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, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes 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.
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DCAF is implementing its “Capability, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusivity Programme (CASIP)” of support to the Palestinian Security Sector, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK. CASIP aims to deliver improved financial and human resources management, policy-making capability, a more effective security sector complaints handling system, and increased internal accountability of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF). The Outcome of this project is: “A more capable, accountable, sustainable and inclusive PA security sector; and improved, more inclusive PA legitimacy and ability to govern.” Under the outcome, the programme will support interventions in four identified thematic areas: strategic planning and research, public financial management, complaints and human resources. Each contributes to the wider Administration Programme (AP) coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior on behalf of the Palestinian Security Forces.
For our Middle East and North Africa Division, we are looking for a:
CASIP Programme Manager (100 %)
Location: Ramallah, Palestine
Starting date: 1st of December 2019
Duration: Until end of March 2021 (end date of the CASIP project. Appointment is project based and may, therefore, end earlier if the CASIP project come to an end at an earlier date)
Reporting to the Head of the Ramallah DCAF Office, the Programme Manager will:
· Direct all aspects of programming, planning, budgeting, organising, preparing, and conducting project activities (including holding workshops, training seminars, etc. and ensuring their follow-up).
· Liaise and coordinate with the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior (MoI), PASF and international actors supporting the MoI Administrative Programmes to ensure continuous political and operational support.
· Liaise on an ongoing basis with DFID.
· Ensure smooth functioning of the programme governance system including support to the programme by the Technical Steering Committee and the High-level Steering Committee.
· Review programme and organisation design and acting on required changes.
· Oversee successful execution of activities - on budget, to schedule and achieving outcomes.
· Lead the assessment and treatment of programme risks.
· Assume responsibility for programme M&E - documenting activities, monitoring indicators, reporting and recording progress against the programme’s theory of change.
· Ensure management and performance appraisal of programme team and of a pool of consultants.
· Prepare narrative and financial reports internally and for the donor.
· Supervise the financial management and administration of the project.
· Carry out other programme related tasks as requested by the Head of Office.
Education, knowledge and experience
· An advanced degree in law, political science, social sciences, international development, management and administration or other related fields;
· A minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in security sector reform/administration, governance, rule of law or a related field;
· Proven experience in implementing projects, including in overseas advisory roles;
· Experience in managing DFID funded projects will be a strong asset;
· Proven ability to plan and organise work and establish priorities;
· Previous experience of working in the MENA region is essential, experience working with the Palestinian Authority is desirable;
· Excellent command of oral and written English, knowledge of Arabic is an asset;
· Outstanding communication, negotiation and drafting skills;
· Strong planning and analytical skills;
· Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines;
· Excellent organisational skills; attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines;
· Proven experience leading international, multi-disciplinary teams;
· Cultural sensitivity;
· Strong IT skills, particularly in Word and Excel.
· a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience
· the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
· 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