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

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Vacancy Code:
VA/2015/B5004/8159
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
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 worlds 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 activity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Under the leadership of the
ICT Security and Operational Resilience Coordinator, the incumbent will assume
the following responsibilities:
  • In
    charge of evaluating existing security and safety systems to determine the
    potential risks and identify possible ICT based integrated mitigation
    measures
  • Provide
    evaluations on current security system and recommendations for
    improvements, utilizing ICT-based compatible, integrated security
    solutions
  • Regularly
    review regulations, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines in
    preparation for and conducts assessments
  • Take
    part in technical meetings with client missions to gather data for
    preparation of  assessment
    activities
  • In
    charge of evaluating security documentation and operational activities to
    ensure they meet  requirements
  • Ensure
    that all required and applicable ICT-based security controls have been
    properly identified, implemented and maintained as intended
  • Responsible
    for preparing and conducting client security assessment briefings
  • Create,
    review and edit related documentation using Microsoft Office Productivity
    tools such as Access, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Draft
    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
  • 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
  • On-site
    Quality Control/Compliance assessments using project management tools and
    methodology
  • Offer
    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 audiences
  • Perform
    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 Associate Officer should preferably hold a 
    Master’s Degree
    or equivalent in Disaster or Emergency Management, Political Science, Military
    Science, Public Administration, Law Enforcement, Law or a related area. Possession
    of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with two additional years of qualifying
    experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • The applicant
    must also hold these Certifications: CISSP, CISM, CRISC, SSCP, CSSLP, ITIL,
    PRINCE2 or GIAC.
  • At least two years’
    relevant experience in an ICT physical security environment is required, with
    at least a year of demonstrated cumulative experience in security engineering
    tasks including ICT Physical security system, data security administration, IS
    disaster recovery, networking, and/or project management.
  • A minimum of
    one year of experience in performing vulnerability assessments, security
    analysis, and/or developing mitigation strategies is required. 
  • Professional
    experience at the international level in the public/private sector is
    desirable.
  • Past experience
    with ISO 27000 series of security standards and best-practices is an asset.

    Language: 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
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: 10th February 2016

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