Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant – Senior Information Security Expert, Local (HQ Gaza);
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Gaza
Posting Period: 26 April 2022 - 09 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-UNRWA - Information Management - Gaza-180108-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

Work Location

Gaza

Expected duration

¿ The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months, extendable according to performance and availability of funds.
¿ Remuneration for this consultancy will be $1,800.00 and depend on fund availability, qualifications, and relevant experience.
¿ The incumbent will be only in Gaza.

Duties and Responsibilities

¿ Administers UNRWA Security solutions, including:
o Agency-Wide Firewall gateways, VPNs, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS);
o Security monitoring and management systems;
o Internet content filtering services;
o Establishing and maintaining an inventory of hardware and software items related to the security services;
o Web Application security

¿ Develops network documentation of security architecture;
¿ Researches new trends in Security platforms to recommend suitable direction considering the latest developments in the field;
¿ Provides advanced second-level technical support for relevant staff on issues related to cybersecurity;
¿ Creates a high level of security awareness across users and technical teams on security by design and default.
¿ Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
¿ A university degree or master’s degree from an accredited educational institution in information technology, information management, Information systems, computer science, computer engineering, Software engineering, Business Administration, Management, or other related disciplines;

Experience:
¿ A minimum of 7 years of experience for a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years for a master’s degree in IT Operations, Network Engineering, Security, or related experience.

¿ Varied experience working with security applications such as anti-virus, firewalls, IDS, etc.;
¿ Exposure and experience working with security applications such as firewalls, anti-virus, patch management;
¿ Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Servers, Linux OS, and Network Equipment (switches and firewalls)
¿ A thorough understanding of how applications communicate over the network using source and destination IP addresses, ports, and protocols;
¿ Excellent aptitude for process and methodologies related to cybersecurity protection, detection, and response and an understanding of applied security concepts and best practices;
¿ Able to assist in the development of vulnerability management processes and workflows;
¿ Basic knowledge of application security and cloud/mobile security is a plus;

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
¿ Information Security related certifications issued by Cisco, ISACA, or ISC2;
¿ Previous experience with Web application firewalls.
¿ Previous experience with UNRWA or other UN agencies;

Competency:
¿ Applying technical expertise;
¿ Strong ability to drive for results, to manage and deliver against multiple priorities on time;
¿ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
¿ Strong interpersonal and communication skills; verbal and written;
¿ Excellent planning and organizing skills;
¿ Flexibility and adaptability.

Language:
¿ Fluent in spoken and written English.
¿ Fluency in spoken and written Arabic.

Additional Information

UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking an Information Security Officer to implement, operate and maintain Security hardware, software and solutions Agency-wide. The consultant provides technical and process support and expertise across a broad range of information security work efforts, including anti-virus, firewalls, intrusion detection/ prevention systems, VPN, content filtering, reverse proxy solutions, and vulnerability management. The consultant will report administratively to Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarter Gaza and technically to the Senior Information Security Officer at Headquarter Amman.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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