Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international foundation whose mission is to assist the international community in pursuing good governance and reform of the security sector. DCAF provides in‐country advisory support and practical assistance programmes, develops and promotes norms and standards, conducts tailored policy research, and identifies good practices and recommendations to promote democratic security sector governance.

Working for DCAF

In 2014, DCAF employed 154 people from 35 countries at the head office in Geneva as well as regional and country offices in Beirut, Belgrade, Brussels, Ljubljana, Pristina, Ramallah, Tripoli, and Tunis.

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

DCAF offers regular internship positions.

Geneva, Switzerland

Fields of activity
Human rights and peace promotion, good governance, security.

Countries of operation
Globally, with particular emphasis on Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Europe. Its outreach and policy research programmes also cover Southeast Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Latin America

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