Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 189-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.
The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
Vice Presidency Context
Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries.
ITS services range from: establishing the infrastructure to reach and connect staff and development stakeholders; providing the devices and agile technology and information applications to facilitate the science of delivery through decentralized services; creating and maintaining tools to integrate information across the World Bank Group, the clients we serve and the countries where we operate; and delivering the computing power staff need to analyze development challenges and identify solutions.
The ITS business model combines dedicated business solutions centers that provide services tailored to specific World Bank Group business needs and shared services that provide infrastructure, applications and platforms for the entire Group. ITS is one of three VPUs that have been brought together as the World Bank Group Integrated Services (WBGIS), to provide enhanced corporate core services and enable the institution to operate as one strategic and coordinated entity.
The ITS Information Security and Risk Management (ITSSR) unit, headed by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), is responsible for providing leadership in managing the functions and activities of information security and risk across the World Bank Group, enabling the achievement of WBG’s business objectives. ITSSR enables and facilitates a risk aware culture, ensures that WBG information assets are protected in an effective, efficient, and balanced manner; and IT security and risk management efforts throughout the World Bank Group are coordinated and aligned to the Bank's business and IT strategy. ITSSR establishes and maintains the World Bank Group's IT and InfoSec policies and standards; develops and engineers the WBG’s information security plans and solutions; responds to security incidents; and ensures that the information risks are identified, assessed, and managed in consistent with the overall risk management approach and with the established appetite and tolerance. ITSSR consists of three main units: 1) ITS Risk Management, Compliance, and Policy, 2) ITS Information Security Operations (ITSIS), and 3) Program Management Office (PMO).
Roles & Responsibilities :
The IT Analyst, Security, Risk and Compliance will have overall responsibilities for executing the work program under the Security Engineering – Vulnerability Management team; as well as for working as an integral part of the OIS team in executing OIS’s work programs. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conduct regular vulnerability assessment scans on all enterprise IT assets and troubleshoot any problems encountered.Perform manual penetration testing using open source and commercial security tools.Work closely with system/network administrators, and software vendors to remediate any vulnerabilities discovered.Work with commercial security tool vendors to resolve any bugs and false positives in their products.Produce and maintain appropriate documentation and dashboards detailing the enterprise vulnerability posture.Produce weekly/monthly reports of activities and operational status of systems and processes under his/her control.Participate in audits, as needed, producing necessary documentation, reports and explanations.Implement corrective and preventive action plans approved by unit managers.
Note: There are 2 open positions under this requisition.