The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) is looking to appoint a GFCE Clearing House Lead. The deadline for applications is 23 September 2020.
The GFCE aims to appoint an ambitious and driven individual, to build an internationally recognized and effective cyber match-matching service for Nations: the GFCE Clearing House. With an effective global Clearing House Mechanism, the GFCE aims to improve efficiency and knowledge sharing in the delivery of cyber capacity building, strengthening global cyber resilience and avoiding the duplication of efforts.
€60,000 pa + benefits
Established in 2015, the GFCE is a multi-stakeholder community of more than 115 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. More information can be found on www.thegfce.org
GFCE Clearing House
The GFCE Clearing House facilitates matchmaking between GFCE Members and Partners: receiving requests for cyber capacity support from GFCE Member nations (‘beneficiaries’) and matchmaking connections with international ‘donors’/’implementers’ (i.e. other nations, private sector actors, IGOs, and charitable foundations) who can offer cyber capacity building resources and expertise.
The GFCE’s Clearing House has been operational since September 2018 and is a core offering and function of the GFCE, as established in the GFCE 2015 mandate. Since 2018, the Clearing House has supported several GFCE member ‘beneficiary’ nations with clearing house requests. For example, helping Tunisia and Sierra Leone with their National Cyber Security Strategies, Senegal with organizing a national and regional CIIP workshop, and The Gambia with cybercrime legislation.
In May 2020, the GFCE community provided feedback on their experiences and recommendations for the Clearing House’s future. The report of the session is available here. The GFCE Secretariat has subsequently refined the Clearing House model, with an aim now to promote the role and offer of the Clearing House, ensuring an effective operating model to meet growing country requests for support.
This new role will lead the development, focus and objectives of the GFCE’s Clearing House function. The individual will manage all Clearing House country cases, lead the relationship and interaction between countries and coalitions (“Friends of….) of international cyber capacity building ‘donors’ and ‘implementers’. The Clearing House Lead will also be responsible for promoting the success and ‘offer’ of the GFCE Clearing House internationally, while providing strategic advice to the GFCE Community and Foundation Fund on the future sustainability and operation of the Clearing House.
Duties and Responsibilities
No immediate line management duties are required; however, the growth and success of the GFCE’s Clearing House may require the recruitment and management of a Clearing House team.
The Clearing House Lead will report directly to the GFCE Secretariat Director.
Candidate profile: requirements, qualifications, and skills
The successful candidate will have:
Place of employment
The Hague, with a flexible work from home policy.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter outlining your motivation in applying for the role, addressed to a GFCE Secretariat Director, plus your CV by 23.09.2020 to email@example.com. Interviews will be held on the w/c 28.09.2020.
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 Thomas Jordan, Senior Adviser to GFCE, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read the full job application here.
The GFCE is an equal opportunity 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.