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Information Security Officer (IT Systems) (P-3)


About Us

 


The Office of Confidentiality and Security, is located within the Office of the Director-General.

The Operations Security Section is responsible for the provision of safe workplaces and the protection of OPCW assets.

 

The Confidentiality and Information Security Section is responsible for the protection of information and communications systems, and assists States Parties and the Secretariat with the implementation of the confidentiality regime.

 

General Information

  • Contract Type
    Fixed-term Professional
  • Grade
    P3
  • Total Estimated monthly remuneration depending on post adjustment and family status: USD
    7,502
  • Closing Date
    09/07/2022

Responsibilities

Job Summary

The Office of Confidentiality and Security is looking for a talented colleague to join its team of Information Security experts as Information Security Officer (IT Systems). Located within the Office of the Office of Confidentiality and Security, the Confidentiality and Information Security Section is responsible for the protection of information and communications systems and assists States Parties and the Secretariat with the implementation of the confidentiality regime. You will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of OPCW Information security programme, assisting in managing the implementation of all ICT security measures to ensure the preservation of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of OPCW’s information assets. You will also perform security risk assessments, vulnerability testing and assisting in developing security incidence response.

 

Main Responsibilities

As an Information Security officer (IT Systems), you will be responsible for the following;

  1. Coordination of all aspects of the OPCW information security programme, assisting in managing the implementation of all ICT security measures to ensure the preservation of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of OPCW’s information assets:
  2. Performing security risk assessments:
  3. Write security risk assessments and coordinate with the business units and ICT units to communicate and implement information security risks and make recommendations for the development and implementation of security control measures to mitigate information security-related risks.
  4. Assist in developing policy and standards for the backup and archiving of the organisation’s information to ensure its confidentiality, availability, and integrity at all times, especially relating to:

 

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Qualifications and Experience

Education

Essential: 

Advanced university degree or equivalent in information technology or information system security. First university degree with minimum of 7 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree. Documented professional experience and/or specialised training in information security or related field with minimum 11 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a university degree.

 

Required Certification: 

Network management certifications (vendor or non-vendor specific).
 

Desired Certification: 

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP);

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC);
CISSP Concentration certifications such as Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) or, Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) or, Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP),
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Azure Security related technologies,
Checkpoint or CISCO Firewall administrator.

 

Knowledge and Experience

Essential: 

At least 5 years’ experience in the area of information technology or information security (7 years with a first university degree or 11 years with specialised training); Minimum of 3 years’ experience in information security implementation and management required. This must include as a minimum practical experience in;

  • Advising on and implementing ICT security solutions;
  • Experience in incident monitoring and security investigations;
  • SIEM/log and Security Operation Center management and monitoring;
  • Experience in the use and monitoring of Data Loss Prevention systems;
  • Firewall administration and monitoring (including web application firewalls)
  • Malware investigation;
  • Experience in creation or consultation of security architecture.
     

Desirable: 

Experience with Certificate Authority management, Hardware Security Module, Skybox Security suite, Office/Microsoft 365 security, Cloud services security, digital forensics, communications systems and tools, mobile device management. 

 

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of information security and confidentiality; management in the private or public environments;
  • Analytical skills and excellent ability to draft and edit documents in the English language;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Experience in the development and drafting of information security-related policies and procedures.

 

Other Skills: 

Tact, diplomacy and demonstrated ability to work in an international organisation with diverse cultures.

 

Note:

Extensive background screening will be conducted prior to appointment to this post due to the sensitive nature of the work.

Languages

Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

Additional Information

This fixed-term appointment is for the duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.


The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years.


The mandatory age of separation at the OPCW is 65 years.


Fixed-term staff members participate in the OPCW provident fund. A monthly staff contribution is met with a doubled amount by the OPCW to ensure separating staff have the capital necessary to move on to new challenges.


The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.


Only fully completed applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.


Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.


OPCW General Terms and Conditions

 

Important notice for applicants who are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system

Although headquartered in the Netherlands, the OPCW is not a regular Dutch employer but a public international organisation with its own special status. Please be advised that if you are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system, you will be excluded from this system as a staff member of the OPCW. You will consequently be insured under the organisation’s system. The above also applies to your dependents unless they are employed by a regular Dutch employer, they are self-employed in the Netherlands, or are receiving Dutch social security payments.

Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for more information about the possible consequences for you and your dependents, such as exclusion from ‘AWBZ’ and ‘Zorgverzekeringswet’ coverage: ‘Werken bij een internationale organisatie’.