The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) calls upon civil society representatives to apply for membership of the GFCE Advisory Board 2022-2024.

Members will serve on the Advisory Board for a period of two years, with the possibility of re-election for a second two-year term.

Please note that participation is voluntary and unpaid. Members are expected to contribute approximately four (4) hours per month to their function on the Board.

Background

The GFCE Advisory Board was established to further promote the role of civil society, academia and the technical community in cyber capacity building.

The main role of the Advisory Board is to provide advice and support to the GFCE community and the GFCE Foundation Board in decisions on the GFCE’s functioning, activities and overall strategic direction. Advice takes the form of opinions and recommendations, issued upon request or on the Advisory Board’s own initiative. The aim of the Advisory Board is to ensure that cyber capacity building activities under the GFCE umbrella reflect multi-stakeholder approaches and perspectives, including those of civil society, and address important cyber capacity building policies and needs.

More information on the mandate and structure of the Advisory Board can be found in the GFCE Advisory Board Terms of Reference. The objectives and priorities of the current Advisory Board (2020-2022) can be found here.

Candidate profile

Applicants for the GFCE Advisory Board must meet the below criteria:


Selection procedure

Applicants are encouraged to send a short biography, their CV and a brief motivation (200-400 words) to the GFCE Secretariat (contact@thegfce.org). The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 July 2022.

Following the application deadline, a shortlist will be drafted on the basis of the application criteria and the following requirements: –

  1. Availability
  2. Relevance of expertise and experience to the role
  3. Preserving institutional memory and ensuring the continuity of the Board’s operations by retaining up to 1/3 of the current GFCE Advisory Board members
  4. Geographic and gender balance

Members of the current Advisory Board are eligible for a second two-year term and are also invited to apply for re-election. To enable broad participation of the GFCE community and to ensure a clear division of roles and responsibilities, the holding of multiple positions in the GFCE is discouraged.

The GFCE Foundation Board will reduce the shortlist to approximately ten individuals for the GFCE Advisory Board 2022-2024 based on the above mentioned requirements and striving for diversity of perspectives.

The GFCE Advisory Board 2022-2024 will be announced to the GFCE community in September and officially presented during the GFCE Annual Meeting 2022.

Please feel free to contact the GFCE Secretariat (contact@thegfce.org) if you have any questions.