UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization



Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Cairo

Classification of duty station: [[filter12]]

Standard Duration of Assignement : [[filter13]]

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 18-Jul-2022

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism


Under the framework of the workplan of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) project (402EGY4001), UNESCO Cairo Office, at the request of the NMEC, is looking for a Network Security Consultant for the NMEC for a duration of 11 months.


Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States in Cairo and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist for Culture, the consultant shall: 1- Design and implement security systems to protect NMEC’s computer networks from cyber-attacks, and help set and maintain security standards.

2- Set and implement user access controls and identity and access management systems.

3- Monitor network and application performance to identify irregular activity.

4- Perform regular audits to ensure that security practices are compliant.

Long Description

5- Deploy endpoint detection and prevention tools to thwart malicious hacks.

6- Set up patch management systems to update applications automatically.

7- Implement comprehensive vulnerability management systems across all assets on-premises and in the cloud.

8- Work with IT operations to set up a shared disaster recovery/business continuity plan.

9- Work with team to educate employees on how to identify suspicious activity.

10- Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.

11- Developing, reviewing, and modifying information security policies and standards and implements for NMEC data Center for Internet Security control framework.

12- Monitoring advancements in information security to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.

13- Managing compliance testing and monitoring of current and future regulatory obligations, and other regulatory matters as required.

14- Conducting internal security risk assessments and security compliance audits.

15- Work with NMEC’s IT team to ensure information security risk findings are reviewed and solutions are implemented.

16- Conduct training sessions for NMEC’s IT team on regular basis to ensure the deliverance and implementation of the museum’s network security.

17- Work with relevant parties to commission activities relating to contingency planning, business continuity management, and IT disaster recovery.

18- Perform all network configurations for design networks and provide support network migration and upgrade processes.

19- Analyze network and provide support to all establish programs, ensure efficient configuration of all voice network tools.

20- Design and implement WLANs and other wireless networks.

21- Installing, configuring and supporting network equipment including routers, proxy servers, switches, WAN accelerators, DNS and DHCP.

22- Configuring Cisco routing and switching to maximize network efficiency and security.

23- Maximizing network performance through ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting.

Long Description

24- Provide Network Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues.

25- Perform mid to advanced level Cisco UC administration, implementation and troubleshooting.

26- Troubleshoot network/VOIP problems, referring to vendors or technicians as appropriate.

27- Collaborate with different teams to ensure the optimized performance of VoIP and other wireless telecommunication devices.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)

Communication (C)

Innovation (C)

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)

Planning and organizing (C)

Results focus (C)

Teamwork (C)

Professionalism (C)

Deliverables and Indicative Timeline:





Work plan of the assignment

No later than 2 weeks after the signing of the contract


Mid contract report

No later than 5 months after the signing of the contract


Final report

No later than 11 months after the signing of the contract

Fees, schedule of deliverables:

The consultant shall upload her/his proposal that includes the requirements needed for the assignment, as per this ToR, as well as his proposed fees for the aforementioned tasks.

The consultant will submit the final deliverable 6 months after the signing of the contract at the latest.


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences, or in related field.
  • Minimum 5-year professional experience in IT Network Security.

  • Previous experience in IT software, in handling cultural heritage-related content, and working with the Network Security of national museums in Egypt, as demonstrated in a professional portfolio, with relevant links to the work.
  • Previous experience working with a UN agency.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic


  • Previous experience working with the NMEC on their database supported by UNESCO would be an asset.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States ( last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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