Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - Job-specific
The UN is continuously targeted by cyberattacks and understanding how cybersecurity may affect the ability to deliver on its mandate is essential to be able to mitigate associated risks. OICT/ Cybersecurity Section is tasked to protect the geographically highly dispersed and diverse ICT environment of the organization from cyberattacks. In addition to the vast existing traditional infrastructure the ongoing migration of service to cloud computing providers, as well as the significantly increased reliance on mobile computing platforms poses severe challenges that require additional resources, and new and innovative approaches to ensure the organization is adequately protected. This applies to areas such as threat management, incident detection and response, vulnerability management as well as organizational resilience.
The activities of OICT/ Cybersecurity Section focus on policy development and oversight, cyber risk management, cyber threat intelligence, global monitoring and analytics, application and infrastructure vulnerability management.
This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.
Within delegated authoriy, the Junior Cybersecurity Officer:
Impact of Results: Increased organization’s capacity to perform internal cybersecurity assessments; established and maintained global cyber threat and vulnerability management intelligence programmes; as well as increased incident response capabilities.
Required: minimum of two years of cumulative experience in programming, information systems, database, and/or network administration.