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International Cyber Policy Centre – Program Coordinator

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia's strategic and defence leaders. The Institute's work helps to foster strategic expertise in Australia through dialogue, research and its contribution to public debate.

The International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) is a large centre within ASPI comprising of approximately 30 staff that work on a broad range of topics including traditional cyber-security challenges, foreign interference & espionage, emerging and critical technologies, information operations and online disinformation, cyber-capacity building in the Indo-Pacific, and issues related to surveillance, satellite analysis and human rights.

The Coordinator’s primary focus will be the organisation and execution of ICPC’s sponsorship program. The Program Coordinator will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to maintain and develop these relationships. The coordinator will also support the Director and the Deputy Director with the coordination and delivery of ICPC's global research program. This will be a busy, fast-paced and varied role that would suit a highly organised and energetic individual who thinks and acts strategically.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Manage the administration requirements of the program including those related to;
    • Specific ICPC projects
    • Sponsorship engagement
    • Fellowships
    • Fundraising
    • The Cyber Capacity Building program
    • ICPC events, media and external engagement requests
  • Contract and relationship management of ICPC’s corporate and Government stakeholders
  • Co-ordinating the centre’s response to tenders and grant applications
  • Identifying and initiating new sources of funding
  • Facilitating the visits of International guests and visitors
  • Assist to strategically develop and manage ICPC’s communications through the ASPI website, and social media platforms and marketing materials, if required

Selection Criteria:

Essential Qualifications:

  • Highly developed organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Effective written and communication skills including the ability to liaise with people at all levels including people in government, academia and private sector whilst representing ASPI in a highly professional manner
  • Demonstrated reliability and the ability to execute sound judgement and discretion when dealing with difficult and complex situations. As well as a willingness and ability to occasionally work after hours
  • Demonstrated self-management skills including the ability to show initiative, problem solve, work independently, manage competing priorities and deadlines, respond well under pressure and work as part of a team
  • High standard of computer competence including experience of Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Government department and familiarity with Australia’s national security landscape

Staff in APSI’s ICPC have diverse backgrounds and are usually involved in several projects at once. It is a busy and creative workplace that values its culture and flat hierarchy. There will be opportunities to both work in a collaborative team environment and work on solo projects.

The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package at a level aligned with their demonstrated skills and expertise. This is a contract position for an initial 1-year term with the option of extension.

At any one-time ASPI has multiple people working at the institute who are on unpaid leave or secondments from the Australian Public Service (APS). Similar arrangements - can be negotiated in this instance pending approval from the APS department/agency.

ASPI promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and values unique contributions of all people. The institute strongly encourages people from diverse cultural backgrounds including applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply. The position can be flexible to suit the successful applicant, including part time working arrangements.

For further information about this position contact ASPI on (02) 6270 5100 or visit www.aspi.org.au.

Applications should be submitted to [email protected] no later than Midnight 28 April 2021, however early applications are encouraged. Applications should include:

  • a letter of no more than one page in length linking your motivation and skills to the above requirements;
  • curriculum vitae and names and contact details of two professional referees.