The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international organisation that helps its 63 partners achieve good governance of the security and justice sector. The organisation 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. The Middle East and North Africa Division is seeking a highly motivated and creative person for the position of Project Officer – Database and web management Expert (100%)  at its headquarters in Geneva:

Your mission
You will be responsible for the editing, maintenance and overall management of legal databases, websites and social media activities of the MENA Division, while contributing to the development and improvement of communication strategies, tools and practices.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Edit the content, maintain and manage online databases, especially DCAF’s legal databases for the security sector in MENA countries
  • Monitor and manage the content, performance and quality of the MENA Division websites
  • Manage, develop and improve the Division’s social media activities and products
  • Contribute to the design, development and consolidation of efficient communication strategies, including channels, tools and practices to support MENA operations
  • Develop innovative digital products to support MENA operations
  • Liaise with country offices in MENA countries and ensure the harmonization of their on-line products and activities
  • Plan, organise and coordinate the work of staff and external experts
  • Liaise with technical service providers

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in law, political science, communication, business or another relevant area
  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a similar position
  • A proven understanding of legal terminology, and experience in managing databases, preferably legal ones
  • A solid grasp of emerging technologies, including online projects, databases and social media
  • Knowledge of the political, security and social environment in the MENA region would be an asset
  • Excellent command of English and good knowledge of French. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Excellent writing skills in English and/or French

To apply

Please send your dossier with the reference «PODWM 2018» to by 11 February 2018:

  • a one-page cover letter in English describing your story and what you would bring us
  • a CV (maximum length 2 pages)
  • the completed DCAF Application Form

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