Consultancy on National Cybersecurity Strategy in Palestine

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Information and Telecommunication Technology, Security
  • Deadline:
    November 29, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Posting Title: Consultancy on National Cybersecurity Strategy in Palestine
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 23 November 2022 – 29 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-196078-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

. The prepared draft report including the National Cyber Security Strategy should be in Arabic and in electronic format.
• The submitted report should not be less than 30 pages.
• A 2 to 4 pages executive summary of the report.

The report including the National Cyber Security Strategy document should be edited and saved in MS-Word (*.docx file) or an alternate compatible format. PDF format will not be accepted. It should include a table of contents to be automatically updated followed by a list of all tables and figures.
The various parts should be submitted in electronic form and sent to the email address of the designated focal point.
Attention is kindly drawn to the need to ensure that the final draft of the outputs be thoroughly reviewed prior to submission and to indicate the sources of tables and diagrams.
References to reports and other substantive material should be clearly indicated within the text and noted at the end.
It is also essential to send, with the completed output, photocopies or scans of at least the first page of books, reports and bulletins, used as reference material as well as copies of the pages quoted.
The content of the generated document shall be the sole property of ESCWA.
The content cannot and must not be presented, discussed, or published by the consultant without the express authorization of ESCWA.

The consultant shall keep in mind that UN-ESCWA routinely checks all deliverables for plagiarism, using readily available electronic tools. All previously published content, even if written by the selected consultant, must be clearly referenced where required within the text and end-noted at the end of the study. The report submitted by the consultant must not contain quoted and/or previously published text equaling more than 20 percent of the total number of pages.

The consultant shall not publish or announce or reveal the content of the report, partly or entirely, on social media or any other public channel, without ESCWA permission.

Work Location

Beirut

Expected duration

2.5 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a Consultancy on National Cybersecurity Strategy in Palestine.

The consultant shall propose to the designated ESCWA focal point a detailed version of the report outline. To produce the agenda, the consultant is requested to conduct, among others, the main following tasks:

(1) Review best regional and international practices of cybersecurity strategy (at least 2 cases from the Arab region and 2 cases from the world).
(2) Review existing related policies to cyber security in Palestine
(3) Conduct interviews with the various national stakeholders and active actors in the field and summarize their remarks and observations.
(4) Suggest the needed cybersecurity strategy based on best practices, gap analysis and national needs.
In addition, the consultant would also ensure the following activities:
(1) Present the draft report in a national workshop (physically or remotely) and capture the main comments and findings of the discussions.
(2) Update the draft proposal according to all received feedback and comments during the reviewing process by ESCWA and MTIT.

ESCWA promotes gender equality and integration of youth through its publications and therefore the consultant should pay attention, with the help of ESCWA staff, to gender considerations and youth dimension throughout the research work and thereby ensure that the narrative language should be gender sensitive.

Qualifications/special skills

A Master’s degree in ICT or any related field is required. A Ph.D. is desirable.
A minimum of five years of experience and research in cyber security issues is required.
A practical experience in planning and developing, and drafting strategies is required.

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is required. A good knowledge of the English is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.