UN IT Jobs – ICT Security and Operational Resilience Officer at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Vacancy Code: VA/2015/B5004/9035
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade Level: P3
Reports to: ICT Security
and Operational Resilience Coordinator
About UNOPS:
United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy
partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality,
speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international
financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
About DFS – UNSOA:
The United
Nations Department of Field Support, Information and Communications Technology
Division (UN DFS-ICTD) is responsible for the delivery of applications that
satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and
Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs).
The United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA) is a field support
operation led by the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) under UN
security Council Resolution 1863 (2009) mandated to deliver a logistics
capacity support package to AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia), as well
as to provide operational support to other East African missions. The logistics
package consists of equipment and mission support services, including ICT
infrastructure, systems and software applications in support of United Nations
peacekeeping operations, DFS and DPI in the region. UNSOA is headquartered in
Nairobi, Kenya with logistics operations facilitated through Mombasa, Kenya and
Mogadishu, Somalia. In addition, as a member of the East African Missions and
Region 2, UNSOA is a beneficiary of centralized ICT services provided by the
Regional ICT Services (RICTS) office of the Regional Service Centre Entebbe
(RSCE). These services include ICT Technical & Signals Training,
Applications Implementation, Autonomous ICT Communications, ICT Security &
Compliance, and Physical ICT Security and Surveillance. As per GA A/67/723,
there is no separate funding assessment made for the RSCE. Each mission
contributes a portion of its budget and personnel to enable the services of the
RSCE. UNOPS has been requested to assist in the implementation of this
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the leadership of the ICT Security and
Operational Resilience Coordinator, the ICT Security and Operational Resilience
Officer will assume the following responsibilities:
The incumbent will also evaluate existing physical
security and safety systems to determine the potential risks and identify
possible ICT based integrated mitigation measures
Evaluate physical security documentation and
operational activities to ensure they meet 
Provide evaluations on current physical security
system and recommendations for improvements, utilizing ICT-based compatible,
integrated security solutions
Regularly review physical security regulations,
policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in preparation for and conducts
Actively participate in technical meetings with
client missions to gather data for preparation of  assessment activities
The job holder will make sure that all required and
applicable ICT-based security controls have been properly identified,
implemented and maintained as intended
Prepare for and conduct client physical security
assessment briefings
Create, review and edit related documentation using
Microsoft Office Productivity tools such as Access, Excel, Word, etc.
The incumbent will draft physical ICT risk
assessment reports based on findings from the assessment activities
Provide ICT-based integrated security solution
services including physical security, static security, personnel security,
facilities security, operations security, and integrated fire safety systems
On-site Quality Control/Compliance assessments using
project management tools and methodology
Technically support other ICT security activities
such as regional ICT security integration activities
Project Management of assigned client projects
ensuring proper information flow, leveled expectations and on time deliverables
Provide client support via conference calls, on-site
meetings, and electronic communications
Ensure that systems implemented, designed or
acquired meet the business continuity requirements
Implement assistance for ICT security control
products such as IPS, Breach Detection, Data Loss Prevention, and Encryption
Client presentation to both technical and administrative
Perform any other related duties as required by the ICT
Security and Operational Resilience Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNOPS ICT
Security and Operational Resilience Officer should preferably hold a Master’s
degree or equivalent in computer or information systems, telecommunications, or
other related field. A first level university degree with a relevant
combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu
of an advanced university degree.
IT Certifications: Certified Protection Professional
(CPP) and/or Physical Security Professional ASIS Certification are preferred.
Certifications such as the CISSP, CISM, CRISC, SSCP,
CSSLP, ITIL, PRINCE2 or GIAC are desirable.
At least five years of relevant experience in ICT
environment is required, with three years of demonstrated cumulative experience
in security engineering tasks including computer system security, data security
administration, IS disaster recovery, networking, and/or project management.
At least a year’s experience in performing
vulnerability assessments, security analysis, and developing mitigation
strategies is required.
Broad working knowledge and experience in threat
assessment and risk analysis, integrated physical security systems, and the
appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security
Prior experience with SAN and NAS as well as WAN
optimization technologies, firewall, network intrusion detection and prevention
systems, malware protection, security information and event management
technologies is required. Professional experience at the international level in
the public/private sector is desirable.
Previous experience with ISO 27000 series of
security standards and best-practices is desirable.
Language Requirements: Fluency in
English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language is highly desirable.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Strong
theoretical background and substantial experience in Information and
Communications Technology (ICT), particularly in the areas of ICT security and
operational resilience including risk assessments procedures, business
continuity, and disaster recovery. Extensive knowledge of network designing,
architecture planning, deployment and support. Ability to independently run
projects and to perform security assessments and reviews, and ability to prepare
recommendations to effectively address a wide range of security related issues.
Demonstrated ability to work towards the achievement of defined deliverables.
Client Orientation: Ability to
identify and analyze clients’ security needs and develop appropriate solutions
to meet the business needs.
Planning and Organizing: Ability to
organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and
work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines. Sound organization and
interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate teams of individuals with diverse
skills set.
Communications: Excellent
communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey
complex technical concepts both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise
manner. Ability to formulate detailed technical reports.
Teamwork: Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective
partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
environment with sensitivity and respect
NB: This Vacancy Announcement has
been posted to supplement the process for VA/2015/B5004/7988 ICT Security and
Operational Resilience Officer. If you have already applied for this position,
then your application is already under consideration and there is no need to
apply for this position.
How to Apply:
If interested
in joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the aforementioned
capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or
express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system
Deadline: 28th February 2016
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