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Cybersecurity Expert




Counterpart International

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Counterpart is recruiting cybersecurity specialists who will provide dedicated support and mentoring to civil society organizations (CSOs) to address their information technology and IT security needs. Applicants should have a strong technical background in information technology and a firm understanding of internet security issues, including familiarity with methods of encryption of data during storage and transmission, circumvention of cyber-censorship, patch management, and secure web hosting.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Travel up to 40% to CSO partners in developing countries and provide an assessment and guidance on partner’s IT security.
  • Develop country action plans to highlight internet security issues in specific countries and disseminate to local CSOs and technology partners,
  • Ensure that beneficiaries learn, internalize, use, and propagate appropriate information security practices.
  • Disseminate knowledge on information security and potential uses of new technology within country.
  • Train local counterparts in select countries about IT security.
  • Stay-up-to-date on new technologies and emerging trends and issues related to internet security.
  • Participate in conferences, trainings and other events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in international information security.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required.
  • English fluency
  • Native fluency in another language strongly desired (particularly Arabic, Vietnamese, Amharic, and/or Tigrigna)
  • High degree of computer literacy under Windows and at least one other operating system.
  • Solid understanding of internet’s building blocks: DNS, SSL, IP, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as experience developing solid professional relationships and providing dedicated on-going support to civil society actors (individuals, CSOs and/or media groups, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel frequently.
    Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple programs/activities.

Counterpart is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.