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INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, P3
Bangui - Central African Republic

Posting Title:INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, P3
Job Code Title:INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station:BANGUI
Posting Period:16 November 2018 – 30 November 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Political Affairs-MINUSCA-106143-R-Bangui (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Information Analyst will be based in Bangui and report to the Chief JMAC through the Deputy JMAC.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the P-3 Information Analyst will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of the following duties:


Maintain understanding of developments/events relevant for implementation of the Mission mandatory through monitoring and collection of date/information from multiple sources, including UN Mission Civilian, military and police components, UN Country Team (UNCT), national military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.

Classify, manage, store and transfer information by using JMAC information management processes and systems.

Organize, analyse and synthesise information for the identification of trends, production of forecasts and assessments.

Produce accurate and timely JMAC analytical products and briefings, in coordination with other Mission components and sources. Assist in the development and coordination of JMAC tools, such as Information Requirements(IRs), in consultation with all relevant information collection components of the mission. Contribute to effective working relationships within the JMAC and other UN Mission components, the UNTC and relevant external actors and organizations.

Maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information, in consultation with information management/technology expertise.

Contribute to the implementation at Mission-level of the 2017 DPKO/DFS Peacekeeping Intelligence Policy.

Under the supervision of the chief of section/deputy, coordinate the work of a sub team, including day to day management of staffers,

Perform other duties as required.

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; proven analytical ability and experience in building information networks in a complex conflict and post conflict environment; ability to produce forward-looking, preemptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice, notably on security developments and the positioning of non-State armed actors; proven ability to integrate different perspectives, inter alia, political, civil affairs, military, police, security, humanitarian, human rights, rule of law, gender, child protection, development, environmental and electoral affairs, into analytical products; ability to coordinate with many different actors in both the Mission and the UN system, to develop and foster collaboration and contact networks and to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and backgrounds (including civilians, military and police); 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 

Team Work: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in the intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, development, security (military or police) or related field. Experience in research, information analysis and drafting of analytical products is required. Experience in a UN peacekeeping or other field operation is an advantage. Experience working in the Mission’s geographical region of operations is an advantage. Experience working in an integrated civilian-military-police environment is an advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both oral and written French is required. Working Knowledge of English is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
– Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
– An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. All staff of the Ethics Office are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter.
– This vacancy is subject to availability of post.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side 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.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
Copyright 2018 United Nations. All rights reserved

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