The Special Programmes Department primarily deals with DCAF’s projects on gender and security sector reform, “women in an insecure world”, trafficking in human beings and children and security, and the organisation of the bi-annual International Security Forum.

DCAF's Special Programmes Department is looking for an experienced, motivated, and flexible individual who will, together with the Head of the Department, manage a growing division as well as be responsible for the “gender and security sector reform” programme.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

- At least five years of practical international experience in the gender and security area
- Project planning, budgeting, development and management experience in areas related to gender and security
- Team-leading experience and staff development
- Experience in designing and delivering training and presentations
- Track record in policy research and publications
- Experience in liaising with the SSR donor community and gender community
- Familiarity with the UN, EU and other intergovernmental organisations
- Regional background/experience in Africa and/or Asia desirable
- Availability to travel
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- French and any additional language skills desirable
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