
  • Writing sample/review/evaluation report in English.
  • A concise CV (maximum of two pages).
  • A detailed financial proposal, with a daily fee included (see ToRs for more information), duly stamped.

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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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