Application deadline 5 months ago: Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
• As an active team member of the IEMU, an efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNITAD and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions,
o Drafting of analytical reports based on evidence-based research,
o Preparation of presentations to Member States outlining relevant material for pending court proceedings,
o Review, classification and organization of evidence material using information systems management processes leading technology including e-discovery tools. • 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 during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of Information and Evidence Management Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:
• Undertake in-depth research and analysis of complex political, military, paramilitary, and other related activities in crimes committed by ISIL/Da’esh involving serious breaches of international
humanitarian law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, including sexual and gender-based violence.
• Gather, organize, and analyze evidence material in UNITAD holdings on Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF’s).
• Provide Member States with battlefield evidence in support of national prosecutors, police or law enforcement agencies with investigative and/or prosecutorial activities.
• Assist with classifying, managing and transferring information material by using specialized e-discovery and data management tools, in consultation with UNITAD’s information management and
• Liaise closely with investigators, lawyers, information and evidence officers to analyze evidence material and identify further investigative leads. • Identify gaps and trends, and drafting of analytical reports and assessments to support UNITAD’s structural investigation, investigative interviews and case building activities. • Maintain an understanding of developments relevant for the implementation of UNITAD's mandate through the monitoring and collection of data and information from multiple sources, including UNITAD components, UN Country Team (UNCT), Iraqi judicial/military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders. • Perform any other related duties as may be required to support the team.
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility Client Orientation Commitment and Motivation Communication, Integrity Planning and Organizing Professionalism Working in Teams
at the national and/or international level in intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, or other relevant programs; experience in research and drafting of analytical products is required. • Experience working in a field- or fact-finding mission is an asset; experience working in the UN or other international development organizations is an asset. • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills are required. • Excellent computer skills are required; experience with evidence management and review systems is a strong asset. • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing. • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development. • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel. • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines. • Sound security awareness. • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Full remote working possibilities are offered for this role. The UN Volunteer also has the option to live in Baghdad, which is not a family duty station. The official offices of UNITAD will be located inside the “International Zone”, which comprised all UN Offices operating out of Baghdad. Generally speaking, stringent security measures are in place throughout the country, and UN Volunteers, as other UN staff, are quite limited in all duty stations in Iraq when it comes to movement (walking virtually not allowed). Movement is done inside the “International Zone”, in armoured vehicles.
For this position, remote work modalities may be available as long as pandemic-related travel restrictions apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Iraq is a unique country and UNITAD is a unique operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.