Admin and Finance Assistant – Cybersecurity Belgrade Office (100 %) At Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance 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 governing Foundation Council members represent about 50 countries and the Canton of Geneva. Active in countries all over the world, 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, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter) @DCAF_Geneva.

DCAF’s Cybersecurity programme, implemented by the Europe and Central Asia Division, aims to support good governance in cybersecurity. The programme contributes to making cybersecurity responsive and effective by working with cybersecurity actors from the public and private sector on improving law and policies, stakeholder cooperation and the effective provision and oversight of cybersecurity. To this end, the programme provides advice and research, organises technical trainings and workshops and organises stakeholder exchanges.

The Cybersecurity programme is currently looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual for its Belgrade Office Team to be our next Admin and Finance Assistant – Cybersecurity Belgrade Office (100 %)

  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Duration: until 31 March 2025

The role

The incumbent will work with the DCAF project team in the DCAF Belgrade Office and report directly to the head of the DCAF Belgrade Office.

Key areas of operation:

  • Support the Project in terms of office and project administration including financial management
  • Ensure the efficient functioning of the Belgrade Field Office HR / administrative / finance and logistics processes
  • Implement DCAF’s finance procedures and standards
  • Manage and supervise all admin and finance tasks (booking, payments, reconciliation)
  • Ensure that financial reports are sent to HQ on monthly basis respecting the agreed deadlines
  • Ensure in collaboration with Budget Holder that expenses are booked and allocated to the corresponding project codes & budget lines
  • Oversee, maintain and improve field office filing and archiving system
  • Contribute to the logistical organization of project-related workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Provide administrative support when necessary

Your experience

  • Secondary education with relevant work experience
  • Bachelor´s degree will be given due consideration but is not a requirement
  • Prior experience in assisting project management including financial aspects, and the organisation of conferences, workshops and training activities
  • Excellent proficiency in English and Serbian/Bosnian/Montenegrin/Croatian, both written and spoken
  • Serbian citizenship or a valid work permit for Serbia at the time of application is a pre-requisite.

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

How to apply

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please apply online by 21 April 2024, enclosing:

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

DCAF is bound by the legal requirements and regulations regarding the issuance of work permits of the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Individuals who seek to serve with DCAF in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that they have not committed or been convicted of any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.


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