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ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Date of Issue: 10 January 2017
Vacancy Filled
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Technical Officer - Cybersecurity Post Number: TD32/P2/750
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 10 March 2017 Duration of Contract:  2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years  
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Grade: P2
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector of the Union (the Union has three functional sectors: Standardization, Radiocommunication and Development) which deals mainly with development policies, strategies, programming, as well as technical cooperation activities (expert missions, training programmes, field projects, seminars, etc.).
Organization Unit:
Within the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the ITU and in close collaboration with the Deputy to the Director and the ITU Regional Offices, the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department (IEE) is committed to assisting ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members in advancing the development of telecommunication/ICT infrastructure and services as well as fostering an enabling policy and regulatory market environment for investment and growth in an inclusive digital economy. This includes the provision of tools, guidelines and strategies for decision-makers on collaborative regulatory mechanisms across the sectors, policy and market regulation, cybersecurity, conformity and interoperability, spectrum management, broadcasting, broadband and IPv6 implementation. It also includes building confidence and security in the use of ICTs as well as the development of national-scale ICT applications and programs for socio-economic development in the areas of e-Health, e-Agriculture and e-Education amongst others, ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities and digital skills development for women and youth. IEE actively contributes to the work of ITU-D Study Groups and various ITU-led events.
 Duties / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Cybersecurity Coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Provide technical support and recommendations to the cybersecurity activities undertaken by ITU within the framework of the BDT Cybersecurity Program, with a particular focus on the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) program, the execution of regional cyberdrills, the provision of technical training and other relevant projects and initiatives.
  • Assist in drafting studies, producing guidelines, documenting processes, and developing toolkits on policy and technical aspects related to cybersecurity in line with the priority areas identified by the annual ITU-D Operational Plan (OP), and the overall ITU strategy on Cybersecurity (WSIS Action Line C5 and the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda) to be used by BDT to deliver its mandate.
  • Perform required analysis of cybersecurity related projects involving feasibility studies and systems analysis to support the design, development and implementation of the services and capabilities to be provided to Member States, with particular attention to the technical aspects.
  • Assist the BDT Cybersecurity Coordinator in his/her role of focal point for the cybersecurity related questions of the ITU-D Study Groups and coordinate as necessary with the colleagues of other Bureaux. Study and review the contributions submitted to the relevant ITU Study Group in order to ensure follow-up by BDT where required, specifically in relation to the cybersecurity related technologies and services.
  • Support activities related to ITU actions undertaken in the context of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes, specifically in relation to the action line C5 (Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs), including preparatory work for the Council and its Working Group on WSIS, WSIS Task Force, WSIS Forum, etc.
  • Keep up-to-date and develop further, if necessary and in coordination with relevant colleagues, the BDT Cybersecurity related web sites, virtual machines, and other systems, providing advice on content and using new tools.
  • Act as the Division's resident technical expert on cybersecurity tools and systems, providing advice and recommendations to colleagues as required.
  • Performs other duties as required: as assigned to him/her by the Cybersecurity Coordinator of the BDT.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the administration of IT systems (HW and SW) and the related security elements.
  • Knowledge of the technical and policy aspects of Cybersecurity, such as the cybersecurity international landscape, IT and ICT security technologies and solutions, incident management capabilities (e.g. those related to Computer Incident Response Teams - CIRTs), cybersecurity related standards and frameworks.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including good presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with people from different regions of the world and from both public and private sector.
  • Internationally-recognized certifications in Information Security, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), or any other Information and/or IT security certification, are highly desirable.
  • Work experience in similar positions within the UN system would be an advantage.
  • Work experience in the field and experience in implementing cybersecurity related projects in developing countries would be an advantage.
  • Qualifications required
    University degree in computer science, information technology,telecommunications or in a related field OR education in a reputed college of advanced education, with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of a university degree in one of the fields above.
    At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the Information and network security of which at least one year should have been gained at the international level. An advanced degree in a related field can be considered as a substitute for one year of working experience. A doctorate in related fields can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience. Proven experience implementing IT and ICT projects, specifically on cybersecurity.
    Knowledge of one of the six official languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) at advanced level and knowledge of a second official language at intermediate level. Knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage. (Under the provisions of Resolution No. 626 of the Council, a relaxation of the language requirements may be authorized in the case of candidates from developing countries: when candidates from such countries possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the Union, their applications may be taken into consideration.)
    Additional Information:
    Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment (PA) (cost of living allowance). The PA is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.

    Annual salary from $46,026 + post adjustment $35,210

    Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx.

    Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.

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