Whether you are a Senior Civil Servant who can lead a team, a highly skilled practitioner or an excellent administrator your skills may be needed in a country emerging from conflict. The Stabilisation Unit is a joint unit of the Department for International Development, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. Our objective is to support fragile states and countries emerging from conflict to:
- prevent or reduce violence
- protect people and key institutions
- promote political processes which lead to greater stability
- prepare for longer term non-violent politics and development.
We rely on military and civilian expertise.
The Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre (CSSC) offers an impressive opportunity for civil servants with strong stabilisation, defence, development and diplomacy skills, or expertise in one of our adviser areas, to develop and make a difference in some very challenging environments. These individuals receive additional training and support and are able to apply for assignments of long or short duration across the globe.
While on the Cadre you stay with your Parent Department and have the opportunity to apply for specific deployments that will be advertised to you. Parent Departments will benefit from the development of your skills and new experiences upon your return.
The Cadre is made up of over 220 civil servants from a number of different Departments across all grades, although the majority of posts advertised are SEO – G6.
Joining the Cadre is no small commitment. We need high quality people. You’ll need to work effectively as part of a team, using your skills in difficult and sometimes hostile environments all over the world, to make a real difference in countries of need – but your impact could be huge and the job satisfaction immense.
Previous experience of working in hostile environments isn’t essential as long as you have the required skills and some relevant defence, stabilisation, development or diplomacy experience. Behaviours are also important. If you have the necessary skills and behaviours to get on the Cadre you’ll have opportunities to develop.
There will also be opportunities for secondments in the Stabilisation Unit in times of crisis to enhance and support the Unit.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Cadre, please visitwww.stabilisationunit.gov.uk