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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel
  • Grade: LICA-9, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Security and Safety
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-22

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Information Security Consultant (retainer position)

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

Background Information - Job-specific

The “Norwegian Support to the Western Balkans Development, Norway for You” is a two-year project financed by the Government of Norway and implemented by United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

Overall objective of the Project is to contribute to a more balanced socio-economic development in Serbia by increasing employment opportunities, support social cohesion and improve local infrastructure in the less developed areas. Special focus will be given to inclusion of youth, women and vulnerable groups in the labour market. Also, the Project will establish an information security framework for e-governance in Serbia.

Project is designed to be implemented on the territory of underdeveloped areas in Serbia, in total 91 local self-governments classified in third and fourth group of development (1).

There are four results that the Project will achieve:

  • Result 1: Improved Access to Employment of the Most Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups (in Particular Women and Youth in Rural Areas)
  • Result 2: Enhanced Social Inclusion
  • Result 3: Improved Living Conditions and Local Infrastructure
  • Result 4: Information Security of the Government of Serbia Strengthened

The key stakeholders and the direct beneficiaries of the Project are the local self-governments and their institutions and organisations, regional development agencies, civil society organisations, business support organisations, as well as individual beneficiaries, vulnerable and marginalised groups, especially women and youth. The final beneficiaries are the inhabitants of the underdeveloped areas where the Project will be implemented.

The Project will coordinate its activities with the key line national-level institutions, while observing the national strategies, laws and relevant development documents, which will contribute to its sustainability, ensure national ownership and develop national capacities.

All Project activities will be undertaken in partnership with the Government of Serbia, in cooperation with the national and local institutions, with the aim of allowing them to respect the legal requirements and, where relevant, EU accession criteria. This will ensure national ownership and help develop national capacities.

All project activities will have good governance, human rights, gender equality, environment and climate and anti-corruption as transversal themes, the application of which in local policies and regulations will increase social cohesion.

(1) 91 local self-governments classified in third and fourth group of development Aleksinac, Alibunar, Babušnica, Bač, Bajina Bašta, Batočina, Bela Crkva, Bela Palanka, Blace, Bogatić, Bojnik, Boljevac, Bosilegrad, Brus, Bujanovac, Crna Trava, Čoka, Ćićevac, Ćuprija, Despotovac, Dimitrovgrad, Doljevac, Gadžin Han, Golubac, Irig, Ivanjica, Kladovo, Knić, Knjaževac, Koceljeva, Kovačica, Kovin, Kraljevo, Krupanj, Kučevo, Kuršumlija, Lebane, Leskovac, Loznica, Lučani, Ljig, Ljubovija, Mali Iđoš, Mali Zvornik, Malo Crniće, Medveđa, Merošina, Mionica, Negotin, Nova Crnja, Nova Varoš, Novi Bečej, Novi Pazar, Odžaci, Opovo, Osečina, Paraćin, Petrovac na Mlavi, Plandište, Preševo, Priboj, Prijepolje, Prokuplje, Raška, Ražanj, Rekovac, Sečanj, Sjenica, Smederevska Palanka, Sokobanja, Srbobran, Surdulica, Svilajnac, Svrljig, Šid, Titel, Trgovište, Trstenik, Tutin, Ub, Varvarin, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradište, Vladičin Han, Vladimirci, Vlasotince, Žabalj, Žabari, Žagubica, Žitište, Žitorađa.

Functional Responsibilities

Project Information Security Consultant will provide advice and know-how to support the process of effective and efficient implementation of the Programme’s Result 4: Information Security of the Government of Serbia Strengthened through a range of actions contributing to planning, management and monitoring of Result’s activities. The Project Information Security Consultant is expected to contribute strongly to the Project’s performance and delivery goals.

The Project Information Security Consultant will undertake the following activities/responsibilities:

  • Organise and conduct the Office for IT and e_Government (ITE) staff/organizational IT capacities and assets inventory
  • Analyse data collected and propose security classification for the assets
  • Plan and deliver Security Incident Management Maturity Model (SIM3-model) assessment of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Conduct cyber security threat and information security risk assessment for prioritized assets
  • Perform related competencies gap analysis and define targets for the intervention
  • Develop curricula for addressing the gaps in critical competencies
  • Organise and conduct data breach and cyber security exercises
  • Provide support in setting up formal information security management system for CERT
  • Design and implement certification of the appropriate segments of the system in ISO 27001
  • Design and conduct trainings relevant to the intervention for CERT
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required by the supervisor and in line with the consultant's scope of services as described above
  • Preparation and submission of reports as needed

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced University Degree preferably in Computer Science or related field is required
  • University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of two additional years of relevant professional experience in relevant field may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.

Work Experience

  • Minimum  two years of experience in information security governance, including design and implementation of ISO 27001 for the Information Security Management System (ISMS) is required
  • Proven experience in designing and operation of IS incident response, including emergency and crisis management is an asset
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering trainings relevant to IS and the intervention is an asset

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Serbian languages is required


  • Driving license and ability to travel independently is an asset


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

This is a local position, it is therefore open to nationals of the Republic of Serbia and to individuals who have a valid residence/work permit.
Contract type: ICA
Contract level: Local ICA Specialist - LICA 9
Contract duration: Up to 100 w/days in period of one year

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background information – UNOPS Serbia

In Serbia, UNOPS has been active since 2000, became the Project Centre (RSPC) in 2013, and was reclassified, due a growing portfolio, to Operations Centre (RSOC) at the beginning of 2017. UNOPS has been a reliable partner of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in providing support for demanding socio-economic reforms and facilitating accession to the European Union.

Currently, the RSOC is implementing 12 projects focussed on: sustainable municipal development, recovery from damages incurred by May 2014 floods in Serbia and building climate-resilient infrastructure, creation of more favourable environment for employability, business and infrastructure growth, enhanced social inclusion via durable housing solutions and access to health, education and jobs for the most vulnerable population. All projects have good governance and gender equality as transversal theme.

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