Communications Advisor


The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is looking to appoint an ambitious and enthusiastic Communications Advisor to spearhead GFCE external communications, manage digital media as well as organize and support global and regional events.

The deadline for applications is 13 August 2023.  


Established in 2015, the GFCE is a multi-stakeholder community of more than 180 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; 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. More information can be found on


The GFCE Communication team sets and executes our global communications strategy, strengthening the GFCE brand and ensuring that the GFCE Community and broader international cyber community understand the values, role, offer and impact of the GFCE. The Communications Advisor will work closely with the Communications team to lead the design and implementation of the GFCE communications plan and activities.

As a Communications Advisor, you will be responsible for delivering a range of high-quality communications materials and activities to support the GFCE Community and engage both internal and external stakeholders, working closely across pillars with all members of the GFCE Secretariat, including the GFCE Regional Hubs and Liaisons. The role covers a wide range of activities including but not limited to content creation, social media and email marketing, website development and content upload.

The scope of the role also incorporates communications activities related to the work of the GFCE Working Groups and Toolbox, and support of specific projects as needed. The Communications Advisor reports to the Coordinator of the Communications Pillar.

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Provide strategic advice, guidance and support to the GFCE Secretariat on strengthening the GFCE brand;
  • Develop and implement the GFCE Communications Strategy;
  • Act as a point of contact for the GFCE Community regarding their respective communications activities and respond to incoming requests;
  • Advise, develop and execute communications campaigns related to various topics on cyber security and cyber capacity building;
  • Connect and align the GFCE global messaging with the GFCE regional hubs;
  • Analyse impact and effectiveness of the GFCE Communications strategy and overall activities;
  • Support GFCE Annual Meetings and regional conferences, developing bespoke communication plans and initiatives, which maximize the GFCE’s objectives, mission and mandate, and aligns to the GFCE’s overall Communication Strategy;
  • Advise on positivestrategic improvements across the GFCE Secretariat’s Communication channels.

Key skills

The successful candidate will have:  

  • Graduate or master’s degree in public relations, communications, business development or other relevant field;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of communications and/or brand management for an international organization in technology, ICT and/or cyber security;
  • Excellent project and time management skill and the ability to handle multiple communications projects concurrently;
  • Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written);
  • Strong document production skills;
  • Digital Marketing experience;
  • Experience in the organization of events and/or conferences;
  • Experience working with and engaging multiple stakeholder groups across public and private sectors in the international digital and/or cyber sector;
  • Professional, confident, self-motivated, punctual, flexible, proactive and able to work both independently and as part of a multi-national team. 


Desirable Skills 

  • Verbal and Written communication skills in French and Spanish; 
  • Website content and development;
  • Advertising and experience with media. 

Place of employment 

The Hague, The Netherlands. 

How to apply 

Please send a covering letter outlining your motivation in applying for the role, addressed to Ms. Marjo Baayen, GFCE Secretariat Director, and your CV by 13 August 2023 to 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 

*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.