Job vacancies

The Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) representing the Government of Switzerland in Tajikistan invites applicants for the following position:

Political analyst and security officer

Over the last 20 years Switzerland provided assistance to Tajikistan in various sectors through different programs operating across the country both in the urban and the rural areas. Tajikistan as a country is prone to various natural disasters that may put at risk the safety and sustainability of Swiss initiatives and daily operations. Furthermore having a long border with Afghanistan expose Tajikistan to the potential security threats related to the ongoing instability in the neighbouring country. The objective of the position is to support the Director of Cooperation (DoC) and the Office’s Security Management Team (SMT) with the analysis of the security situation, with advice in all security and safety related matters as well as to ensure better security and safety planning and monitoring for the Swiss Cooperation programs and initiatives in Tajikistan.

Main responsibilities:

  • Advise the DoC and the Security Management Team (SMT) in all security and safety related matters;
  • Organize and attend the be-monthly meeting of the Security Management Team (SMT) and write short minutes of the meetings;
  • If crisis is declared, act as a member of the crisis team established by the Director of Cooperation;
  • Monitor, analyse and inform the Director of Cooperation and the Management Team on major events related with the security and safety in Tajikistan and in the region focusing on issues of relevance for the SCO.
  • Support the Director of Cooperation and the Security Management Team in developing measures to respond the changing context in order to increase the security of SCO Dushanbe local and expatriate staff.
  • Supports the Director of Cooperation and the Security Management Team to keep the Security Management Plan (SMP) updated.
  • Provide security briefings for all new staff and for visitors of SCO Dushanbe on procedures, policies and local context.
  • Ensure that all staff adequately follows security procedures and bring any shortcomings to the attention of the Security Management Team.
  • Prepare security hand-outs, update Rules of Engagement as well as Guards and Drivers Rules if required.
  • Support the preparation of field missions of staff and consultants/advisors;
  • Maintain contacts and networking with relevant diplomatic, development and national agencies with regards to security and safety matters;
  • Provide training to the staff on preparedness and risk mitigation.

Basic requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent;
  • At least five years of proven professional experience on security related matters, with international development cooperation agencies. Sub-sector experience in legal and political areas is an asset;
  • Ability to work independently, take responsibilities and take initiative; ability to work under tight deadlines and perform multiple functions;
  • Good diplomatic, negotiation and networking skills;
  • Good organizational, analytical / reporting and communication skills;
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.);
  • Excellent English, Tajik and Russian skills (writing and oral);
  • Readiness for multiday field missions.

Working conditions:

  • Full-time employment contract with the Swiss Cooperation Office in Dushanbe;
  • Competitive salary and social benefits package
  • Training / networking both in Central Asia and occasionally in Switzerland;

SCO is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on ground of race, gender, sexual, orientation or physical disability.

Application requirements and deadline:

Interested candidates possessing the above mentioned qualifications and skills should submit their

  • CV;
  • Copy of passport incl. photo;
  • Copy of latest Diploma, including grade;
  • Certificates proving your excellent English
  • Motivation Letter responding to following questions:

A) Why did you apply for this position and what do you think will be the main challenges for you at the beginning?

B) What do you consider are currently the main security and safety challenges in Tajikistan?

C) What do you know about the work the Swiss Cooperation does in Tajikistan?

Deadline for applications: Monday, 11 March 2019

Please send your application electronically to Mr. Alessandro Mucchino, alessandro.mucchino@eda.admin.ch

Please note that applications received after the deadline, as well as the applications not fulfilling the formal criteria or lacking motivation letter as described above will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no need to inquire otherwise. Please consult the website www.eda.admin.ch/dushanbe for more information on Switzerland’s development activities in Tajikistan.