Welcome to the relaunched CSG Portal!
Members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG) can use the CSG Portal to access information relevant to them, such as training opportunities, deployments information and details about CSG Vacancies. Log in details are assigned to all members upon joining. Should you be unsure of your log in details and unable to access your CSG Portal account, please contact us at UKCSG@dfid.gov.uk.
What is the Stabilisation Unit (SU)?
SU is a cross government, civil-military-police unit funded by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and includes the National School of Government International (NSGI).
Joint Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the FCO, Alistair Burt, is the Minister responsible for stabilisation and the SU. The Conflict and Stability National Security Strategy Implementation Group (NSSIG) serves as the SU Board. These combined measures help ensure that SU activity is clearly aligned with wider HMG priorities ands help ensure SU activity is having the greatest possible impact.
We are a centre of expertise for HMG on conflict, stability, security and justice. SU provides advice and support to HMG departments that work on these issues in fragile and conflict-affected states, but do not ourselves have policy responsibility.
Our unique added value stems from being entirely cross-government, with the ability to work across other parts of HMG on a huge range of issues, from policy, to strategy development, to operations. Our network of regional and thematic expertise can support strategy and policy development, as well as programme design, implementation and evaluation.
SU is highly flexible, responding rapidly in a crisis and targeting support to facilitate integrated policy-making, planning and delivery in Whitehall and in country. Civil servants from over ten government departments, as well as serving military and police officers, are also able to provide in-house expertise.
Our thematic areas of expertise include:
- Civil Service and centre of government reform (NSGI)
- Conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity
- Conflict prevention and peace-building
- Counter-extremism and organised crime
- Counter terrorism
- Defence engagement and defence reform
- International policing (including the Joint International Policing Hub)
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Political processes
- Security and justice including security sector reform
- Strategic communications
Many of the above thematic areas of expertise are contained within our CSG Categories, which are set out in full below:
Senior DCE Advisers
Senior DCE Advisers (please note that Senior DCE Advisers are assessed against this profile in addition to that of their CSG Core Category).
- Community Safety, Security & Access to Justice (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- Extremism, Violent Extremism and Terrorism (EVET)
- Gender, Conflict and Stability
- Governance (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- Integrated Border Management
- Justice (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
- National School of Government International (NSGI)
- Organised Crime
- Policing Adviser (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- PSVI Criminal Lawyers (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- PSVI Gender Based Violence Experts (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- PSVI International Investigating Officers (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- PSVI Psychosocial Experts and Social Workers (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- PSVI Sexual Offences Examiners (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- PSVI Training Experts (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- Security Institutions (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- Stabilisation (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
- Strategic Communications
- Serving Police (recruitment to this Category is currently paused)
Further details can be found on our gov.uk page.
Structure and composition of the CSG
As part of its work, SU recruits to and coordinates the CSG. The CSG is made up of a flexible pool of experts and includes contractors, civil servants and serving UK police officers specialising in a wide range of thematic areas of expertise. The CSG operates on a 'two-stage' recruitment basis; SU initially recruits individuals to become members of the CSG pool, and then recruits from that pool as and when expertise is required for individual tasks.
The CSG is made up of Deployable Civilian Experts (DCEs), civil servants and a pool of serving UK police officers. DCEs – which make up the bulk of the CSG – are split into the following two groups:
Senior DCE Advisers - Senior DCE Advisers are a highly skilled and experienced group. They are flexible in responding to HMG requests to working in SU priority countries. They are required to be on a call down contract and must ensure their essential deployment requirements are up-to-date.
CSG Core - The CSG Core consists of a number of DCEs and civil servants from across a range of expertise who are willing and able to support stabilisation activities in fragile and conflict-affected states. Members of the Core are offered the majority of SU tasks where there is not a requirement for a short term Senior DCE Adviser deployment. The CSG Core also includes a pool of serving UK police officers.
If you know anyone who is interested in applying to join the CSG, please direct them to the Stabilisation Unit recruitment webpage for more information.