Job Opening

Posting Title: IT Assistant (Cybersecurity Analyst)
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 28 April 2022 - 27 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-180399-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

Secure, resilient and scalable:
• Core infrastructure
• Cloud infrastructure
• Mobile and endpoints
• Web applications

Work Location

Beirut

Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief, ICTS, and direct supervision by the Team Lead, Infrastructure Network and Security unit, the IT Assistant (Cybersecurity Analyst) will perform the following tasks:

• Assist in defining and executing cybersecurity roadmap to improve cybersecurity controls and compliance objectives.
• Assist and manage the deployment, implementation, operation, support and maintenance of the Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO 27000 series standards.
• Assist to implement enterprise security policies and standards in cloud environment.
• Collaborate with internal and external entities in obtaining and maintaining ISO 27001 certification.
• Support development, implementation, and maintenance of cybersecurity playbooks, runbooks, procedures and guidelines.
• Assist in the development, maintenance and implementation of enterprise policies and procedures related to cybersecurity
• Collaborate with software developers to ensure the appropriate security requirements are embedded in the correct phases of development.
• Working closely with software developers to improve development cycles, audit and automate release processes and then coordinate with operations to implement pushes and changes
• Assist in annual cybersecurity assessment process and all resulting remediation projects.
• Participate in systems security evaluations and review including development of systems security plans, implementation and maintenance of risk assessments, management of certification and accreditations of systems and security categorizations.
• Identify & communicate vulnerabilities & risks and propose controls and procedures to mitigate them.
• Support in coordination and preparation of formal responses to IT security inquires from internal and external authorities.
• Assist to develop, coordinate, evaluate, and maintain a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plan.
• Conduct threat research and perform periodic risk assessments & penetration tests or security audits.
• Respond to incident investigations, perform triage activities, and utilize structured methodologies to prevent, detect respond to threats.
• Support control and vulnerability assessments to identify weaknesses and assess the effectiveness of existing controls, and recommends remedial action
• Audit the configuration of systems and network devices to ensure adherence to security best practices
• Monitor various equipment logs and network traffic to identify suspicious activity and then performs corrective action
• Perform assessments and design reviews to provide risk assurance over existing and future solutions
• Support cybersecurity monitoring and incident response activities

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: First level University degree preferably in computer engineering or similar field is required.
Experience: A minimum of 8 years of experience of consulting related work experience in two or more of the following areas: Application security, Information systems security, Network security, IT security auditing, Information security risk assessment or risk management is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an added advantage.

No Fee

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