As our current director is taking up a new position, we are now seeking a new director for a five-year term from 1 September 2019 to 1 September 2024. The start date is subject to agreement.

The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) is a growing and developing international expert organization of 22 member states with a Secretariat in Helsinki.

Hybrid CoE’s mission is to improve the preparedness and capabilities of member states to counter hybrid threats, and to strengthen cooperation between the European Union and NATO in this respect. Hybrid CoE operates through networks of multinational officials, business representatives and researchers, whose activities are managed and coordinated by the Secretariat.

Hybrid CoE currently employs 26 people from 9 countries. Our working language is English and our way of working as a Finnish legal person is light and agile.

The Director is responsible for the efficient management and development of Hybrid CoE’s activities, serving as a key representative and spokesperson for the organization.


  • Knowledge of Hybrid CoE’s activities, including EU / NATO activities.
  • Strategic thinking ability, a proactive and positive mindset, an aptitude for active development, smooth cooperation, flexibility, organizational and negotiation skills.
  • A higher academic degree. Academic experience is considered an advantage.
  • Strong leadership experience and ability to manage and develop a multinational work community.
  • Excellent spoken and written proficiency in English.
  • Citizenship of a member state of Hybrid CoE.

We offer challenging, interesting and varied work in a knowledgeable, committed working community with a good team spirit. We also offer the opportunity to develop the role, together with a total remuneration package.

The successful candidate may be subject to a background check with their consent for security clearance purposes (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). More detailed information on the security clearance procedure and the rights of the person subject to the clearance can be found at

For further information on the position, please contact: Jori Arvonen, Chairman of Hybrid CoE’s Steering Board, tel. 0295 160 320, [email protected], or Johanna Kari, Director of Administration of Hybrid CoE, tel. +358 40 025 3800, [email protected]

Please submit your application (in English) no later than 17.6.2019 by 16.15 to Hybrid CoE, P.O. Box 72 FIN-00531 Helsinki, Finland or to [email protected] (mark your application Director, Hybrid CoE). Please note that applications will not be returned.