Senior ICT Associate job at UNICEF

Website United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The Senior ICT Associate (Security Operations Analyst) will assist and support the ICT Specialist in day-to-day operational aspects of cybersecurity at UNICEF by maintaining, documenting, operating, and monitoring information systems infrastructure components globally.

Key responsibilities:

  • Serve as first responder in security incidents.
  • Analyze threats and vulnerabilities on an ongoing and proactive basis.• Investigate, document, and report on cyber security issues.
  • Address cybersecurity incidents, investigate suspicious activities and provide support for containment and prevention.
  • Implement and manage Security Operations Center toolsets. Optimize and fine-tune performance to derive optimal results from the toolsets.
  • Conduct threat hunting activities under the guidance of the ICT Specialist (Security Operations Center).
  • Assist in auditing systems and risk assessments for applications and sites.
  • Prepare response reports and document reported incidents.
  • Collaborate with other units to identify potential security threats to their environments.
  • Respond to cybersecurity queries from the global audience.
  • Interact with subject matter experts within ICTD and from the field as necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Any other duties assigned by Supervisor and 2nd Reporting Officer.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

Academic Degrees:

  • Completion of secondary degree (High School Diploma or equivalent) is required.
  • University level courses in Computer Science or a related field with an industry-wide vendor certification like Security+, CSA, CEH are desirable.

Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of practical and progressive work experience, with at least 5 years of work experience related to cybersecurity operations is required, including experience in:
  • Network defense tools and technologies
  • Incident response techniques

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with penetration testing for finding vulnerabilities in systems, web applications and networks is required.
  • Intermediate familiarity with OSINT tools and techniques is required.
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP is required.
  • Knowledge of computer networking, connectivity, Microsoft Operating Systems is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of tools related to endpoint detection and response, vulnerability management, patch management is required.
  • Practical knowledge of PowerShell/Python/Query languages for scripting is required.
  • Linux expertise is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese or Russian) is an asset.