SENIOR INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS

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UNISFA - United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

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This is a P-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 10 years of experience, depending on education.

Salary

The salary for this job should be between 110,869 USD and 138,944 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Joint Mission Analysis Centre/Joint Operations Centre (JMAC/JOC) of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report to the Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander through the Chief of Staff (Civilian) or their designate.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Senior Information Analyst will be responsible for the following: • Provide briefings to the Mission Senior Leadership Team, senior UN staff and visiting delegations and represent the JMAC in mission-level meetings and other events. • Manage the integrated JMAC team of civilian and uniformed personnel. Oversee also the coordination of Requests for Information between the JMAC and other Mission components, the UN Country Team and UN Headquarters. • Monitor, assess and predict political, military, security, economic and other pertinent events and developments in Sudan and South Sudan that influence the operational environment on a continuous basis. • Ensure appropriate orientation of the gathering of comprehensive information about events or actions that may affect the successful implementation of the Mission’s mandate. • Support contingency planning and participate to strengthen the ability of senior mission leaders to be informed and understand developments on the ground. • Oversee the monitoring of a wide spectrum of information sources including integrated Mission daily and weekly situation reports, Mission component reports, local news including Intelligence related material and interaction with National Government officials, International Organizations, the Diplomatic Community and civil society organizations. • Oversee and ensure the timely production and quality of products, such as risk analyses, threat assessments, Early Warning Notes, analytical reports, and oversee technical and coordination support for database and website development and design, as well as the early warning system). • Support and liaise closely with the Mission Crisis Management Team and respond to specific incidents as required. Maintain contact with the heads of Mission components on a regular basis to indicate, and respond to, needs that may arise. • Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality for products is maintained. • Prepare standard operating procedures for the work of the unit, as required. • Prepare, implement and monitor the unit’s work plan, and manage and supervise the staff comprising an integrated team with a range of expertise. • Management responsibilities include the prompt recruitment and selection of staff. • Perform other relevant duties as directed by the Head of Mission.

Competencies

Professionalism: Strong analytical skills and experience in information collection and management. - Excellent drafting and editing skills with the proven ability to produce cogent reports and edit the work of others. - Ability to develop information collection, assessment and analysis plans that support the mandate of the Mission and its strategic objectives. - Ability to produce forward-looking, pre-emptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice. - Proven ability to integrate different perspectives into analytical products. - Proven ability in preparing various sensitive and confidential analytical correspondences/reports and presentations in a fast-paced and high-stress environment. - Capable of identifying, articulating and defending complex concepts, issues and recommendations. - Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently. Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks ; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals ; generates and communicated broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction ; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities. Judgement/decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience and relevant academic/professional qualifications, such as accreditations from military or government command and staff colleges, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

Not available.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the intelligence or information analysis, political or international affairs, journalism, security (military or police) or related field with advisory/managerial responsibilities is required. Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable. Leadership and managerial experience is required. Experience working in an integrated civilian military-police environment is desirable. Experience with Early Warning Systems, CPAS/ SAGE and knowledge of UN rules, regulations and processes is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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