UN Missions

Information Analyst (Political Affairs)

UN Missions

Job Description

This position is located within the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) and the incumbent will be based in Goma (North Kivu Province). The incumbent will be responsible for the management (research, collection, coordination, analysis and dissemination) of information as a basis for enhanced planning and decision-making by the Senior Mission Leadership. The P-4 Information Analyst will serve as Deputy Chief of Joint Mission Analysis Center (JMAC). The Information Analyst will report to the Senior Information Analyst Officer.

Responsibilities

In consultation with the Chief JMAC, identify potential research and analysis topics. Collect, Collate, evaluate and analyse information related to developments/events relevant to the implementation of the Mission mandate, using a variety of sources, including UN Mission civilian/military/ police components, UN Country Team, national military/civilian authorities, international community, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.

Develop effective working relationships with UN Mission components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations. In consultation with the Chief JMAC and other relevant Mission components, ensures the development and application of JMAC tools, such as Information Requirements (IRs) and Collection Plans.

The incumbent will be responsible to supervise and manage the Collection Section within JMAC and to maintain close liaison with the Joint Operation Center (JOC) and other Mission components to ensure information flow and exchange. Develop data driven analysis as well as qualitative analysis. Show a good understanding of analytical methodologies while collecting and analyzing data.
Produce accurate and timely integrated analysis, assessments, maps and other JMAC products which support decision-making, policy development and planning by Senior Mission Leadership.

Assist the Chief JMAC in overseeing the timely production of quality JMAC products and in ensuring information security as well as proper dissemination. In the absence of Chief JMAC or at the latter’s request, provide briefings to the Mission Leadership Team, senior UN staff and visiting delegations and represent the JMAC in meetings as required. Support the Chief JMAC in the supervision of the regional JMAC teams (Goma, Bukavu, Beni, Bunia and Kalemie) and management of a diverse, integrated JMAC team (recruitment, staff development, training, evaluation etc.).

Oversee a system for classifying and storing confidential information, in consultation with information management/technology expertise. Ensure proper documentation in order to produce fair and solid appraisals. Ensure that the JMAC collation system is effective and updated.

Assist the Chief JMAC in his/her duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
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.

Teamwork:
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.

Planning & 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.

Managing Performance:
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (07) years of progressively responsible experience in the intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, development, security (military or police) or related field is required
Excellent analytical, drafting and briefing skills are required.
Experience supervising or managing teams is required.
Experience working in a UN peacekeeping or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is required
Experience in developing and maintaining Information Collection Plans is required.
Experience working in the Mission’s geographical region of operations is desirable
Experience working in an integrated civilian-military-police environment is a desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English and French are required.

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.

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.

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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.

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