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Job Opening

Posting Title: Head Information Security Office, P4

Job Code Title: Head Information Security Office

Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Duty Station: HQ Amman

Posting Period: 11 April 2021 - 08 May 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-Education-UNRWA-153324-R- (O)

Staffing Exercise N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Head, Information Security Office is responsible to the Director, Information Management and Technology and Chief Information Officer.


Assists the Director in formulating strategies, deciding, allocating budget and initiating actions towards Cybersecurity initiatives and digital Risk Management Agency wide. Develops policies and solutions designed to protect against threats to confidentiality, integrity and availability of Agency’s data/information, communications, systems and other digital assets. Provides secretariat support for the Agency’s Data Management Committee;

Leads the Information Security Office, providing direct supervision to the HQ Information Security Administrators and technical supervision to Field Office Security Engineers;

Oversees and monitors the implementation of Agency’s cybersecurity program initiatives, controls and risk responses, including protection against ICT related vulnerabilities, stronger identity and access management, establishment of security policies and procedures in relation to data protection, hardened infrastructure defences, digital forensics and other relevant security practices while ensuring regulatory compliance;

Keeps abreast of new development and trends with regard to enhancement in information security technologies through constant learning and researching; performs periodic information security risk and vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing; monitors and audits information security controls, while measuring results and responding to new risks;

Develops plans, policies and strategies for incident response, disaster recovery, operational resiliency and business continuity at both HQ and Field Offices, improving continuity by rapid detection and restoration of services;

Develops and implements Information Security Awareness programme to train staff on the proper handling of information/data to improve security posture and protect the interest of the Agency at all times;

Coordinates information security collaboration, threat intelligence, incident response and forensic activities with other United Nations organizations, NGOs, Host governments and where necessary, the private sector;

Coordinates security efforts with internal and external audit entities, as required. Provides support in conducting digital forensic investigations and other related activities that may arise during security incident response activities in collaboration with DIOS and DLA.


UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.

- Deciding and Initiating Action

- Applying Technical Expertise

- Formulating Strategies and Concepts

- Learning and Researching

- Planning and Organizing

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI


Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution, in computer science, information management systems, computer engineering or other related discipline;

Relevant information security certification, such as Certified Information Security Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, or Certified Information Security Systems Professional.

Work Experience

At least Eight years of professional experience in IT and Telecommunications security and risk management.

At least two years of hands-on-experience in implementing technology solutions for identity and access management, encryption, vulnerability management, intrusion monitoring, detection and response.

A minimum of two continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a national identity number.

Knowledge of the mandate and mission of UNRWA as well as the cultural, political and social environment in which it operates (Desirable).


Excellent command of spoken and written English

Knowledge of the Arabic language is an asset (desirable)


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Type of Contract and duration: 2 years with the possibility of further extension.

The Chief, Information Security Office should have the ability to convey complex technical concepts and recommendations to non-technical staff at senior levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner;

The Chief, Information Security Office will be required to travel throughout the Agency's area of operations in the Middle East. Possession of a valid driver’s license is a must.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations

UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.

UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

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