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ICPC - Program Manager/Senior Analyst

ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) has an outstanding opportunity for a talented, proactive and super efficient program manager/senior analyst to join its growing centre.

ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for the Indo-Pacific’s strategic, defence & policy leaders. The 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, espionage & foreign interference, 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 successful candidate will need to have a proven track record of leading teams and experience in project management including financial and stakeholder management (which will include industry, the Australian Government, Parliament and foreign governments). 

To succeed in this position candidates should have exceptional communication and problem-solving skills and experience in research, policy analysis or policy development. Some experience working on China would be useful, as this person may end up leading - among a wider workload - one or two large China focused research projects, for example, the centre’s Mapping China’s Technology Giants project. 

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 positive culture and flat hierarchy. This individual will work closely with the centre’s Deputy Director and Director. There will be opportunities to pitch, fundraise for, and build teams around new projects this individual may be passionate about. 

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 secondments or unpaid leave from the Australian Public Service (APS). Similar arrangements - including secondments - 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.


Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected], no later than 12 July 2020 and should include the following:

  • A one-page letter that links your skills to the above requirements;
  • A resume including names and contact details of two professional referees