The Office of Confidentiality and Security, is located within the Office of the Director-General.
The Operations Security Section is responsible for the provision of safe workplaces and the protection of OPCW assets.
The Confidentiality and Information Security Section is responsible for the protection of information and communications systems, and assists States Parties and the Secretariat with the implementation of the confidentiality regime.
The Office of Confidentiality and Security is seeking for a talented colleague to join its team of Information Security experts, as Information Security Officer (Confidentiality). Located within the Office of the Director-General, the Confidentiality and Information Security Section is responsible for the protection of information and communication systems and assists States Parties and the Secretariat with the implementation of the confidentiality regime. The incumbent will be responsible for Developing and overseeing the implementation of confidentiality-related policies, procedures and working instructions affecting all staff members throughout the Secretariat.
The incumbent will also assist the Head of Confidentiality and Information Security Section (Head CISS) in developing and internally coordinating all confidentiality-related policies and procedures intended to be applicable Secretariat-wide to facilitate the work of the Organisation.
Working under the direction of the Head, Confidentiality and Information Security (CIS), the incumbent will undertake the following duties;
Developing and overseeing the implementation of confidentiality-related policies, procedures and working instructions affecting all staff members throughout the Secretariat.
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Advanced university degree or equivalent in security management, risk management, information security, law, administration or other relevant field. A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience (minimum of 7 years) within a national classified information management regime may also be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Documented professional experience and/or specialised training in security management, risk management, information security, law administration or other relevant field may be considered in lieu of a first university degree.
Completion of formal training and related knowledge of classified/confidential information handling procedures, measures and controls.
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of classified/confidential information management in a government or business environment with an advanced degree or 7 years with a first level degree, or with an additional 11 years in lieu of a university required. This must include as a minimum practical experience in;
Skills and Abilities (key competencies):
Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.
This fixed-term appointment is for the duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.
The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years.
The mandatory age of separation at the OPCW is 65 years.
Fixed-term staff members participate in the OPCW provident fund. A monthly staff contribution is met with a doubled amount by the OPCW to ensure separating staff have the capital necessary to move on to new challenges.
The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.
Only fully completed applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.
Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.
Important notice for applicants who are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system
Although headquartered in the Netherlands, the OPCW is not a regular Dutch employer but a public international organisation with its own special status. Please be advised that if you are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system, you will be excluded from this system as a staff member of the OPCW. You will consequently be insured under the organisation’s system. The above also applies to your dependents unless they are employed by a regular Dutch employer, they are self-employed in the Netherlands, or are receiving Dutch social security payments.
Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for more information about the possible consequences for you and your dependents, such as exclusion from ‘AWBZ’ and ‘Zorgverzekeringswet’ coverage: ‘Werken bij een internationale organisatie’.