Information Systems Officer, (Information Security and Business Analyst), Economic Commission for Africa

Closing date: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Posting Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER, (Information Security and Business analyst), P3
Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 30 May 2016-28 July 2016
Job Opening number: 16-IST-ECA-60336-R-ADDIS ABABA (X)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. UNECA is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat and therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Information and Communications Technology service Section (ICTSS) of the Division of Public Information & Knowledge Management (PIKMD). The incumbent reports to the chief of ICTSS.
Within limits of delegated authority, the Information Systems Officer will be responsible for the following duties
Information Security
  • Participates in the review and development of UN system- wide information security policies, along with related standards and guidelines, as a member of the secretariat-wide ICT working group,
  • Develops, promotes, enforce, monitor compliance information security Governance, policies, standards, operating procedures and guidelines to meet the specific requirements at ECA Headquarters; its five sub-regional offices and IDEP,
  • Provides expert advice on the security architecture and on the configuration of complex systems;
  • Carries out regular and scheduled security penetration tests for systems and applications;
  • Directs scheduled information risks assessments for all ECA duty stations; improves risk management by introducing specific mitigation measures;
  • Analyzes the root causes of information security incidents; develops and introduces response to information security incidents as well as additional preventive controls and operational improvements;
  • Validates the correct implementation of security controls before systems enter production, when participating in quality assurance activities, Information Security Client Services
  • Guides project owners in defining their security requirements; communicates risks and documents risk acceptance
  • Raises awareness on information security issues of ECA personnel; contributes to awareness-raising secretariat wide initiatives- Provides information security training to end users, project owners and ICT
  • Coordinates development of new information, communications, and data technology systems, arranging financing and organizing specialists to participate as team members
  • Manages ECA's portfolio of business systems development projects; reviews progress and takes actions to address bottlenecks; designs project systems, functional and development specifications or assesses specifications submitted from other ICT specialists
  • Participates as a business systems analyst to teams developing information, communication and data technology systems
  • Provides authoritative specialized advice to clients, analyzing user requirements and translating them into new applications, determining systems interoperability issues
  • Trains ECA staff and other clients on business systems analysis and on applications produced by the development teams
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