Job vacancy: Senior Analyst – Aviation and space

 The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) is seeking a SENIOR ANALYST to be in charge of its aviation and space workstrand. This workstrand is situated in the Centre’s Community of Interest (COI) on Vulnerabilities and Resilience (V&R).

COI V&R currently has four main workstrands: Transport and Logistics, Civil Protection, Finance and Markets, and Critical Infrastructure. A new field of exploration is aviation and space.

In aviation, all stakeholders are increasingly leaning on effective satellite-based communication and navigation services in their operations. Among other vulnerabilities, this dependency makes the air domain, and the related systems and operators within it, potential targets for hybrid operations.

Space technologies are also becoming decisive in many other fields, such as telecommunications and various technologies involved in observing and measuring the Earth. However, international norms concerning the use of space are not developing as required.

Hybrid CoE is seeking a Senior Analyst to continue the ongoing work on aviation and space. The work should build on the findings concerning hybrid threats against aviation, where space-based location systems play an increasing role. The scope will be widened to cover all other forms of using space for systems that might be relevant in the hybrid threats context.

The Senior Analyst should be prepared to deepen his/her understanding of the hybrid threats concept and to apply it in these specific fields and more widely.

Requirements for the position: Higher university degree, either civil or military.

The applicant should be able to comprehend the operational/technical aspects of aviation and space systems and interact at a general level with subject matter experts, as well as possess or develop an understanding of the international normative framework around aviation, space operations, and related technologies.

Work experience in one or more fields in aviation, space technology and related international norms would be an asset. General experience of the EU and/or NATO is an additional advantage.

Citizenship of one of Hybrid CoE’s Participating States and a good command of spoken and written English are other key requirements. A security clearance will be required.

We offer an interesting and dynamic position in a stimulating international environment. 

The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats is an international expert organization of 30 Participating States with a Secretariat in Helsinki, Finland. The Centre employs around 40 experts of different nationalities, and the working language is English. Hybrid CoE’s mission is to improve the preparedness and capabilities of its Participating States in countering hybrid threats, and to strengthen cooperation between the European Union and NATO in this respect. Hybrid CoE operates through networks of governmental officials, researchers and representatives of the private sector, whose activities are managed and coordinated by the Secretariat. 

Applications including a letter of motivation, full CV and salary request should be submitted no later than 24.9.2021 by 16.00 CET to For further information, please contact Jukka Savolainen, Director of COI Vulnerabilities and Resilience:

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