• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • Founded2000

Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

DCAF is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance (SSG) through security sector reform (SSR). The Centre’s work to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace.   DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, gender sensitivity and local ownership as the basis for supporting legitimate, sustainable reform processes.   DCAF is based in Geneva with permanent offices in Beirut, Ljubjana and Ramallah. The DCAF Foundation currently comprises 59 Member States from across the globe. The Center has over 100 staff from more than 30 countries.    Where does DCAF work? DCAF conducts activities in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Comprehensive operational and policy research programmes are focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa, the Newly Independent States and Southeast Europe.   What does DCAF do? DCAF combines conceptual, analytical and operational capabilities in order to support a holistic SSR agenda. The Centre develops and promotes appropriate norms and standards at national and international levels, conducts policy-relevant research, offers tailored policy guidance and provides advisory field support and in-country assistance programmes.   DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) reinforces the capacity of the international community to support SSR processes, primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states.   DCAF's main fields of expertise are: parliamentary oversight of the security sector police and border police management defence reform intelligence governance private security governance gender and security public-private partnerships and security governance ombuds institutions for the armed forces   DCAF’s core services in the field of security sector reform (SSR) and security sector governance (SSG) are: strategic advice to governments and international organizations on the development of SSR / SSG policies assessments programme design monitoring and evaluation tools and guidance development capacity-building and training knowledge services  
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Job openings over the past year

1Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Individual Consultant: Evaluation on Security Sector Development
    North Africa and Middle East, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Staff at Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) have experience in


  • torts / conflict resolution
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • democracy
  • economic policy


  • ec


  • afghanistan
  • united states
  • france
  • egypt
  • morocco


  • managerial experience
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Torts / Conflict Resolution
Writing / Journalism
Good Governance
Economic Policy

Contact Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

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  • Martha Baillargeon
    Project Assistant, Operations
    Primary Contact
    +41 (0) 22 741 77 00
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Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Geneva
  • Rue de Chantepoulet 11
  • (headquarters)
  • Maison de la Paix Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2E
  • Belgium
  • Brussels
  • Place du Congrès 1
  • Slovenia
  • Ljubljana
  • Dunajska cesta 104
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut
  • GEFINOR Bloc C Office 604
  • Tunisia
  • Tunis
  • 14, rue Ibn Zohr Cité Jardins
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Al-Maaref Street 34