The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international organisation with 63 member states. DCAF helps its partners achieve good governance of the security sector, adjusting legal frameworks and developing institutions and practices. DCAF is known for its ability to implement projects in complex and dynamic environments. DCAF works with governments, parliaments, security and justice providers, international organisations, civil society and media to assist the development of transparent and accountable governance of the security sector. 

DCAF’s Office in Ramallah seeks for its “Increase Public Access to Palestinian Security Sector Legislation” project a highly qualified


Starting date:    As soon as possible (for 3-6 months, negotiable)

Duty Station: Ramallah, (full-time or part-time, negotiable)


Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Manager of DCAF in Ramallah, the intern will assist DCAF in creating a publically accessible legal database on security sector related legislation in Palestine. His/her duties and responsibilities shall include the following:

Develop a legal database for security sector related legislation
-Participate in conceptualising the legal database project together with a DCAF internal task force
-Assist in updating project documents (project proposal, flowchart)

Update and populate the legal database
-Identify and compile all security sector legislations and executive decisions in Palestine (since the British Mandate)
-Identify the legislations that pertain to issues of good governance (e.g. access to information, public freedoms, etc.)
-Make sure that all legal texts are available in English and Arabic
-Format texts to be published online (on the DCAF Palestine legal database website)
-Upload texts to the legal database website

Promote the legal database in Palestine
-Assist the DCAF internal task force in developing a concept for promoting the database in Palestine
-Assist in implementing activities suggested by the task force (partnering with institutions, promoting the database, etc.)

Develop an address database for DCAF Ramallah
-Assist in developing a process for creating and updating an address database for DCAF Ramallah
-Collect available contacts
-Add contacts to a database
-Advise DCAF on which software to use for creating distribution lists


Education, knowledge and experience

-Being enrolled in a law-related study programme (preferably MA)
-Good knowledge of the Palestinian legal system, including legislations and dynamics
-Experience in working with databases is an asset
-Excellent command of both English and Arabic languages (oral and written)


-Ability to work with crucial attention to detail
-Ability to work in multicultural and interdisciplinary teams
-Excellent communication skills
-Proven problem-solving skills
-Strong planning and analytical skills
-Ability to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines;
-Proficiency in computer skills including Microsoft Office
-Excellent formatting skills in Microsoft Word

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications (motivation letter and CV, including 3 references) by e-mail to 

The subject line of the email should mention: Vacancy RAM2016/IN. The deadline for applications is 18 July 2016 cob.

Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.



المسمى الوظيفي Internship
أعلنت بواسطة DCAF
الوظيفة Internship
تاريخ البدء
رقم الفاكس
رقم الهاتف
البريد الالكتروني
المكان Ramallah
اخر موعد لإستقبال الطلبات 2016-Jul-18
المستوى المهني طالب/متدرب
المكان رام الله
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل ودوام جزئي
التصنيف القانون