Overview of actors

Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance

DCAF is dedicated to making states and people safer, within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

DCAF creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, and provides legal and policy advice. DCAF supports capacity building of state, civil society and private sector stakeholders by providing access to independent expertise and information on Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSG/R).

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How we work

DCAF assists partner states in developing laws, institutions, policies and practices to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms based on international norms and good practices. DCAF advises governments and international organizations in designing and implementing their own programmes for supporting states in developing their security sector governance.

... and why

DCAF works towards this making states and people safer by assisting 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 best practices, and in response to specific local contexts and challenges.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Education and Training
Human Rights, Law and Governance
Monitoring and Evaluation
Political Affairs and Peacekeeping
Security and Safety

DCAF is a a catalyst for change, tackling complex challenges and making a difference through our hard work and determination. We are a knowledge organization, building and sharing expertise. DCAF is a learning organization, offering hands-on experience, training and career development.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation

Private sector company / foundation

Field(s) of activity

Peace Promotion and Human Security


Geneva, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 50 and 200

Outside Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

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