Job Opening

Posting Title: Information Systems Officer (Information Security & Network Administrator), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 08 September 2021 - 07 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Information Management Systems-UNS-SPM UNITAD-161665-J-Baghdad (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da'esh / ISIL (UNITAD) and will be based in Baghdad, Iraq.

UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da'esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da'esh) in Iraq.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, the Information Systems Officer (Information Security & Network Administrator) may be responsible for the following duties:

•Manages projects involving feasibility studies, systems network analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or, participates as a member of a development team with responsibility for major components of the more complex systems.

•Develops detailed system policies and procedures related to network hardware and software acquisition, use, support, security, and configuration.

•Maintains, upgrades or enhances existing user systems; troubleshoots and provides continuing user support, to include resolving difficult problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring transactions to measure performance and continued effectiveness of assigned systems, etc.

•Maintains awareness of the global threat landscape and reviews complex, technical threat data, enriches it with contextual information and produces reports for key stakeholders.

•Provides specialized advice to users on information security threats, analyzing users' requirements and translating these into appropriate solutions; determines application systems integration and linkage issues; ensures that key risk issues are understood, communicated and tracked as required.

•Assess the requirements and then perform security operations tasks in order to ensure the coverage of multiple areas of basic security operations and hygiene.

•Provide specialized expert advice in information security to mitigate breaches and develop new policies, strategies, and solutions to reduce security risks.

•Determine configurations and set-up of VPNs to provide secure network connectivity to customers.

•Manage, maintain, and configure security network hardware (ex. Firewalls, VPN devices, Logging Systems, Security Provisioning Systems.)

•Develops training materials, operating and user manuals; trains staff in assigned systems.

•Develops disaster recovery plans and ensures appropriate planning and training of those responsible.

•Formulating, developing and implementing IT security projects, risk assessments, policies, standards, and procedures.

•Researches, analyzes and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for their deployment.

•Participates in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, system requirements, information strategy, etc.

•Facilitates communications between ITSD and its clients for good client relations. Serves as coordinator in the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the client and ITSD, for either specific IT services or general technology support, including any charge back mechanisms.

•Handles all aspects of contract administration including establishment of service level agreements with vendors and chargeback policy for users.

•Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, database design and programming. Knowledge of several high level programming languages and significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages, document design and management, hardware and software requirements, systems facilities and execution protocols. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity. Knowledge of interactive systems; good knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s); independently maintains assigned systems and develops innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues/problems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

•Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Desired Certifications:
CISSP
GIAC or OSCP

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation, maintenance, and data security of computer information systems or related area is required.
A minimum of three years of managing development and implementation of efficient short-term and long-term information systems security strategies and processes to continuously identify, evaluate, and mitigate risks across the cybersecurity landscape to reduce identified enterprise-wide cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities; a minimum of three years of experience in managing, maintain, and configure security network hardware (Firewalls, VPN devices, Logging Systems, Security Provisioning Systems; a minimum of three years of experience in creating, operating, and improving security operations procedures and technical techniques related to vulnerability management; threat intelligence; threat detection; and providing automated solution to accomplish threat hunting activities is required.
Managing highly technical aspects of information and network security such as: malware reverse engineering; event/log management and automation; digital forensics; network intrusion analysis; and 3rd party software security analysis is desirable.;
Formulating, developing and implementing IT security projects, risk assessments, policies, standards, and procedures is desirable.
Architecting and implementing an information/cyber security program or data protection program is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff.

• Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

• This position is temporarily available. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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