Jun 17, 2017

Switzerland: Internship, DCAF Latin America and the Caribbean(100%)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Jun 2017

DCAF’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Division are looking for a motivated individual to support its office in Geneva during a 3- 6-month paid internship.

The intern will mainly assist DCAF-LAC in all aspects of proposal writing, project management and targeted research on Security Sector Reform and Governance (SSR/G) in LAC and will mainly assist the Head of LAC- Division.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provides support to projects that DCAF-LAC is carrying out in justice and security sector reform in the region (Central America and Colombia);
  • Contributes to identifying needs for further DCAF-LAC support in justice and security sector reform in the LAC- region through research and a network of contacts;
  • Assists the DCAF-LAC head on ad-hoc tasks, specifically contributing to and drafting support documents like concept notes, project documents and correspondence for different projects;
  • Provides any additional support requested by DCAF- LAC.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken Spanish and English; knowledge of French is considered an asset;
  • University degree or currently enrolled in university studies in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Law, Development, Security, Peace Studies, Political Science, or related fields;
  • Proven track report in drafting and editing reports in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to work fast, under short deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently, to be proactive and solution-oriented;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Experience with publishing software is an asset.

Duty station: Geneva

Starting date: immediately

Duration: 3- 6 months – renewable once


How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications by e-mail to dcaf.lac@dcaf.ch. Applications must include:

  • a letter of motivation and CV in English
  • a writing sample (in Spanish/English) of a recent research paper or article
  • the completed application form available on DCAF website

The subject line of the application email should mention: “Vacancy GVA2017/INTERN-DCAF-LAC”. The deadline for applications is 18th of June 2017. Only applications containing all requested documents will be considered.

Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. DCAF is not in a position to respond to telephone inquiries.