Cybersecurity Operations Administrator

Countries: Italy, Spain, United States of America
Organization: International Computing Centre
Closing date: 4 Feb 2024

Position Description

The UNICC workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. UNICC seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity by ensuring equal opportunity and an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of this position is to provide support to UNICC’s partners, support Cybersecurity Operations activities in collaboration with UNICC’s team of information and cybersecurity professionals who collaborate with IT professionals from multiple UN agencies and International Organizations.

Objectives of the Programme:

The objective of the Centre is to provide trusted ICT services and digital business solutions to its Clients and Partner Organizations.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head, Cybersecurity Operations (CSO) within the Cybersecurity Division (CS) and in close collaboration with the CSO teams. The incumbent could be requested to do any others tasks of similar level in related fields. The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Participate in pursuing relevant actionable intelligence on current cyber threats , including analysis of security alerts and incident response reports;
  • Under guidance, identify and report on relevant cyber threat information from security operations monitoring teams
  • Contribute to the analysis and interpretation of data and potential threats using various intelligence gathering and reporting tools and frameworks
  • Under guidance, work with different cybersecurity teams (SOC, CTI, IR) to participate in the contextual visibility efforts to ongoing investigations and serve as an escalation point from security analysts
  • Participate in the research and analysis of different cyber threats relevant for UNICC and its UN partner organizations
  • Propose optimization and automation of the processes for collecting and disseminating information across technical controls (SIEM, EDR, NDR)
  • In close collaboration with the relevant team members and under guidance, communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner

Recruitment Profile

Experience and Skills required:

Essential:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in Cybersecurity. A completed university degree from an accredited institution will be counted towards minimum work experience requirements
  • Proven experience in the following areas:
    • Cybersecurity Incident Response
    • SIEM technology (e.g. Splunk, Azure Sentinel, Elastic)
  • Understanding of the different Cyber Threats
  • Programming skills to integrate different internal systems with the external sources and to automate the collection, management and dissemination of actionable intelligence
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to analyze complex data sets and identify potential security risks;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

Desirable:

  • API integration experience
  • Python programming skills
  • Experience with running and investigating systems using multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS
  • Knowledge of security controls used for detection and defense (e.g. networking technologies such as firewalls, proxies, IDS/IPS and endpoint protection tools such as EDR and Antimalware solutions)
  • Technical knowledge of current and past malware, attack methodologies, adversaries, cyber threats, defenses, motivations, techniques and methods

Education:

Essential:

  • Completion of secondary school education or equivalent technical school.

Desirable:

  • Any of the following certifications: OSCP, GDAT, GCTI, GCFA, GCIH, GPEN, or GCIA

Languages:

Essential:

  • English: Expert knowledge is required
  • French, Russian or Arabic: Intermediate knowledge is desirable

Global Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Communicating: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Demonstrates the ability to work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.

Other Information

Eligibility:

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Compensation:

Annual Salary Estimation (net of tax at single rate):

  • Brindisi: EUR 31,065
  • Valencia: EUR 39,799
  • New York: USD 51,243

UNICC also offers generous leave and absence allowances, flexible working hours, overtime compensation, teleworking, access to training, and depending on eligibility other benefits such as relocation grant, dependency allowance, language allowance, or education grant.

Closing date for applications:

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Geneva Time) on 04 February 2024.

Notes:

  • Technical and/or personality tests may be carried out as part of the selection process
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Though you may not be selected for this advertised position, the UNICC will keep your application in a roster if your profile is deemed to be of potential interest for the Centre. You may thus be solicited by our HR department to participate in an interview for another position

Please inform us should you require any specific accommodation to facilitate your application

The UNICC workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. UNICC seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity by ensuring equal opportunity and an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

For applications to be valid, they must contain a motivation letter and the filled Personal History Form.

How to apply

PLEASE APPLY HERE: https://bit.ly/3S2jNir

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