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World Economic Forum seeks Head of Cyber Capacity and Government Relations

World Economic Forum 5<y Senior Level  Genève, Genève, Schweiz 17 Mai 2018

Job Description

Why we are recruiting

The Global Centre for Cybersecurity was established by the World Economic Forum in 2018 to address the global cybersecurity challenges in a strategic, transparent and collaborative manner by leveraging the neutrality of the Forum as an independent organization.

The centre will act as an independent, neutral force and community multiplier with focus on delivering advice and recommendations, and launch coordinated cybersecurity initiatives that will mitigate and minimize risk while inspiring new global efforts to tackle one of the biggest threats to society today.

The centre will also develop a cyber security prevention platform as the state-of-the-art connector between stakeholders, and create a trusted exchange hub for the most important information and early warnings.


Head of Cyber Capacity and Government Relations

is a newly created role to enhance the centre’s governmental capacity building with a highly experienced government relations expert who will perform as its representative agent.

Reporting lines and interactions

This will position report to Troels Oerting, Head of the Global Centre for Cybersecurity. This role primarily interacts internally with the centre’s network and the other Forum centres.External interactions will primarily be with development banks, private and public stakeholders, and international organizations.

Main responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the centre’s expertise and delivery for capacity building in liaison with development banks, private and public stakeholders, Interpol and others
  • Establish relevant capacity in cyber-developing countries to ensure readiness to meet emerging cybercrime challenges
  • Establish national computer emergency response teams (CERTs)
  • Educate law enforcement and prosecution matters, provide digital forensic expertise, etc.
  • Be responsible for the centre’s outreach and interactions with governments and institutions to build a trusted and supportive network facilitating the broader cybersecurity agenda

The successful candidate will be assessed on

  • Negotiation and implementation of frameworks on cybersecurity cooperation
  • Impactful facilitation of discussions around cybersecurity policies
  • Implementation and management of the centre’s information technology infrastructure
  • Knowledge enhancement and sharing among private and public stakeholders

Formula for success

  • Master’s degree in international relations of related field
  • 10+ years’ international experience with governmental affairs and international institutions
  • Knowledge and interest in cybersecurity
  • Relevant skills:
    • Strategic thinking and planning
    • Project management
    • Publication writing and editing

Why you should work at the World Economic Forum

The Forum believes that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to improve the state of the world by building awareness and cooperation, shaping mindsets and agendas, and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for positive change.

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