Job Opening

Posting Title: Information Analyst, Political Affairs, P3
Job Code Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 18 May 2019 - 07 June 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-UNS-SPM UNITAD-117235-R-Baghdad (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 within the United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da'esh / ISIL (UNITAD) and will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The post is in the Analysis Unit composed of international and national staff within the Office of Analysis and Evidence. The incumbent will report to the Senior information Analyst heading the unit.

UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da'esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da'esh) in Iraq.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Information Analyst, Political Affairs will be responsible for the following duties:

•Maintain understanding of developments/events relevant for the implementation of UNITAD’s mandate through monitoring and collection of data/information from multiple sources, including UNITAD components, UN Country Team (UNCT), Iraqi judicial/military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
•Classify, manage, store and transfer information by using the UNITAD information management processes and systems.
•Organize, analyse and synthesise information for the identification of trends, production of forecasts and assessments.
•Produce accurate and timely analytical products and briefings, in coordination with other UNITAD components and sources. Assist in the development and coordination of UNITAD Analysis Unit tools, such as Information Requirements (IRs), in consultation with UNITAD’s Investigative Team and the Security Team. Contribute to effective working relationships within UNITAD and with the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations.
•Maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information, in consultation with information management/technology expertise.
Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is meticulous and pays attention to detail; 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.

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.

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.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in 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 working in or in support of a field operation, of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization, is desirable. Experience working in the geographical region of operations is desirable. Experience working in an integrated civilian military-police environment is desirable. Experience in working in investigations or intelligence analysis in the Middle East region is desirable. Experience in working in investigations or intelligence analysis in relation to ISIL (Da'esh) is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal there of are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

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.

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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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