Programme Manager, Public-Private Partnerships at DCAF

Tasks and responsibilities

The Programme Manager will implement and drive the development of DCAF activities in this field with a particular emphasis on applied research, its translation into policy-relevant tools and their implementation on the ground.  The Programme Manager will also play a cross-cutting role in the further development of the Division’s work.


  • Lead the planning, implementation and management of assigned projects in the Division’s area of work
  • Develop practical and analytical guidance (such as handbooks, toolkits and training modules) that promote good governance of the private security sector
  • Develop projects with local partners in different world regions to support implementation of good practices at national / regional levels
  • Identify opportunities for new projects, build partnerships and conduct fundraising
  • Draft, review and edit practical and analytical guidance
  • Manage project budgets and prepare narrative / financial reporting requirements
  • Contribute to the further development and implementation of divisional monitoring and evaluation procedures, including results-based management

Specific expertise

  • High-level experience in project design, implementation and management
  • Experience in the field of security sector reform / security sector governance, with particular emphasis on supporting democratic oversight and accountability
  • Knowledge of private security regulation, including the Montreux Document and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers
  • Detailed understanding of human rights, International Humanitarian Law, business and human rights issues and multi-stakeholder initiatives


  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Effective interpersonal / teamworking skills
  • Communication skills (including experience with social media)
  • Ability to work in an international environment with diverse stakeholders
  • Fluent in English and French, both written and spoken, including strong editing and drafting skills; Spanish is an asset
  • Advanced university degree in political sciences, economics, business, international  human rights or humanitarian law
  • At least 8-10 years of relevant professional experience
  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at time of application a pre requisite

Job title: Programme Manager, Public-Private Partnerships

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Closing date: 9 March 2015