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Application Deadline: 28 September 2012

Vacancy Announcement No: WIPO/12/P2/FT046


Grade: P2

Appointment/Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration: two years*
Publication Date: 31 August 2012

Application Deadline: 28 September 2012
(26 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Organizational Unit: Information Security Section
Information and Communication Technology Department, Administration and Management Sector

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland

Post Number: T778

Organizational Context:

Under the supervision of the Head of the Information Security Section, the incumbent will be required to recommend, review and validate ICT security controls. The incumbent will assist in planning and implementation of projects and operational activities that are related to information security and risk management.
Main duties:

The incumbent will mainly carry out the following tasks:

(a) performing periodic reviews of the design effectiveness of ICT security controls to ensure compliance with information security policies, standards and regulatory requirements; and providing recommendations for improvement;

(B) performing routine validation, including monitoring, on information security controls to identify irregularities, risks and potential weaknesses; providing initial analysis and recommendation for improvement where applicable;

© working with business units to minimize the complexity and maximize the efficiency of the information security controls, including non-automated controls, without compromising the overall effectiveness of the controls;

(d) liaising with the Internal Audit and Oversight Division for the co-ordination of follow-up activities within ICTD to support effective implementation of ICT related audit recommendations;

(e) supporting the Head of Information Security Section to coordinate and monitor the implementation of ICT related audit recommendations;

(f) maintaining the Information Risk Registry and keeping track of the mitigation activities;

(g) participating in Information Security policy reviews and control definition workshops;

(h) performing other duties in the area of competence as required.

WIPO Core Competencies

1. Communicating effectively.
2. Respecting individual and cultural differences.
3. Showing team spirit.
4. Managing yourself.
5. Producing results.
6. Embracing change.
7. Respecting ethics and values.

University degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Management or related area, or equivalent technical qualifications.



At least three years of relevant professional work experience in the area of information security compliance, information systems audit or information risk management, dealing with some, or preferably all, of the following: Windows, UNIX, Linux, Network and IP telephony, Active Directory, ERP and web applications.


Experience in implementation and auditing of COBIT, ISO 27000 or similar control frameworks.

Experience with the application of Project Management principles to the area of Information Security.



Sound knowledge of a broad range of IT hardware and software products, and security controls for network, database, application and operating systems.

Sound knowledge of industry standards, laws and regulations in relation to information security and compliance.

Interest and ability to develop and maintain knowledge of security compliance methods and options.

Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in multi-cultural teams and project environments.


Relevant industry certification such as CISA, CRISC or GIAC.



Excellent knowledge of English.


Knowledge of French or other UN languages.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
46,730 CHF
49,821 CHF (with primary dependants) Post adjustment: 92.6 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
Additional Information:

Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.

*Initial period of two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance. No fixed-term appointment or any extension hereof shall carry with it any expectancy of, nor imply any right to, (further) extensions or conversion to a permanent appointment.

This vacancy announcement is available in English only.

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