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Consultant – Azure Cloud Security Specialist, HQ Gaza (Local)

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Consultant – Azure Cloud Security Specialist, HQ Gaza (Local)


UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

Consultant – Azure Cloud Security Specialist, HQ Gaza (Local)

BACKGROUND

UNRWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) that aims to enhance livelihood and human development opportunities to Palestine refugees in Gaza. By this new collaboration, UNRWA becomes a provider of Information Management, Technology services and capacity augmentation to UNICC technical team, on a cost recovery basis through IMTD/IT Service Center (ITSC) in HQ-Gaza.
United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC) is a UN agency that provides IT services to other UN agencies on a cost recovery basis.

UNRWA Information Management and Technology Department (IMTD) is seeking an Azure Cloud Security Specialist who will participate in implementing security controls and threat protection, managing identity and access, and protecting data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure. This is an opportunity to make a big impact and get lots of ownership. We are looking for someone who thrives in the very early stages of a project and is self-driven.

The consultant will report administratively to Head Information Technology Service Centre at Headquarter Gaza and technically to United Nations International Computing Center (UNICC).

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1.  Provide security architecture consulting and advisory support;
  2.  Design, implement and manage secured cloud-based solutions for ICC and its partners;
  3.  Provide architecture and security assessment for cloud-based infrastructure and solutions;
  4.  Assess requirements and identify technical alignment between needs and analytical solution;
  5. Work with other functional teams to implement scalable and maintainable cloud-based solutions;
  6. End to end architecture, design and engineering plan based on the requirements;
  7.  Provide other ad hoc support as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1.  A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline;
  2.  Minimum five years of experience in engineering with cloud-based services of which a minimum of three years with Azure security services;
  3.  Strong understanding of cloud federation and modern application integrations;
  4.  Experience architecting Cloud solutions as Azure and O365 based security solutions like ATP, AIP, AAD-P2, DLP, CAS, PIM, IAM, MIM, etc;
  5.  Knowledge and experience with attack simulation, vulnerability management and application testing;
  6.  Strong background in Networking, Identity and access management;
  7.  Strong knowledge of various security operational services and tools like firewalls, IPS, WAF, SIEM, Content filtering, application whitelisting;
  8.  Scripting experience using various tool sets;
  9.  Basic understanding of CI/CD Pipelines;
  10.  Infrastructure provisioning via Terraform or other automation technologies.
  11.  Fluency in spoken and written English.

COMPETENCIES

  1.  Applying technical expertise;
  2.  Strong ability to drive for results, to manage and deliver against multiple priorities on time; 
  3.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; 
  4.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills; verbal and written; 
  5.  Excellent planning and organizing skills; 
  6.  Ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly.
  7.  Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.
  8.  Ability to work independently.
  9.  Flexibility and adaptability. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1.  A strong troubleshooting methodology and the ability to work under fast paced timelines with creative solutions paramount;
  2.  Demonstrated background in deploying highly secure solutions;
  3.  Experience with risk assessment methods and security assessment processes;
  4.  Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills;
  5.  Preference for one or more of the following certifications; Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect;
  6.  CCNA Cloud, CCSP.


CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

  1.  The duration of the consultancy is 6 to 11 months; extendable according to performance and availability of funds.
  2.  Remuneration will be equivalent to grade 15; $1,600 monthly salary subject to years of experience.
  3.  The incumbent will be based in Gaza.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV or UN Personal History Form demonstrating clearly
the knowledge and experience required to meet the consultancy requirements via
consultancy@unrwa.org

indicating the title of this consultancy “Azure Cloud Security Specialist” in the subject line of the message. The deadline for the submission of applications is 21 July 2020.

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.
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