Cluster Leader - Cybersecurity

Join us in transforming the world, one class at a time

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) provides forward-thinking and innovative solutions for policymakers and organizations concerned with international affairs, peace and security in today’s complex, globalized world. We are leaders in delivering executive education in global peace and security policy. More than 1100 participants, from over 165 nations, from the public, non-profit and private sectors attend our courses every year.  We are an international foundation with 52 member states from across the globe located in the state-of-the-art Maison de la Paix at the heart of international Geneva. We are also recognized as a cutting-edge, dynamic and impactful platform that facilitates dialogue and exchange in support of peace, security and international cooperation (

At GCSP we pride ourselves on our multinational team of experts as well as an ever-growing alumni community of over 6000 international professionals with global influence.

Interested in joining our highly motivated and dedicated team? If you are entrepreneurial, results-driven and a team-player that is committed to providing innovative ideas and ensure our stakeholders enjoy a rich and rewarding experience, you may be our future: 

Cluster Leader - Cybersecurity

100% - Permanent basis


At the GCSP, the Cybersecurity Cluster, within the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, focuses on pressing cyber issues in three areas of activity: (1) executive education, (2) policy analysis, and (3) dialogue. The cluster serves as a hub that convenes cyber experts from across the public sector, private sector, and civil society to examine current and future cyber challenges. The incumbent will be responsible for designing and delivering executive education courses, pursuing dialogue initiatives, and contributing to policy papers on cybersecurity issues. More specifically the following responsibilities will be part of the position:

  • Provide leadership in developing the cybersecurity cluster by drafting a cluster strategy that covers executive education, dialogue activities and policy analysis in order to   expand GCSP’s positioning in this field,
  • Nurture existing and build new networks with key stakeholders,
  • Raise funds to achieve the cluster objectives
  • Represent the GCSP at key events relevant to the implementation of the cluster strategy and to the promotion  of GCSPs leading position in the cybersecurity space,
  • Implement the cluster’s strategy and objectives within  budget and the agreed timeframe,
  • Expand the pool of external experts; plan and coordinate their input into the cluster’s  activities,
  • Collaborate closely with other relevant programmes and departments to achieve the cluster objectives.

Required competencies and experience:

  •  PhD in International Relations, Development, Political Sciences, Economics, International Law or other relevant field,
  • 7-10 years of work experience, with relevant experience in the field of cybersecurity,
  • Pedagogical skills and an ability to facilitate and  deliver courses and other activities (workshops, track 1.5 dialogues),
  • Leadership skills and high drive, a proactive and can-do attitude,
  • Ability to work autonomously,
  • Collaborative approach,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer orientation,
  • Agile and flexible mindset,
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail,
  • Ability to interact with colleagues of diverse cultures; respect for diversity,
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English; knowledge of other languages is an asset,
  • Swiss or EU national or holder of a valid Swiss work permit.


If you recognise yourself in this challenge, we are eager to receive your full application file via until 26 March 2018.


The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 June 2018 or upon agreement. The GCSP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages applications of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.