Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 11 February 2019 - 24 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-MINUSCA-111085-F-Bangui (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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 Associate Information Analyst will be based in Bangui and report to an Information Analyst or to Deptuy Chief JMAC and/or Chief JMAC.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Analyst P-2 will be responsible for the following duties:

- Maintain knowledge through monitoring and gathering data/information on developments/events relevant to the Mission and/or with implications for the implementation of the Mission mandate, from multiple sources including UN Mission civilian/military/police components, UN organisations, national military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
- Use JMAC information management processes and computerized information management systems to classify, manage, store and transfer information.
- Organise, analyse, and synthesize information to support the production of accurate and timely JMAC analytical products and briefings, in coordination with other Mission units and resources.
- Assist in the maintenance and coordination of JMAC tools, including "Priority Information Requirements", in conjunction with all relevant information collection units of the Mission.
- Contribute to effective working relationships within the JMAC and with counterparts in other UN Mission components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organisations.
- Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Proven ability to integrate different perspectives, i.e. political, civil affairs, military, police, security, humanitarian, human rights, gender, child protection perspectives into analytical products. Skills in developing networks for data collection. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions and/or 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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, international relations, law 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 two years of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs, security diplomacy or foreign relations. International experience, in a conflict or post-conflict situation or in peacekeeping operations is required. Working experience in Central Africa Republic, in the Region or in Africa is desirable. Proven experience in drafting high quality, accurate analytical documents, integrating multiple perspectives (notably security, political and socio-economic) under tight deadlines is required. No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the G to P Examination (G to P).

Languages

French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written French is required. Knowledge of English is an asset.

Assessment

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

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.

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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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