Associate Information Systems Forensic Investigation Officer (Digital Forensics) [Temporary]
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD) and will be based in Baghdad, Iraq.
UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da'esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da'esh) in Iraq.
The Information Systems Forensic Investigation Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Forensic Science Officer (P4) and will perform the following tasks:
• Perform forensic analyses on digital evidence (mobile phones, laptops, desktops, external hard disks, electronic documents, files and other data storage devices and/or materials and networks on the open, deep, dark web) electronic documents and files such as photographs and videos for enhancement and face/voice detection.
• Produce and submit high quality written forensic reports in relation to the aforementioned analyses in accordance international standards.
• Collect, package, preserve, handle, store digital evidentiary material in line with relevant policies, procedures and SoPs.
• Assist in the drafting and updating of forensic operating procedures (SoPs), best practice manuals, guidelines and forms.
• Assist in the design, development and delivery of training and capacity building initiatives for Iraqi authorities and UNITAD in the area of forensic acquisition and analysis of data storage devices, electronic documents and files such as photographs and videos.
• Assist in the preparation and conduct of field-based assessments and missions to collect and preserve data from data storage devices, including the preparation of forensic equipment, hardware, software and consumables.
• Contributes to the identification and the re-supply of forensic digital equipment, hardware, software and forensic consumables to maintain a high throughput digital forensics laboratory.
• Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in digital forensics, computer forensics and cybersecurity, or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Certification in open-source investigations or digital forensics is desirable.Work Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience in digital forensics investigations/examinations at the national and/or international level is required.
Relevant experience in battlefield acquisitions and analysis using x-Ways; FTK; Magnet; Cellebrite and Maltego or equivalent software applications is required.
Experience in working with Python language to parse and analyse collected data is desirable.
Experience with Relativity and Nuix or equivalent eDiscovery systems and applications is desirable.
Experience with documents using right-to-left script and information retrieval techniques for Arabic is desirable.
Work experience in the provision of subject matter expertise training and capacity building initiatives is desirable.
Work experience in digital forensics investigations in relation to ISIL (Da'esh) is desirable.
Work experience in digital forensics or open-source investigations in the Middle East and North Africa region is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
• Fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 or willingness to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is required for this position.
• This position is temporarily available. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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