15 August 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Department of Management and Finance (DMF) is the largest department in the OSCE Secretariat and is responsible for managing the material and financial resources of the Organization. It provides policy guidance on the management of OSCE financial and material resources and develops and maintains OSCE Financial Regulations and Rules and Financial/Administrative Instructions.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Director for Management and Finance (D/DMF), the Chief, Information Security and Co-ordination will manage OSCE-wide Information Security, and develop and maintain an Information Security Management System. More specifically, the successful candidate will be tasked with:
Co-ordinating and managing reform initiative, by identifying business functions and suitable locations for the shared services concept and implementing policy reforms;
Managing support, providing expert assistance and guidance on approval authorities, and providing a framework for monitoring segregation of duties within executive structures in Field Administration Units, Institutions and Administrative Units;
Responding regularly to Chiefs of Fund Administration on issues relating to the internal control framework and the Common Regulatory Management System;
Providing business application support, process review and testing co-ordination;
Overseeing contribution to the Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) Project Management Office on the development of business cases, documentation and process review for new or enhanced finance and materials management system solutions;
Maintaining and developing a suite of automated monitoring tools and reports, co-ordinating testing and training on an OSCE-wide basis;
Managing the provision of expert advice on information security by establishing common information security policy and objectives whilst protecting the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information assets and systems;
Managing the design and implementation of the risk based integrated internal control framework throughout the OSCE, overseeing the risk management programme, compliance and security monitoring and acting as a focal point for information security;
Developing information classification, implementing ISO standards and responding to cyber incidents to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery;
Managing, developing and maintaining the OSCE Information Security Guidelines and Financial Instruction;
Developing the OSCE security incident and event management tools with forensic capability and working towards improving the architecture and achieving OSCE-wide standardization;
Providing a primary interface with internal and external auditors on audit recommendations;
Supervising a small team of professional staff members and assistants;
Advanced university degree with specialization in Information Systems, Information Security, Computer Science and/or Business Administration;
A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in a large public organization, and/or at a senior management level in a national or international organization or business enterprise;
Thorough knowledge of the practical application of Information Systems, Information Security and awareness of financial management and programme budgeting theories;
Demonstrated expertise in the development and maintenance of Enterprise Risk Management Systems;
Established ability to advise on policy issues and priorities and to formulate policy, plans and procedures;
Ability to organize and delegate work and to supervise staff; resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgement;
Computer literate with practical experience with ERP systems and Microsoft applications;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of another OSCE working language is desirable;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst remaining impartial and objective.
Monthly remuneration will be approximately EUR 7,416 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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