Online Job Opportunity As an Information Security Specialist at UNOPS 2020

Online Job Opportunity As an Information Security Specialist at UNOPS 2020

 United Nations Office for Project Services

United Nations Office for Project Services

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Nonprofit organization
22 Apr 2020
Study level
Opportunity funding
Full funding
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All Regions

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for a qualified Information Security Specialist to start workingwith the team in a home-based position for 2020. The UNOPS, like any organization, risks being 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. The Information Security function is tasked to protect the highly geographically dispersed and diverse ICT environment of the organization from cyber-attacks. 


  1. The availability of the Consultant to complete the task.
  2. The skill set of the Consultant and the applicability of those skills to the task required.
  3. The location of the Consultant and the applicability to the task required.
  4. Contributing to the formulation of information security policies, including associated documents such as standards and guidelines.
  5. Assessing ICT disaster recovery plans (DRPs) for coverage and completeness.
  6. Conducting cyberattack preparedness exercises or simulations.
  7. Planning and delivering vulnerability assessments or penetration testing exercises.
  8. Supporting the implementation of security tools and products.
  9. Serving as a subject matter expert (SME) for secure application and infrastructure design, development and deployment.
  10. Performing security architecture reviews.
  11. Undertaking third-party supplier privacy and information security audits.


  1. Strategic perspective.
  2. Integrity and inclusion.
  3. Leading self and others. 
  4. Partnering.
  5. Results orientation.
  6. Agility. 
  7. Solution focused.
  8. Effective communication.


  1. An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, information security or related field.
  2. A first-level university degree with a minimum of two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  3. Certifications in Information Security or IT Risk Management (such as CISSP, GIAC, CRISC, CISM, etc.) are an advantage.


  1. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the design, development and deployment of secure ICT applications and infrastructure.
  2. Strong experience developing and implementing security policies, standards, and guidelines is required.
  3. Good experience in providing support to disaster recovery exercises, and coordination of the implementation of disaster recovery plans is desirable.
  4. Solid experience in providing support for standardization and consistent integration of information security processes across existing and new (cloud) ICT environments is desirable.
  5. Experience with ISO 27000 series of security standards and best-practices is an asset.
  6. A strong grasp of privacy program implementation is an asset.
  7. 1 Year, renewable upon satisfactory performance and budget availability.

More about UNOPS:

UNOPS helps the UN and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian and development solutions. Its mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. The team is focused on implementation, committed to UN values and private sector efficiency, and are the only part of the UN not receiving core funding from tax payers. Its services cover infrastructure, project management, procurement, financial management and human resources. Its partners supplement their own capacities, improve speed, reduce risks, boost cost-effectiveness and increase quality.

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