The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is seeking an experienced, driven and self-motivated project/ programme manager/ administrator to join its core team in the Hague, Netherlands. The candidate needs to have a proven track-record of managing projects and programmes in an international environment, including, but not limited to: drafting concepts; developing concepts into projects based on internal and donor-supplied templates; responsibly budgeting for projects; supervising the implementation of projects, including monitoring budgetary expenditures, providing pre-event and on-site direction and admin and post-event reporting; monitoring and evaluation; cultivating relations with donors and implementers.

The preferred starting date for this position is 15 September 2023.


Established in 2015, the GFCE is a multi-stakeholder community of more than 190 members and partners consisting of governments, international organisations, 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 by facilitating coordination to avoid duplication of efforts and blind spots; sharing knowledge to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of projects; serving as a Clearing House to connect requests for assistance with offers of support; and identifying and filling knowledge gaps through a global cyber capacity building (CCB) research agenda.

Context of the GFCE’s role in supporting programmes and projects

The GFCE is not an implementer, but it works with a wide range of donors and sponsors to enable, enhance and facilitate opportunities for building capacities on behalf of its community of members and partners. The one-off projects and multi-year programmes that the GFCE commits to implementing range from facilitating participation of cyber security experts from beneficiary countries to events co-organized by the Forum, to setting up regional networks, presences and initiatives aimed at connecting and sustainably strengthening the global cyber security ecosystem.

The GFCE emphasises the need for inclusivity and equal participation of all communities in its initiatives, and helps facilitate dedicated programmes aimed at promoting gender equality in cyberspace, including through the Women in International Security and Cyberspace fellowship.

The GFCE presides over on-going cyber capacity building projects in Europe, Africa and the Pacific Islands, as well as multi-regional programmes aimed at operationalizing permanent regional hubs and liaison offices.

Role of the Project Officer and key responsibilities

Under the leadership of the GFCE Programme Coordinator, and in close coordination with GFCE Secretariat staff, leadership and locally contracted consultants in Africa, Pacific Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean and South East Asia, the incumbent will be called on to:

Candidate profile: qualifications, and skills

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter of max. 1 page outlining your motivation in applying for the role, addressed to Ms. Marjo Baayen, GFCE Secretariat Director, plus your CV by 28 July 2023 (CET) to Interviews will be held in August. Please ensure references are included on your CV as a reference check could be part of the selection procedure.