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.