Associate Information Analyst
Application deadline 9 months ago: Monday 18 Apr 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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The Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) is an integrated structure to support planning and decision-making by the Head of Mission by collecting and synthesizing multi-source information to produce medium-and long-term analysis and support the development of risk assessments relating to the implementation of the mission’s mandate.
The JMAC Associate Information Analyst will be deployed to the MINUSMA Regional Office in Mopti in order to collect information and analyse the situation on the region in close liaison with the substantive sections of the regional office, UNDSS, Military and UNPOL.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office (First Reporting Officer) and the Chief JMAC (Second Reporting Officer) in Bamako, the UN Volunteer Associate Information Analyst will be deployed in Mopti to establish permanent liaison with all other UN personnel in the regional office to collect, compile and share information on trends and incidents in the region.
The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Gather in-depth knowledge of the town and the region (historical background, geography, armed groups, jihadists, military, police, gendarmerie, administrative au-thorities, etc.); • Maintain excellent relationships with all components (substantive sections, Force, police) present in the regional office; • Keep the regional Head of Office informed and support him as per SOP on Field Offices; • Investigate any incident in the field, within the limits of his/her area of responsibility and in close liaison with the Security Officer, UNPOL, Force and Human Rights of the regional office; • Compile weekly information report to the JMAC in Bamako; • Analyse the situation; • Perform any other duties as required.
Results/Expected Outputs: • Daily inputs into the JMAC i2 database are pertinent, timely and accurate; • Due coordination and integration in the regional office under the leadership of the Head of Office; • Sound investigative and analytical documents on incidents including comprehen-sive reports (pictures, facts, exchange with actors, analysis, etc.); • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed; • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) govern-mental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment; • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and develop-ment during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobi-lized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
• Integrity and Professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take own-ership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confi-dentially; responsive and client-oriented. • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organiza-tional rules and regulations. • Commitment to Continuous Learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and Organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious work-ing relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for di-versity and gender; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presenta-tions, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommenda-tions; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but ob-jective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, re-mote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of oper-ations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
At least 3 or 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in international affairs, political affairs, security, information analysis. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
MINUSMA offices are non-family duty stations with a difficult security and working environment. Mopti is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (March 2022 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 598.61FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.