ECSO is now hiring!

Jul 15, 2016, Brussels

Cyber Security Policy Manager

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL – – is a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016.

ECSO represents an industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Cyber Security contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP). ECSO members include a wide variety of stakeholders such as large companies, SMEs and Start-ups, research centres, universities, clusters and association as well as European Member State's local, regional and national administrations, countries part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 associated countries.

The ECSO secretariat is managed by the European Organisation for Security –

Starting Date: As soon as possible
CV + Cover Letter to be sent to: nina.olesen[at]


Under the supervision of the Secretary General of ECSO, the Cyber Security Policy Manager will support and assist the work of ECSO in the implementation of the recently signed cPPP.

The Cyber Security Policy Manager will contribute to all aspects of ECSO's implementation of the cPPP, including operational management, working group coordination, stakeholder coordination, desk research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, organisation of events, etc.


The Cyber Security Policy Manager will support ECSO in the following aspects:

  • Supporting the set up and coordination of working groups linked to the cPPP, particularly on the implementation of the Security and Research Innovation Agenda
  • Drafting reports, minutes, policy synthesis and analysis of EU documents and other relevant documents
  • Preparing feedback and summary reports as necessary for dissemination amongst ECSO members
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of European cyber security research and innovation policies
  • Coordinating with ECSO members and key stakeholders
  • Solving problems and conflicts
  • Participating in the organisation of various events and roundtables on key issues related to ECSO's work
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities and tasks as directed by the Secretary General.


  • A relevant University degree
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in cybersecurity and if possible in the following areas: security and privacy by design; identity, access, and trust management; data protection; ICT infrastructures; and security services (certification, risk management, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of the EU Institutions and its relevant Agencies and of the Cyber Security domain
  • A good understanding of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (in particular Secure Societies and ICT-LEIT) and related instruments will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong research, analytical, and organisational skills
  • Ability to convene and facilitate group discussions
  • Quick, clear and concise drafting and reporting skills
  • Ability to network and build relationships with external organisations
  • Proactive, flexible, and a self-starter
  • IT-skills: Advanced use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel)
  • Excellent English verbal & written communication skills