GFCE Outreach Coordinator

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is looking to appoint a GFCE Outreach Coordinator. The deadline for applications is 28 November 2021.

Summary                            

The GFCE aims to appoint an ambitious and driven individual, to lead the GFCE’s account management efforts regarding its current multi-stakeholder community as well as to expand the GFCE’s network with new Members and Partners. Additionally, the GFCE Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the GFCE’s regional efforts with its regional hubs and liaisons.

Background

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 Cyber Capacity Building (CCB) Research Agenda. For more information, see https://thegfce.org/

GFCE Outreach Coordination

The strength of the GFCE is its multi-stakeholder community with representatives from Countries, Private Sector, International and Regional Organizations, Academia and Civil Society. Therefore, one of the main responsibilities of the GFCE Secretariat is maintaining, strengthening and expanding its community with key stakeholders active in the field of cyber capacity building.

Over the past year besides facilitating its network of over 150 stakeholders, the GFCE Secretariat also increased its regional focus. The Organization of American States (OAS) hosts a GFCE liaison as a linking pin for the LAC region, and the GFCE Secretariat has liaisons on behalf of the UK and India. Moreover, the GFCE Secretariat is working with a GFCE Africa Program Manager and a GFCE-AUC liaison to coordinate efforts better between the GFCE and the Africa region. Additionally, by the end of 2021 a GFCE Pacific Office will be launched to strengthen CCB coordination efforts in the Pacific region. With these increasing regional efforts it is essential that there is well-established coordination between the different regions and linked to the overall GFCE account management and outreach efforts.

Role

This new role of GFCE Outreach Coordinator will coordinate the GFCE’s efforts for the facilitation of its current Members and Partners as well as the coordination of the GFCE’s regional efforts. The role will lead the development and oversee the implementation of a Global GFCE Strategy for Regional Engagement to strengthen the GFCE’s regional efforts. The GFCE Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the GFCE’s account management efforts within the Secretariat and ensuring that these efforts are in line with the other efforts within the GFCE Secretariat.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a Global GFCE Strategy for Regional Engagement that outlines the GFCE’s account management and outreach efforts for the different regions, including activities as regional events.
  • Coordinate with the GFCE regional liaisons, hubs, and offices to oversee, steer and advise the GFCE’s regional efforts.
  • Handling public relations, such as developing strategic relationships, and conducting informational presentations
  • Work with the COMs team to develop press releases, marketing materials and materials for maintaining the GFCE’s website
  • Organizing outreach events, including marketing, and planning, to promote the GFCE.
  • Collecting and analyzing data, developing results, and presenting the conclusions to the relevant stakeholders
  • Performing administrative duties, such as overseeing mailings, organizing travel, monitoring budget information, and reporting on financial issues.

The GFCE Outreach Coordinator will report directly to GFCE Secretariat Director, David van Duren.

Candidate profile: requirements, qualifications and skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Graduate or master’s degree in (cyber) security studies, technology, business administration, marketing and or communication.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of cyber and/or digital capacity building, either at national or international level.
  • Direct experience of Outreach and Partnership management for an International Organization.
  • A proven track record of building and maintaining the confidence of senior international relationships across government, industry and international organizations.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, utilizing differing media channels and communication mediums to convey results, opportunities and impact to diverse audiences.
  • The ability to think strategically and innovatively, leading the international growth and recognition of the GFCE’s Clearing House function.
  • A self-starter, resilient attitude; being willing to deal with logistical and operational details (i.e. administration), while being proactive in seizing international opportunities to promote the role and offer of the GFCE Clearing House.
  • Experience of working with international donors across industry, government and the wider international sector.
  • Professional, confident, self-motivated, punctual, flexible, proactive and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-national team.
  • Experience with institutional databases, public access sites, and primary research skills.
  • Good reporting, technical, and statistical skills.

Desirable

  • Verbal and Written communication skills in French and Spanish.

Place of employment

The Hague, however with a flexible remote working policy.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter outlining your motivation in applying for the role, addressed to Ms. Marjo Baayen, GFCE Secretariat Director, plus your CV by 28 November 2021 to contact@thegfce.org. Interviews will be held starting from 6 December. Please ensure references are included on your CV as a reference check could be part of the selection procedure. Please note that relocation assistance will not be provided.

For more information on this job opportunity, please contact Ms. Marjo Baayen via contact@thegfce.org

 

*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