Cyber Security Technical Coordinator

Job Category: Cyber Security Technical Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Belgium

Expertise France is the public agency of French international technical cooperation. The agency operates around four priorities:
democratic, economic and financial governance;
security and stability of countries in crisis/post-crisis situations;
sustainable development;
strengthening health systems, social protection and employment.
In these areas, Expertise France carries out engineering and implementation missions for capacity building projects, mobilizes technical expertise and acts as an aggregator of projects involving public expertise and private know-how.

With an activity volume of 233 million euros, more than 400 projects in portfolio in 80 countries, and 63,000 days of expertise, Expertise France focuses its action towards France’s solidarity policy, influence and economic diplomacy.

Under the strategic direction of the Project Director, the cyber security Technical Coordinator will be responsible for implementing activities under the cybersecurity area according to established work plan and objectives identified.

Description of the task to be assigned:General objective:
Regular exchanges with national cybersecurity administrations or regional entities related to cyber
Identification of opportunities of collaboration in each country
Proposal of priorities and activities to the Project Director and Expertise France
Mapping of ongoing projects and initiatives in the region related to cyber
Drafting of cybersecurity area quarterly work plans per country and for transversal/regional activities
Coordination and organization of activities implemented under thematic component, including public diplomacy actions ( with local partners, with EUD, with logistics partners and with Short term experts)
Identification, management and support of short-term experts to implement activities in a timely manner and according to the objectives identified
Participate in relevant project activities
Regular exchange with EU Delegations, European External Action Service when technical meetings, European agencies and other international partners
Provide inputs to the Project Director for overall reporting
Participate to Steering Committee meetings or other relevant meetings requested by the Project Director or Expertise France

Security cooperation in and with Asia
Designed to strengthen the EU’s security engagement in Asia by supporting tailor-made cooperation with an initial set of five pilot countries ( India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea and Vietnam ), the project aims to support deeper and more operational security dialogues with partner countries, promote greater convergence between policies and practices of the EU and the partner countries and Increase international awareness and acknowledgement of the EU as a security provider.
This 4 year project of 13.5 million euros will be implemented in co-direction by GIZ and Expertise France, with a team of a 6 Key Experts (2 co-director, one EF and one GIZ, and 4 thematic coordinator, one per area: counter terrorism, cyber security, maritime security and crisis management (peacekeeping/CSDP).
Short term expertise is also foreseen to strengthen the permanent team.
In each of the 4 thematic areas of intervention, activities will be implemented under three components which are inter-related:
Support to Policy Dialogue : support deeper and more operational dialogues with Asian partners on security topics of shared interest
Cooperation and Capacity building: to promote greater convergence between the policies and practices of the EU and the partner countries.
Public Diplomacy

The three components pursue the following outputs:
Output 1 : Enhanced engagement and advocacy through regular dialogues on cyber security issues of shared or converging interest with key Asian partners
Output 2 : Cyber EU and international standards and best practices are disseminated in the partner countries, which incorporate them in the revision processes of their national strategies, and start discussing in regional organisations such as ASEAN.
Output 3: Increased factoring in of the EU’s policies and strategies in the response to security threats and challenges faced by partner countries in the region and beyond.
Output 4: Greater visibility and understanding of the EU’s contributions to cybersecurity in the world and in and with Asia
Expertise France will in particular lead the activities on cybersecurity and maritime security.

10 years of Experience in cyber security (cyber security and anti-cybercrime according International and European conventions, directives and regulations), with broad political and intercultural competencies in international project implementation context;
10 years of Experience in cyber security research, practice or training;
5 years of Experience in cybersecurity information management and sharing and information technologies;
5 years of Experience in working with CERT/CSIRT;
2 years of Experience in developing regulatory and public policies and implementing information security policies;
Experience of inter-agency and international cooperation;
Experience in assessment of national legislation and regulation and comparison with best practices and international rules in order to enhance it;
Experience in enhancement of capacity building and administrative reforms in Asia and in Africa would be an asset;
Experience in the implementation of international or regional Conventions, directives and regulations on cyber Crime would be an asset;
Proven experience in privacy and the protection of personal data (audit and compliance with international or regional Conventions);
Participation in similar EC-funded technical assistance projects would be an asset;
Experience in team management and technical project management with planning, implementation processes which require coordination with stakeholders and logistics;
Working experience in/with one or several of the partner countries (India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Vietnam), Europe, Africa would be an advantage
Qualifications et compétences
Good understanding of regional and/or national critical information infrastructures protection center, CERT computer emergency response team, regional/ sub-regional fora, or other cyber actors relevant in the region regarding cyber issues (ASEAN)
Previous experience in development of projects in the region;
Excellent verbal and written command of both languages English and French;
Ability to write official correspondence in both French and English;
Proven organisational and communication skills;
Strong skills in report writing;
Computer proficiency.

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