The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is looking to appoint an advisor to facilitate the Working Groups on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy. 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 8 October 2023 with a projected start date of 23 October 2023 (negotiable).
Job Vacancy: Facilitation of GFCE Working Groups: Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy, and Cybercrime
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 & Strategy, Cyber Incident Management & 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).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Track and facilitate Working Group activities aimed at cybercrime and cybersecurity policy and strategy 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;
- Lead the GFCE’s positioning and engagement in related UN-processes (OEWG, AHC, Global Digital Compact, etc.)
- Support the development and implementation 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.
- A minimum of three years practical experience working in a relevant role (e.g. research, project management, stakeholder engagement, coordination, etc.);
- Master’s degree in public administration, Cybercrime, Law, Security Studies or International Relations;
- Experience engaging in multilateral negotiations and UN processes is highly desirable;
- Strong communication, coordination, and report writing skills;
- Excellent written and oral command of English. 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 able to work independently.
- This position is fulltime. Candidates must be able to commit to working 40 hours a week.
- Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the Netherlands.
Please send a cover letter with your motivation, your CV and the details of three references before Sunday 8 October 2023 to email@example.com. Interviews will be held starting in the week of 9 October 2023.
For more information on this job opportunity please contact Marjo Baayen, Director of the GFCE Secretariat, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that relocation assistance will not be provided.