Advisor for the facilitation of GFCE Working Groups: Cybercrime & Cybersecurity Standards

Job Vacancy: Facilitation of GFCE Working Groups: Cybercrime & Cybersecurity Standards

Type: Advisor

Hours: 40

Salary:  we offer a competitive salary that is benchmarked against current market rates

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is looking to appoint an advisor to facilitate the Working Groups on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Standards. The successful applicant will join the GFCE Secretariat Research and Working Groups pillar, with headquarters based in The Hague, the Netherlands. The deadline for applications is Sunday 13 February 2022 with a projected start date of Tuesday 1 March 2022.


 Established in 2015, the GFCE is a multi-stakeholder community of more than 150 members and partners consisting of governments, IGOs, companies, academia and project implementers from all regions of the world. Its mission is to strengthen cyber capacity and expertise globally by being a pragmatic, action-orientated and flexible platform for international collaboration. The GFCE delivers its mission through coordination to avoid duplication of efforts and blind spots; knowledge sharing to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of projects; being a Clearing House to connect requests for assistance with offers of support; and identifying and filling knowledge gaps with the development of a global CCB Research Agenda. More information can be found on


The GFCE Secretariat facilitates the GFCE Working Groups by providing organizational, administrative and coordination support. Working Groups were established in 2018, following the GFCE Community’s endorsement of the Delhi Communiqué on a Global Agenda for Cyber Capacity Building.

They are the GFCE’s driving force to coordinate and improve global cyber capacity building efforts. Based on the thematic priorities identified in the Delhi Communiqué, the Working Groups are organized along the listed themes of Cyber Security Policy and Strategy, Cyber Incident Management and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Cybercrime, Cyber Security Culture & Skills, and Cybersecurity Standards.

GFCE Members & Partners collaborate with each other through the Working Groups, with over 85% of the community involved in at least one group. Within their subject area, the working groups were initially established to provide an overview of the global needs and current or planned projects while involving important stakeholders, to discuss ambitions for the implementation of capacity building efforts and set goals and milestones to achieve this. Working groups are encouraged to share minutes, relevant documents, and results with the GFCE community.

For coherence and synergy, the activities of Working Groups are divided across common goals of avoiding duplication of efforts (Coordination), improving the efficiency and effectiveness of CCB projects and filling knowledge gaps (Knowledge Sharing), filling capacity gaps (Match Making) and collaborating on new projects within the GFCE community (Collaboration).

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Provide organizational and planning support to the Working Groups in setting its agenda and yearly work plan;
  • Track and facilitate Working Group activities aimed at cybercrime and cybersecurity standards capacity building, including by mapping existing efforts, gathering best practices, and conducting gap analysis;
  • Provide logistical and administrative support on Working Group meetings and related events;
  • Support the development and use of the GFCE Tools: Cybil knowledge portal, research agenda and clearing house mechanism;
  • Foster relationships with Working Group members and maintain an up-to-date record of Working Group contacts and knowledge;
  • Coordinate the sharing of information and data with Secretariat colleagues, other Working Groups, and representatives of relevant GFCE entities;
  • Provide guidance to the Secretariat on Working Group developments and the prioritization of Working Group activities, including on how these activities fit into the wider GFCE structure;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the GFCE Secretariat as required.


Requirements, Qualifications and Skills  

  • A minimum of two years’ practical experience working in a relevant role (e.g. research, project management, stakeholder engagement, coordination, etc.);
  • Master’s degree in Cybercrime, Law, Security Studies or International Relations;
  • Strong communication, coordination, and report writing skills;
  • Excellent written and oral command of English is a must. Proficiency in French Spanish or other languages is considered a plus;
  • Demonstrable interest in international affairs and security, preferably in the cyberspace context, through academic work and/or experience;
  • Well organized, strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.

Terms and Conditions

This position is fulltime. Candidates must be able to commit to working 40 hours a week. Candidates must be authorized to work in the Netherlands. Place of employment, The Hague, Netherlands.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter with your motivation and your CV before Sunday 13 February 2022 to Interviews will be held starting in the week of 14 February. A reference check will be part of the selection procedure. Please note that relocation assistance will not be provided.

For more information on this job opportunity please contact Marjo Baayen, Director of the GFCE Secretariat, via

*The GFCE is an equal opportunities employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation