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National NIST Certification Officer (Kyiv)

                         Position Title


National NIST Certification Officer

                          Duty Station


Kyiv, Ukraine



National Officer, NO-A

            Type of Appointment


Fixed-term, one year with possibility of extension

            Estimated Start Date


As soon as possible

 Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) operates world-wide with a target of providing resettlement opportunities to thousands of individuals each year. IOM provides a range of services and support to the USRAP including, but not limited to, case processing, migration health assessments, cultural orientation training, organized transportation and administration of a travel loan and collections program. The Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), specifically the Resettlement and Movement Division (RMM), has the organizational responsibility to provide direction, oversight and guidance to IOM’s global support to all resettlement programs.

Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, Data Integrity, and the overall supervision of the Senior project Coordinator, Data Integrity, the incumbent will analyze the USRAP information security framework, develop NIST 800-53 control documentation for the USRAP Resettlement Support Center (RSC) in Eurasia, and monitor the progress of control implementation and effectiveness.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Examine existing information security framework in IOM Resettlement Support Center (RSC) against NIST 800-53 certification standards and donor requirements, identifying gaps in compliance.
  2. Produce monthly gap reports.
  3. Communicate effectively and regularly with RSC management and the National NIST Certification Officer in Washington DC for addressing gaps and mitigating identified risks.
  4. In coordination with RSC management and technical focal points, produce NIST 800-53 control documentation covering each RSC hub and office.
  5. Assist the USRAP Data Integrity and Reports Officer (Washington, DC) and the National NIST Certification Officer (Washington, DC) with coordinating the implementation of USRAP information security requirements, NIST controls and external audits between IOM ICT, RSC management, department focal points in IOM and technical focal points for the donor.
  6. Offer expertise, written and oral, in interpretation of security controls, risk and overall results to RSC management as needed.
  7. Contribute to Authorization to Operate documentation.
  8. In cooperation with the ICT security team, perform functional, operational and vulnerability testing of the USRAP information security infrastructure.
  9. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of all personnel-related information by implementing control procedures in line with IOM standards of conduct and data protection rules.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, cyber security, computer engineering, or other related discipline from an accredited academic institution with two years of professional experience in information security, information security auditing, or security documentation. OR
  • Master’s degree in mentioned spheres from an accredited academic institution with no professional experience. 
  • Certificates of completion of auditing courses in information security.


  • Experience with government or intergovernmental organizations is an advantage.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills – ability to assess information security infrastructure with great attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with enterprise information technology infrastructure such as Azure, Microsoft 365, cloud hosting and VPN.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Relevant experience in IOM policies and procedures would be an advantage


Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian is required. Working knowledge of Pashto, Dari or Romanian is an advantage.

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Resource Mobilization - Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies  

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential. 
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential. 
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction. 


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

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and security clearances.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications on IOM Personal History Form ( to [email protected] by 1 October 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement in the subject line of your message.




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