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IT Security Coordinator

Department: HIAS Israel
Location: Tel Aviv, TA

HIAS is the global Jewish non-profit that protects refugees whose lives are in danger for being who they are. We help refugees rebuild their lives and advocate that all displaced people are treated with dignity.  The HIAS Austria office as the Resettlement Support Center (RSC) processes refugee cases for resettlement to the US through a contract with the US State Department. The RSC Austria also operates a small sub-office in Tel Aviv, Israel to process refugees for resettlement to the US.


This position will be located in either Israel or Austria with the option for remote (home office) work in one of these two locations. The supervisor for this position is located in Vienna, Austria.


Reports to:

Information Systems Manager


Purpose of the role:

To work closely with the IS Manager to ensure IT security strategy, operations and compliance measurably strengthen the office’s digital and cyber security.



  • Develops, implements and operates the organization’s ISMS framework according to NIST standards
  • Responsible for the daily monitoring and management of all IT security systems; plays an active role in the response to security incidents, including investigation, response, and resolution with the IS Manager and Director and any other partners involved
  • Conduct and report on IT audits to ensure compliance with security policies
  • Document and implement the IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan / SOPs
  • Monitor information security intelligence and keep abreast of pertinent events, research, and developments
  • Continuously improve IT security system security design and operation
  • Assess and develop improvements for technical security operations related to AD, Exchange on premises, ESET and other key security tools
  • Ensure security technologies deployed are migrated into an operational status with appropriate ownership; create and maintain documentation such as process flows and technical procedures, standards, etc.
  • Provides risk and vulnerability assessment, as well as risk mitigation within a NIST cybersecurity framework. Knowledge of RAPID7 / ManageEngine is a plus
  • Performs internal IS auditing as required, providing reports for remediation and improvement
  • Develop and implement Data Leak and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) measures and continuously monitor DLP
  • Works closely with Data Protection Officer to ensure operational requirements (i.e. GDPR) are met and compliance is achieved
  • Any other ad-hoc duties and projects as organizational needs dictate


Key skills and attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field, or equivalent business experience and security certifications
  • A minimum of 4-5 years in IT system design, implementation and operations; a minimum of 3 years with IT security systems
  • Experience in implementation of NIST 800 - 53 framework/FedRAMP required
  • Willing to travel internationally
  • Proven hands on expertise, engineering, and implementation of enterprise class technologies including but not limited to firewalls, proxy servers, MS Exchange, VPN, DLP, Active Directory, endpoint security
  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls and Cisco network equipment a strong plus
  • Demonstrated capacity to exceed in a multinational organization
  • Strong project management capabilities for engineering and deployment of IT/security products or as well as the organizational change management skills needed to drive organizational improvements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to help identify key relationships and to maintain them
  • Strong oral and written communications skills sufficient for presentation of technical policy and standards development
  • Executes projects on time and with high quality with limited supervision
  • Quickly identifies, develops and maintains critical relationships across multiple departments and geographies
  • Leads project planning and executes on time and in budget; report and escalate to management as needed
  • Demonstrates absolute professionalism and discretion in respect of confidential information
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple, conflicting priorities
  • Has good judgment – knows when it is appropriate to escalate


All applicants should have the legal right to live and work in Israel. Compensation is dependent on education and experience.

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