DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights. We assist partner states, and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms based on international norms and good practices. We create original knowledge products, promote norms and good practices through in-country programmes and projects, provide policy advice, and support capacity building of non-governmental security sector stakeholders.

Working for DCAF

In 2019, DCAF employed about 170 people at the head office in Geneva and regional and country offices in Bamako, Banjul, Beirut, Brussels, Ljubljana, Ramallah, Skopje, Tegucigalpa, Tripoli, and Tunis.

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

DCAF offers regular internship positions and research assistant positions.


Geneva, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Good governance, security sector reform, human rights and peace promotion.

Countries of operation
Globally, with particular emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region, and Southeast Europe. Its outreach and policy research programmes also cover Southeast Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Latin America.

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