Desk Officer

Job Purpose

Serve as the focal point with member states and invited interested countries while facilitating engagement between DCO Member States, Observers and the Secretariat.

Job Responsibilities & Duties

Under the direction of the Chief of Global Cooperation and Partnerships (GCP) and the Director for Government Affairs (GA), Desk Officers are

  • Responsible for a set of countries comprising member states and prospective member states.
  • Ensure they have full awareness of all DCO activities with the set of countries and an overall sense of their digital ecosystem, political and economic environment.
  • The lead focal point for engagement with the set of countries through embassies and government officials in capitals, desk officers are responsible for research, correspondence, remarks, briefing materials, recommendations as well as the preparation of meetings, visits, bilateral working groups.
  • Facilitating collaboration with member states, observers, partners and secretariat departments.
  • Responsible for other GCP and GA internal tasks as required and assigned by the GCP Chief and GA Director.


  • Fluent in oral and written English.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science or a related field.
  • Maximum three years working in an international environment, preferably a foreign ministry, diplomatic mission or international organization.
  • Understanding of diplomatic practice.
  • Ability to proactively engage with foreign governments with minimum direct supervision on a day-to-day basis.


  • Geopolitical analysis.
  • Writing and editing in English.
  • Outgoing and engaging personality
  • Multitasking in a high-intensity environment and professional demeanor in engaging with senior officials and representatives of governments.