Job Title: Knowledge Manager, ISSAT
Reporting to: Deputy Head of ISSAT
Application Deadline: 6 May 2010
Background: The post holder will form part of the core International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). The ISSAT provides a deployable capacity to support its 20 members (which include 14 bilateral donors, the UN, EC and OECD Secretariat) in creating strategic, successful and sustainable Security and Justice Sector Reform interventions in developing and transitional countries.
This is a demanding position that asks for both knowledge of security sector reform issues as well as technical information technology skills.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
The post holder will support the work of ISSAT by:
Qualities required: The post holder must be proactive and have demonstrated an ability to work as part of a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team. S/He must have excellent communication (verbal and written), and good drafting and presentational skills. Further the post holder must have a high level of technical knowledge on websites and communications. S/He must be able to analyse situations quickly and effectively, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and produce workable solutions to meet customer requirements. SSR is a fast developing field and it will be necessary to retain currency in the latest thinking and developments. An interest in international relations and development issues, fundamental to the SSR concept, is highly desirable.
Qualifications: For this post, a Bachelor’s in computer science or communications is needed and a degree in international relations, political science or related field is highly desirable. A minimum of 4 years of experience in website/Community of Practice management is required. The team’s operating language is English however; fluency in French is also required for this position. Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is an added advantage.
Change Leadership: Initiates, implements, and supports new or modified approaches, practices ad processes in the organisation.
Planning and Organising: Plans, implements, evaluates and adjusts goals, objectives and courses of action to meet organisational needs.
Meeting Client Needs: Shows a strong desire to identify, meet or exceed internal and external client needs and expectations.
ISSAT is committed to geographical and gender diversity.
Candidates should be Swiss, EU nationals or holder of a valid work permit.
Candidates meeting the requirements are invited to email (to firstname.lastname@example.org ) or post their CV with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to:
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Ms. Aji Buchanan
P.O. Box 1360
Rue de Chantepoulet 11
1211 Genève 1
Please remember to state which position you are applying for.
Deadline for applications: 6 May 2010
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