Cyber Security Officer

Position Summary

Job CategoryVacancy
Vacancy Notice NumberICC/19/NY/662
Position TitleCyber Security Officer
Position TypeFixed Term
Number of Positions1
Date of Issue18/12/2019
Date of Closing02/02/2020
Annual Salary EstimationUSD 121,666 (net, single rate, including post adjustment)
Duty StationNew York, USA
Organizational Location/UnitCyber Security Section

Position Description

Purpose of the Position:

The Cyber Security Officer will provide services to assist and support client organizations in establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a corporate wide information security controls to ensure that information assets are adequately protected with the context of the organization. The Cyber Security Officer will also function as a trusted advisor providing independent advice to client organizations on the security programme strategy and direction in line with business needs.

The Cyber Security Officer will provide services to ICC and client organizations either independently or in support of more experienced colleagues in the team, depending on size and complexity of client organization and related needs.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Cyber Security Section (CPI) and in closed collaboration with the CPI team members, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

  • Under close guidance from the Chief, CPI, develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program to ensure that the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information is managed and controlled by the client organization. Facilitate information security governance through the implementation of a governance program, including an information security steering committee or advisory board
  • Develop, maintain and publish up-to-date information security policies, standards and guidelines. Oversee the approval, training, and dissemination of security policies and practices
  • Develop and implement cyber security roadmap for ICC partner Organizations
  • Develop and enhance an information security management framework based on the ISO 27000 standards. Create a framework for roles and responsibilities with regard to information ownership, classification, accountability and protection
  • Develop and oversee effective disaster recovery policies and standards to align with enterprise business continuity management program goals. Coordinate the development of implementation plans and procedures to ensure that business-critical services are recovered in the event of a security event. Provide direction, support and in-house consulting in these areas
  • Coordinate information security and risk management projects with resources from the IT organization and business unit teams. Provide strategic risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls
  • Ensure that security programs are in compliance with relevant rules, regulations, policies and standards to minimize or eliminate risks and audit findings
  • Manage security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets, including intellectual property, sensitive data and the organization’s reputation
  • Monitor the external threat environment for emerging threats, and advise relevant stakeholders on the appropriate courses of action
  • Perform technical security assessments and develop strategies for remediating vulnerabilities and risks identified
  • Work closely with other members of ICC’s cyber security team to develop and deliver new and existing cyber security services
  • Provide other ad hoc support either within CPI or other units as required – this includes the participation in special projects or support to service delivery for short period of time on a part-time or full time basis upon request from the senior management

Recruitment Profile

Experience and Skills required:


  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in information security, risk management, or IT-Security or security incident response or security testing related jobs
  • Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs in a dynamic environment
  • Sound knowledge of information security technologies
  • Ability to understand technical and business aspects of IT risk, and to communicate those risks to management, business and technical units so that the organization can make informed decisions regarding appropriate levels of information security control
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment. Ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT, etc
  • High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity
  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision


  • Project(s) for achieving and maintaining ISO 27001 certification
  • Three years experience working in security consulting engagements
  • Project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines
  • A working knowledge of business management in international and/or not-for-profit environments



  • Masters or advanced degree in information security, computer science or related field (or a bachelor’s degree with additional years of work-related experience)
  • Professional security management certification, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or other similar credentials


  • GIAC Certifications (or equivalent)
  • Project Management qualification, such as PRINCE2
  • Service management qualification, such as ITIL Practitioner


  • Expert knowledge of English is required
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable

ICC Global Competencies:

  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Fostering integration and teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond: Develops and strengthens internal and external partnerships that can provide information, assistance and support to ICC. Identifies and uses synergies across the Organization and with external partners.

Other Information


Annual Salary Estimation (net of tax at single rate), including post adjustment (67,5% on November 2019): US$ 121,666.

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 2 February 2020.


  • 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 ICC 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

Applications from women are particularly encouraged for this vacancy