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AN022 /2018 IT Security Junior Assistant

Posted on July 19, 2018 by IOM

Deadline for registration: August 10, 2018

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.Responsible for selecting, designing, implementing and maintaining IOM’s vulnerability management solution.

2.Responsible for composing essential documentation (procedures, scanning reports, remediation reports, etc.), providing analysis and metrics on vulnerabilities, and driving remediation of vulnerabilities throughout the organization.

3.Responsible for the development, maintenance, and continual improvement of the vulnerability management platform, processes, and technical assessment support;

4.Drive automation of vulnerability management platform and processes;

5.Understanding of infrastructure and cloud vulnerability scanning;

6.Basic understanding of how to classify and prioritize the risk of new vulnerabilities based on the company’s environment;

7.Maintain metrics and reports on vulnerability findings and remediation compliance;

8.Facilitate proactive remediation of new vulnerabilities by collecting information from threat and vulnerability feeds, analyzing the impact/applicability to our environment and communicating applicable vulnerabilities and recommended remediation actions to the impacted teams;

9.Provide technical support to business/system and technology owners to propose mitigation and remediation solutions to identified issues;

10.Assist with routine compliance and audit functions to ensure regulatory scanning requirements are satisfied;

11.Document and report on processes and procedures;

12.Provide input to the department’s leadership for enhancing the vulnerability management strategy;

13.Stay current on security industry trends, attack techniques, mitigation techniques, security technologies and new and evolving threats to the organization by attending conferences, networking with peers and other education opportunities;

14.Develop infrastructure and cloud vulnerability expertise to function as subject matter expert in multiple technical or business disciplines; and

15.Develops strong partnerships with business clients, software vendors and other technical resources;

Required Qualifications and Experience

The applicant must be Panamenian or with a valid working visa.


·Completed university degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering or relevant field from an accredited academic institution.

·Industry adopted security certification (e.g., CISSP)


·3+ years in IT Operations or Security Operations

·3+ Years of Information Security Experience, working with Vulnerability management tools (Nessus, Rapid7, Qualys, etc.).

·3+ years of experience with SIEM solutions (ArcSight, QRadar, AlienVault, LogRhythm, Splunk, etc.).

·Strong knowledge of threats and vulnerabilities associated with cloud, and network security;

·Sense of urgency to address new technologies being deployed;

·Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an ambiguous environment;

·Strong oral and written communications skills;

·Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and proactive thinking skills;

·Basic level familiarity with Enterprise Vulnerability Management tools such as Nessus, Qualys, and Fortify;

·Basic level familiarity with Cyber Security Regulatory Compliance bodies such as PCI, SOX, ISO27001, and others to be defined.


·Fluency in English and Spanish

·Working knowledge of French is an advantage

Required Competencies


  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – Promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – Listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – Identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Teamwork – Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Technological Awareness - Learns about developments in available technology


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via e-mail to PAC-Recruitment@iom.int, by August 10, 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to http://panama.iom.int/en/vacancies and http://ciudaddelsaber.org/es/oportunidades/empleos

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts documentation duly completed (resume in the format attached and intention letter).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 19.07.2018 to 10.08.2018