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Contact Person Name: 
Zeina Assaad
Contact Person Position: 
Admin and Finance Manager
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The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.


DCAF's Foundation Council comprises 62 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. For more information please visit


For our Operations Lebanon Office, we are looking for a motivated and highly qualified individual to be our next:


Project Manager 80%


Location:                             Beirut, with travel across the country

Starting date:                    As soon as possible

Duration:                             One year, renewable (subject to finance)


The role


Reporting to the Head of DCAF’s Lebanon Office, the Project Manager is responsible for supporting the implementation of projects and activities in Lebanon to support the development of DCAF’s programs related to security sector governance. This includes, but is not limited to:  


  • In coordination with local and international experts, facilitating all project activities related to DCAF’s project on Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) so they are delivered on time and on budget;
  • Maintaining and developing day to day contact with key partners and stakeholders, including Lebanese Armed forces, local communities and civil society organisations;
  • Providing Project Management support to the CIMIC Directorate to enable them to design and deliver high quality field projects;
  • Preparing project-related reports, including regular financial, progress and risk reports;
  • Supporting the organization and conduct of programme events both locally and abroad;
  • Maintaining project tracking tools and updating project workplan;
  • In partnership with the CIMIC Directorate, liaising and engaging with communities and civil society organisations to ensure effective identification, design and implementation of CIMIC field projects;
  • In coordination with the DCAF Finance Officer, overseeing procurement and contracting for suppliers;
  • Maintaining and updating project risk register; and
  • Ensuring ongoing project monitoring



Your experience


  • An advanced university degree in law, political sciences, international relations, development, security studies or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in public sector reform or management, preferably within the fields of security and/or justice reform
  • Proven track record in Project Management, preferably in Lebanon
  • Experience in procurement and managing third party suppliers
  • Excellent command of Arabic and English (written and spoken); French an asset
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in an international team
  • Cultural sensitivity, ideally familiarity with the Lebanese security sector


We offer:

  • a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience
  • the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
  • the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights


If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to [email protected] by 4 March 2020 with the subject heading ‘’Project Manager Lebanon 2020’’, enclosing:


  • a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF
  • a concise CV (maximum two to three pages)


DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity. 

Last modified: 
02 Mar, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Democracy & Civic rights, Good governance and transparency, Human Rights & Protection, Law & Legal Affairs, Peace & Security
Application Deadline:
Sunday, 8 March 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment
One year, renewable (subject to finance)
Salary Range:
> 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Masters Degree
Education Degree Details:
An advanced university degree in law, political sciences, international relations, development, security studies or related field
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language: