Starting date: January 2024

HD’s AI work began with a two-year dialogue process with a group of Chinese, American, and international experts on reducing the risk of military systems enabled with AI. This led to a draft Code of Conduct on Artificial Intelligence in Military Systems, a set of voluntary standards which was published in 2021. This Code of Conduct outlines measures that would make AI systems safer and decrease the likelihood of accidental or intentional weapons use in conflict. HD’s efforts are now shifting to dialogue and training with a broader set of states that have an interest in artificial intelligence in military systems.

In 2024 HD will be facilitating a series of structured dialogues with interested states on codifying risk mitigation measures in one or more agreements. This work is housed in HD’s Digital Conflict directorate. There will also be the opportunity to scope and develop work on other emerging issues in the nexus between technology and conflict (e.g. in the outer space domain).

Key responsibilities are:

  • Lead the development of HD’s artificial intelligence and emerging technologies project and oversee its overall performance;
  • Chair meetings of government officials and experts convened by HD; 
  • Manage staff and consultants working on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies within HD, delegating tasks and supervising their day-to-day performance;
  • Serve as focal point for HD’s external stakeholders on the topic of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies, attending meetings, panels or events where relevant;
  • Bring in relevant technical outside expertise and forging of partnerships where required;
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts by meeting and briefing HD donors.
  • Oversee the financial performance of the project, supervising the production of forecasts, budgets and financial reporting.

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working at the intersection of technology, diplomacy, and conflict;
  • Demonstrated understanding of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies;
  • Masters’ degree in a relevant field;
  • Strong project management and coordination skills;
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing small teams;
  • The ideal candidate should be politically astute, have strong organisational and communication skills, and be capable of writing clearly and concisely in English. Other language skills are a plus.

If you are interested in this position and meet the required criteria defined above, please send your resume along with a short cover letter in a single PDF file by 8 September 2023 to Please indicate “Project Manager AIET” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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