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National Consultants, Cybersecurity expert (Data protection expert) (SSA)

OSCE Tippecanoe County Full-time


In line with the Roadmap of the Digital Transformation Concept “Digital Kyrgyzstan 2019-2023”, specifically Task 3 on strengthening measures on personal data protection in the Kyrgyz Republic, in September 2021, the State Agency for Personal Data Protection was established through the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, which was further adopted by the Resolution #325 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the State Agency for the Protection of Personal Data under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic” in December 22, 2021.

Personal data protection is a crucial aspect of the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts in digitalization and human rights protection, as it prevents the data of, inter alia, users of the state electronic portals and services from falling into the hands of third parties who could use the obtained data for fraudulent activities. In order to strengthen the work of the Agency, a cybersecurity expert is needed.

The work of the consultant shall be directly supervised by the State Agency for Personal Data Protection and the Economic and Environmental Department of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek.

Objective Of Assignment

The National consultant, Cybersecurity expert ( Data protection expert ) (SSA) should develop documentation for the Agency's needs on cybersecurity and be able to act as a mentor to trainees of the Agency.

Tasks And Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the State Agency for Personal Data Protection and National Anti-Corruption Officer, EED/ POiB, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:
  • Study and analyse global cybersecurity trends;
  • Study and analyse Agency's current national regulations;
  • Mentor trainees of the Agency;
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Agency management.
  • Monthly activity report for the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek according to the special reporting form;
  • Final report on the completed work for the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, according to the special reporting form.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please see: .

Necessary Qualifications
  • Diploma of higher education in security studies, ICT or related fields;
  • Citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic without a criminal record;
  • At least three years of professional experience in the cybersecurity or related fields;
  • Knowledge and understanding of information security practices and standards, risks and compliance;
  • Knowledge of national and European data protection legislation;
  • Experience in developing risk, compliance and information security policies;
  • Knowledge of international cybersecurity standards;
  • Experience of information retrieval, analysis and formalization methodology;
  • Practical skills in setting up security systems in organizations;
  • Taking personal responsibility for achieving successful results;
  • Analytical thinking and communication skills;
  • Fluency in Russian, knowledge of Kyrgyz language will be considered as an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Remuneration Package

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant's/expert's qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under .

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see .

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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